14 It Was a Call to Colors
Unsettled by political events and still unsure of their numbers, the Olympians closed ranks
by Pat Putnam
20 What's Making O.J. Go?
Simpson says he is shuffling off from Buffalo. He could become a Ram, a Raider or a retiree
by Joe Marshall
22 His Name Was Mudd
But Eddie cleaned up at golf's Public Links Championship in Coon Rapids, Minn.
by Sarah Pileggi
28 In a Zone of His Own
Baltimore's Jim Palmer is famed for his pitching, but his off-field deeds are equally impressive
by Frank Deford
July 25, 1976
36 Guardian Dragon
Two men battle a monster to strike fear into the hearts of trespassers in a primeval swamp
by William Humphrey
62 Otter Confusion
The fate of California's beloved marine mammal, the sea otter, hangs on perplexing questions
by Bil Gilbert
50 Horse Racing
58 Jai Alai
75 For the Record
76 19th Hole
Credits on page 75
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
Looking for gold at the XXI Summer Olympics will be the object of a world of athletes as all swimming, cycling, rowing and gymnastics events are contested in the Games' first week of competition.
Finding trouble is difficult in an island paradise favored with beautiful water, virginal beaches and flats filled with bonefish, but leave it to Clive Gammon who tells of a package-fishing jaunt to Andros.