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20 Bravo for the Baron
A new, mellow Adolph Rupp has led Kentucky into the role of favorite for a fifth national title

24 An Exile's Racy Return
After a season's absence Richard Petty stormed back to capture the rich Daytona 500-mile stock car race

26 The Wind That Blew in Chicago
Cassias Clay was not all that was wrong when an Illinois commission reopened the title-fight hearings

28 An Old Dog and a New Trick
It took this retriever 11 years to teach his master how to recover a bird, but he finally managed it

30 Aches, Pains and Titles
The Pirates' Roberto Clemente is a three-time batting champion who is more famous for his ailments

42 No Blood and a Sweat of Money
The Brothers Feld introduced La Corrida Americana, which may lead to computerized bullfighting

52 Week of the Soaring Norse
The hosts won the FIS Nordics with a display of old-fashioned toughness and flawless style

64 Really the Greatest
Jim Jacobs' game is handball. He is so good that stars in other sports claim he could win at almost anything

The departments

11 Scorecard
48 Golf
51 People
52 Skiing
56 Horse Racing
58 Figure Skating
75 Basketball's Week
81 For the Record
82 19th Hole

Credits on page 81

Cover photograph by James Drake















Next week

The NCAA preview analyzes the chances of all 23 teams in the big tournament to decide basketball's national champion, with a chart for recording each game's results.

The baby heavyweights are here and, no matter who wins, boxing is sure to profit. Tex Maule reports on an unusual group ready to fight it out in Madison Square Garden.

A grand fishing day it was on the Kerry coast, but the night was miserable—thanks to Martin Flannery and his high-spirited companion, a 15-year-old named John Jameson.