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14 Seven Feet Up
John Thomas, the youthful high jumper from Boston, makes a dramatic comeback

18 A Mighty Roar in Peoria
Bradley got Cincinnati on its home court, and the nation's No. 1 basketball team came tumbling down

20 Running on the Wind at 110 mph
There's nothing like iceboating for skittering thrills, as they show you in Oshkosh

22 Tune-ups and Tryouts
The camera catches some famous people in pursuits they aren't yet famous for

31 Players or Messenger Boys?
The new football rules make it, even more than before, a game for coaches

32 Russia's Icy Idyl
Thirty below is great weather for games. A color portfolio by Jerry Cooke

56 Yoga Comes West
Joe David Brown explains an ancient Eastern art which now has many followers in the U.S.

The departments

5 Scoreboard
6 Basketball's Week
13 Coming Events
20 Wonderful World
24 Events & Discoveries
38 Horse Racing
40 Charles Goren
41 Sporting Look
42 Food
44 Fishing
48 Ski Tip
49 Pro Football
54 Rodeo
55 Tip from the Top
63 19th Hole
66 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 5

Cover: Hockey in Russia

The violent Russian winter does not dismay Soviet sports enthusiasts. They go in for everything from hockey to sunbathing in bikinis, as the pictures on pages 32-36 show.

Photograph by Jerry Cooke














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