18 Putting Away Two Bagels
Beating Harold Solomon and Eddie Dibbs, Adriano Panatta won the French Open
by Curry Kirkpatrick

22 Filling the Royals' Flush
Blue-chipper George Brett was exactly what K.C. needed to raise its chances
by Ron Fimrite

24 The $3 Million Man
Bobby Orr bolted the Bruins, joined the Black Hawks and had his knee checked out
by J. D. Reed

26 Knee-Deep in Clover
He has a hoard of oil, sugar and silver, and now Bunker Hunt has Derby winners, too
by Edwin Shrake

30 Up from Plop, Plop
Freestyler Shirley Babashoff has stayed a winner since her dog-paddling days
by Sarah Pileggi

34 Why They Are Measuring Up
Modern track and field paraphernalia is one reason athletes keep setting records
by Anita Verschoth

64 A Turn Along the Old Pike
Taking Route 40 becomes a trek across the country and a trip back into history
by Bil Gilbert

The Departments

13 Scorecard
42 TV/Radio
47 Baseball
55 Motor Sports
58 Track & Field
62 Golf
79 For the Record
80 19th Hole

Credits on page 79

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer


Next Week

Marching on Georgia are 150 golfers, each with one burning ambition—to win the U.S. Open at the Atlanta Athletic Club, where Bobby Jones once reigned. Dan Jenkins covers the battlefield.

The Munich Tragedy is nearly four years old and now another Olympics approaches. E. L. Doctorow writes of three Israelis whose lives have been affected by that dreadful massacre.