14 Reaching for the Series
Boston and Cincinnati fought to a draw in the damp in the opening games at Fenway
by Ron Fimrite

20 The Sooners Are Better
Oklahoma edged Texas in the final period to run its unbeaten string to 34 games
by Joe Jares

22 A Winning Combination
The duo of Coach Brown and Quarterback Anderson have the Bengals off and roaring
by Ron Reid

24 Jamboree at Jack's
Nicklaus invited his closest rivals to his new Muirfield course for a televised bash
by Dan Jenkins

30 Hockey 1975-1976
Scouting reports tell of hockey's present, and a look at a trade previews its future
by Mark Mulvoy and Jerry Kirshenbaum

48 Babe: Tee to Green
Golf made Didrikson her money, and she, in turn, made the women's pro game
by William Oscar Johnson and Nancy Williamson

92 Flushed with Success
It was a long way to come for pheasant, from Alaska to Kansas, but worth it
by Ron Rau

The Departments

11 Scorecard
65 TV/Radio
66 College Football
72 Boxing
79 Nature
89 Swimming
107 For the Record
108 19th Hole

Credits on page 107

Cover photographs by Dick Raphael and Walter Iooss Jr.


Next Week

First tipoff on pro basketball. A lot of big talent, starting with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, has moved around. Jerry Kirshenbaum portrays George McGinnis, the superstar who switched leagues, and Pat Putnam and Curry Kirkpatrick assess the changes as well as the status quo in scouting reports. In addition there is coverage of the World Series, Davis Cup and Pan-Am Games.