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Booktalk

IF YOU CARE MORE ABOUT PLAYING THAN WINNING, OOH-AAH MAY BE YOUR GAME

By James B. Murphy

The Playoffs

THE REDS SPED AHEAD

GOOD OL' AMERICAN STANDOFF

TWO GAMES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

Minnesota blitzed Chicago 17-0 in the first half, then the Bears routed the Vikings 19-3 in the second. It was the kick-spikers who won the showdown for the Vikes

By Robert F. Jones

ALMOST EVEN IN AN ODD SEASON

James Hunt won at Watkins Glen to gain one more victory than Niki Lauda in the race for the world championship, but the defending titlist kept his slim lead in overall points with a dramatic third-place finish

By Sam Moses

Bobby Orr

RETURN OF THE FABULOUS INVALID

Bobby Orr and his $3 million knees were doing fine, thanks, as he began the new season with old enemies in Chicago

By Peter Gammons

Hockey 1976-77

SHAKE WELL, SERVE ON ICE

THE SWEDISH INVASION

A decade of expansion from six to 30 major league teams has opened hockey's for-Canadians-only job market to foreign competition. Despite their pacifist upbringing, the best of the imports are Swedes

By Peter Gammons

NHL

On paper and on ice, Montreal seems too deep, too classy and too talented for those upstart Islanders and the dethroned Flyers

WHA

Bobby Hull and all his Swedish playmates make Winnipeg the best in the West, while Quebec's Frenchmen are the East's best.

College Football

Report from the 40 Winks Tourist Court

TEXAS VS. OKLAHOMA PLUMB PUT EVERYONE TO SLEEP EXCEPT GROVER

By Edwin Shrake

THE WEEK

By Herman Weiskopf

Harness Racing

Now the pace quickens

UNHERALDED JADE PRINCE CAME DOWN FROM CANADA AND UNCORKED A RECORD MILE AT LEXINGTON. THE SEASON HAS BEEN THAT WAY, BUT NO ONE KNOWS WHY

By Douglas S. Looney

Pro Football

Gotham gazetteer: a guide for losers

IN THAT SECTION OF NEW YORK KNOWN AS NEW JERSEY, THE GIANTS CHRISTENED THEIR NEW STADIUM WITH WHAT HAS BECOME AN OLD CUSTOM, LOSING, WHILE IN QUEENS THE JETS ACTUALLY WON, MAKING THE TOWN'S RECORD 1-9

By Dan Jenkins

Volleyball

The Americans get spiked

"FRIENDSHIP FIRST, COMPETITION SECOND" WAS THE CHINESE SLOGAN FOR A U.S. TOUR. THAT'S THE WAY IT WENT FOR THE HOME TEAMS—A VERY POOR SECOND

By Joe Jares

Sporting Look

Its time for bright plumage

THE STUFF THAT KEEPS GEESE WARM IS HIGH FASHION—AND GOOD SENSE

By Jule Campbell

Walking

Long day's journey into night

SUN UP AND SUN DOWN, THE 100-MILE CHAMPIONSHIP WALK WAS AGONIZING

By Anita Verschoth

As I Did It

A DREAM DAY ON THE COURTS WHEN THE HIGH SCHOOLERS BEAT THE PROS

By Sam Toperoff

For The Record

A roundup of the week Oct. 4-10

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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