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Footloose

PRO QUARTERBACKS DON'T GET RATTLED, EVEN WHEN GASSING A DEN OF RATTLERS

By Carlton Stowers

Booktalk

MEMOIRS OF PIONEERS WHO HIKED ALL 2,023 MILES OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

By Robert Cantwell

Movietalk

A PLUCKY JAPANESE SKIS DOWN THE FACE OF EVEREST AND WINS AN OSCAR

By Anita Verschoth

The Masters

IT WAS RAY ALL THE WAY

Going on a birdie binge that put him on top from the start, Ray Floyd mastered the Masters, proving his number was up

By Dan Jenkins

MAKING 13 UNLUCKY AGAIN

By Sarah Pileggi

A GIANT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

After years of poor attendance and a near move to Canada, San Francisco baseball is on the march again with two new owners

By Ron Fimrite

Playoffs

AT LONG LAST IT'S CRUNCHTIME

This week's NBA playoffs have an unfamiliar ring—Cleveland and Philadelphia and Phoenix—but when the championship rings are handed out in the distant future, look out for the old reliables

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Big Bren

HOWAY, BIG BREN! YE'RE DOIN' US PROOD!

Brendan Foster, England's star middle-distance runner, is a ray of golden hope in the forbidding streets of industrial Gateshead

By Ray Kennedy

High Road

HIGH ROAD TO THE GOOD LIFE

Once he converted his obsession into a hobby, O. J. Meyer found out how to relax and enjoy the ride

By Phil Singerman

Baseball

A Devil of a series

Led by Pitcher Floyd Bannister, top-rated Arizona State took three straight against No. 2 Arizona

By Jim Kaplan

Speed Skating

A pack that hopes to be picked

Seeking Olympic acceptance, the short-coursers made the rounds

By Pat Putnam

Pro Football

Getting chilled by a very slight draft

Even before the picks were made, the collegians were outshone by the signing of free-agent stars

By Ron Reid

Fishing

Getting a line on graphite

After wielding the pencil-thin rods for a year, an expert now favors them over fiber glass—but warns they are no cure-all for beginners

By Gil Drake

Soccer

In a Kingdome by the sea

A record U.S. soccer crowd showed up in Seattle's new blood-and-guts arena for its first sporting event, and Pelé gave the folks a show

By Joe Jares

Religion In Sport

Religion in Sport

Sunday has become a day of games rather than worship, but churchmen are adapting. They now take faith into locker rooms and put hope in a 'Jocks for Jesus' movement. A three-part series

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A roundup of the week April 5-11

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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