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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a... 14
...kicky little aircraft known as an ultralight that you can fly without a license. Great for chasing eagles and nudists
by Bruce Newman

A Girl Who's Just One of the Guys 20
Nancy Lieberman is holding her own in a New York summer basketball league that includes several NBA players
by Steve Wulf

Lefty Has the Right Approach 22
A batterymate turned Boswell gives the inside pitch on why silent Steve Carlton might win 30 games this year
by Tim McCarver with Jim Kaplan

Detour on the High Road 26
As the Olympics begin, athletes who would have represented the U.S. chafe at home, and one performs for Austria
by Kenny Moore and E.M. Swift

He's a Man, Not a Myth 58
Chuck Noll has a taste for wine, a love for roses, but life wasn't always this way for the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers
by Paul Zimmerman

The Departments

Scorecard 11
Baseball 44
Golf 52
For the Record 74
19th Hole 76

Credits on page 74

Cover photograph by John Iacono

Next Week

The Olympic games, although diminished by the boycott observed by the U.S. and 61 other nations, open in Moscow under tight security measures. Nonetheless, there will be a fortnight of pomp and performance, and the SI team will be there.

The British open returns to the course of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield, where chappies named Nicklaus, Trevino and Gary Player were all winners. They will be back, and so will Tom Watson. Dan Jenkins reports.