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Booktalk

A lifetime in the stables and the grandstands makes for some happy insanity

By M. R. Werner

Yesterday

When a Rabbit Won the Roses

The essential gem in the Triple Crown was only a secondhand pebble at the start. Even the horse that finished first was the wrong one

By William F. Reed Jr.

La Dolce Indy

LA DOLCE INDY

The 500 was a scene of triumph Italian style as Mario Andretti won at a record speed in a car he had sold to flamboyant Andy Granatelli—and thus removed the notorious hex that had plagued both men at Indianapolis

By Kim Chapin

INTO COMBAT WITH STICKS, FOR MORE THAN A TITLE

Every Army-Navy match is a miniwar, but the Cadet lacrossemen had never forgotten the ultimate humiliation they were forced to endure following The Great Drubbing of 1965

By Patrick F. Putnam

Heroes

WHAT PRICE HEROES?

Did you think O.J. Simpson (left) was greedy last week when he asked for a $650,000 contract from the Buffalo Bills? The author of this highly personal and provocative story thinks athletes with the Simpson charisma are underpaid

By Frank Deford

U.S. Open

WIDE-OPEN EYES ARE ON TEXAS

U.S. Opens are often held in old clubs that look like castles and are as much fun as a bank, but this year's tournament at Champions in Houston promises to provide a swinging atmosphere

By Dan Jenkins

POINTILLIST VIEW OF HOUSTON'S CHAMPIONS

By Jack Nicklaus

John Carlos

'I DO WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT'

But what John Carlos thinks is right keeps changing. Today he acts the clown at the track meets he dominates. Last year he was both vilified and lionized for his Olympics Black Power gesture

By Skip Myslenski

People

PEOPLE

Sporting Look

A touch of fancy footwork to step up the old game

By Ruth Lieder

Baseball

Big blasts from a toy cannon

After a terrible start the Astros are moving up fast, thanks mainly to the hitting of minibrute Jim Wynn, the major leagues' tiniest slugger

By Mark Mulvoy

Bridge

Win or lose in any position

Superstitious players—is there another kind?—try to guess which are the good seats at the table. This deal would drive them crazy

By Charles Goren

Horse Racing

The last leg is the toughest

By Whitney Tower

Susi Queue

A Susi Queue to London

Two men and a girl did their devilish best for the U.S. in the Great Transatlantic Air Race, and while there was fun for all, the money went to Susi Scribner

By Bob Ottum

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Baseball's Week

BASEBALL'S WEEK

By Peter Carry

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Gary Valk

SCORECARD

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD