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July 5, 1976 Table Of Contents

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Flying Start

FLYING START TOWARD THE OLYMPICS

Led by Dave Roberts, who broke a vaulting pole and then the world record, a talented group of U.S. track and field athletes earned a two-week trip to Canada.

By Pat Putnam

IT SHIVERED THEIR TIMBERS

The start of the tall ships race from Bermuda to Newport suddenly turned into a spectacular saltwater Donnybrook

The Fight

THERE WAS A FIGHT IN MONACO

Carlos Monzon finally met—and mastered—Rodrigo Valdes and now reigns as undisputed middleweight champion

By Ray Kennedy

The Farce

...BUT ONLY A FARCE IN TOKYO

Ballyhooed by promoters as The War of the Worlds, the Ali-Inoki fiasco ultimately proved to be the bore of the ages

By Mark Kram

Hillclimb

JUST WIND HER UP AND CLOSE YOUR EYES

It's a wrenching test of man and motorcycle, and the hillclimber is apt to flip over making the grade

By Sam Moses

Baseball

Umps have given him the grumps

About the only American Leaguers who do not rate Cleveland's Frank Robinson highly as a manager are the umpires, who wish he would sit down and shut up

By Larry Keith

THE WEEK (June 20-26)

By Joe Marshall

Wrestling

Molly made the team—so did Betsy

And so did men with men's names in Trials that produced few upsets

By Herman Weiskopf

Cycling

In the wake of the bike boom, an accessory avalanche

Everything from rearview specs to cushy saddles is purveyed by an industry thriving on cyclists' needs

By Jule Campbell

Bronx Boy

BRONX BOY MAKES GOOD

Steve Kelly has gone through fire (with Ladder Company 36) and ice and sunny lagoons, striving to make the Olympics, though his chances in Montreal remain nil

By William Oscar Johnson

For The Record

A roundup of the week June 21-27

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Jack Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD