Mod Man Out
Joe Namath said he was quitting football rather than obey Commissioner Pete Rozelle's edict that he sell his interest in a bar where bookies and gamblers reportedly hung out. But the betting was that Joe would be back
Narrowly beaten by Majestic Prince in the Derby and Preakness (below), Arts and Letters had the last word in the Belmont. Turning home, his jockey looked back confidently, then went on to win by more than five lengths.
Jerry Quarry, bred for the ring but an erratic performer, prepares for his most important bout, with Joe Frazier, far more confident than before and with a significant advantage in fighting style
By Mark Kram
Forced to compete in a 36-hole qualification for entry in the U.S. Open, Arnold Palmer comes through before a home crowd
The In scene for young New Englanders is Fenway Park, where the Red Sox heroes are playing to record crowds and trend spotters are beginning to sense something more than 2,000,000
P. J. Boatwright, replacing Joe Dey, will direct the U.S. Open
Track & Field
Jack Bacheler of Florida is not just the best U.S. distance runner, he also is the only one who is a constantly expectant moth-er
By Roy Blount Jr.
In his 50th year as trainer and driver Earle Avery has a standout Hambletonian colt with a catchy name, a clean gait and a strong mind about soft drinks
By William F. Reed Jr.
Toasters, shavers, 'Peyton Place' and the repeated victory shout of 'Aieeee!' make Rudyard Kipling's celebrated verse seem outdated. One month on the Asian golf tour suggests that East may still be East, but it is certainly meeting the West
By Edwin Shrake
For The Record
By Peter Carry
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
By Garry Valk