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Battle Of The Ages

THE BATTLE OF THE AGES

It was sudden death as 47-year-old Gene Littler faced 27-year-old Lanny Wadkins in the National PGA at Pebble Beach—and Lanny killed a dream

By Dan Jenkins

Reds Are Blue

THE REDS ARE SINGING THE BLUES

Defending champion Cincinnati is second and suffering, and it can't blame it all on the pitchers. Sloppy playing in four crucial games with the Dodgers proved that

By Ron Fimrite

New Charge

NEW CHARGE FOR THE CHARGERS

Powerless for years, San Diego's new slogan is "Watch Lightning Strike." And the Chargers may indeed jolt opponents with Joe Washington, Johnny Rodgers, James Harris and numerous other flashes

By Joe Marshall

Sultan Of Swipes

MAKE WAY FOR THE SULTAN OF SWIPES

As he nears Ty Cobb's career base-stealing record, businessman-thief Lou Brock finds larceny is lucrative

By Ron Fimrite

Baseball

His biggest pitch is yet to come

Marty Stone, Boston's batting-practice hurler, is planning to buy the Red Sox

By Peter Gammons

THE WEEK (Aug. 7-13)

By Herman Weiskopf

Hocker

A game any number can play

And more and more people are enjoying John Norton's eclectic new pastime.

By Virginia Kraft

Chess

Let's go, big beige machine!

Playing by the numbers, U.S. program CHESS 4.6 masters the rest of the world

By Jim Kaplan

Volleyball

The sole Pole for the Sol

The El Paso/Juàrez Sol is not a joke, thanks to Polish Olympian Ed Skorek

By Joe Jares

Olympics

It's a site for sore eyes

After the 1960 Winter Olympians left, Squaw Valley's cozy little Village became moribund, but now it is gaining a new lease on athletic life as a training center

By Anita Verschoth

Harness Racing

Sure way to get his goat

For every $25,000 Governor Skipper wins his owner buys him a goat. The colt collected two more with an Adios score

By Douglas S. Looney

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 8-14

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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