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Booktalk

The mysteries of baseball and tennis are explored in new informal histories

By Jeannette Bruce

Yesterday

A Posh Game in a Posh Town

It was precisely the proper setting for the first international polo match in the U.S.: exclusive Newport, R.I. in 1886

By John Hanlon

King Jackie

HAIL TO KING JACKIE!

Scotland's Jackie Stewart seized the Italian Grand Prix and so became the world champion and mod god of auto racing, over which he reigns in some splendor

By Robert F. Jones

MAYBE IT'S TIME TO BREAK UP THE METS

'Met Brutality' a placard read in Pittsburgh, and the transformation of the New Yorkers was complete. Winning 10 in a row, they routed the Pirates and left the stumbling Cubs weeping far behind

By William Leggett

Bombs

TOSSING BOMBS INTO THE HOOPS

Only weeks before the players will start shooting, the American Basketball Association declares open war to force a quick merger with the NBA. Now there may be as much action in court as on the courts

By Gary Ronberg

Pro Football 1969

It's cliché time again, but as you get triter, you often get righter

By Tex Maule

AFL EAST

The best (New York) is better, and the second best (Houston) is more better, but the Oilers still aren't in a class with the Jets, of whom the classiest are W. White Shoes and Mathews Snell.

AFL WEST

Kansas City, Oakland and San Diego are like three lobsters in a trap—only one can survive. If the Chiefs avoid the injuries which devastated them last year, they'll be that one.

NFL COASTAL

Love, hate and talent contribute to making a football team, but talent contributes most, and with the Colts, Rams and 49er's the Coastal has all kinds of talent. Pity the Falcons.

NFL CENTURY

The Cardinals are coming, tra la, tra la—in football. Big on running backs and helped by a little safety and a quarterback with a better head than arm, St. Louis is out to depose Cleveland.

NFL CAPITOL

By almost every measuring device, the Dallas Cowboys are a shoo-in to win the division. The only question is: are they still waiting for the arrival of that streetcar named desire?

THE FACE OF AN EDUCATED TOE

By Robert F. Jones

Pro Football

NFL CENTRAL

Defense is still ahead of offense in the Black and Blue Division, and when they've sorted out the fallen bodies, the team with the least weak offense should be on top. Yes, Green Bay.

People

PEOPLE

Horse Racing

'Won't somebody help me buy this horse?'

That was the piteous cry of Don Le Vine, who fell in love with a chestnut colt that had lost its first three races by 51 lengths. Now Don and his two partners have five times their money back and a Kentucky Derby hopeful

By William F. Reed Jr.

Bridge

Goodby to a perfect partner

By Charles Goren

College Football

Chuck Hixson presents his 1969 SMU aerial circus

Watch the Mustangs and their exciting passer play catch. They'll amaze you, thrill you and maybe even win. But not last week

By Dan Jenkins

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

FACES IN THE CROWD