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Booktalk

A long-distance runner takes a look at the loneliness of others like himself

By Gwilym S. Brown

Shopwalk

At Parachutes Incorporated equipment comes high but the good advice is free

By Felicia Lee

Yesterday

The Series That Almost Never Got Played

As far as Pitcher Cy Young and Catcher Lou Criger knew, the season of 1903 was all over and it was time to go home. Then the Boston manager phoned and the first (unofficial) World Series was on

By Frank Sleeper

Young Generals

THE YOUNG GENERALS

They are not yet 30 and they are still learning—often the hard way—but from this group of promising quarterbacks may emerge the one or two who will adequately replace those aging kings, Unitas and Starr

By Tex Maule

Series Matchup

MATCHUP OF A CLASSIC PAIR

The mound becomes a historic summit when St. Louis' Bob Gibson and Detroit's Denny McLain, baseball's best pitchers, go into the 1968 Series. No matter who wins, the game's last true championship may be one of its best

By William Leggett

Big Night

A BIG NIGHT IN A LI'L OL' TOWN

With the governor serving as cheerleader and all Baton Rouge behind him, LSU's Tigers get their season off to a roaring start by snatching a win from Texas A&M when a ball is lost at the goal line

By William Johnson

Mexico 68

GAMES IN TROUBLE

Never has an approaching Olympics been beset by more immediate and potential problems than Mexico City's—altitude, racial and political boycotts, riots, red tape, delays—but the Olympic idea is still strong. The curtain is going up, perhaps shakily, but up

By John Underwood

Olympics

THE THIRD FORCE

FAVORITES FOR MEDALS IN MEXICO

People

PEOPLE

College Football

Jingle Joints should be judged by his cover

Ron Sellers, Florida State's fine pass catcher, looks too thin and scatter-limbed, but opponents reveal his true value by triple-teaming him. As Maryland found out, even that is often not enough

By Pat Putnam

Football's Week

FOOTBALL'S WEEK

By Mervin Hyman

Golf

The Palmer-Nicklaus laugh-in

At the PGA Team Championship in Oklahoma City the two kings got all the chuckles but Bobby Nichols and George Archer won the money

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Harness Racing

One-half of a Jug horse beats one airplane

So it appears to Pilot Louis Mancuso, who made the swap that turned him into an owner of a classic colt, and to Billy Haughton, who drove Rum Customer and became a million-dollar winner for the third time in his career

By Pat Ryan

Lost Laughter

LOST LAUGHTER

By John Underwood

Baseball's Week

BASEBALL'S WEEK

By Peter Carry

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

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