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Booktalk

A FLURRY OF GIFT BOOKS TO SNOW YOU UNDER DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

By Douglas S. Looney

Walton

HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND SIZE

That's Bill Walton, who—knock on a Douglas fir—is free of injuries at last and is one big reason that the Trail Blazers are in first

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Drop Dead

Fans to press: DROP DEAD

Boosterism is one thing, but when an accurate newspaper story in Oklahoma can turn fans into vengeful fanatics, cause a coach to see dark plots and even make a university president twist words, something is grotesquely wrong

By Frank Deford

Free-For-All

AFTER THE FREE-FOR-ALL WAS OVER

Following weeks of rough-and-tumble bargaining, the Yankees, who signed Reggie Jackson and Don Gullett, and the Angels, who spent plenty for Joe Rudi, Don Baylor and Bobby Grich, were tops in the reentry draft

By Larry Keith

Pair Of Aces

THE RAIDERS HOLD THE WINNING HANDS

And when Oakland plays, it usually opens with a pair of aces: Clifford Branch, who goes long, and Fred Biletnikoff, who goes short. With them, the team hopes to rake in the Super Bowl pot

By Robert F. Jones

Hearst Ranch

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE HEARST RANCH

Once San Simeon was where the elite met to eat; now Jack Greer has made it a hunter's paradise

By Virginia Kraft

College Basketball

Getting their Irish up

UNRANKED PRIOR TO THE SEASON, NOTRE DAME HAS UPSET ONE BIGGIE AND NOW LOOKS LIKE A BIGGIE ITSELF

By Barry McDermott

THE WEEK

By Kent Hannon

Hockey

Bullish times in Birmin'ham

OFF THE ICE, ANYWAY, AS ALABAMANS DISCOVER THE HAT TRICK. ON ICE, THE BULLS' MARKET HAS BEEN BEARISH

By Peter Gammons

Pro Football

Caught up in the Christmas rush

A CONTINENT APART, O. J. SIMPSON AND WALTER PAYTON CHASED AN NFL TITLE

By Robert F. Jones

Soccer

Fiercely flow the Dons

SWIRLING PAST CLEMSON AND INDIANA, SAN FRANCISCO WINS THE NCAA TITLE

By J. D. Reed

College Football

The sign of these cats is V

COTTON BOWL-BOUND HOUSTON, 2-8 LAST YEAR, FINISHES UP 9-2 IN 1976

By Mike DelNagro

Gondola II

THE TRAGEDY ON GONDOLA II

Gliding jauntily above the fresh snow at Vail, the brightly colored cars packed with skiers began their ascent to the top of the Colorado resort. Then came the rumble of disaster

By William Oscar Johnson

For The Record

A roundup of the week Nov. 29-Dec. 5

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

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Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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