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He Flew for the Crew 18
Almost grounded at the gate, Seattle Slew took off in the stretch to win the Derby and make out a flight plan for the Triple Crown
by William Leggett

Up, Up and Away with Cey 24
Led by the Penguin, who has soared with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs, the Dodgers have zoomed to an unprecedented early lead
by Larry Keith

Two Views of Indy

500 winner Johnny Rutherford's schedule was hectic in the days leading up to last year's race. Lane Stewart's camera captures the whirl 34

John Cole, who has been a lifetime fan, and his son, who may drive in the race someday, make a pilgrimage to the Speedway 40

Philly Does the Hustle 64
To win, Houston had to slow Philadelphia's attack to a waltz, but it was the Sixers who set the beat, disco-dancing off to two wins
by John Papanek

Fighting Beak and Claw 78
Man may have finally found ways to help those birds of prey whose numbers he has so wantonly reduced
by Donald Dale Jackson

The Departments

Scorecard 13
Baseball's Week 53
Pro Football 60
Pro Basketball 64
Crew 70
Hockey 73
For the Record 95
19th Hole 96

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer

Credits on page 95

Next Week

What might have been in Montreal could well be an actuality in Jamaica, as a glittering field of athletes—including 800-meter rivals Alberto Juantorena and Mike Boit—gathers for the season's first big international meet. Kenny Moore reports.

Those guys named guy, Lafleur and Lapointe, plus other guys named Larry and Steve and Serge, lead the puissant Montreal Canadiens against the Boston Bruins in search of their 20th Stanley Cup title. Peter Gammons is at rinkside.