16 The Fighting Illini
Illinois attempts to defend its coaches following slush-fund revelations that have the Big Ten in turmoil
20 Demolition Run at Daytona
Mario Andretti's Ford won the top stock car race as blazing speed took a heavy toll
22 A Wide-open Derby Campaign
After two months of racing, no stable can claim the favorite for the Triple Crown events coming up
24 In Search of Naismith's Game
Frank Deford traveled 8,500 miles and saw six basketball games in six days to answer some key questions
34 The Siren Song of Sotogrande
A magnificent golf course and the glittering sea lure vacationers to a new multimillion-dollar Spanish resort
44 A Sad Farewell, A Glad Hello
Doug Jones was knocked out of the heavyweight picture by Joe Frazier, who may mean trouble for Ali
56 My Friend Arnold Palmer
A rare insight into the greatest of all modern golfers by his attorney, manager and confidant, Mark McCormack
51 Track & Field
71 For the Record
72 Basketball's Week
74 19th Hole
Credits on page 71
Cover photograph by James Drake
A team on the rise in 1967 may be the young, colorful Kansas City Athletics. William Leggett visits Manager Alvin Dark's charges in spring training and dissects their optimism.
Kentucky Derby hopefuls on both coasts get major tests in the mile-and-an-eighth Santa Anita Derby and the Flamingo. Color photographs and a report by Whitney Tower.
Pretty Peggy Fleming goes to Vienna to defend her world figure-skating title, and two young Americans seek the men's honors. Both events are observed by Bob Ottum.