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Red Tide

STEMMING A RED TIDE

Loaded and ready for record-smashing East Germans, U.S. swimmers sank a veteran and seized a team victory

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

A HALF OF LOAFING IS NOW UNDONE

The talented Pirates were unpugnacious and unproductive until the middle of the season, when a fight set them aflight toward the top of their division

By Ron Fimrite

BILLY FITS THE HAMBO TO A 'T'

Christopher T. survived a deluge, managed not to kick himself and won the Hambletonian for Driver Billy Haughton, who had taken almost every major harness-racing prize except the big one

By Barry McDermott

College Football 1974

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 1974

In South Bend and Norman, in Columbus and Tuscaloosa, as well as on the campuses of all the other gridiron giants, nothing creates so much controversy, outrage and general all-round excitement as the annual battle for No. 1

NO. 1 OHIO STATE

CAN ANYBODY CATCH THE BUCKEYES?

SCOUTING REPORTS

CONFERENCES

INDEPENDENTS

SMALL COLLEGES

People

PEOPLE

By Harold Peterson

Baseball

Season of pride and tension

Uncertainty over when his 3,000th hit will come makes Al Kaline edgy

By Pat Jordan

THE WEEK (Aug. 25-30)

By Herman Weiskopf

Tennis

V for victory, as in Vilas

The hottest player on the pro circuit has been 22-year-old Guillermo Vilas of Argentina, who in two months won four tournaments and $70,000

By Joe Jares

Boxing

A case of setting them up for the kill

Hospitable old Havana opened its heart to the fighters in town for the first world amateur championships—feted them, fed them well, and then the Cubans danced off with most of the gold medals, cha-cha-cha

By Tex Maule

Starlings

A PLAGUE OF STARLINGS

The pretty plan was to bring the Bard's birds to America. It brought troubles by the flock

By Robert Cantwell

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 26-31

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Andrew Crichton

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