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
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
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