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10 On Top—but in Trouble
Los Angeles and Wilt Chamberlain are running ahead of the West—and, unfortunately, away from each other

14 Old Rubber Legs Is in Charge
Karl Schranz won the Hahnenkamm at Kitzbühel and took a commanding lead in the 1969 World Cup

16 Warmup for the Canyon Run
Ralph Doubell and George Young excelled at L.A., and Young declared himself ready for an unusual challenge

20 Fast Bikini Under a Wet Suit
Way-out water skiers Chuck Stearns and Sally Younger wing to new world speed records

22 Just the Place When It Snows
The Mid-Ocean Club in Bermuda has long been a winter golfing haven combining beauty and a demanding course

28 Now the AFL Owns the Football
Up from nowhere, the AFL today has full houses, a group of good young quarterbacks and the NFL's scalp

37 Enter the Grassless Gridiron
Synthetic football fields are coming faster than you think, consigning mud and dust to history

54 The Year of the Great Fan Draft
Stadiums are packed. Football fills the TV morning, noon and night. Millions watch, but there is a fan crisis

The departments

6 Scorecard
40 People
42 Travel
48 College Basketball
50 Boating
52 Medicine
64 For the Record
65 Basketball's Week
66 19th Hole

Credits on page 64

Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long















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