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Viewpoint

STOP PICKING ON CALIFORNIA. THERE'S A MAN HERE WITH A CHIP ON HIS PROSE

By Ron Fimrite

Rangers

TEXAS IS NOT A LONE STAR TEAM

With a blend of seasoned pitchers, youthful hitters and a congenial manager, the Rangers are on top in the American League West

By Ron Fimrite

IN THE ROCKET'S RED GLARE

Reggie Leach displayed the flare of Maurice Richard as he blitzed Boston for five goals in one game and blasted the Flyers off to Montreal for a Stanley Cup confrontation with the Canadiens

By J.D. Reed

IT WAS A LIKE-HATE RELATIONSHIP

Bjorn Borg and Guillermo Vilas are the best of friends, but when they met for the WCT championship in Dallas, they were the best of enemies. Borg won in four sets to become the best of the best

By Curry Kirkpatrick

The doctor

THE DOCTOR OPENS UP HIS MEDICINE BAG

In the first four games of the ABA championships Julius Erving had the right prescription for Denver, and the Nets prospered

By Pat Putnam

'I'LL NEVER PLAY THE SAME OLD RIFF'

By John Papanek

Indy

INDY'S HALL OF DINOSAURS

RUFUS, A DINOSAUR WHO ADAPTED

For years Parnelli Jones and Ol' Calhoun were kings of the Brickyard; now the car is silent in the museum while the man keeps going full bore

By Sam Moses

Baseball

He stoops to low tricks

Batters usually ground out against Randy Jones, the Padres' studious sinkerballer, who has become an ace by working fast and throwing slow

By Ron Reid

THE WEEK (May 2-8)

By Herman Weiskopf

Outdoors

So suitable to survival

It is loose and lumpy and the feet are big, but it has saving graces

By Dolly Connelly

Horse Racing

Going, Going...Gone!

Since the auctioneers' hammers banged down, a lot of expensive colts have failed to measure up to the hopes of the high bidders

By Mike DelNagro

Golf

Much ado about a Little

Ignoring the shakes, Sally Little won the Women's International as you'd like it, blasting out of a bunker for a sensational birdie on the 72nd hole

By Barry McDermott

For The Record

A roundup of the week May 3-9

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Jack Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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