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Booktalk

The trouble with Shainberg's novel is just that Portnoy never played basketball

By Ezra Bowen

Yesterday

Grandpa Was Too Old to Race but Not to Win

Riding a lady's bicycle with a hamper on the handlebars, 66-year-old Gustav Hakansson, five times a grandfather, still beat the best young bicyclists in Sweden over 1,000 miles

By John Cottrell

TV Talk

The big NBC machine sputtered, too, by being austere with a lively World Series

By Frank Deford

Ali

HE MOVES LIKE SILK, HITS LIKE A TON

In short, Muhammad resembles the Ali of old, which means Jerry Quarry should expect to have a hard night of it in Atlanta

By Mark Kram

THERE'S GOLD IN THEM THAR SPILLS

In years past, the San Francisco 49ers have been almost defenseless, but now they've got the hitting to go with John Brodie's passing and are making a run at the National West title

By Tex Maule

Black Magic

THAT BLACK AND ORANGE MAGIC

All the Orioles seemed to have a hand in casting a spell over Cincinnati but there was no one to compare with Brooks Robinson, the friendly ghost, who made the Reds disappear in five games

By William Leggett

WE HAVE A SLIGHT DELAY IN SHOW TIME

Pete Maravich's debut earned him mixed reviews as Oscar Robertson made his first Buck game a winner

By Peter Carry

Pro Basketball

25 THE SILVER SEASON

CELEBRATION IN THE SEVENTIES

By Peter Carry

ATLANTIC

The '70 Knicks are even better, and the Buffalo Knicks are best of the new teams

CENTRAL

As Cincy awaits the fruits of revolution, it's Atlanta's Bell-Bottoms vs. the Baltimore Knees

MIDWEST

Here comes the Milwaukee dynasty, and there goes the chance for a four-team division race

PACIFIC

One more year, at least, for those hot shooters from L. A., while Alex Hannum prepares his coup

EAST

In a weak division of regional roamers, Kentucky now has the big men to be best

WEST

The closest race in both leagues should help the gate but have a familiar finish

People

PEOPLE

College Football

Reports of Li'l Joe's death were premature

So spindly was Joe Theismann when he entered Notre Dame that coaches were guilt-stricken. Not so now. Shrewdly guiding what may be Ara Parseghian's best Irish team, he engineered a solid victory over Mizzou

By Pat Putnam

THE WEEK

By William F. Reed

Horse Racing

Even the very best can blunder

Nijinsky's defeat after 11 straight victories raised questions about his English jockey and how he ranks with the world's best race riders

By Whitney Tower

Aikido

Self-defense, but no kickie, no squashie

Unlike judo and other forms of exotic combat, this martial art is strictly for the gentle-at-heart

By Jeannette Bruce

Poison

POISON ROAMS OUR COASTAL SEAS

A new study shows that toxic chemical compounds—methyl mercury, DDT and mysterious PCBs—are present in our most popular saltwater fishes. Now rising residue levels endanger human health as well

By Robert H. Boyle

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

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert Creamer

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