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April 14, 1975 Table Of Contents

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Shopwalk

A MACHINE THAT PUNTS AND PASSES EASES THE PAIN OF SPRING TRAINING

By Rudy Anderson

As I Saw It

THE BOYS OF SUMMER WERE THE BOYS OF SLUMBER THE FIRST YEAR IN LOS ANGELES

By John Schulian

Footloose

CLAY BIRDS SOAR LIKE WILD BIRDS TO BAFFLE SHOOTERS ON A GROUSE WALK

By Virginia Kraft

Love Conquers All

LOVE CONQUERS ALL

Back to holding hands with Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert used both fists to bowl over Martina Navratilova in the Virginia Slims final and win the largest purse—$40,000—in the history of women's tennis

By Joe Jares

A CREW OF PERFECT GENTLEMEN

Harvard was smooth and unabashedly rude when it won the 1974 national championship. In its first outing, this year's eight demolished a whole flotilla of powerful rivals while behaving impeccably at all times

By Dan Levin

HE WHO KEEPS COOL WILL COLLECT

The gymnasts who followed familiar Japanese technique and philosophy came away as winners at the NCAA championships

By Larry Keith

Basketball

IN THE NBA IT'S MUSCLE...

New faces dot the playoffs, but when it's all over toward the end of May, you'll probably recognize Boston or Washington

By Pat Putnam

Hockey

...BUT IN THE NHL, IT'S BRAINS

If any team can stop the Flyers, it will first have to outthink Bobby Clarke and then try to outshoot Bernie Parent in goal

By Mark Mulvoy

Masters

THEY ALSO SERVE...

WE WOULDN'T MISS IT

By Sarah Pileggi

Sausage Man

FOND LINKS TO SAUSAGE MAN

The author recalls boyhood wrestling, its feel, its smell and, most of all, a frozen bridge and some other cold cuts involving a kid named Thuringer

By Terry Davis

Badminton

Out of the backyard

Slam-bang play in the nationals belies the sport's gentle image

By Jerry Green

Pro Skiing

Through flags to riches

After a year of slaloming for pay, Hank Kashiwa (foreground) became the champion in a sport where they fine you for missing the parties

By William O. Johnson

Track & Field

At any rate, they had fun

Few of the competitors at the Texas Relays were as fast as Larry Shipp, but most had a ball anyway, particularly the OTIS 400-yard relay team

By Tex Maule

The Best

THE BEST AT EVERYTHING

Vasili Alexeyev is the greatest weight lifter. And the finest gardener, cook, carpenter, singer and checker player perhaps in all of Soviet Russia, as the author learned on a rare and privileged visit to his home

By William O. Johnson

For The Record

A roundup of the week March 31-April 6

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

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