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23 Wee Gordy Wins Big
Little Gordon Johncock had been a hard-luck Indy driver, but after 27 years of racing, he made the grandest of 500s his
by Sam Moses

34 The Mets Try to Steal New York
New Manager George Bamberger has sent the Big Apple's "other team" off to a fast start, and lots of people are taking notice
by Steve Wulf

36 L.A.'s Streak Goes by the Boards
Philadelphia's Sixers stopped the Lakers' run at nine straight and tied the NBA's championship series at one game apiece
by Bruce Newman

42 A Classic Confrontation
It's boxer against slugger, experience against youth, as undefeated Larry Holmes defends against undefeated Gerry Cooney
by William Nack

53 A Slick Slide to the Top
Pete Hames may be only 17, but he's already mining the vein that only a talented few can find in dirt-track motorcycle racing
by Bob Ottum

80 The Glory That Is Caesars
Be it boxing or baccarat, wheeling or dealing, Las Vegas' pleasure palace believes in the proposition that the play's the thing
by John Papanek

The Departments

Scorecard 23
Baseball 64
Movies 70
Golf 73
Boating 76
For the Record 113
19th Hole 115

Cover illustration by Bart Forbes

Credits on page 113