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Booktalk

VARIETY IS THE SPICE, BUT SEASONED TENNIS PLAYERS DEPEND ON MONOTONY

By Arnold Schechter

As I Saw It

HOW THE GREAT DAIQUIRI DERBY AND U.S. BASEBALL GOT BOMBED IN HAVANA

By George Beahon

Day Of Reckoning

THE DAY OF RECKONING IS DRAWING NIGH

After a summer-long scrap, Courageous, skippered by crafty Ted Turner, sailed away (below) from sleek, new Enterprise and now will defend the America's Cup against Australia

By Coles Phinizy

Bananas In The Bushes

BANANAS IN THE BUSHES

Jim Paul doesn't know how the infield fly rule works but he's sure figured out how to fill up El Paso's ball park using ploys like the sundae doubleheader

By Pat Putnam

Movies

BIG FOLKS HAD BETTER GRIN AND BEAR IT

By Frank Deford

Baseball

He didn't knuckle under

After being 0-7, Atlanta's Phil Niekro got his flutter back and has resumed his inexorable drive to become the alltime winningest thrower of the Iron Butterfly

By Jim Kaplan

THE WEEK (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

By Herman Weiskopf

College Football

Hello, big time, so long, streak

Rutgers, winner of 18 straight games, was looking forward to the dawn of a new era when it scheduled Penn State. Instead the Scarlet Knights were taught a harsh lesson in expecting too much too soon

By Pat Putnam

Golf

It all began with a garage sale

Karsten Solheim parlayed $1,100 and his genius into a $20 million business

By Barry McDermott

Boxing

The Importance of Being Earnie, Act 1

In which Shavers runs up an impressive string of KOs—interspersed with a few lamentable KOs by—and gets a title bout with Ali. Act II? Tune in Sept. 29

By Morton Sharnik

Werblin

MIRACLE IN THE MEADOWS

What used to be one of the outstanding garbage dumps of our time has become a gold mine of a sports center—and more nuggets are on the way. The man who pulled it off is Sonny Werblin

By Ray Kennedy

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 29-Sept. 4

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert H. Boyle

GREEN SPEED WAS RED HOT TO TROT

Billy Haughton's colt took the Hambletonian in straight heats, setting records for himself and his driver. But he won't have a shot at the Triple Crown because nobody had enough faith in him before this season to risk $460

By Douglas S. Looney

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