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Muddle

NOW HIS NAME IS MUD

Long shot Head of the River sloshed to victory at Hialeah, giving a black eye to Derby favorite Riva Ridge. And on the same upsetting afternoon, fancied Royal Owl lost in California, contributing to the 3-year-old muddle

By Pat Putnam

MAKING A MODEST NAME FOR HIMSELF

By Whitney Tower

GENTLE TIGERS OF THE TABLES

Spring came early to Ottawa as the Chinese Ping-Pong team, fulfilling a promise from Chou En-Lai, won laughing in Canada on the first leg of its journey through North America

By William Johnson

DANCING MASTERS

Knockdown

ANOTHER KNOCKDOWN COMING UP

Despite all the shooting and scampering about in Eastern arenas, the NBA playoffs are headed for the inevitable conclusion that—just as it was last year—the West is still by far the best

By Peter Carry

Baseball 1972

Digging In At Crooked Creek

By William Leggett

SULTANS OF SWAT—AND SOME NEW TURKS, TOO

SCOUTING REPORTS

Scouting Reports

A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW

ANY ONE OF FIVE CAN DO

THE BIRDS OWN THE BALL

NOBODY'S BLUE IN OAKLAND

Moundmen

MASTERS OF THE MOUND—AND THE GAME

By William Leggett

People

PEOPLE

Bowling

...and pass the ammunition

With a strong right arm and his trust in the Lord, stay-at-home Mike Durbin rolled bombs at his opponents before a happy Akron audience

By Joe Jares

Boxing

Not only Foster got stung

By Leslie Nakashima

Innocence

End of Innocence

Bruce Kison seemed a wide-eyed rookie, agog at playing in a World Series, until he uncorked his fastball and brought the Orioles to their knees

By Pat Jordan

For The Record

A roundup of the week March 28-April 3

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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