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Aiming to Set Up an Upset 16
Roaring back from a two-game deficit, Boston beat Montreal twice in an attempt to turn the Stanley Cup playoffs upside down
by Mark Mulvoy

A Firm Bid for a Triple 20
Affirmed dueled Alydar through the stretch in the Preakness, winning by a neck and setting up his Triple Crown bid
by William Leggett

The Jolly Blue Giants 22
It has been veni, vidi, vici for Vida in the surprising ascent of San Francisco in the National League West
by Larry Keith

Showing Early Speed for the 500 24
The three drivers in the front row for Indy each qualified at more than 200 mph. So did A. J. Foyt, but he's in Row 7
by Sam Moses

North to Naibor Keju 34
Continuing his assessment of the state of Kenya's game animals, the author surveys an area where he had hunted in 1974
by Robert F. Jones

He's Very High on His Horses 44
From his 40th-floor office-apartment, prickly Alan Leavitt puts together the biggest syndication deals in harness racing
by Douglas S. Looney

The Mild Bull of the Pampas 116
Introspective and sensitive, Argentina's Guillermo Vilas is a world apart from compeers Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg
by Curry Kirkpatrick

The Departments

Scorecard 11
Baseball 50
TV/Radio 93
Golf 96
Pro Basketball 100
Rowing 105
Tennis 108
For the Record 131
19th Hole 132

Credits on page 131

Cover photograph by Manny Millan

Next Week

Seattle has a slew of talented players and the home-court advantage. But will that be enough to overcome experienced Washington in the NBA's championship series? Curry Kirkpatrick is at courtside in Landover, Md. as the playoffs resume.

Hepplewhites and Homers are both highly valued by Ted Simmons, antique collector, art museum trustee, .300-hitting catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and foe of the shoddy in sport. Ron Fimrite appraises a multifaceted athlete.