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Cosmos

THE COSMOS REACH THEIR GOAL

By beating tenacious Seattle in Soccer Bowl '77, the Cosmos not only won the NASL championship but they also made Pelé's cherished dream come true

By Clive Gammon

BOTTOM WAS UP TO TOPPING A MARK

The anticipated showdown between U.S. and East German women was upstaged when Joe Bottom smashed swimming's oldest record

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

Royal Occasion

IT TURNED INTO A ROYAL OCCASION

With four teams bunched tightly at the top, the American League West was in the midst of its hottest race ever. But as last week's games showed, the heat could be off Kansas City if the pretenders don't find a way to dethrone the defending champs

College Football 1977

Fewer Is Finer Except for Some Flaws

The mythical coach is back, and now he likes the new scholarship cutdown. What bothers him are the non-scholars

By John Underwood

Watering Holes

By Roy Blount Jr.

THE TOP 20

By Mike DelNagro

INDEPENDENTS

By Mike DelNagro

CONFERENCES

By Mike DelNagro

SMALL COLLEGES

By Mike DelNagro

Come To Pass

SO IT HAS COME TO PASS

Now that defenses have caught up with the wishbone, more and more college teams will be seeking victory through air power

By Mike DelNagro

Baseball

Tying one on for Taiwan

China's Little Leaguers did it again, but they weren't as awesome as usual

By Ron Reid

THE WEEK (Aug. 21-27)

By Herman Weiskopf

Horse Racing

A fine way to affirm his worth

He had won on both coasts, but many questioned the chestnut's superiority. Then Affirmed took the celebrated Hopeful Stakes from a prince of a colt named Alydar and laid claim to the 2-year-old title

By William Leggett

Golf

They didn't make a dent

An unusually confident team of Britons once again failed to win the Walker Cup

By Sarah Pileggi

Suited To A T

A Melding of Men All Suited to a T

Clark Shaughnessy was a dour theoretician, Frankie Albert an unrestrained quarterback and Stanford a team of losers, but combined they forever changed the game of football

By Ron Fimrite

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 22-28

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert H. Boyle

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