Contents

November 11, 1974

22 Breaking a Date for the Dance
Ali had promised fancy footwork, but he kept his real strategy a secret—even from his seconds

30 The Aggie Joke Is on Its Way Out
At Texas A&M that old confined feeling is gone and the football team has sprung into the Top 10

34 Revel of Shells and Oars
Boston's Charles River was a riot and why not, with 2,400 competing for glory and the fun of being there

42 Up from the Win Windows
Once a rabid bettor, Bobby Frankel moved to the other side of horse racing and is now a leading trainer

54 In France It's "Le Cross-Country"
Sempé, the famous illustrator, looks at the running game in the woods and fields of his native land

84 Men with a Yen for the Fences
It was Mr. Aaron over Mr. Oh as the Babe Ruths of America and Japan crossed bats in Tokyo

94 Now Everybody Has the Bug
Once, like gout, it afflicted only the wealthy, but today's tennis fever is epidemic and raging

The departments

17 Scorecard
60 Radio/TV
65 College Football
76 Pro Football
84 Baseball
113 For the Record
116 19th Hole

Credits on page 113

Cover photograph by Ken Regan

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Next week

From Louisiana to Oklahoma to Michigan—Ron Fimrite dashes to three crucial big-time college football games and rediscovers in them the same pleasures he knew as a child.

The slaughter went on too long and the restrictive laws that might have saved the decimated schools of bluefin tuna came too late. Dan Levin reports the end of a sad season.

Nothing can be finer for a belle from Carolina than 17 years as an illustrious wrestler. A look at the Fabulous Moolah and her eye-for-an-eye, tooth-for-a-tooth sport.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)