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22 Mutiny and a Bounty
Despite a disgruntled crew and a deserting skipper, the Oakland A's grabbed the swag in a stormy World Series

28 Sorry, but Alabama Had to Run
The Crimson Tide and Tennessee were having a wild affair until Bear Bryant's boys scored three quickies to end it

30 Now You See Him, Now You Don't
All eyes are on O. J. Simpson, including those of his dumbfounded opponents, as he performs his sleight of foot

44 High but No Longer Mighty
Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell are giving it their didactic all, but San Diego and Seattle refuse to rise

54 Diamondhead in the Rough
A former Pinehurst resident reminisces about the old golf resort and ponders what a land developer will do to it

72 Sunrise on the Other Face of Racing
The backstretch, a colorful side of horse racing the public seldom sees, is breaking out all over with girls

104 Shades of Old Sports
Harken on Halloween to ghostly athletes from beyond the grave; things that go bump (and run) in the night

The departments

17 Scorecard
78 People
80 College Football
92 Boating
95 Hockey
101 Cricket
125 For the Record
126 19th Hole

Credits on page 125

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer















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