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Double Eagle

ACROSS THE SEA TO GLORY

Braving ups and downs and surviving the dread cold sink, three Albuquerque balloonists rode their Double Eagle II to a historic Atlantic crossing

By Clive Gammon

CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE WORST KIND

When Affirmed cut off Alydar in the backstretch of the Travers, he became a loser even though he finished first

By William Leggett

Nyad

An Ill Wind That Blew No Good

Diana Nyad failed to swim from Cuba to Key West when adverse winds, whipping up huge swells, forced her out of the water

By Dan Levin

Kinsella

THE MACHINE CRANKS UP

By Ron Reid

Brutality: Part 3

SPEED IS ALL THE RAGE

Where coaching stops, chemistry steps in with encapsulated fury. It's madness

By John Underwood

Baseball

So halo, everybody, halo

Rookie Manager Jim Fregosi has the California Angels knocking at the pearly gates in the AL West. After sweeping the Orioles, they trailed the Royals by .001

By Larry Keith

THE WEEK (August 13-19)

By Jim Kaplan

Billiards

Unruffled at the Biltmore

Under a news blackout, Ray Martin got a second chance and won the world pocket billiards title in the small hours

By Michael DelNagro

Connors

Raised by Women to Conquer Men

Cosseted by his grandmother, coached by his mother, Jimmy Connors bestrode the world of tennis in 1974. Although he has slipped since, he refuses to alter his game

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A roundup of the week August 14-August 20

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

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