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Booktalk

If it happened in pro golf in 1967, you'll find it in McCormack's new book

By Walter Bingham

Yesterday

Sweetwater's Bombed Bomber

By Robert W. Neubert

Pro Basketball

THE CHANGING GAME

Heading into a new season, pro basketball has problems. There are too many teams, too few superstars and not enough money to go around. But there is a way out that the two leagues may one day adopt despite their natural inclination to play a pat hand

By Frank Deford

Scouting Reports

RICHES IN THE NBA EAST

Boston, New York and Philadelphia will battle for the title in the pro game's toughest division

A ROMP IN THE NBA WEST

With Wilt Chamberlain and some new backcourt men, Los Angeles should win every game

THE ABA IS CATCHING UP

After its first year's struggles the league has moved to firmer and maybe even profitable ground

College Football

Just keep cool, baby, and run those fat tackles

Those were the instructions on the Ohio State blackboard, and the Buckeyes followed them perfectly as they locked up Leroy Keyes, held shocked Purdue scoreless and avenged Woody Hayes

By Mervin Hyman

FOOTBALL'S WEEK

By Herm Weiskopf

People

PEOPLE

Motor Sports

The great Michigan muddle

Protests flew as Ronnie Bucknum (above) won a new speedway's first race, and famous drivers battled track and officials for title points

By Kim Chapin

Bridge

Darling of the kibitzers

Competing for a berth on the North American team in the 1969 World Championship is Sidney Lazard, whose style delights the galleries

By Charles Goren

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

HAWK IN A CORNFIELD

The race toward No. 1 gets an exciting new entry when the high-scoring Kansas Jayhawks, their peppery coach and their dashing quarterback all come through in the clutch to beat Nebraska's Cornhuskers

By William Johnson

TRIALS OF AN UNLONELY MILER

As the XIX Olympics began, America's best hope in the 1,500 meters found himself so besieged that he had to leave the Olympic Village and train on quieter public highways to get ready for his stern ordeal

By Bob Ottum

HOMERS OVER THE RAZZMATAZZ

It was supposed to be between McLain and Gibson, but the 1968 World Series turned into a confrontation between the heavy hitters of Detroit and the swift runners of St. Louis. Mickey Lolich helped a bit, too

By Mark Mulvoy

STANDOUT STAND-IN FOR THE KING

When Johnny Unitas hurt his golden arm, it was the Baltimore Colts who winced, but backup man Earl Morrall has the team winning bigger than ever

By Edwin Shrake

CREDITS

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