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10 End of a Beautiful Friendship
In the ring for the first time since his loss to Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali whips ex-sparmate Jimmy Ellis

12 On the Lam with a Pirate Band
Pittsburgh, with its melting pot of happy rascals, is escaping from the rest of the National League East

18 Maybe You Can Win Them All
Bobby Fischer crushes Grand Master Bent Larsen in six straight, extending his chess win streak to 19 games

20 Arnie Re-arms While Lee Flees
Trevino, tired and testy, plays himself out of the tour's biggest money event, leaving it all to a rested master

22 The Secrets of Speed
Oregon's highly successful track coach, Bill Bowerman, describes his revolutionary method for running

30 That Impossible Season
George Blanda, the world's oldest quarterback, describes his dramatic and virtuoso performances during 1970

48 White Magic in a Noble Black Land
The sorcery of racing engines pervades the rugged and magnificent East African Safari rally

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6 Scorecard
41 People
42 Baseball's Week
44 Bowling
46 Bridge
59 For the Record
60 19th Hole

Credits on page 59

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

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Next week

Jim Plunkett and J. D. Hill get their first look at pro defenses when the College All-Stars meet the Colts Friday night. Peter Carry reports from Soldier field in Chicago.

Swelled Head? Nope, not Mike Peterson, who at the age of 18 is already a legend and without a doubt the best all-round athlete in the history of Yates Center, Kans.

Petticoat Unction is the stuff the lady professional golfers use on former male chauvinist Dan Jenkins, who tells how he lost his heart and some Steubenware in Las Vegas.