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They're Tough Bucs to Pass 16
That's what other teams in the National League East are finding out about new Manager Chuck Tanner's fast and feisty Pirates
by Walter Bingham

One More Dance to Go 20
After waltzing off with the Preakness, Seattle Slew intends to have a ball in the Belmont by winning the Triple Crown
by Wlliam Leggett

Mario Is Magic Again 22
In seven weeks Mario Andretti became the first man to break 200 mph at Indianapolis, and also won two Grand Prix races
by Sam Moses

Accepting with Pleasure 24
Although Jack Nicklaus conceded he was aiming to win his own tournament, his invitations to play were snapped up by his fellow pros
by Dan Jenkins

All Aboard the Tunnel Express 32
Get it right, it's like jumping into life's great spin-dry cycle. For surfers, the tube can be a dream come true
by Sam Moses

Blue Skies Does He See 38
North American Soccer League Commissioner Phil Woosnam is incurably optimistic and marvelously eloquent
by Clive Gammon

The Mouth That Soars 64
High jumper Dwight Stones can be unthinking when he talks, but he is a logic machine when he "runs into the sky"
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 13
Movies 45
Baseball 46
Tennis 52
Crew 54
Poker 56
For the Record 79
19th Hole 80

Credits on page 79

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Next Week

Gentlemen, start your engines has been a traditional cry at the Indy 500, but this Sunday there will have to be a change because Janet Guthrie will be driving one of the 33 cars. Sam Moses reports on "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Viva La Revolucion, Viva El Beisbol is the dual cry these days in Cuba, where Castro's government has changed society but left the game alone—except, as Ron Fimrite reveals, for the introduction of aluminum bats and free admission.