Wimbledon Was Never Better 12
In a rousing final between the two best players in the world, Borg edged Connors in five sets and continued a long-playing rivalry
by Curry Kirkpatrick

It wasn't great tennis, but what a dish to set before the Queen: Virginia Wade, in her 16th try, won it for the home folks 16

Showdown at Henley 18
Washington, Cornell and Harvard all could claim to be No. 1 in U.S. rowing until the Huskies won on the Thames
by Dan Levin

For the Birds 20
Striking on a quiet night in Key West, the burglars lifted a set of Audubon folios worth more than $350,000
by Robert Cantwell

It's Shake, Rumble and Roll 28
How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen tractor pulling, the work-sport that tugs at their hearts
by Bil Gilbert

He's No Second Banana 38
Frank Tanana may be the fabled Nolan Ryan's teammate on the Angels, but no one is winning more or living higher
by Ron Fimrite

My Vacation Was Nifty 62
What do pro football players do between the last game and the first whistle of training camp? Nine of them show and tell
by Robert F. Jones

The Departments

Scorecard 7
Baseball's Week 44
Movies 48
Basketball 50
Horse Racing 54
Soccer 59
For the Record 77
19th Hole 78

Credits on page 77

Cover photograph by Tony Duffy

Next Week

How good a hitter is Rod Carew and what are his chances to become the first player since Ted Williams to hit .400? A new statistical analysis shows how Carew rates against the all time great hitters.

Great bears like Old Two Toes and the implacable Giefer Grizzly have written their legends across the Western mountains by refusing to give in to man. Douglas Chadwick, who lives by Montana's Flathead River, tells a tale of defiance.