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Booktalk

A long-distance runner is saved from loneliness by dogs, cops and wise guys

By Robert Cantwell

Gooood Kids

GOOOOD KIDS ON THE WAY

The All-Stars lost, as usual, but some of the brassy kids who made it close are going to brighten up the pros

By Peter Carry

MILLION-DOLLAR SUNDAY DRIVER

Like motorists everywhere, Richard Petty climbed into his blue Plymouth and went for a ride. This one was called the Dixie 500. He won it, a $20,560 purse, and became the richest stock-car racer in history

By Roy Blount

REVIVAL OF AN OLD ROCK FESTIVAL

For the first time in the Age of Aquarius, Britain and the U.S. met in polo. Champagne ran, and 'Hair' bristled

By Hugh McIlvanney

The Shorts

BAD CASE OF THE SHORT SHORTS

Millionaire Robert Short paid too much for the Washington franchise, and now he wants out. Will he find an angel? Will the Senate let the Senators move? Will Short pay the rent? Where's Curt Flood?

By Ron Fimrite

Greatest Athlete

THE GREATEST ATHLETE IN YATES CENTER, KANSAS

As legends go, Mike Peterson may be pretty small time. But to be deified at 18 and still not get the Big Head is no small thing

By William Johnson

People

PEOPLE

Baseball

The secret weapon of the Sox

Chicago's Bill Melton is leading the league in homers. Bill who?

By Larry Keith

THE WEEK

Pro Basketball

Dribbling on the verge of the merge

In a deal that must affect all sports, the two basketball leagues will probably be allowed to become one—at the cost of the reserve clause

By Frank Deford

Bridge

Forecast: cloudy, but clearing in October

By Charles Goren

Slow-Play Fay

Out There with Slow-Play Fay and Play-Slow Flo

A former male-chauvinist golfer makes his peace with the women pros in Las Vegas

By Dan Jenkins

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 Martin Kane

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