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12 The Habs Have It
A rugged defense shines for the Canadiens in their romp to the National Hockey League title

14 Half Mast in Manchester
A great soccer team flies to its death

16 Spectacle: Carnival on Skis
The incomparable Arlberg, in color by Toni Frissell, in words by Robert Wernick

27 Killian's Glittering Generality
Some thoughts on hot rodders vs. hot minds

30 Bonny Curl in Westchester
The Scots ladies came and the Scots ladies conquered

32 A Battle Among Lions
The Konrads Kids are setting the swimming world alight—and giving a lesson to the U.S.

36 Victory by Lake Como
Charles Goren relates how a great Italian team captured the world bridge championship

44 The Perfect Free Throw
Bill Sharman of the Boston Celtics is basketball's master of this art. Here's why

48 Bold Plumage
The sporting male steps out in a new, bright sports shirt. A color gallery

54 The Arctic Trail
A classic color photograph of a hunter in the wastelands with his kill

65 "Lady Luck, I'm Ready!"
Tom O'Reilly, a horseplayer who loves it, tells how to play for pleasure

The departments

5 Scoreboard
7 Snow Patrol
11 Coming Events
21 Events & Discoveries
28 Wonderful World
40 Skiing
43 Tip from the Top
44 Basketball
46 Bonnie Prudden
48 Sporting Look
50 Horse Racing
52 Horse Show
69 19th Hole
72 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 8

Cover: Jacques Plante

The Montreal goal tender is caught in a typically alert crouch as Defenseman Tom Johnson stands by. For the story of how an extraordinarily fine defense helped the Habs blitz the NHL, see page 12.

Photograph by John G. Zimmerman














Next week

•The airborne young man above is Villanova's Phil Reavis, high jumper par excellence. In words and stirring color, a look ahead to the national AAU next week.

•Tennis Promoter Jack Kramer has developed a remarkable business operation. Dick Phelan describes the man and his methods, and his stars Gonzales and Hoad.

•Chuck Comiskey is boss of the White Sox and one of baseball's most discussed men. Robert Creamer explains why, and makes a first survey of Chicago's prospects for 1958.