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Yesterday

The Fat Old Men of Summer

It was a game between paunchy writers and flabby broadcasters—but among the spectators were the unbeatable Yankees of the glory days

By William Rodger

Booktalk

An updated baseball encyclopedia is less encyclopedic than the original

By Jonathan Yardley

Forest Hills

BATTLE OF THE AGES

It was hardly a titanic struggle, but by mowing down 39-year-old Ken Rosewall in straight sets at Forest Hills, just as he did at Wimbledon, 22-year-old Jimmy Connors proved he was a spectacular champion

By Joe Jares

Evel Knievel

'WE SHOULDA RUN ONE MORE TEST'

All steamed up and aimed at immortality, the Sky-Cycle fired. But so did the parachutes—and the great canyon jump fizzled out on the rocks below

By Robert F. Jones

Great Plunge

A GREAT PLUNGE FORWARD FOR CHINA

With golds in diving, gymnastics and shooting, the People's Republic's participation in the Asian Games after 20 years of athletic exile was a banner occasion for winning friends and medals

By Pat Putnam

Pro Football

ALL UPSIDE DOWN

By Tex Maule

EVERYTHING IS SUPER SUPER

THE WEEK THAT WAS—AND IS

AMERICAN EAST

By Mike DelNagro

AMERICAN CENTRAL

By Joe Marshall

AMERICAN WEST

By Ron Reid

NATIONAL EAST

By Joe Marshall

NATIONAL CENTRAL

By Morton Sharnik

NATIONAL WEST

By Ron Reid

EVER SEE SO MANY GENIUSES?

The NFL coaches are perceptively and irreverently described by an old fan

By Dan Jenkins

TV/Radio

WELCOME TO THE 1,000-HOUR SEASON

By William Leggett

Baseball

Speed trap for an Angel

Radar verifies what the flinch factor tells wary batsmen: California's Nolan Ryan throws the fastest fastball ever timed. Speed: 100.8 mph

By Ron Fimrite

THE WEEK (Aug. 31-Sept. 7)

By Herman Weiskopf

Bridge

High-low is the best road on defense

By Charles Goren

College Football

Underway thisaway and thataway

The season began as Tennessee and UCLA played seesaw with the lead to end up in a 17-17 tie

By Barry McDermott

Golf

Lesson for the home pro

The members were for him, but Bobby Nichols, who represents Firestone, was no match for Lee Trevino and Gary Player in the World Series

By Sarah Pileggi

Cruise

ON A DICEY CRUISE

The voyage promised to be rough, with high-rolling in the richest backgammon tournament ever, but a first-class gambol was assured

By Edwin Shrake

For The Record

A roundup of the week Sept. 2-8

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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