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14 Four Murderers in a Row
That's the heart of the Pittsburgh batting order, and now Pirate pitchers are turning killer, too

18 Britannia Rules Bermuda's Waves
Out of a storm-riddled flotilla came a cool crew on a happy ship to win a classic for England

20 They Left Us Singing the Blues
In what may have been their last appearance as a team, those azure Italians won the World Bridge Olympiad

22 Do I Deserve To Be There?
Jack Nicklaus reviews his U.S. Open victory and talks of Muirfield, Slams and Bobby Jones

30 Babes Who Are Going A-Gunning
Set for a strong challenge, the U.S. picked an Olympic basketball team that is young, balanced and brash

32 A Horseman of Another Color
Neal Shapiro is not only a mainstay of the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team, he's a pilot, organist and harness driver

36 Sail Ho for Kiel
That's where the other Olympics will be held—the one for yachtsmen—and a lively venue it is

50 Another Greening of Forest Hills
Color comes to tennis clothes, and it's all enough to make traditionalists turn white

58 The Graduates
Reflections on the glory of their times by some seniors who played on Nebraska's national champion football teams

The departments

9 Scorecard
42 People
44 Baseball
46 Golf
50 Sporting Look
54 Conservation
56 Bowling
71 For the Record
72 19th Hole

Credits on page 71

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer















Next week

Those wonderful folks who brought you Indy are at it again, this time with a fast 500 miles in the hills of Pennsylvania. Bob Jones will be with them at Pocono Raceway.

The How To is easy, what's really hard is the when to, the who to and the why to. A primer on the art of passing by past master (and pass master) Johnny Unitas of the Colts.

Taking part was the important thing about his Olympics said de Coubertin, a premise William Johnson examines in Part 1 of an irreverent history of the modern Games.