The Olympics 12
Great Britain ruled the track and field, winning the 100, the 800 and the decathlon in the span of a single day
by Kenny Moore
Nadia Comaneci fell during one exercise, and when she was found wanting in another, her gymnastic reign was over
by Ron Fimrite
Old Faces in New Places 20
The Snake is loose in Houston, Dante could find another inferno in Oakland, and several other NFL stars are in unfamiliar uniforms
by Bruce Newman
The Man Who Owns New York 24
After three years as the city's damned Yankee, Reggie Jackson is smashing home runs to rousing cheers on and off the field
by William Nack
Any More Questions, Fellas? 28
Betty Cook, the only woman driver in the machismo world of offshore powerboats, is also the world and American champion
by Bob Ottum
The Man Behind the Mask 48
No president of the International Olympic Committee ever embodied as many contradictions as the late Avery Brundage
TV Radio 42
Horse Racing 44
For the Record 64
19th Hole 66
Credits on page 64
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
Motown Mauler Thomas Hearns, the undefeated young welterweight with the big punch, challenges WBA champion Jose (Pipino) Cuevas in what promises to be a slambang fight. Pat Putnam reports, from ringside at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.
WHO'S ON THIRD? Many of the top players in baseball, that's who. A photographic gallery of the hot-corner hotshots plus Ron Fimrite's portrait of the man who many say is the best hitter in the game today, George Brett of the Kansas City Royals.