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14 Bombs Away Out West
The Bucks blew open two games and someone threatened to blow up a third, but the big explosion lies ahead

18 And So They Played Ball
The strike over, the baseball season opened to disappointing crowds and a mixture of cheers and jeers

20 Down and Out for Minnesota
The North Stars lost their savage series to St. Louis in sudden-death overtime. The Blues' reward? Boston

22 Over and Over Again
Kjell Isaksson of Sweden exceeded the world record in the pole vault for the second time in two weeks

28 Gospel of False Prophets
All the preaching about "ecology" has deceived people. In the end man's frantic efforts won't matter a whit

34 Sailing on a Sea of Dreams
Getting Away From It All is a way of life for Warwick Tompkins Jr., adventurer extraordinary

42 You Can't Beat the Bushes
There is lots to be said for the minor leagues. Like Avis, they try harder, and often succeed

70 Wheels of Fame and Fury
Champion of a sport that has made him rich and renowned, Jackie Stewart has a clinical eye for its terrible risks

The departments

9 Scorecard
48 People
53 Golf
56 Fencing
62 Dogs
83 For the Record
84 19th Hole

Credits on page 83

Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long















Next week

The elite meet to carve up one of pro golf's juiciest plums. Dan Jenkins reports on the Tournament of Champions, where winners beat winners and even the losers get rich.

Old kentucky homage is about due, and, just to remind you, Artist W.B. Park has got it all down in colorful sketches and words, from juleps and jug bands to—oh, yes—horses.

He's a little heavier in the pocketbook. That's the only change Ken Rosewall sees in himself at 37, and the guys with a view from the other side of the net tend to agree.