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10 Back in the Running
After 19 months in voluntary exile, Jim Ryun makes a comeback in San Francisco and wins another mile

14 The Champ and the Tramp
That's the way Muhammad Ali describes his upcoming fight with Joe Frazier. Guess who's who

18 Grim Run to Fiscal Daylight
After a decade of prosperity college football has moved into one of anxiety, and some retrenchment lies ahead

24 My Rebellion
Curt Flood, the former Cardinal star, gives his own version of the events that led to his challenge of baseball

30 New Era for an Old Island
Isolated for years, the Dominican Republic is now reaching out for a role as a Caribbean paradise regained

42 An Irish Carr in High Gear
Notre Dame's Austin Carr had the kind of day against No. 1 UCLA that could happen only to a Rolls

52 Working at a Life of Leisure
The golfers, anglers and ancient mariners of Port Charlotte, Fla. give retirement a sporting chance

The departments

5 Scorecard
42 College Basketbal
46 Track & Field
50 Pro Football
65 For the Record
66 19th Hole

Credits on page 65

Cover photograph by Robert Huntzinger















Next week

Division leaders, those Knicks and Bucks are also likely NBA playoff finalists. Peter Carry covers a week in which they meet each other as well as some mutual opponents.

Battling scot Ken Buchanan, preparing for his lightweight title defense against Mando Ramos, is profiled by countryman Hugh McIlvanney at his camp in Edinburgh.

The big wheels belong to Porsche and Ferrari as championship sports car racing gets the green flag for a month of speed at Daytona. Bob Jones reports from pit and paddock.