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Sordid Side

A WALK ON THE SORDID SIDE

The trial of Raider George Atkinson's $2 million slander suit against Steeler Coach Chuck Noll turned into a lurid spitting match that did nothing to help the game of pro football

By William Oscar Johnson

DEVIL OF A TIME FOR THE ANGELS

Although owner Gene Autry lavished millions of his dollars on free agents, the green promise of spring has now turned into a hellish summer for his band of Californians, the stumbling tumbleweeds of the American League West

By Larry Keith

Gossamer Wings

ON GOSSAMER WINGS, ONE OF THOSE THINGS

Bizarrely beautiful, this 77-pound plane with a tail for a nose could win an $86,000 prize for man-powered flight

By Sam Moses

Above Water

JUST KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER

By Melissa Ludtke

Horse Heist

THE MILLION-DOLLAR HORSE HEIST

When Fanfreluche (above), a mare in foal to Secretariat, was stolen from her paddock, the mood at Claiborne Farm turned bluer than the grass. Motive? Fanfreluche's whereabouts? Police have only the name of a suspect

By Mike DelNagro

Baseball

Cesar's salad days are over

Supposed superstar Cedeno of Houston is playing more like a 'could have been'

By Peter Gammons

THE WEEK (July 17-23)

By Herman Weiskopf

TV/Radio

ITS STAND WAS LESS THAN GRAND

By William Leggett

Golf

Stacy's not spacy anymore

Former amateur hotshot Hollis Stacy, who lost interest in the game until she made a visit to the Soviet Union, conservatively coasted to victory in the U.S. Open

By John Papanek

Boating

No flinching allowed

"Destructive accidents" and drivers flying across the finish line ahead of their wild and unpredictable craft are as much a part of drag boat racing as rooster tails

By Bruce Newman

Papa's Marlin

Pursuing Papa's marlin

It's hardly the same Cuba, but at a fishing tournament in his honor, Ernest Hemingway's spirit lives on

By Robert F. Jones

For The Record

A roundup of the week July 18-24

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Douglas S. Looney

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