CONTENTS

May 23, 1976

18 Gentleman John Stands Pat
Johnny Rutherford let others gamble as he won the pole for the Indianapolis 500
by Sam Moses

22 But God Blessed Montreal
Kate the Great gave her best but Montreal swept Philadelphia to win the Stanley Cup
by J. D. Reed

24 Speaking for Himself
In scoring an utterly unexpected Preakness win, Elocutionist silenced the hotshots
by William Leggett

26 The Suns Rise in the West
Phoenix knocks the champs out of the NBA playoffs by upsetting Golden State
by Curry Kirkpatrick

30 They Say He's Their Guy
Fifty million Frenchmen are pulling for Guy Drut to win the Olympic high hurdles
by Ray Kennedy

36 Slumbering Sharks
Charmed or mysteriously asleep, more than 100 of the beasts lay motionless
by Stanley Meltzoff

74 In the Long Run, It's Shorter
First name Frank, champion of 1972 Munich marathon, last seen headed for Montreal
by Frank Deford

The Departments

13 Scorecard
47 TV/Radio
48 Baseball
59 Nature
65 Gymnastics
70 Pro Football
91 For the Record
92 19th Hole

Credits on page 91

Cover photograph by Manny Millan

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Next Week

The champion Red Sox are on the defensive in their division, where the speedy Yankees have raced into the lead. Larry Keith covers as the pennant winners and the new contenders meet.

The pretenders to the heavyweight crown impatiently wait for Muhammad Ali to take his last bow. Mark Kram examines their strong—and weak—points, and ranks the top five youngsters.

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