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Yesterday/Quitter

A Quitter Wins the Derby

Everybody except his jockey had given up on Humorist, whose courage was more than skin deep

By Norman B. Wiltsey

Joe And The Jets

JOE BITES THE ASTRODUST

After two smashing wins, the Jets got ambushed in Houston and now must open at home against Miami, the only NFL team left unbeaten

By Tex Maule

WAKING UP FROM A NIGHTMARE

Three astonishing game-winning goals by a mystery man gave the Canadians a narrow victory over Russia in their historic series, thus retrieving a measure of dignity for some anguished icemen

By Mark Mulvoy

MAN WITH A KEY TO A CHAMPIONSHIP

No one living has rivaled Elliott Burch's record of training three Horses of the Year; now he has a fourth—Key to the Mint

By Whitney Tower

National Pastime

SIMPLY CALL IT THE NATIONAL PASTIME

Forget the American League, say addicts of the older one, and get a load of what Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are promising to do to one another in their pennant extravaganza

By William Leggett

Charlie O.

CHARLIE O. EYES A PENNANT OR THREE

There is no end to the charm—or head-chopping propensities—of Charles O. Finley, whose A's won the American League West last week to set an example for his TAMs and Seals

By Ron Fimrite

Hockey 72/73

Money Makes the Puck Go

After a convulsive summer in which salaries soared and pride plummeted, the NHL lakes the ice at war with a brush new league that has bought some of its big sticks

By Mark Mulvoy

Waiting for Bobby

Hawks-and Doves

Faith, Hope, Parity

People

PEOPLE

College Football

Fresh breezes through a mausoleum

Ohio State fans have cheered for many outstanding runners in the 50-year history of massive Ohio Stadium, but none more exciting than Archie Griffin, a young freshman who last week had the old joint jumping

By Dan Jenkins

THE WEEK

By Joe Jares

Boxing

Before the shower, deluge

Ron Lyle, once convicted of killing a man, rained his combinations on the bulbous form of Buster Mathis to become a serious contender himself

By Dan Levin

Harness Racing

Ho hum, a Super Bowl win every other week

It is about that often that Stanley Dancer's trotter takes another prize, but no one seems very excited, even when it is a triple crown race

By Pat Putnam

Titanic

SOUNDINGS FROM TITANIC

A legendary personality who for half a century has been a figure of gambling fact and fable at last tells the tall tales of his sporting life

By A. C. Thomas

Baseball's Week

BASEBALL'S WEEK

By Ron Fimrite

For The Record

A roundup of the week Sept. 26-Oct. 2

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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