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Yesterday

BOBO NEWSOM TURNED SERIOUS AND WON ONE FOR DAD IN THE 1940 SERIES

By Vince Agul

Namath

GIVING JOE A BIG HELLO

Playing just one quarter and throwing only four passes, Joe Namath didn't exactly tear the Vikings apart, but Ram fans made his debut a very special occasion

By Ron Fimrite

DOUBLE-TEAMING THE TALLADEGA JINX

When Donnie Allison couldn't take the heat at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Darrell Waltrip jumped in Allison's car and drove it to Victory Lane

By Sam Moses

CALVIN DISCOVERS MURPHY'S LAW

Calvin Murphy may be able to do tricks with a basketball, but everything went wrong that could to the Houston Rockets guard at the national baton-twirling championship as 12-year-old Marci Papadopoulos stole the show

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Gamblers Golf

CARE TO JOIN OUR LITTLE OLD GAME?

If so, some sharks in Las Vegas would have welcomed you and your wallet

By Edwin Shrake

Gerulaitis

IT'S VENI, VIDI, VICI FOR VITAS

Hail Vitas Gerulaitis, winner in Rome, semifinalist at Wimbledon, who some say will rule at Forest Hills. Et tu?

By Barry McDermott

Movies

A HAPPY ENDING, BUT A HOKEY CONCLUSION

By Frank Deford

Baseball

This Stevie is also a wonder

Steve Henderson, the main man in the deal that sent Tom Seaver to the Reds, has made beautiful music in New York

By Peter Gammons

THE WEEK (July 31-Aug. 6)

By Herman Weiskopf

Fishing

Denizens of the dark

A year ago pioneering anglers found that nighttime is the right time for Florida swordfish. Now their followers have uncovered a bonanza

By Dan Levin

Boating

Australia sails to the fore

In opening trials for the America's Cup challengers, a new Aussie boat excelled

By Coles Phinizy

Boxing

Over the ropes is out

After 14½ rounds of waltzing to a rising chorus of boos, young Wilfredo Benitez suddenly unleashed a flurry of punches that left Jose Chavez just hanging around

By Clive Gammon

Horse Racing

A race he should've forgone

In the Whitney, Forego fell to his worst defeat, while Steve Cauthen set a record

By William Leggett

Oh-san

Move over for Oh-san

Sadaharu Oh's hokey-pokey, bat-on-helmet style may look funny, but any day now Japan's national hero should break Henry Aaron's home run record

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 1-7

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Sarah Pileggi

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