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26 A Winner but Not Yet King
Damascus easily won the Belmont but still must beat Dr. Fager to earn the 3-year-old championship

30 Gentlemen, Junk Your Engines
A turbine-powered car's sensational Indianapolis 500 run threatens the traditional piston racers

34 Different Jims, Same Idea
Miler Jim Ryun had his doubts, Sprinter Jim Hines did not, hut both ran to win and nobody doubted their speed

36 Singing Blues in the Night
The easygoing Italians were playing it straight while the American bridge team took it straight on the chin

U.S. Open: Golf's Great Drama

40 A man who has twice beaten Palmer can be a man to beat
50 The stars of last year's epic Open recall its vivid moments
59 Jack Nicklaus assesses this year's course, famed Baltusrol

66 Humiliation of a Hero
Dropped by the Detroit Tigers, Pitcher Bill Monbouquette suffers the agonies of "don't call us, we'll call you"

82 Best-kept Secrets
Only in an Olympic year do you hear of the decathlon men. Pity. They are an engaging breed and marvelous athletes

The departments

17 Scorecard
72 People
76 Tennis
79 Stadiums
101 Baseball's Week
102 For the Record
103 19th Hole

Credits on page 102

Cover painting by Francis Golden















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