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Booktalk

TWO TENNIS THRILLERS DOUBLE-FAULT, COMING UP SHORT ON COURT AND OFF

By Jonathan Yardley

Soccer Bowl

TWO IN A ROW FOR THE COSMOS

Rich and ready, the Cosmos won their second consecutive Soccer Bowl from a Tampa Bay team that sorely missed its big star

By Clive Gammon

A DUTCH TREAT FOR MARIO

By roaring off with the Grand Prix at Zandvoort, America's Andretti wheeled closer to an elusive goal: a world title

By Robert F. Jones

BLOOD ON THE DODGER BLUE

Division leaders they might be, but both the Dodgers and Phillies were in misery, especially that "happy family" in L.A.

By Ron Fimrite

Swimming

UNCLE SAM'S GIRLS PLAY IT AGAIN

The U.S. is back on top in women's swimming, Tracy Caulkins leading the way at Berlin's world championships

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

Pro Football '78

BIG D BY THREE

Bud Goode, prognosticator extraordinary, feeds his Univac 1106 computer a mawful of statistics, and reports the readout: close races in all divisions of the AFC but a runaway in the NFC for Dallas, which will win the Super Bowl in Miami in a close one against the home team

By Joe Marshall

GETTING IN ON A ZURICH

A Zurich is every football bettor's dream—a sure thing. Which leads to this football writer's fall fantasy

By Dan Jenkins

To Be Tight, You've Got To Be Loose

And that's not all. A good tight end has to be as fast as a running back, have hands as good as a wide receiver and be big and strong enough to block the likes of Harvey Martin or Lyle Alzado

By Ron Reid

AFC East

By Joe Marshall

AFC Central

By Joe Marshall

AFC West

By Joe Marshall

NFC East

By Joe Marshall

NFC Central

By Joe Marshall

NFC West

By Joe Marshall

TV/Radio

WILL THERE BE LIGHT FOR THE FIGHT?

By William Leggett

Baseball

Sweet whiff of success

J. R. Richard, tallest man in the game, may become the first righty in the National League to strike out 300 in a season

By Ron Reid

THE WEEK (August 20-26)

By Kent Hannon

Dogs

Big daddy of dogdom

Winner of 36 of 42 races in one year and a record $128,397 in purses, a wondrous greyhound named Downing is retiring to become the sport's only syndicated stud

By E. M. Swift

Staubach

A Do-Gooder Who's Doing Good

Roger Staubach—Mr. Straight Arrow, the Galahad of the Gridiron—gets ready to mount his white horse and ride hell out of 1978

By Robert F. Jones

For The Record

A roundup of the week August 21-August 27

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 E. M. Swift

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