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Booktalk

Read 'Animals Nobody Loves'—you may end up with a tarantula named Rover

By Roy Blount Jr.

Yesterday

The Brawls at Boston Corners

By Arthur Myers

The Championship

A SLIGHT CASE OF BEING SUPERHUMAN

Wondrous Bill Walton brought UCLA a seventh straight championship, flattened Memphis State and left the anxious pros to wait till next year

By Curry Kirkpatrick

BIG ORANGE COUNTRY SEES RED

Indiana red, that is, which swamped Tennessee for its sixth straight national collegiate swimming title, undeterred by such distractions as orange clockworkers

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

THE PROS COME UP A LITTLE SHORT

In its grand opening the International Track Association grossed $58,600 but nearly shortchanged 12,280 fans with two almost-abbreviated races

By Ron Reid

Canadiens

A LOT MORE WHERE THEY CAME FROM

The Montreal Canadiens have so much young talent that this year's East Division title appears to be only the beginning

By Mark Mulvoy

Cowens

BOSTON'S PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE

Boxing out, bringing the ball upcourt or going to the hoop, Celtic Center Dave Cowens irresistibly overcomes most objects, stationary and movable

By Peter Carry

Masters

SWEET 16 THE KISS OF DEATH

IT KILLED HOGAN BUT GAVE LIFE TO PALMER

By Sarah Pileggi

TALL TOM WILL COME OUT SWINGING

Sure, Jack Nicklaus is a favorite to win his fifth Masters title, but he may get a fight from his friend Weiskopf, who is equal parts temper and talent and can display stunning quantities of both in the same round

By Dan Jenkins

People

PEOPLE

Horse Racing

Shecky learns a new routine

A fast 3-year-old named after a comedian has been having the last laughs at tracks down in Florida

By Whitney Tower

Baseball

A hero finds there's no one for Tenace

After Oakland's Gene Tenace hit those four home runs in the World Series to beat Cincinnati, he looked forward to celebrity status—endorsements, talk shows and banquets. But, alas, his phone never rang

By Ron Fimrite

College Basketball

Who's afraid of Virginia Tech?

Nobody, really, except the four NIT teams that lost to the scrambling Gobblers by a total of five points

By Pat Putnam

For The Record

A roundup of the week March 19-25

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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