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8 Slamming the Door on Jack
It was Grand, indeed, but the Slam was gone as Lee Trevino put the Super Hex on Nicklaus

12 Heads Up! Here's a Horse Race
Little noticed, the Japanese have been holding the derby of all derbies, one that dwarfs other turf classics

14 Boris in Wonderland
Good knight, what next? Russia's Spassky must have wondered as Bobby Fischer played Mad Hatter

16 Would You Buy a Used Playbook?
Better not. Most coaches say it wouldn't be worth much, even though one seemed to be on the market

22 Tom Terrific and His Mystic Talent
The wonders he works did not come easily to Seaver. In fact, his modest abilities made the man

32 Defender of the Faith
His detractors have called him a traitor, a liar and a fool, but Avery Brundage sleeps the sleep of the just

44 Stars in Your Eyes
A humorous view of the best All-Star Game in town—baseball's—as seen by Artist Marc Simont

60 The Majesty of Monsieur Merckx
Belgium's incomparable Eddy, the sovereign of cycling, is matey with monarchs and makes Merckxists of the masses

The departments

6 Scorecard
49 Baseball
52 Harness Racing
56 Basketball
68 For the Record
70 19th Hole

Credits on page 68

Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long















Next week

On the road with Messrs. Blue, Hunter, Holtzman, Jackson, Epstein et al. Ron Fimrite describes how it is to travel with the Oakland A's, the fastest-moving team in baseball.

The grand opening of pro football's training season is celebrated with a photographic tribute to first-week sweat and strain, plus one man's account of getting axed by Kansas City.

A woman scorned is annoyed forever, or so it might seem in the case of Robyn Smith, who can afford to sneer at her detractors now that she has succeeded as a jockey.