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14 Strangers in Paradise
The Red Sox have all New England agog, but they are so changed they seem to be out of their league

18 A Holding Pattern for Little Current
Once again a long shot upset the Belmont winner, ruining anticipated duel with Chris Evert

20 It's One Big Happy Family—But
While the Rams love Owner Carroll Rosenbloom, they're apt to walk out again if the strike resumes

22 Six Wet Cops and Sandra
There were blue words over the white cliffs of Dover as everybody got into the Channel swim

28 Last of the Awesome Aussies
Now 30, John Newcombe is at the top of his game, but he feels there is more to life than just playing tennis

32 Don't Tinker with This Kid Brother
Tinker Owens may not win the Heisman Trophy as Steve did, but he's adding luster to the family name

62 Sea of Turmoil
The America's Cup eliminations are awash with fierce striving as the 12-meter yachts duel off Newport

The departments

11 Scorecard
40 People
45 Baseball
46 Hunting
48 Golf
54 Softball
58 Bridge
61 Harness Racing
77 For the Record
78 19th Hole

Credits on page 77

Cover photograph by Stephen Green-Armytage















Next week

A song for the unsung is composed by Ron Fimrite, who examines Oakland's Joe Rudi and other men of the diamond blessed with superior skills but bereft of their due acclaim.

First comes the site—a look at the emerging nation of Za√Øre—and then comes the big fight, Mark Kram's account of the promoters who packaged the Ali-Foreman title match.

Set to shoot his steam Sky-Cycle in an all-out attempt to hurdle an Idaho canyon, Evel Knievel assesses his chances for Robert F. Jones and, in the process, voices some fears.