12 Everybody Runs to Boston
The largest entry list in history started in the Boston Marathon. A smiling Belgian clerk won it
18 Hot Team in the Old Town
Philadelphia loves a loser, but now the city's baseball fans don't know whether to laugh or cry
22 Players Are Not Just People
By suspending two pro stars, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle strongly makes the point that players cannot bet
28 A Bluegrass Spring
The pleasures of Thoroughbred racing in Lexington, Ky. are warmly evoked in four pages of color photographs
34 Not So Gently down the Stream
A lazy weekend on a canoe float was the lure, but enough hazards developed to keep everyone wide-awake
51 The Cup That Enriches
This year's Stanley Cup playoffs proved only that hockey fans and their money are easily parted
58 The Rifle Called Daisy
Millions of Americans fondly recall the BB gun of their youth. The company that made it is still going strong
49 Horse Racing
67 Baseball's Week
70 For the Record
73 19th Hole
Acknowledgments on page 70
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
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The relay season is upon us, bigger and splashier than ever. Tex Maule reports on the annual Mt. San Antonio carnival, which is fast becoming one of the U.S.'s top track meets.
Whirly birds are flying machines that really do not want to fly, unlike airplanes, which do. Bill Mauldin describes the hilarious experiences he had learning to work a helicopter.