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28 The Once and Future League
Totally deflated, the World Football League was flat busted and left for dead at the end of its financially disastrous first season. Now a wealthy Hawaiian wheeler-dealer named Chris Hemmeter is huffing and puffing and blowing life back into the league, and its future is taking shape.
by Joe Marshall

18 You're All Right, Jack
Jack Nicklaus edged Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf to win a record fifth Masters
by Dan Jenkins

24 Pinstripes and Needles
The new-look Yankees had glamour—and a rocky beginning to their season
by Ron Fimrite

36 Exercise You Later, Alligator
Swashbuckling inventor Arthur Jones has turned now to rebuilding bodies
by Barry McDermott

44 Rollerball
The sport drew 8,500 to a sneak preview in Munich, but will it ever play in Peoria?
by Clive Gammon

50 In the Land of the Giants
Our intrepid manager bears witness to miracles: Mays, Thomson and Rhodes
by Leo Durocher with Ed Linn

84 Getting into the Picture
Women have a voice in sportscasting, so TV has a first lady plus ladies in waiting
by Curry Kirkpatrick

The departments

14 Scorecard
68 TV/Radio
71 Baseball
79 Pro Basketball
101 For the Record
102 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer

Credits on page 101



Next Week

The hottest feud in baseball pits the Cincinnati Reds against the Los Angeles Dodgers, fussin' and fightin' through an early-season seven-game series as if the pennant itself were at stake. Ron Fimrite reports.

Racket busting Frank Deford, a longtime tennis buff, attacks some of the game's stodgy traditions, arguing that though there have been innovations—such as WCT and sudden death—more are needed to improve the sport.