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12 The Best Team You Ever Saw
Baltimore's Colts won their second world championship to rank as football's finest

16 Two Who Love a Good Fight
A 72-year-old boxing promoter and a 21-year-old hockey player battle for the best in their sports

18 Sportsman of 1959
Presenting, the Man and a Plan for boxing which he endorses, along with a troop of runners-up

37 Stalemate in the African Bush
Sportsman James Van Alen sweats out a decisive moment with an angry bull elephant

42 South to Antigua
A life of lazy isolation, as lived at the Mill Reef Club in the remote and sunny Leeward Islands

51 Willy Schaeffler's Ski Tip
First of a winter-long series of inside tips to skiers by the great expert on the shortswing

54 A Bore Watchers' Guide
Stephen Birmingham tells us how to spot and how to avoid the wild sporting bore

The departments

9 Scoreboard
10 Basketball's Week
11 Coming Events
34 Wonderful World
39 Events & Discoveries
48 Charles Goren
49 Motor Sports
51 Ski Tip
60 19th Hole
62 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 9

Cover: Ingemar Johansson

Crowned heavyweight champion on a night in June, this remarkably poised young Swede makes an ideal Sportsman of the Year. For his hopes for 1960 boxing see page 18.

Photograph by John G. Zimmerman














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