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January 5, 1976 Table Of Contents

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Playoffs

IN ON A WING AND A PRAYER

Engineering the only upset in a hectic playoff weekend, Roger Staubach threw a desperate 50-yard touchdown pass to Drew Pearson with 32 seconds remaining that lifted Dallas past Minnesota

By Dan Jenkins

A BIG ONE FOR THE SNAKE AND THE STORK

By Ron Reid

A STEELCLAD CASE FOR THE DEFENSE

By Mark Mulvoy

RUSH HOUR IN THE COLISEUM

By Edwin Shrake

Who Is Kidding?

WHO IS KIDDING WHOM?

San Francisco's kids sometimes suffer growing pains, but opponents find them nothing to laugh about

By Barry McDermott

Wheeler

THE DEALER WHO DOUBLES AS A WHEELER

Jerry Hansen plays Monopoly with all Minneapolis as his board, and the same drive has carried him to 14 racing championships

By Sam Moses

Boris And His Boys

BORIS AND HIS BOYS PREPARE FOR A FEW FRIENDLIES

In a mission to Moscow's hockey factories the author learns why the Soviets' famed amateurs can challenge the best teams in the NHL

By Mark Mulvoy

College Basketball

High flyer with a low profile

First-rate talent cannot overcome Eddie Johnson's identity problem

By Kent Hannon

THE WEEK

By Pat Putnam

Speed Skating

Honing the young blades

The talent pool of U.S. speed skaters is tiny, but there is enough flash and dash to justify golden hopes once again at the Innsbruck Olympics

By Anita Verschoth

Cross Country

The Death Valley hustle

Bobby Riggs, con man, and Bill Emmerton, distance runner, each did his thing. Result: poor Bill

By J.D. Reed

College Football

Nebraska pays for an Arizona Fiesta

Invited to the bowl in Tempe, the mighty Cornhuskers accepted with the notion they would show undefeated Arizona State how the big boys play the game. But it was the Sun Devils who wound up having a ball

By Sam Moses

Small World

IT'S A SMALL WORLD

Remember model building? The little ships, the planes that flew? Most boys go through an acute phase—and a lot of adults never get out of it

By J.D. Reed

For The Record

A roundup of the week Dec. 22-28

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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