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14 When the Stars Cross
Home runs, followed hard by end runs, disoriented the sports world as the twain finally met

18 'You Know Me, Al,' said Joe
And Al Unser does, indeed, know Joe Leonard. What he did not know was that Joe had won the Pocono 500

20 Bonny Rematch for Two Belles
In tennis' new ringing rivalries Australia defeated the U.S., but Chris Evert chimed in with a sweet victory

22 Teaching Junior the Palmer Method
The Hiskey-Zarley team won the title, but the real winner was Nicklaus sub Jack Lewis, who got pointers and ink

28 The Blood and Thunder Boys
Miami's Jim Kiick likes to run where the holes are, Larry Csonka where they aren't. Either way, bring help

34 Flying by the Seat of Your Pants
The good old days of aviation live again as collectors and their antiques buzz it up in the Iowa blue yonder

54 Leapin' Lizards and Other Fauna
A Costa Rican odyssey starring 'Oceanea,' a homely cousin of' African Queen,' and innumerable sports of sorts

The departments

9 Scorecard
42 Baseball
46 Horse Racing
50 Boating
67 For the Record
68 19th Hole

Credits on page 67

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.















Next week

Regeared and Humming, Cincinnati's Big Red Machine is threatening to blitz the National League West. William Leggett reports on the Reds' pennant romp-in-the-making.

The eyes of Texas are beaming over the Dallas Cowboys' dazzling—and richly functional—new showplace. John G. Zimmerman's color camera goes deep into its heart.

The better half can wind up second best if the man of the house is off playing for a living. A searching look at the wives of several professional athletes by Jeannette Bruce.