22 Beware of the Boomerang!
Baseball players prove that while enemies may hurl you, it's your onetime friends who kill you
26 A Real Shot at Mexico City
With Jim Ryun ill, the Olympic dreams of runners like Villanova's Dave Patrick begin to seem possible
30 Beautiful Belmont Is Back
After three years of refurbishing, a sporting venue of grace and charm is again available to New York racing fans
37 Wild Life in a Room with a View
A shocking report on the supposedly idyllic life of those who spend their summer spotting forest fires
52 Mushky's Foster Tames the Tiger
Out of retirement and with a new manager. Bob Foster becomes the new light heavyweight champion
56 You Learn Not To Be Greedy
Experience paid off for two veteran competitors at the Olympic wrestling trials
60 A Flare in the Dark
Tex Maule reports from South Africa on the status of the black athlete after the country's Olympic banishment
77 Baseball's Week
78 For the Record
79 19th Hole
Credits on page 78
Cover photograph by James Drake
Ted Williams, baseball's last .400 hitter and one of its most controversial personalities, breaks a lifelong silence about his career and begins his own story, Hitting Was My Life.
The U.S. Open returns to Oak Hill in Rochester. Dan Jenkins recounts the bizarre events that happened at Oak Hills' last Open, while Jack Nicklaus analyzes the course.
The Indy 500 pits jet-age turbine-powered racing cars against piston racers for a $750,000 purse. A report on the event by Bob Ottum, illustrated with color photographs.