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April 2, 1979 Table Of Contents

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As I See It

THIS WRITER HAS A PLAN TO CUT THE RIDICULOUS NBA SEASON DOWN TO SIZE

By Frank Deford

NCAA Basketball

THEY CAGED THE BIRD

While Earvin Johnson directed a balanced offense, and the defense deterred Larry Bird, Michigan State won the NCAAs

By Larry Keith

HARD TIMES FOR GUY AND THE GUYS

After flying high for three seasons, Guy Lafleur and the Canadiens were rudely brought back to aqua firma by Bryan Trottier and the Islanders as New York whipped Montreal in a showdown between the NHL's best teams

By Mark Mulvoy

THIS STONES LEFT NONE UNTURNED

Now a former amateur, Dwight Stones tells the world just how he made a comfortable living from high jumping

By Ron Reid

Sawgrass

LANNY'S A TWO-TIME WINNER

Wadkins became the first golfer to take two tournaments in this bewildering year on the pro tour as he handled the many horrors of Sawgrass to win the TPC by five convincing strokes

By Dan Jenkins

Swimming

GOOD SHOW BY GOODELL

UCLA's Brian Goodell proved in the NCAA meet that he is again the top American male swimmer, and California's foreign legion won its first title

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

Tennis

Poor little rich girl, '79

Chris Evert and Tracy Austin got the lionesses' share of the spotlight at the Avon finals in the Garden. All Martina Navratilova did was play better and earn more

By Barry McDermott

Women's Basketball

And so the Monarchs now rule

Old Dominion threw a pressing defense at Louisiana Tech to win the AIAW title

By Sarah Pileggi

Horse Racing

In the pink for Kentucky

Derby favorite Spectacular Bid bade Florida adieu after a smash Flamingo

By William Leggett

Boxing

Once more, with reeling

Challenger Ossie Ocasio and ex-champ Ken Norton were down, up and down again as Earnie Shavers and Larry Holmes set the stage for a return engagement

By Pat Putnam

The Ensenada

Captains Outrageous

The Ensenada race—also known as the Enchilada—brings out the buccaneer and bon viveur in most everybody who sails and swills his way down the coast to Mexico

By Coles Phinizy

Yesterday

TIME AND AGAIN, THE FATES THREW A CURVE AT 'LOSING PITCHER' MULCAHY

By Steve Wulf

For The Record

A roundup of the week March 19-25

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Kelso F. Sutton

SCORECARD

Edited by John Papanek

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