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An All-American Open 18
Jimmy Connors and Chrissie Evert are the U.S. champions, he for the third time, she for the fourth
by Curry Kirkpatrick and Barry McDermott

A Gusher of a Rusher 24
Super rookie Earl Campbell, who leads the AFC in rushing, rallied Houston to a 20-17 victory over Kansas City
by Ron Reid

The Boston Massacre 26
The Red Sox, once up by 14 games, saw their lead shot to nothing by New York's murderous play and their own killing errors
by Peter Gammons

Big Wind in Chicago 36
White Sox announcer Harry Caray, a fan's fan, has taken the Windy City by storm, stirring things up on the air and on State Street
by Ron Fimrite

To the Polls, Weakly 42
Regionalism, pettiness and ignorance play as big a part in deciding college football's No. 1 team as the action on the field
by Walter Bingham

High But Dry 52
Sailors, skiers, fishermen and backpackers are turning to Gore-Tex, a new fabric that's waterproof—and breathes
by Jule Campbell

Prodigy in a Puddle 84
Resplendent in the little roadside pool, the huge trout was too big to be caught, yet too big not to be fished for
by William Humphrey

The Departments

Scorecard 13
TV/Radio 50
Baseball 59
College Football 62
Chess 74
Horse Racing 81
For the Record 99
19th Hole 100

Credits on page 99

Cover photograph by Co Rentmeester

Next Week

ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING—and this time, says Muhammad Ali, there'll be no fooling around when he meets Leon Spinks in their rematch for the world championship. Pat Putnam will be at ringside for the second Battle of New Orleans.

They'll come out smoking in the Marlboro Cup—back-to-back Triple Crown winners Seattle Slew and Affirmed, who are hooking up for the first time. William Leggett is in the press box at Belmont Park to report on the momentous race.