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Swimming Trials

MARK OF EXCELLENCE

Keena and Deena and the rest of the girls were never feena—er, finer—at the Olympic swimming trials, but Mark Spitz made the biggest splash

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

LITTLE JOE MAKES BIG REDS GO

Second Baseman Joe Morgan, who steals bases and scores runs—and hits homers, too—could make Cincy a cinch to clinch the National League West—if the Reds find a way to win at home

By William Leggett

Bobby

HOW TO COOK A RUSSIAN GOOSE

First, catch a Russian—and at long last Bobby Fischer apparently has, dominating Boris Spassky so completely that only a sharp reversal can keep the young American from becoming world champion

By Robert Cantwell

Some Home

SOME HOME ON THE RANGE

'The day of indignity is past'

By Edwin Shrake

People

PEOPLE

Baseball

A Twin mortar gets the range

By Roy Blount Jr.

THE WEEK

By Mark Mulvoy

Golf

No muzzle for the monster

Gary Player held on to win the PGA championship at Oakland Hills, but that tough old course proved that its teeth are still fierce

By Dan Jenkins

Tennis

Olés for moon balls and a big serve

It took five matches, but the U.S. beat Spain in the Davis Cup semifinals behind an odd combination of soft lobs by Harold Solomon and the booming game of Stan Smith, who put it all together when it counted

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Pro Football

Nay on the neighs, yea on the baas

Fed up with his Colts, Carroll Rosenbloom traded for the Rams

By Tex Maule

Wives

I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN

If you have the impression that being married to a professional athlete is glamorous, fun, ego-building, frustrating or plain for the birds, you're only half right. Eight wives—and one ex—tell it like it is, and was

By Jeannette Bruce

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 1-7

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By J. Richard Munro

SCORECARD

Edited by Martin Kane

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