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A Rouser

A ROUSER ON A RUG

It was played on a carpet, but it was no parlor game as Tennessee got the college football season off to a smashing start by scoring as the clock ran out and completing a two-point conversion pass to tie Georgia

By Dan Jenkins

Triumph And Tragedy

TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY AT TAHOE

Past heroes like Billy Mills and Gerry Lindgren failed at the U.S. Olympic Trials and Jim Ryun nearly did, but for others, like John Carlos, Lee Evans and Bob Seagren, the meet was sheer heaven

By John Underwood

Show Biz Denny

GOLDEN 30 FOR SHOW BIZ DENNY

Until he stepped on the mound, you couldn't tell the man from the celebrities. Then Denny McLain began to pitch, and baseball had its first 30-game winner since 1934, when Diz became an American original

By Alfred Wright

HASHUP AND HASHISH IN SWEDEN

Nobody really won—Jimmy Ellis lost ground in his fight for public acceptance, Floyd Patterson saw a fine effort wasted, the Swedes were melancholy about it all and the draft dodgers Just kept smoking

By Mark Kram

Van Breda Kolff

HEDONIST PROPHET OF THE SPARTAN GAME

Bill van Breda Kolff, who will be coaching Wilt Chamberlain this year, loves his beer and a good time, but he is a mighty serious fellow when it comes to pro basketball

By Jack Olsen

MAN OH MAN! WHAT A DRAG!

Horse Racing

Mr. Nerud's everything horse

By winning the U.N. Handicap after setting the mile record, Dr. Fager went a long way toward justifying the claims of his exuberant trainer

By Whitney Tower

Pro Football

If you know a good joke, tell it to Philadelphia

With an owner who is in bankruptcy court, a coach who is ridiculed by the press and the fans and a quarterback who broke his leg in the first exhibition game, the poor Eagles are in need of a few laughs

By Edwin Shrake

Bobby Jones

THE REEL LIFE OF BOBBY JONES

The rarest golf films ever made are 18 classic shorts of Bobby Jones instruction—only one set still exists—in which an astonishing cast of Hollywood celebrities took part. Completely unrehearsed and often ad-libbed to the point that their slapstick plots were a shambles, these 10-minute serials included such bizarre scenes as W. C. Fields lazily juggling golf balls for Warner Oland, Jones and Bill Davidson

By Robert Cantwell

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Baseball's Week

BASEBALL'S WEEK

By Peter Carry

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

CREDITS

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