The ancient Olympic bobsled run at Lake Placid, N.Y. had a new push-off platform that made it so fast the oldtimers threw away their record books. The only real question: Who could hang on long enough to win the first complete world bob contest in four years?
By Bob Ottum
Graduating cum laude into the ranks of the Derby-bound colts, Elliott Burch's speedy chestnut scrambles the scene at Hialeah
The Yale swimming team was peaking for Stanford, but John Nelson's mustache and Robin Waples' sideburns stayed. What went were the Indians as Yale reestablished itself as a major force
By William F. Reed Jr.
It rumbles like a sonic boom but it is simply the laugh of Vince Lombardi, who as the new coach of the Washington Redskins is gambling that he will never be exposed as merely mortal
Bert Lancaster (right) is famous for peddling Fords, but now he's got to sell the AAU indoor track meet
By Roy Blount Jr.
A lot of light heavyweights hear about scholar Eddie Spence and figure he'd be a pushover. Eddie teaches psychology and he sings, acts and plays the piano. But he also slugs people silly
By Pat Putnam
The Missouri Valley Conference—at least at the top—is strong again. If nobody is murdered one team might just take the title
A perennial runner-up in big-time stock-car racing, Lee Roy Yarbrough stole past the leader in the richest 500-mile race with just vroom to go
By Kim Chapin
Miller Barber is the sort of pro who works while Jack and Arnie rest
By Mark Mulvoy
By Frank Deford
For The Record
By Herman Weiskopf
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
By Garry Valk