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Booktalk

DICK FRANCIS RIDES AGAIN—WITH A PLOT AS TRICKY AS THREE-CARD MONTE

By Ernest Havemann

Gentleman John

GENTLEMAN JOHN STANDS PAT

As others took last-minute gambles, Johnny Rutherford stayed with what had worked in practice and scooped up the pole position for the Indianapolis 500

By Sam Moses

BUT GOD BLESSED THE CANADIENS

Kate Smith did her musical darndest, but to no avail as Montreal swept Philadelphia and carried the Stanley Cup back to Canada

By J. D. Reed

THEN HE SPOKE FOR HIMSELF

With his utterly unexpected victory in the Preakness, Elocutionist made it clear that he deserves more notice

By William Leggett

Playoffs

HAVE THE SUNS RISEN IN THE WEST? YES

The mighty Warriors are gone, knocked out of the NBA playoffs by Phoenix, which ended Golden State's one-year dynasty

By Curry Kirkpatrick

BOSTON HOBBLES OUT FRONT IN THE EAST

By Barry McDermott

He's The Guy

50,000,000 FRENCHMEN SAY HE'S THE GUY

And you know they can't be wrong when they predict that high hurdler Guy Drut, the world-record holder, will bring France a gold medal at the Olympics

By Ray Kennedy

TV/Radio

THE SULTAN OF SOAPS

By William Leggett

Baseball

Two major additions to the minors

Once controversial big-leaguers, now Denny McLain (below) and Bill Valentine are abloom in the bushes

By Jim Kaplan

THE WEEK (May 9-15)

By Herman Weiskopf

Gymnastics

On the beam for Montreal

And on the uneven bars, the horse and in floor exercises, our newly selected women's team may surprise a lot of people at the Olympics

By Anita Verschoth

Pro Football

Feathering a nest of Seahawks

Seattle's fledgling NFL team sold 59,000 season tickets before it had a coach, players or seats

Shorter

In The Long Run, It's Shorter

Frank Shorter won the Olympic marathon in 1972 and hopes to repeat in July. While he says, "Guys who make a cult of running ruin the whole thing," there are times when even he seems obsessed

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A roundup of the week May 10-16

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 Robert W. Creamer

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