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Booktalk

A long love affair between man and machine gets tender documentation

By Kim Chapin

Yesterday

When Harvard Met Brown It Wasn't Ice Polo

A lot of weird games between a lot of scrub teams probably were played on ice before Jan. 19, 1898, but on that day modern intercollegiate hockey competition was officially born

By John Hanlon

Masters

A GLORY DAY FOR GAY

It happened a year later than it might have, and only after spectacular displays by others had made the tournament unforgettable, but in the end persevering Gay Brewer won a Masters he richly deserved

By Dan Jenkins

The 76Ers

THE NEW SPIRIT OF THE 76ERS

Gambling on defense and running relentlessly on offense, both tributes to the dominant play of Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia took a commanding lead over the Celtics in the Eastern Division pro playoffs

By Frank Deford

Grand National

DISASTER AT A THORNY BARRICADE

The Grand National at Aintree was a solid British steeplechase until the 23rd fence. There it turned into a Wild West rodeo that let Foinavon, an unloved 100-to-1 shot, slide past the favorites to victory

By Whitney Tower

Hope In Spring

TRADE IN WINTER, HOPE IN SPRING

Never before have baseball fans in the various towns in the major leagues had so much to hope for as the season began or so much to argue about. A month of midwinter madness shuffled nearly a score of stars and near-stars from club to club and league to league

By William Leggett

THE UNIFORMS ARE ALL NEW

Form Chart: National League

NOBODY THINKS IT'S THE DODGERS

Form Chart: American League

RISING DYNASTY FOR THE BIRDS?

People

PEOPLE

Handball

Laughter in the wings, murder on the court

Jimmy Jacobs, perennial king of four-wall singles, picked the wrong time to abdicate. While he eased to a doubles win, two brilliant newcomers, battling as fiercely as only he had in the past, usurped his crown

By Tom C. Brody

Bridge

The slam that spoiled an expert's lunch

By Charles Goren

Swimming

The times came for two teens

Showing respect for neither records nor their elders, 17-year-olds Mark Spitz and Fred Haywood splashed to the top of the U.S. swim ranks

By Kim Chapin

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD