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Booktalk

ROCKY'S FIRST FILM WAS ALL FISTS, AND NOW HIS FIRST NOVEL IS ALL THUMBS

By Jonathan Yardley

The Other Hand

NOW ON THE OTHER HAND...

Old Pudgy, better known as Olympic champion Vasily Alexeyev, hurt his right wrist before last week's bizarre meet in Las Vegas and this was the result. He didn't set any records, which wasn't the only thing that went wrong

By Sarah Pileggi

THREE ISLANDERS UNTO THEMSELVES

The Trio Grande of NHL scoring leader Bryan Trottier, top goal producer Mike Bossy and senior citizen Clark Gillies, who is all of 23, has kept the New York Islanders within shooting distance of the Philadelphia Flyers

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

ISN'T IT WARM, ISN'T IT COZY, SIDE BY SIDE

Putting two and two together, the PGA and LPGA came up with a honey of a tournament that had the pros hugging happily

By Walter Bingham

Ohio State

A BIG CHANGE IN THE AFFAIRS OF STATE

Under Fred Taylor, Ohio State went from top to bottom in college basketball. Now a new man is reviving the older Taylor tradition

By Larry Keith

Alzado

NO END WITH THIS END

Off the field, Lyle Alzado is a tireless worker for charitable causes; on it he shows no mercy as the head pulper for Denver's Orange Crush defense

By Sarah Pileggi

Old Comrades

TAUT DUEL FOR TWO OLD COMRADES

They grew up together in Russia and meet again for the right to face the champion, but one is a defector, the other an émigré

By J. D. Reed

TV/Radio

GETTING INSIDE THEIR 'SKINS

By Bruce Newman

College Basketball

A blue chip at Reno

The University of Nevada's northern branch has a marvelous but little known center in 6'10" Edgar Jones, who hurts opponents even when he himself is injured

By Joe Jares

THE WEEK

By Herman Weiskopf

Pro Football

One giant step for L.A. while Oakland limps

The Rams clinched their division title with a 20-14 victory over the Raiders, who with a hobbled quarterback now face a struggle just to make the playoffs

By Joe Marshall

Soccer

Mitey band of Warriors

Dwarfed by USF, little Hartwick took the NCAA title from the defending champs

By J. D. Reed

Pro Basketball

Big men the Knicks got, but a team they ain't

Beloved New York superhero Willis Reed was lured out of retirement by the idea that he could inspire his old club to play the way he did. It has not been easy

By John Papanek

Fads

Bumper crop of slogans

If you've read it, just stick around, there'll be another on the next car

By J. D. Reed

Alaska

LAND OF GEESE AND PLENTY

From the air, Alaska's pond-pocked Tikchik Lakes country appears sterile and forbidding, but it teems with Arctic char, grayling and rainbows as well as great flocks of waterfowl

By Robert F. Jones

THE FRAGILE GIANT

By Robert F. Jones

For The Record

A roundup of the week Nov. 28-Dec. 4

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert H. Boyle

CREDITS

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