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Booktalk

In his novel, "Semi-Tough," Dan Jenkins has a bestseller all about pro football, kind of

By Larry Keith

Yesterday

Wild Bill Who? The Country's Best What?

Something called roller polo was the rage 60 years ago, but circumstances made a liar of the adman who once wrote, "It will undoubtedly become the national indoor sport"

By Keith Hodgdon

Battle Royal

BATTLE ROYAL OF LEFTOVERS

Thanksgiving is past, but San Francisco, Atlanta and Los Angeles are still struggling to see if somebody can win the Turkey Division

By Ron Reid

A NEW SOUTHERN RISING

This time it is in appreciation of a joyous new Ice Age in Atlanta, where the expansion Flames are off and blazing and the neophyte fans are up and cheering

By Mark Mulvoy

AN OAK LEAF CLUSTER FOR GENERAL WOODY

Aroused Ohio State, brought to a boil by the pregame oratory of Coach George S. Pat...er, Woody Hayes, put on two heroic goal-line stands to beat Michigan and earn a trip to the Rose Bowl

By Ron Fimrite

Booze! Girls!

LIVE! BOOZE! GIRLS! ALI! THIS IS FIGHTING?

Well, no. But it was the sort of thing one might have guessed would happen when old Muhammad played Nevada for a non-bout mismatch

By Edwin Shrake

Zora

THE MARQUE OF ZORA

This courtly bon vivant who put his own stamp on U.S. motoring is still a cool-eyed avenger at the wheel of the car he developed

By Coles Phinizy

People

PEOPLE

College Football

Neither Rodgers nor Pruitt was able to do it

Oklahoma beat Nebraska on Thanksgiving in the rematch of the Game of the Century, but the competition for Heisman votes between the Cornhuskers' Johnny Rodgers and the Sooners' Greg Pruitt was a flop

By Pat Putnam

THE WEEK

By Larry Keith

Sporting Look

Cool new pants for hot boots

By Jule Campbell

Baseball

The phenoms that bloom in the fall

As the World Series waned and other pro seasons waxed, baseball's Instructional Leagues in Florida and Arizona were sharpening the skills of a bumper crop of young stars. You'll see the best before long

By William Leggett

Karate

Aargh! 'Tis better to miss

At the nationals Gerald Evans kicked with such beautiful precision that he did not kill a soul—which is the real point of the game

By Dan Levin

Philly

ENOUGH CRACKS ABOUT PHILLY?

The jokesters have had a field day ever since the bell busted, often because the teams were a laugh, but locals regard their losers with love

By Herman Weiskopf

For The Record

A roundup of the week Nov. 21-27

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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