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22 Now There Are Four
In the battle for the national basketball title four teams are alive: Duke, Kentucky, Utah, Texas Western

26 Hockey's Biggest Moment: No. 51
After 20 years the NHL's most durable record is blasted by Bobby Hull. Photographed in color

30 One Point Six, Pick Up Sticks
The NCAA and the Ivy League swing at each other in a battle over academic standards for athletes

32 Hit It My Way
U.S. Open Champion Gary Player, who wins by keeping the ball in the fairway, shows how to play control golf

42 Tradin' Platers Is Mr. Van's Game
Nebraskan Marion Van Berg doesn't compete at Aqueduct or Santa Anita but he won more races than anyone last year

50 Clowns with a High I.Q.
The brainy porpoises, once considered merely show-offs, are now collaborating in the conquest of the sea

88 Old Johnny's Hail and Farewell
At 59, Johnny Longden, winner of a record 6,032 races, retires, but he gives fans one last race to remember

92 My Father The Thing
Staff Writer Joe Jares recalls the colorful career of his dad, Frank, a professional wrestling bad guy

The departments

8 Scorecard
70 Bridge
73 People
76 Shooting
85 Diving
88 Horse Racing
108 Basketball's Week
113 For the Record
114 19th Hole

Cover painting by Francis Golden

Credits on page 113















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