8 Rain, Rain, Go Away
Thunder, lightning and downpours challenged the leaders in the PGA Championship
by Dan Jenkins

12 True Grit Behind the Whip
Feisty Joe O'Brien fought off pain and Stanley Dancer as he won the Adios with Armbro Ranger
by Barry McDermott

14 An Olympian Feat
Barred from Montreal, Jonty Skinner of South Africa is now the Fastest Man A float
by Jerry Kirshenbaum

16 Three-Hour Difference
That's how Coach John McKay compares his new job in Tampa Bay with his old one at USC
by John Underwood

24 Hear the Whistle Blowing
Passage of an act by Congress releases miles of abandoned railroads for hiking and biking
by Robert Cantwell

28 Grand Old Game: Part 2
Musial was—and is—The Man of the hour, but for a black and the minors times have been bad
by Roger Kahn

52 Uneasy Rise of a Star
Albert King, only 14, had a way with a basketball and Rodney Parker had a way with Albert
by Rick Telander

The Departments

6 Scorecard
40 Baseball
44 Bicycling
46 Horses
50 Horseshoes
64 For the Record
66 19th Hole

Credits on page 64

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier


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