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Out Of The Pack

AN ACE CAME OUT OF THE PACK

Pumping through the Sierra for seven days and 475 miles, the second-longest bike race in U.S. history met unbelieving cops and unyielding semis

By Roy Blount Jr.

STORMY DEBUT FOR THE CUP

WARNING: DANGEROUS SLURVES AHEAD

That is the pitch from Atlanta as league-leading Buzz Capra and his fellow lay analysts do their best to cure a case of acrophobia

By Ray Kennedy

IN DEFENSE OF THE COMPETITIVE URGE

The Vice-President reflects fondly on his "halcyon days" as a Michigan football star and Yale coach, and ponders the current state of sport, arguing that winning is a necessary goal; that international athletic victories serve nations well; and that the preoccupation with money may end up alienating the fan

By Gerald R. Ford

Marbles

RING OF BRIGHT MARBLES

It was a time for reverie on the hot, flat Jersey sands, as the children participating in the national tournament knuckled down with their shooters of exotic colors

By Mark Kram

TV

THEATER SOCCER SORT OF SOCKO

By William Leggett

Baseball

Three rivers, two strikes

Failing to get timely hits from vaunted batsmen and needed relief from the bullpen, Pittsburgh's Pirates are treading water above last place

By Pat Jordan

THE WEEK (June 23-29)

By Joe Marshall

Pro Football

Are you ready for the WFL? It's here!

While the old established National Football League was fretting about player strikes and picket lines, the upstart new league was displaying precocious professionalism as it prepared to launch its first season

By Joe Marshall

Golf

He's really a big shot

Not even Jack Nicklaus can outdrive Jim Dent, who wishes the rest of his game was smashing, too

By Barry McDermott

For The Record

A roundup of the week June 24-30

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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Edited by Andrew Crichton

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