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Shopwalk

THE SOFA BIKE IS IDEAL FOR THOSE WHO ARE PRONE TO RIDE IN THAT POSITION

By Lowell Cohn

Booktalk

AN EXCELLENT ANTHOLOGY OF SPORTS FICTION THAT FINALLY MIRRORS US ALL

By Arnold Schechter

What A Beauty

WHAT A BEAUTY OF A MASTERS

Tom Watson might well have reflected on his notorious final-round collapses as he gazed across Augusta's serene waters and saw just ahead Jack Nicklaus, bent on birdies, but Watson silenced doubters with his plucky win

By Dan Jenkins

DOWN THE BOBBY JONES EXPRESSWAY

By Walter Bingham

SOMEBODY OLD AND SOMEBODY NEW

Somebody traded and somebody Blue. The once glorious A's began the season without eight of the players who started last year's opener. Owner Charles O. Finley has replaced them with a roster of aging rejects and raw recruits

By Larry Keith

Playoffs

AT FULL TILT INTO THE PLAYOFFS

Eight teams go at each other tooth, nail and elbow in the NBA's two-out-of-three mini-series. The four battered survivors will get a shot at the divisional leaders, who look serenely on, waiting for them

By Curry Kirkpatrick

EVERYONE IS GETTING INTO THE PACK

THREE HOURS ALONE IN A SHARED STRUGGLE

By Walter Bingham

Pollock

WOULD YOU BUY A USED HOCKEY PLAYER FROM THIS MAN?

Shrewd Sam Pollock trades today's surplus for tomorrow's stars, which is why Montreal should win another Stanley Cup

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

Payson's Place

AT PAYSON'S PLACE HE'S JUST PLAIN CHARLIE

With seven elegant residences scattered around the country to choose from, Charles Shipman Payson feels most at home in the rustic informality of his secluded Florida hunting ranch

By Virginia Kraft

TV

TRASHSPORT SHOULD BE CANNED

By William Leggett

Pro Football

The party became a lynching

The coach was the first casualty in the reign of new 49er GM Joe Thomas

By Joe Marshall

Nature

A dirge for the harp

There is bad blood between preservationists like Brian Davies (above) and the Newfoundland fishermen who earn extra income from the slaughter of harp seals

By Dan Levin

Marsh

A Site For Tired Eyes

Stanley Marsh's Amarillo spread—what with those buried Cadillacs, Night Tree and all—is something that will alter your vision forever. Intentionally

By Frank Deford

As I Did It

A BOY HAD TO TAKE A LOT OF STATIC TO GET TO LISTEN TO BASEBALL ON RADIO

By Bob Cairns

For The Record

A roundup of the week April 4-10

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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