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Forest Hills

FANTASTICO, GUILLERMO!

In a tense, 3½-hour struggle that ended in chaos, Vilas parried Jimmy Connors' best shots, then put him away to win the U.S. Open

By Curry Kirkpatrick

NO, IT'S THE YEAR OF THE LIVELY BAT

The juicier ball is not explanation enough for the success Cincy's George Foster has had with his black bat. His strength and quickness may make him the second National Leaguer to have a 50-homer, 150-RBI season

By Larry Keith

Luck Of The Irish

MAYBE IT'S THE LUCK OF THE IRISH

Notre Dame needed every break, including the fractured arm of Pitt's talented quarterback, to beat the Panthers in a brawl

By John Underwood

Pro Football '77

A List of Naughty and Nice

In the NFL nice guys don't finish first. According to a straw poll of the players, Oakland is the most-hated team, Gene Upshaw the premier holder and George Atkinson the No. 1 cheap-shot artist. So the Raiders are expected to win the Super Bowl again

By Dan Jenkins

AFC East

NFC Central

NFC West

Pro Football'77

TONY D COMES TO BIG D

"It was never like this at Pittsburgh," groaned Tony Dorsett as he suffered through the rigors of his first Dallas training camp. Despite his million-dollar contract, Dorsett was mistreated like every other NFL rookie. But by the time camp was over, it was clear he was going to provide a treat for Cowboy fans.

By Joe Marshall

AFC Central

AFC West

NFC East

TV/Radio

THEY'VE BOXED THEMSELVES IN

By William Leggett

College Football

Mowed down by a Thompson

Rat-a-tat-tat went Washington State's Throwin' Samoan and the 15th-ranked Cornhuskers were bushwhacked 19-10

By Kent Hannon

THE WEEK

By Ron Reid

Baseball

Getting fat with the thin man

During the Yankees' surge from third to first, the heavyweight of their rotation has been 5'11", 158-pound Ron Guidry

By Herman Weiskopf

THE WEEK (Sept. 4-10)

Golf

Bringing in the New Year with a bang

The PGA celebrated the "end" of its season by hosting the $300,000 World Series and, lest auld acquaintance be forgot, the author recalls the good times

By Dan Jenkins

Nowhere Fast

Gettin' Nowhere Fast

What counts, says Oakland Quarterback Kenny Stabler, is the getting there. Back home in Alabama, "there" is the Pink Pony, where Stabler sips Scotch with Wickedly Wonderful Wanda, or the Shelter Cove Marina, for a game of 8-ball, or the Intracoastal Waterway, over which he roars in his Boogie

By Robert F. Jones

For The Record

A roundup of the week Sept. 5-11

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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