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Slamming The Door

SLAMMING THE DOOR ON JACK

It was Grand indeed, but the Slam was gone as Lee Trevino chipped in, blasted in and laughed all the way in to win a wondrous British Open

By Dan Jenkins

HEADS UP! HERE'S A HORSE RACE

Though little noticed elsewhere, Japan is holding the derby of all derbies, one that dwarfs the world's turf classics with its immense crowds and betting

By Sungyung Chang

BORIS IN WONDERLAND

Russia's Spassky played Alice to Bobby Fischer's Mad Hatter in Reykjavik last week as the American challenger threw new tantrums to get his way at the world chess championship

By Roy Blount Jr.

Playbook

WOULD YOU BUY A USED PLAYBOOK FROM THIS MAN?

Better not. Most pro football coaches say you would only get a lot of Os and Vs that would be worth few if any $s. Nonetheless, ex-Ram Quarterback Karl Sweetan tried to sell one for $2,500, and a federal case has been made of it

By Tex Maule

Tom Terrific

TOM TERRIFIC AND HIS MYSTIC TALENT

The pitching wonders he works did not come swiftly or naturally to Seaver; in fact, the modesty of his skill was the making of the man

By Pat Jordan

Part 3: The Olympic Games

DEFENDER OF THE FAITH

His detractors have said he is a traitor, a liar, a windbag, a hypocrite and a fool, but Avery Brundage sleeps the sleep of the just

By William Johnson

All-Stars

STARS IN YOUR EYES

Baseball

Pepi struts out again

Back at work, the Cubs' vagrant first baseman is pepping things up

By Don Delliquanti

THE WEEK

By Joe Jares

Harness Racing

Three for the big money

On a Saturday both eventful and bizarre, trotting's millionairesses go International and a pacing Bird strides into their exclusive club

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

Basketball

A blessing in disguise from Bethlehem

Coaches tried to avoid steelworker Hank Slider until they saw him swish baskets. Now they consider him a savior, one who spends his summers teaching their young shooters how to stay hot during the winter

By Don Delliquanti

Merckx

The Majesty of Monsieur MERCKX

Belgium's incomparable Eddy is sovereign of his sport, a pleaser of kings and a man who has made Merckxists of the masses throughout the world

By John Underwood

For The Record

A roundup of the week July 11-17

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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Edited by Martin Kane

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