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22 Showdown in Houston
It was another first for The Astrodome as Cleveland Williams fought Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title

26 Time to Bring on the Dogs
Georgia Tech, undefeated but not universally adored in its home state, has one last hurdle—Georgia's Bulldogs

28 The French and the Phippses
They were tops in international and U.S. racing before last week's events, and they retained their titles

32 Dry Crucible for the Hot Ones
Britain's John Surtees topped a superb field of sports car drivers in the Las Vegas finale of a rich series

38 Year of Larceny in the Pros
As football defense becomes trickier, pass thieves are winning a startling number of big games

50 Shooting on Mr. Bud's Place
There is quail shooting in the old style on L. B. Maytag's plantation in Union Springs, Ala.

67 A "Sugoi" Try by Sugi
The U.S. wins the Canada Cup in Tokyo, but a Japanese pro produces the last-minute thrills

78 Riding Down a Dying River
The Canoe River in British Columbia has run its lonely way a long time, hut its time is getting shorter

The departments

15 Scorecard
56 College Football
64 People
67 Golf
69 Bridge
73 Tennis
97 For the Record
98 19th Hole

Credits on page 97

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer















Next week

Game of the year 1966 pits solid Michigan State against flamboyant Notre Dame. In action color photographs and text by Dan Jenkins, the battle of the undefeated schools is depicted.

Smash 'em harder if they smash you is the code that guides stock car racing's newest hero, Bobby Allison, whose emergence into the bigtime in a hard-boiled sport is related by Kim Chapin.

Bruises and breaks occur every Sunday in pro football. Bil Gilbert describes the life of a typical trainer, a man whose job it is to glue the pieces together in time for next Sunday.