CONTENTS

May 16, 1976

18 It's No Lone Star Team
A blend of old pitchers, young hitters and a congenial manager has Texas on top
by Ron Fimrite

22 In Rocket's Red Glare
Reggie Leach blitzed Boston and blasted the Flyers off to the Stanley Cup finals
by J. D. Reed

24 Like-Hate Relationship
Best friends Bjorn Borg and Guillermo Vilas were best enemies at the WCT final
by Curry Kirkpatrick

26 Dr. J Opens His Bag
In the ABA finals, the Nets' Julius Erving had the right prescription for Denver
by Pat Putnam

Indy's Enduring Dinosaurs

34 Photographer Lane Stewart focuses on the new Speedway Museum's spectacular relics
38 Parnelli Jones quit driving but Sam Moses finds he is still going full bore

46 Bowed but Never Bloodied
To save face, Japanese baseball managers are not fired. They go on ritual retreats
by Robert Whiting

78 Roughriding Rover Boys
Crossing the continent alone was kid stuff for the Abernathys at ages seven and 11
by Giles Tippette

The Departments

13 Scorecard
56 Baseball
62 Outdoors
66 Horse Racing
73 Golf
91 For the Record
92 19th Hole

Credits on page 91

Cover photograph by Manny Millan

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Next Week

Slumbering sharks roosting in shady nooks, presumably to escape the summer heat, are visited by Stanley Meltzoff, who portrays in words and paintings the phenomenon he discovered.

Thundering 3-year-olds, led by Honest Pleasure, will be at Pimlico to thwart Derby winner Bold Forbes' run at the Triple Crown. William Leggett reports on the 101st Preakness Stakes.

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)