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Booktalk

Diggings from ancient Greece show how it was at the earliest Olympics

By Jeannette Bruce

Yesterday

Swimming Ben, or How a New Nation Kept Afloat

But for a quirk of fate, one of the Declaration's most important signers might have turned into a London swimming teacher

By Mary Evans

Dazzling Dilemma

THE PROS FACE A DAZZLING DILEMMA

In a confidential poll for Sports Illustrated, scouts representing every professional football team rate the best crop of first-round draft candidates available in years, a group that boasts an unusual number of headline-capturing celebrities and one that will force some anguished decisions by the men who must do the picking. A consensus of the ballots shows who ranks where—and settles a rousing argument

By Dan Jenkins

ALOHA TO A TROUBLED SEASON

Last week's Hawaiian Open climaxed the 1968 tour, a year in which the Masters ended in debate, a comedian won the Open, new faces began to supplant old and the PGA and the touring pros went pffft

By Alfred Wright

Century

NOW RING IN A NEW CENTURY

Once the patsy of the NFL, the Century Division, led by Cleveland and St. Louis, has been flexing an impressive set of muscles

By Tex Maule

Skiing

Gear with a well-honed edge

College Football

The Alabama quality of mercy was strained

Only the gentle rain fell from heaven onto Birmingham as the state's two major teams, Alabama and Auburn, whipped visitors from LSU and Tennessee in a wet day-night doubleheader

By William Johnson

FOOTBALL'S WEEK

By Mervin Hyman

People

PEOPLE

Fishing

Rough day off Old Man Shoals

When the November winds sweep over the sandbars near Nantucket, only fervid fishermen venture out for striped bass that swarm there

By Dan Levin

Hockey

'That was when I hit him in the mouth'

Toronto's brawling defenseman Jim Dorey is the new Leaf cop—and, says his coach, vital spirit

By Gary Ronberg

Tennis

Reaching for the Davis Cup

By beating India this week, the U.S. has qualified to play Australia, which may use youngsters John Alexander (above) and Phillip Dent

By Kim Chapin

Bridge

A boo-boo was the best bid

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

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD