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Original Issue


A Contract with the Kremlin 14
After two years of foreign intrigue, NBC is the surprising—and surprised—winner of TV rights for the Moscow Olympics
by William Oscar Johnson

No Plater, but Is He Sterling? 20
Silver Series, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream, is the first of the Kentucky Derby hopefuls to show his wares
by William Leggett

No Honeymoon in Vegas 22
One hopes Louisville Coach Denny Crum liked the first day of his wedding weekend, because the Rebels ruined the second
by Barry McDermott

Suppression of His Aggression 28
That's what keeps Wisconsin's Lee Kemp from being a world-beater. Instead, he is merely the best wrestler in the U.S.
by Douglas S. Looney

Boxing on the Americus Plan 32
The Saturday night shows, staged in the old hotel, are both a reflection of Allentown's past and a slam-bang success
by Ray Kennedy

Hot Blood Down in Dixie 58
Previewing this week's Daytona 500, Richard Petty, David Pearson and Bobby Allison recall their fender-bending feuds
as told to Bill Libby

The Departments

Scorecard 10
College Basketball 42
Hunting 49
Hockey 54
Golf 56
For the Record 68
19th Hole 71

Credits on page 68

Cove design by Donald Moss

Next Week

Thirsting for victory in the final event of the winter tour, the pro golfers wind up their Western swing with the prestigious L.A. Open at tough old Riviera. Sarah Pileggi catches their act before they take off for Florida.

Hungering for success, an increasing number of athletes have abandoned their training-table steaks for less robust fare, including some diets that permit neither fish nor fowl. J.D. Reed reports on the decline of Big Beef.