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Match Point

MAKING A MATCH POINT

Chris Evert, the horse, went to California to take on Miss Musket, pride of the West, for $350,000, the largest known winner-take-all purse in sports history. Miss Musket was aced by a cannonball

By William Johnson

AND THEN THINGS WERE PUTT IN ORDER

The leaders in the Women's Open were bumbling around until Sandra Haynie settled matters with two late decisive strokes

By Barry McDermott

SUMMER OF THEIR DISCONTENT

As a glimpse at the Dolphins' camp shows, the players' strike is no picnic. While a few veterans and draft choices work out with one-day wonders, the picket line resembles a sweaty suicide squad

By John Underwood

Whooping It Up

WHOOPING IT UP WITH THE INDIANS

It has been many moons since Cleveland was last on the warpath, but now the Tribe is again a contender and the usually quiet natives are restless

By Ron Fimrite

Baseball

Years ahead of his time

Robin Yount, youngest player in the majors, has few shortcomings

By Pat Jordan

THE WEEK (July 14-20)

By Ron Reid

Track & Field

The flip that led to a flap

The sport's august officialdom is alarmed by a new long-jumping technique that could endanger a few necks—and the 30-foot barrier

By Ron Reid

Hockey

Check and double-Czech

A couple of Canadian tycoons with a yen for signing stars for super salaries have landed two more and stirred up a world controversy

By Mark Mulvoy

Boomeranging

And many happy returns

In the aftermath of the first U.S. open, it would be apt to say the sport is making a comeback, but perhaps more truthful to say it is booming

By Sarah Pileggi

Bridge

Kantaring through the Grand National

By Charles Goren

For The Record

A roundup of the week July 15-21

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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Edited by Sarah Pileggi

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