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Hats Off to the King 18
Richard Petty, sovereign of the speedways, played tortoise to Bobby Allison's hare and won his seventh Daytona 500
by Sam Moses

Watch Out: Tigers on the Loose 22
After devouring 22 straight opponents, Louisiana State has a powerful grip on the Southeastern Conference lead
by Curry Kirkpatrick

No Way They're Going to Hold Him Back 26
That's what pro scouts are saying about high school hockey sensation Bobby Carpenter, who may go right to the NHL
by E.M. Swift

Ahoy! Kilroy Is Here 30
The ubiquitous nonentity of World War II sails on as the mascot of real-estate magnate Jim Kilroy's latest high-tech yacht
by Coles Phinizy

"I Wash Giraffe Ears" 36
So says Artis Gilmore, the 7'2" center for the Chicago Bulls, who knows of only five people taller—and two are freaks
by Rick Telander

Special Project: American Renewal 62
Following an introduction by Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Henry Grunwald, A Game Plan for America examines the state of competition and teamwork in the U.S. and urges changes in sports priorities
by John Underwood

The Departments

Scorecard 11
College Basketball 50
Horse Racing 58
For the Record 85
19th Hole 86

Credits on page 85

Next Week

The brothers Bibby began competing against each other on a small farm outside Franklinton, N.C. Now they're competing as pro athletes, Jim as a Pittsburgh pitcher, Henry as a San Diego guard. Rick Telander describes a special relationship.

A mist-shrouded mountain in New Guinea is the goal of three Americans who trek through jungle, over glacier and up sheer cliff to reach the peak of Carstensz Pyramid. One climber, Si's Sam Moses, tells of the odyssey Part one of two parts.