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14 When Irish Guys Are Miling
Eamonn Coghlan was master of the Millrose, and Niall O'Shaughnessy nearly had a record
by Joe Marshall

18 A King and His Courting
High school basketball player Albert King is on the most-wanted list of college recruiters
by Kent Hannon

20 A Bit Better than Lagos
Up from obscurity came Dick Stockton to upset Jimmy Connors for the U.S. Indoor title
by Curry Kirkpatrick

22 Not on the Level
Why do Los Angeles cyclists try to ride up Fargo Street's 33% grade? Because it's there
by Sarah Pileggi

26 Yes, It's the Donut Line
Their centers come and go, but Montreal wings Steve Shutt and Guy Lafleur keep on scoring
by Jerry Kirshenbaum

30 Promo Wiz in KidVid Bid
Bill Riordan is at it again. He's discovered skateboarding and is laying it all on TV
by Frank Deford

34 A Quarter a Point Isn't 25¢
The author was looking good at the $191,795 backgammon tournament until a lucky roll
by E. J. Kahn Jr.

58 Pestiferous and Prepotent
One American and 75 Frenchmen pursue the legendary boar through venerable woodlands
by William Humphrey

The Departments

9 Scorecard
41 College Basketball
44 Squash
46 College Hockey
52 Soccer
54 Pro Basketball
71 For the Record
72 19th Hole

Credits on page 71

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman













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