The Kid Didn't Kid Around 14
Nineteen-year-old John McEnroe played his best tennis and was on his best behavior as the U.S. regained the Davis Cup
by Frank Deford

They Flunked Foreign Affairs 18
Home-grown and rated No. 1, Indiana took a 2-0 lesson from San Francisco's outlanders in the NCAA soccer final
by J.D. Reed

Another Irish Roast on the Coast 20
With Southern California èmigrè Rich Branning and Kelly Tripucka leading the way, Notre Dame won its third straight at UCLA
by Larry Keith

Li'l Abner Finally Makes It Big 22
Once praised primarily for his strong arm, Pittsburgh's Terry Bradshaw has emerged as a smart play-caller and a fiery leader
by Ron Fimrite

Their Son, the World Champion 28
Mom is Jewish, Dad is Italian and Mike Rossman—Star of David tattoo and all—is the WBA light heavyweight titleholder
by Pat Putnam

It's Jimmy, the No. 1 Jogger 32
This isn't a political prediction, but the President is running. He finds that it keeps him sound as a, well, dollar
by Bruce Newman

Slick Gets In His Licks 36
Combative Bob Leonard of the Indiana Pacers has been a champ at hoops and cards, but he needs every trick to keep winning
by Bruce Newman

One Moment in Three Careers 70
The author flopped on one play in the 1971 East-West Game, and thereby helped launch Mel Gray and Dan Pastorini to stardom
by Rick Telander

The Departments

Scorecard 11
College Basketball 49
Fishing 54
Bowling 58
Skiing 65
For the Record 85
19th Hole 86

Credits on page 85

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman

Next Week

The year-end double issue hails the Sportsman of the Year; previews the bowl games; essays an analysis of the participant-sports phenomenon; offers a gallery of John and Jane Does who have made themselves the heroes of their athletic lives; explores the community that has become Sports Town, U.S.A.; runs with bestselling author James Fixx in the footsteps of Pheidippides; and traces a century of the good fight by a grand old man. Plus our annual bridge quiz and regular departments.

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