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Yesterday

The First Great International Track Meet

In the autumn of 1895 a British track team took on the Americans in New York, only to discover that once again England had come a long, long way to get beat by revolutionary methods

By John A. Lucas

Booktalk

Enthusiasts can welcome Prentice-Hall's new collection of Zane Grey's outdoor journalism

By Jim Harrison

Mr. Smith

MR. SMITH GOES TO BUCHAREST

And back with him comes the Davis Cup after a confrontation with Nasty and Dracula and other Rumanian horrors terrifying to a lesser man

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Big Beginning

A BIG BEGINNING FOR THE LITTLE LEAGUE

Battered and far from home, the underdog Oakland A's turned out to be merely underrated as they pounced on Cincinnati

By Ron Fimrite

ON TIME BUT NOT IN TUNE

The big star was back and the champs went East to launch a new winning road show. But they discovered their grand old act still needs a little work

By Peter Carry

Being Suicidal

BEING SUICIDAL

The wedge busters, ball strippers, coverers, holders, deep men and kick blockers—like Washington's Bill Malinchak at right—make up the special teams that do-or-die for one-fifth of every game

By Robert Boyle

Jeepers!

JEEPERS! PEEPERS IS IN CHARGE NOW

Some think Jack Scott looks like the comedian, others say he acts like one. And Scott? Hired as Oberlin College's new athletic director, he agrees he is way out—but not dangerous

By Gwilym S. Brown

People

PEOPLE

College Football

Old Bear: unbeaten and unhappy

Coach Bryant frets about defense, but Alabama keeps on winning

By Pat Putnam

THE WEEK

By Gwilym S. Brown

Pro Football

The NFL's expansion plan is zero population growth

Pro football "guaranteed" Congress that it would keep adding new franchises, but applicants are discovering that it's "don't-call-us"

By Joe Marshall

Tennis

That poor little girl wins the biggest non-prize

Chris Evert's take-home pay from her $25,000 purse at Boca Raton was exactly zero, but next year as a pro she may need an armored car

By Joe Jares

Fishing

Maybe it will fit the bill

Marlin have a disconcerting way of throwing hooks, but a Hawaii fishing skipper is perfecting a hookless lure that may be too lethal

By Richard W. Johnston

For The Record

A roundup of the week Oct. 10-16

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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