April 26, 1976
April 26, 1976

Table of Contents
April 26, 1976

Net Gain
Part 2: Religion In Sport
Horse Racing
Pro Basketball
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


22 Disgrace on the Ice
Hockey violence erupted anew in Quebec and Toronto in the sport's worst week
by J. D. Reed

This is an article from the April 26, 1976 issue

26 Up from San Juan
...and on the way to Churchill Downs is Bold Forbes, the Puerto Rican Rolls-Royce
by William Leggett

28 Net Gain for Concentration
There were no walkabouts for 1976 Virginia Slims champion Evonne Goolagong
by Joe Jares

34 Return of Yankee Stadium
The renovated House of Ruth opened to a packed house and to protests about its cost
by Robert Lipsyte

44 He Could Be Too Fast
The Derby favorite Honest Pleasure has a nagging flaw: he has one gear—high
by Ernest Havemann

54 Endorsing Jesus
He is being hard-sold by some big-name jocks. Part 2 of "Religion in Sport"
by Frank Deford

94 5,760 Casts a Day
Tournament bass pros must work to "get the meat in" and land those contracts
by Roy Blount Jr.

The Departments

17 Scorecard
70 Baseball
76 Horse Racing
81 Lacrosse
84 Pro Basketball
111 For the Record
113 19th Hole

Credits on page 111

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman


Next Week

Off and running toward the Olympics in Montreal are top U.S. track and field prospects. A look at their early foot comes from performances at the Drake, Penn and Mt. Sac relays.

Into the stretch come the contenders for the Kentucky Derby. William Leggett identifies them and tells tales chilling and thrilling of past hopefuls; artist Bernard Fuchs portrays Derby Day.