20 Call Them Champs Again
Boston won an incredible game at home, then put Phoenix away for the NBA title
by Barry McDermott

24 Up, Up and Away
High jumper Dwight Stones set the world record, clearing 7'7" at the NCAAs
by Pat Putnam

26 Beans on the Fire
...and Bold Forbes on the pace. But it failed to cook him in the Belmont
by William Leggett

28 Shh! Phillies at Work
Front-running Philadelphia operates in an atmosphere of unusual calm
by Ron Fimrite

32 Open and Shut Case: It's Jones
Nicklaus is great, Hogan was greater, but Bobby Jones was greatest in the U.S. Open
by Frank Hannigan

44 Backpedaling into Cycling
A distinguished artist offers a trove of wildly unverified historical postcards
Illustrations by Edward Gorey

76 Appointment in Montreal
At 6 p.m. on July 31, Filbert Bayi and John Walker will run a long-awaited race
by Kenny Moore

The Departments

15 Scorecard
50 Baseball
58 Boxing
62 Basketball
67 Harness Racing
71 Outdoors
95 For the Record
96 19th Hole

Credits on page 95

Cover photograph by James Drake


Next Week

Rolling west on Route 40, one cuts horizontally across the country and vertically through time, as Bil Gilbert discovers in the first of a series on the old and new in sporting America.

Red clay country is what the tennis pros will be slogging through in Paris. Curry Kirkpatrick covers the French Open where the notorious surface guarantees big trouble for big-serve players.