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18 A Wide-open Smash
In their first crack at Wimbledon the pros proved that two of them are champs, even if all of them are not

22 The Big Bear and the Cub
Sonny Liston handled young Henry Clark with ease, but he never could put him down

24 Loved Having You, Catherine
The lady golf pros had a score to settle with France's Catherine Lacoste in the Open and they did it with relish

26 Up and Down but Seldom Out
Oakland's baseball A's carry the old name, but the new style is young, aggressive and—frequently—successful

28 Part 3: The Black Athlete
They wanted a winner and got one, hut the price is proving painful for troubled University of Texas at El Paso

44 Ancient Contests, Shining Arenas
The Mexican Olympic venues are presented in a color portfolio and Fred Smith offers some useful advice for pilgrims

61 Champion on the Way Up
If you think Green Bay was good last season, writes Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke, wait until this year

78 A Loner's Crusade
Australia's Peter Thomson, who prefers to remain aloof from U.S. golf, is out to win his sixth British Open

The departments

12 Scorecard
68 People
70 Boxing
72 Fishing
91 Baseball's Week
92 For the Record
94 19th Hole

Credits on page 92

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer















Next week

An invading force of U.S. golfers, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper, hopes to return from famed Carnoustie with the 1968 British Open title.

Best swimming coach in the world is the consensus on George Haines of the Santa Clara Swim Club. Coles Phinizy introduces Haines and his star protégé, Mark Spitz.

HARVARD OR PENN? One or the other of these college crews is America's best. The Olympic trials at Long Beach will decide the question, and Hugh Whall will be there to report.