22 Disgrace on the Ice
Hockey violence erupted anew in Quebec and Toronto in the sport's worst week
by J. D. Reed
26 Up from San Juan
...and on the way to Churchill Downs is Bold Forbes, the Puerto Rican Rolls-Royce
by William Leggett
28 Net Gain for Concentration
There were no walkabouts for 1976 Virginia Slims champion Evonne Goolagong
by Joe Jares
34 Return of Yankee Stadium
The renovated House of Ruth opened to a packed house and to protests about its cost
by Robert Lipsyte
44 He Could Be Too Fast
The Derby favorite Honest Pleasure has a nagging flaw: he has one gear—high
by Ernest Havemann
54 Endorsing Jesus
He is being hard-sold by some big-name jocks. Part 2 of "Religion in Sport"
by Frank Deford
94 5,760 Casts a Day
Tournament bass pros must work to "get the meat in" and land those contracts
by Roy Blount Jr.
76 Horse Racing
84 Pro Basketball
111 For the Record
113 19th Hole
Credits on page 111
Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman
Off and running toward the Olympics in Montreal are top U.S. track and field prospects. A look at their early foot comes from performances at the Drake, Penn and Mt. Sac relays.
Into the stretch come the contenders for the Kentucky Derby. William Leggett identifies them and tells tales chilling and thrilling of past hopefuls; artist Bernard Fuchs portrays Derby Day.