22 A Tale of Two Idols
Two of sport's most glittering images are tarnished by rumors of money given and of money received
26 Rematch for Elvin and Big Lew
The game everyone hopes to see at the NCAA basketball tournament is Houston-UCLA in the semifinals
30 Rangers on the Rampage
Led by its high-scoring first line, New York is playing the kind of hockey that could end in a Stanley Cup victory
34 His Workman's Compensation
Joe Frazier, laboring an honest day for an honest dollar, beat Buster Mathis and became champion of four states
38 An Answer to the Bradley Riddle
When he isn't on the bench, the Knicks' Bill Bradley often plays poorly. What is wrong?
42 The Masters of Shed Row
A Jerry Cooke color portfolio presents a collection of prominent Thoroughbred trainers at work
70 Bang! Bang! You're Dead
Can crime with firearms be legislated out of existence? Martin Kane has some answers to this loaded question
85 For the Record
86 Basketball's Week
90 19th Hole
Credits on page 85
Cover photograph by Roy DeCarava
Down to four teams, the NCAA basketball tournament moves to Los Angeles for the final round. Joe Jares analyzes the regional title games and predicts the likely winner.
Unflappable Julius Boros is still playing winning golf at 48. John Underwood describes this easygoing pro, while Boros himself reveals some secrets that could improve your game.
Yaz the hero tells how his father, the Long Island potato farmer, parlayed a dead pan and financial obstinacy into one of the fattest bonuses ever paid a rookie ballplayer.