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
7 Snow Patrol
11 Coming Events
21 Events & Discoveries
28 Wonderful World
43 Tip from the Top
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
•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.