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The Iceman Scoreth 12
Spurred by ultra-cool George Gervin, the NBA's second-leading scorer, San Antonio is running away in its division
by Curry Kirkpatrick

Montreal Was Hale Until Hardy 16
Playing his first NHL game, Swedish Goaltender Hardy Astrom put an end to the Canadiens' record 28-game unbeaten streak
by Jerry Kirshenbaum

He Goes Like Sixty 18
Houston McTear set his fourth world record of the indoor season while winning the 60-yard dash at the AAU Championships
by Joe Marshall

This Martina Tests 100 Proof 20
Martina Navratilova has been plenty potent on the Virginia Slims tour, winning all six tournaments she has entered
by Sarah Pileggi

Spring, the Way It Was 28
Bradenton, the Pirate training base, claims it is Florida the way it should be. Tourists might disagree, but nostalgic fans won't
by Larry Keith

Girls Win, Boys Lose 34
For a boy growing up in Prairie City, Iowa meant glorying in the fact that the town's heroes were the girls who played basketball
by Douglas Bauer

Stone Walls, Stout Hearts 66
Those who scale sheer cliffs often talk of rock climbing as a largely cerebral sport. Just ask them about sewing-machine knee
by Sam Moses

The Departments

Scorecard 7
Movies 45
College Basketball 46
Horse Racing 52
Hockey 58
Boating 63
For the Record 81
19th Hole 82

Credits on page 81

Cover photograph by James Drake

Next Week

It's tournament time in college basketball. First come the league playoffs, the best of them the ACC, which any of four teams could win, and the Metro 7, in which surprising Florida State is the favorite. Kent Hannon and Joe Jares report.

One minute they're up, the next minute they're down on all fours, barking with the agonies of lower back pain. It is a common complaint, and J. D. Reed, whose back is as bad as anybody's, tells how sufferers can get back on their feet.