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The Wild Ones 14
It was over the falls and into the maelstrom at the World Wild Water bash as the French churned to victory
by Clive Gammon

Little Brother's Golden Moment 18
Michael Spinks, last of five U.S. gold medalists at the 1976 Olympics to get a title shot, won the WBA light heavyweight crown
by Jack McCallum

Nine Centuries Later, Bill the Conqueror 22
Bill Rogers laid waste a host of Britons, a smattering of Americans and one German in winning the British Open
by Dan Jenkins

His Eyes Have Seen the Glory 26
But that will remain an old story unless Miami Dolphin Coach Don Shula can transcend front-office foibles and player losses
by John Underwood

Lance Larson, Swimming Phenom at 41 34
Can a middle-aged dentist from Southern California find happiness and ego gratification in his old sport? Yes, in Masters swimming
by Sol Stern

Behind the Fence 50
Cincinnati's Tom Seaver, ever the picture-perfect pitcher, is congenial but maintains a wall against the world
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 9
Baseball 42
Tennis 46
For the Record 67
19th Hole 68

Credits on page 67

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.