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World Series

THE TIGERS SEE TOO MUCH RED

Detroit went back to St. Louis wondering where the next starting pitcher was coming from. But the real problem was all of those bright Cardinal uniforms, intimidating the team wherever it turned. Bob Gibson simply froze the Tigers. It was the infuriating Lou Brock who stung them into making a last-ditch stand

By William Leggett

WINNING WITH A LOSER'S LOOK

The record books will say that the New York Jets beat the San Diego Chargers at Shea Stadium last week, but they won't mention that the Jets got a lot of help from San Diego and even more from the referee

By Edwin Shrake

The Olympics

GRIM COUNTDOWN TO THE GAMES

Mexico City was vibrant with warmth and color for arriving Olympic athletes, but behind the extraordinary pageantry there was alarm that tragic battles between students and troops might disrupt the Games

By Bob Ottum

The Face-Off

THE FACE-OFF THAT NEVER WAS

Miami had its Mad Stork on defense, USC had an offense named Orange Juice and the confrontation was billed as epic, but the showdown was something less as the Trojans gave the Hurricanes the bird

By Dan Jenkins

Hockey 1968

IN YEAR 2 OF THE NEW ERA THE BOOM GOES ON

Hockey's expansion year was a bold success, and the new season promises to be even better—nowhere brighter than in Montreal

By Gary Ronberg

Scouting Reports

THE EAST

THE WEST

TARTAN HAS A HIGH NEW FLING

College Football

Sun Devils only smile when they're hurting

Arizona State players learn not to show pain and how to become pros. Wyoming, another Western Athletic Conference member, beat ASU, but few teams outside the WAC care to face either one

By Gary Ronberg

FOOTBALL'S WEEK

By Mervin Hyman

People

PEOPLE

Basketball

The Beard moves into a new and ticklish pad

Now playing for the Los Angeles Lakers—Wilt Chamberlain. With Elgin Baylor and Jerry West too, the team should be the best ever in pro basketball, but will it be? That probably is up to Chamberlain alone

By Joe Jares

Horse Racing

The racing doctor made the right prognosis

Los Angeles Surgeon Robert Franklyn was sure he had bought a world champion and his colt proved it at the Arc in Paris

By Whitney Tower

Motor Sports

A Scot wings it at the Glen

By Kim Chapin

Pool

Victimized by 'a kid's game'

To the foreign stars, veterans of snooker and billiards, the straight pool at New York's international tournament was a costly surprise

By Pat Putnam

Pro Football

Pro at the conference table

By Tex Maule

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