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Perfect Pugilist

His Record Was Perfect Until He Won a Fight

From the age of 6 on this pugilist never got a decision, never landed a blow. Then fate took over as manager

By Parke Cummings

World Series

EL BIRDOS FLY HIGH

The St. Louis Cardinals, using a double-clawed attack consisting largely of Bob Gibson's pitching and Lou Brock's all-round skills, took an imposing grip on the 1967 World Series

By William Leggett

'PLEASE DON'T DIE NOW, BABY'

That was the riders' plea as nearly 200 motorcycle racers pursued one of the nation's toughest sports championships up the steeps, down the hairy slopes and through the mire around Jamestown, N.Y.

By Kim Chapin

MOD GOLF STRIKES AT OLD ST. ANDREWS

Abandoning its royal and ancient ways, the Old Course hosts the biggest golf promotion ever, and Gay Brewer wins $55,000

By Gwilym S. Brown

The New Joe

THE PLAYS GO FOR THE NEW JOE

Even when the wind swirled and his passes fell short, a surer, more mature Joe Namath was able to move the Jets. Having whipped tough Oakland, New York suddenly is the AFL's team to beat in the East

By Edwin Shrake

Some 'O'

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE SOME 'O'

The 'O' is for offense, says Warren McVea, and what he and some blazing backs like him can mean to a team has become amply clear in the dramatic ups—and downs—of Houston's Cougars

By Dan Jenkins

SHOOTING OUT THE LIGHTS WITH WIMPY

There is no sweeter sound than an ivory ball going into a pocket, says the world pool champion, and he suggests ways you can hear it regularly

By Luther Lassiter

College Football

A wild card in the West

Wyoming may not have held much recently, but now the high-riding Cowboys have a Kiick, a kicker, a hot-handed quarterback and no losses

By Harold Peterson

Football's Week

FOOTBALL'S WEEK

By Mervin Hyman

People

PEOPLE

Marathon

It's a long, long, long way to Brighton

If the run from London to the Channel resort seems endless, that is because it almost is. The race this year was won by a cadaverous Englishman who completed his long ordeal with a grim smile and an argument

By Gwilym S. Brown

Harness Racing

A lady curbed her temper and took the men

Speed Model usually gets her kicks by trying to fling drivers out of the sulky, but she may have discovered that it's also fun to win

By Pete Axthelm

Bridge

The Team Trials became a Philadelphia story

And that was good news for the U.S., as two experienced stars returned to competition and showed the kind of play that may give the all-conquering Italians something to worry about at the next World Championship

By Charles Goren

Food

In search of Cantharellus cibarius & company

Hot, dry summers have fallen into disrepute, and no one hates them more than wild-mushroom hunters. Now, after the rainiest summer in 25 years, eastern mycologists as well as those in the West are back on the trail

By Pamela Knight

Horse Racing

Suzy's sleeper at Longchamp even fooled the French

Topyo came from the famous stable of Suzy Volterra, but they let him go off at 82 to 1 in the Arc de Triomphe. So he won the richest classic

By Whitney Tower

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

CREDITS

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