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18 The Happy Story Ends
Canonero II's spirited quest for racing's Triple Crown fell short when he finished fourth in the Belmont

22 Everything's Rosy with José
Despite taking his share of cuts, José Napoles regained the welterweight title by stopping Billy Backus

24 Up on the Props
That's where Doug Silvera was, praise be, as he won the prestigious Bahamas 500 powerboat race

26 Offering the Bull His Body
A duel between classical matadors promised excitement not seen in decades, until disaster struck

32 The Ghosts of Merion
The U.S. Open is played next week on a course rich in golfing lore. A preview with phantoms

38 Is a Mustache Peanuts?
That's the big question at Tennessee, where an elderly javelin thrower has defied the administration

44 A Weapon for Giants, not Turkeys
Inspired by David, a modern hunter tries a sling on less dangerous game

72 An Old Hand with a Prospect
A minor league ball club can be both proving ground and graveyard, depending on your age and skills

The departments

9 Scorecard
52 People
54 Baseball
58 Lacrosse
60 Bridge
65 Golf
69 Horse Racing
93 For the Record
94 19th Hole

Credits on page 93

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer















Next week

Motorcycle Mania is sweeping the country as Americans discover the myriad uses of the two-wheelers for fun and competitive profit. Robert F. Jones describes the action.

A tempest Shakespeare never knew is the latest Olympic sailing class—and the world-championship craft of two young Americans. An appreciation in words and color.

Spiro T. Agnew tells his personal tale of sporting woe. The failures began early, at age 12 or so, when he tried to impress a young lady with, of all things, his golfing talent.