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A Wild West Show 14
Abdul-Jabbar is putting up his new Moon Ball, Jerry West is coaching up a storm and the Lakers are up at the top
by Curry Kirkpatrick

The Day the Gold Turned Green 18
Olympic gold medalist Sugar Ray Leonard collected a cool $40,044 for beating Luis Vega in his professional boxing debut
by Pat Putnam

Penthouse for Rent 20
Indiana, last year's tenant, has been evicted, and Michigan, Minnesota and Purdue are elbowing for the spot atop the Big Ten
by Larry Keith

Record Run on a Southern Sea 22
The classy fleet was forced to play ketch-up behind winner Kialoa in the key race of the SORC series
by Coles Phinizy

Putting On a Hill of a Show 28
Some come to ski, but most come to ski and be seen doing their number on the trails that run beneath the lift lines
by William Oscar Johnson

Duncan Is Erupting 34
Once a so-so miler, Duncan Macdonald, the son of a vulcanologist, burst into prominence with a U.S. record in the 5,000
by Kenny Moore

A Fish Story That's Too True 56
A well-toasted dream begun in Manhattan was realized off Panama, where two anglers in pursuit of sailfish met the Red Horde
by Clive Gammon

The Departments

Scorecard 9
College Basketball 38
TV/Radio 42
Nature 44
Hockey 49
Figure Skating 53
For the Record 71
19th Hole 72

Credits on page 71

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman

Next Week

Sparks fly on the superspeedways when a driver "lays a little metal" on a rival. And sometimes fists fly in the pits as a result. NASCAR's winningest drivers—Richard Petty, David Pearson and Bobby Allison—tell Bill Libby of their feuds.

Ice is nice but the snowiest winter in Buffalo history has forced the NHL Sabres to travel by sled and snowmobile, cancel games and play others with whoever shows up—and still they're in second. Peter Gammons mushes in for a look.