June 26, 1978
June 26, 1978

Table of Contents
June 26, 1978

U.S. Open
Flaming Mess
Kurt Thomas
Harness Racing
  • Washington's Paul Cannell may be a Diplomat but he's not very tactful on the field and has been sat down once by the league for piling up too many penalty points

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Andy North's U.S. Open 14
After backing off twice, North sank the four-foot putt on 18 that won at Cherry Hills, his first major tournament victory
by Dan Jenkins

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Unbeaten, and All but Untouchable 20
The Yankees' Ron Guidry has won a near-record 11 straight, and he's getting better. He pitched two shutouts last week and whiffed 29
by Larry Keith

A Flaming Olympian Mess 22
Los Angeles' chance to host the 1984 Summer Games could go up in smoke unless a band of angels saves the day
by William Oscar Johnson

With a Flair in Midair 34
Kurt Thomas, innovator of a trick known as the Thomas Flair, has swung himself to the very pinnacle of gymnastics in the U.S.
by Kent Hannon

The Spirit Still Lives 38
The buffalo is long gone, but to Indians like old Ben, the principle of the hunt endures, although game is pursued in pickups
by John Barsness

He Did It His Way 78
Bill France made stock-car racing a huge success by building speedways in swamps and keeping corporations guessing
by Brock Yates

The Departments

Scorecard 11
Baseball 48
Harness Racing 58
Soccer 67
Rowing 68
Skateboarding 75
For the Record 93
19th Hole 94

Cover photograph by Tony Triolo

Credits on page 93

Next Week

Sox with more than sock are ripping up the American League East. Larry Keith reports from Boston where the slugging Red Sox and their unexpectedly effective pitchers take on the Yanks and Orioles with a chance to blow their race open.

There's no knuckling under in Jim Bouton's attitude as, armed with a knuckleball, he continues his love affair with baseball. Frank Deford visits the bushes to observe the former Series hero, author and TV star attempt a comeback at 39.