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Olympics

A SANCTUARY VIOLATED

The saddest of all Olympic Games saw the flags of 126 countries at half staff under the Olympic flame, while rancor and controversy still raged

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

IN DISASTER, MOMENTS TO REMEMBER

YOUNG HARMON MAKES HIS MARK

From out of Hollywood comes the saga of Mark Harmon, handsome, articulate son of Old 98, who in his first starring role last week quarterbacked underdog UCLA to a final-reel victory over mighty Nebraska

By Dan Jenkins

STILL BLUSHING AT THE FACE-OFF

Canada's finest were roasted by citizens and press as the Russian invaders ripped the national game from its moorings

By Mark Mulvoy

Forest Hills

NASTY HEADS THE BOOM AT THE TOP

Forest Hills proved that no man dominates tennis, although Ilie Nastase is more equal among equals. As for Billie Jean King, she remains supreme

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Pro Football

TIME TO TAKE STOCK

Heading into 1972, the game has problems. The question is, when will its proprietors wake up and do something?

By Tex Maule

Scouting Reports '72

National East

Everybody has quarterback problems, so why should the Cowboys worry? Even playing catch-up, they'll pass George Allen, who never wins playoffs

National Central

As though the Vikings haven't kicked the old Black and Blue around plenty already, they have come up with a new scoring punch in Fran Tarkenton and their best all-round team to date

National West

While the 49ers were standing pat, Los Angeles played chess, made some deft moves and improved by 20%, enough to give the Rams an edge in an old rivalry

American East

Even if they suffer injuries for a change, the Dolphins are going to be rough. They have added size in the middle, which is bad news in Baltimore and New York

American Central

After 40 years the Pittsburgh Steelers just could win their first title—if; if they can find a pass defense, if the team can win away from home and if Quarterback Terry Bradshaw has grown up

American West

Raiders and Chiefs, Chiefs and Raiders. They both strike fearsome poses. It will be Oakland, though, mostly because the team has had to change least

Boomer

BRING ON THE BOOMER

STRONG IMPULSES AND A SHORT FUSE

By Morton Sharnik

Olympic Medals

THE OLYMPIC MEDAL WINNERS

Baseball

He turns 'em inside out

By William Leggett

THE WEEK

By Harold Peterson

College Football

A sleeping giant awakens

For two years USC has been high on promise, low on performance, but last week's thrashing of Arkansas proves it is a contender for No. 1

By Joe Jares

Golf

You know Jack, Lee, Gary and, ah, er...

Gay Brewer is hardly an unknown, nor is he a bad player, but when he was thrown into the ring with three of the game's biggest names—Nicklaus, Trevino and Player—he finished just where you would imagine

By Barry McDermott

Horse Racing

Two men on a horse—but one at a time

Levi Strauss' 2nd Annual Ride and Tie Race brought out a strange entry list all ready and eager to chase $3,000 across 30 miles of California mountains in a new race straight out of the Old West

By Alice Higgins

Landry

Why Is This Man Laughing?

Believe it or not, Cowboy Coach Tom Landry seethes with emotion. Old Computer Face just believes poise and composure are the keys to victory—even in the Super Bowl

By Edwin Sharke

For The Record

A roundup of the week Sept. 4-11

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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