A Beaut of a Belmont 16
After another stirring stretch run, Affirmed had his head in front of Alydar's at the finish, and on it was the Triple Crown
by William Leggett

For Holmes, It Wasn't Elementary 20
Larry Holmes had to rally in the final seconds of the final round to wrest the WBC heavyweight title from Ken Norton
by Pat Putnam

Tearing Up the Tour 22
Nancy Lopez, the amazing rookie, won her fourth straight tournament by routing the field in the LPGA championship
by Barry McDermott

Getting a Handle on the Cup 24
The serious business in Argentina begins, with eight teams remaining in the World Cup—and Scotland shockingly out of it
by Clive Gammon

Waiting for Godzilla 32
A 200-pound tarpon surely swims in Florida's Gulf waters, and one fine day it will fall to the angler's fly
by Robert F. Jones

There's Never Been an Open Like It 38
Golf's past, present and future intersected at Cherry Hills 18 years ago when Hogan, Palmer and Nicklaus struggled for the title
by Dan Jenkins

A Bloody Good Go of It 47
Barry Sheene feels grotty and faces tough new challengers, but the cocky Cockney cyclist is determined to hang on to his title
by Clive Gammon

Having a Ball at Midnight 80
Be it morning, noon or the wee hours, collegians have struck gold playing baseball in Alaska, especially in Fairbanks
by Richard W. Johnston

The Departments

Scorecard 13
Theater 54
Baseball 57
Track & Field 66
Pro Basketball 70
Boxing 76
For the Record 95
19th Hole 96

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Credits on page 95

Next Week

The city of the angels is having a devil of a time trying to make up its mind whether it really wants to host the 1984 Olympics. And, William Oscar Johnson reports, if Los Angeles backs out, Montreal and Munich are ready and willing to step in.

Open questions about the upcoming doings at Denver's Cherry Hills Country Club: Can Jack Nicklaus win U.S. Open No. 4? Will Gary Player take leg No. 2 of the Grand Slam? Is Lee Trevino ready for U.S. Open No. 3? Dan Jenkins is on the scene.

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