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10 Littler Eases to a Hard Win
Gene Littler, playing conservatively on the last hole, held on to a one-shot lead to win the 1961 U.S. Open

14 The Young Pitchers Take Command
At the midpoint in the National League race, a group of strong-armed youngsters holds the balance of power

18 Where's the Road?
A seemingly nearsighted motorcycle racer shows that "heads up" is a poor rule to follow

20 The Frozen Face of Fame
A unique look at some sports celebrities who ended up in London stiff as boards

22 Gruesome Twosome
Mike and Marlin McKeever show that the terror they once brought to the football field was only a prelude

25 The Martial Art of Karate
Humorist Roger Price uses a few quick holds of his own on a sport described as "dirty," "low" and "lethal"

30 Aachen über Alles
Four pages of color photographs depict the biggest of the international horse shows at Aachen in Germany

36 Americans Are Mollycoddles
Here is the text of Australian Miler Herb Elliott's controversial comments on America and Americans

50 "Sex, Slaughter and Smoke"
These are three things wrong with the world, according to one member of horse racing's most unusual partnership

The departments

5 Scorecard
8 Coining Events
42 Food
44 Track & Field
46 Motor Sports
47 Rowing
49 Charles Goren
60 For the Record
61 Baseball's Week
62 19th Hole
64 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 60

Cover photograph by Hy Peskin
















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