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16 Damascus by a Mile
Racing got its Horse of the Year as Damascus defeated Buckpasser and Dr. Fager in the Woodward

20 A No. 1 Job Against No. 1
Nobody gave Purdue much chance against Notre Dame, so the Boilermakers knocked the Irish on their Golden Dome

24 Spytalk and a Rout in Dallas
The Texas air was thick with dark charges last week, but a superb display of Los Angeles power ended all that

A Wild Finale—and It's Boston!

26 The excitement of baseball in strange new photographs
32 At long last the American League produced a winner

38 The Sonic Boom in Seattle
The basketball Super Sonics are the big hit in town so far, but the season hasn't started yet

56 Long-stemmed Spectators
Thigh-high boots that are as snug as gloves will keep girls from getting frostbite at the game this fall

72 The Riddle of the Jolly Do-gooders
The World Boxing Association prides itself on achievements that under close scrutiny seem more illusory than real

The departments

11 Scorecard
46 College Football
50 Boxing
56 Sporting Look
60 Motor Sports
67 Fishing
89 Baseball's Week
90 For the Record
91 19th Hole

Credits on page 90

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer















Next week

The world series is following a tough act, but the pennant race whetted appetites of fans eager to see the Red Sox meet the Cardinals. A full report, with color photographs.

The Marvelous McVea, star halfback of the University of Houston, may be the best runner since Red Grange. Dan Jenkins examines Warren and the wonders he has wrought.

Pool Shark Wimpy Lassiter demonstrates the finer points of his sport, does some trick shots for Richard Meek's color camera and offers a few cues on improving everyone's game.