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Booktalk

FOR BETTER AND FOR WORSE, JIMMY CANNON INFLUENCED SPORTSWRITING

By Jonathan Yardley

PGA Championship

JUMPING FOR JOY

It was a long time coming and no one deserved it more than John Mahaffey, who put his troubles behind him and won the PGA Championship in sudden death

By Dan Jenkins

GOING FLAT-OUT IN CALIFORNIA

Before howling crowds in Candlestick Park, those two bitter rivals, the Giants and the Dodgers, split a rousing four-game series in a vain attempt to determine who was the best in the West

By Ron Fimrite

TAKING THE RIGHT TURN ON A COOK'S TOUR

While her rivals swerved off course or conked out, Betty Cook listened to her navigator and won the Erie race

By Coles Phinizy

AAU Swimming

DON'T STOP THE MUSIC, CHANGE IT

Disco sounds led to one world record at the AAUs and another was a shocker as several new faces kept U.S. swimming upbeat

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

Sore Arms

STRESS, STRAIN AND PAIN

Like a lot of pitchers, Tommy John and Steve Busby have had their careers threatened by sore arms. Surgery helped cure John; Busby may not make it

By Ron Fimrite

Baseball

It's Horner at the hot corner

Bob Horner came off the Arizona State campus to play third base for Atlanta

By John Papanek

THE WEEK (July 30-Aug. 5)

By Melissa Ludtke Lincoln

Horse Racing

They shook the rafters at Saratoga

After Alydar took the Whitney by 10 stunning lengths, the crowd at the old track rose to its feet, tumultuously applauding the runner-up who had won their affections

By William Leggett

Harness Racing

And that ain't hay

With a whopping $560,000 purse, the Meadowlands doesn't need tradition

By Mike DelNagro

Brutality

An Unfolding Tragedy

As football injuries mount, lawsuits increase and insurance rates soar. The game is headed toward a crisis, one that is epitomized by the helmet, which is both a barbarous weapon and inadequate protection

By John Underwood

Yesterday

BACK IN THE '40s, SURFERS FLED WHEN 20 BOARDS CROWDED MALIBU'S WAVES

By Donald Murray

For The Record

A roundup of the week July 31-August 6

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Kelso F. Sutton

SCORECARD

Edited by Bruce Newman

CREDITS

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