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34 Saluting the New Army Game
Combat football, now the principal sport at Schofield Barracks, surely is not the old Army game. It's no-holds-barred mayhem in which officers and enlisted men butt heads while their general beams from the sidelines. A report on what could well be the roughest action from here to eternity
by Richard W. Johnston

14 Back on Top of the Hill
After injury-marred '74 seasons, Jim Palmer and Tom Seaver again lead their leagues
by Ron Fimrite

18 The Beast Brought Out His Best
Tom Watson had a reputation for blowing up, but at Carnoustie he didn't—and won
by Dan Jenkins

20 Catching Connors in the Stretch
The Wimbledon winner discloses the tactics he used to topple the defending champion
by Arthur Ashe

22 Could She Have Been Saved?
After Ruffian's death came the question. An account of the great filly's last hours
by William Oscar Johnson

28 Caravan Into the Cornbelt
Cycling across Iowa, they found more than adventure: everyone was glad to see them
by Bil Gilbert

56 A Gift of Place
Two views of Chesapeake Bay are woven into an evocative tapestry
by Robert H. Boyle and Mark Kram

The departments

11 Scorecard
40 Baseball
44 Golf
46 Tennis
49 Soccer
67 For the Record
68 19th Hole

Credits on page 67

Cover photograph by John Iacono and Walter Iooss Jr.



Next Week

Sundance and Butch live again as Csonka and Kiick, along with Warfield—late of the NFL Miami Dolphins, now of the WFL Memphis Southmen—charge toward the season. Robert F. Jones reports on the trio's exploits.

No death for a salesman. While nearly everyone else in college sport is being murdered by costs, Michigan's Don Canham is thriving by peddling the "enjoyment business" as he once did socks. By Frank Deford.