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22 He's a Beaut, Honest
Kentucky Derby favorite Honest Pleasure ran off with a Florida stepping stone
by William Leggett

24 Let the Good Times Roll
Shirley Babashoff set the beat at the AAU indoor swimming championships
by Jerry Kirshenbaum

26 War in the Pacific
Seattle, Phoenix and Los Angeles battle for two spots in the NBA playoffs
by Joe Jares

28 Paddling Along to a Title
Even as purists paled, the platform tennis bunch fought it out at Forest Hills
by Douglas S. Looney

30 The Women's Masters
They put the winner in the kitchen, not in a green coat, at the splashy Colgate
by Dan Jenkins

38 Baseball 1976

40 American League: Jim Kaplan reviews the year of Lynn and Rice, plus team analyses
52 National League: Mark Mulvoy profiles do-it-all Joe Morgan, plus scouting reports
98 The star-crossed career of Jackie Jensen, sport's Golden Boy, recalled by Ron Fimrite

72 "$5 for Daylight"
As green as the money all about him, the author visits a quarter-horse track
by Jay Cronley

The Departments

19 Scorecard
78 TV/Radio
80 Hockey
86 Skiing
94 Gymnastics
117 For the Record
118 19th Hole

Credits on page 117

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier













Next Week

Jack's jackets, the green ones, number five, and at the Masters this week the mighty Nicklaus goes for six. Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf would settle for one. Dan Jenkins stands watch.

Men of the cloth, having discovered that Sunday is games rather than worship, are adapting. In the first part of a series, Frank Deford looks into the "Jocks for Jesus" movement.