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Battle of the Ages 12
It was sudden death for Gene Littler, 47, when he met Lanny Wadkins, 27, in the PGA Championship at Pebble Beach
by Dan Jenkins

The Reds Got the Blues 16
Defending champion Cincinnati is second and not only because of its pitching, as sloppy play against the Dodgers proved
by Ron Fimrite

New Charge for the Chargers 20
Powerless for years, San Diego has a new slogan—"Watch Lightning Strike." Its opponents may, indeed, be jolted
by Joe Marshall

The New Sultan of Swipes 24
As he edges up on Ty Cobb's career base-stealing record, businessman-thief Lou Brock finds larceny is lucrative
by Ron Fimrite

A Link to Scotland 32
Golf fans who have never made the pilgrimage to St. Andrews will find Long Island's Shinnecock Hills a worthy substitute
by Frank Hannigan

Gideon's Magic Machine 52
With the help of a computer, an ingenious scientist named Gideon Ariel has been helping athletes improve their performances
by Kenny Moore

The Departments

Scorecard 9
Baseball's Week 37
Hocker 40
Chess 42
Volleyball 44
Olympics 46
Harness Racing 48
For the Record 63
19th Hole 64

Credits on page 63

Cover photograph by Al Satterwhite

Next Week

The Phillies are flying again, particularly when Steve Carlton is winging the ball to his personal catcher, Tim McCarver. Larry Keith reports on this batterin' battery and the defending National League East champs' surge to first.

Fidel is first in the hearts of Cubans, but Alberto Juantorena, winner of gold medals in the 400 and 800 meters in the Montreal Olympics, may yet catch him at the tape. Jerry Kirshenbaum visits the idolized runner on his native turf.