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Bullets

ALIVE, BUT JUST BARELY

Amazing Atlanta took the defending NBA champion Bullets to seven stirring games in the Eastern Conference semifinals, then the Big E and Bobby D made the Hawks' feathers fly

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Astros

IT'S NO LONGER ONLY DOME SWEET HOME

Houston, blasting out of the Astrodome to lead the National League West, is showing a rare talent for playing A-OK on the road

By E. M. SWIFT

Big Guys

A BIGGIE OF A MEET AT MAC AND AL'S

Was it a party? A protest? Serious competition? There were elements of all three at the Two Big Guys Mountain Games when Mac Wilkins and Al Feuerbach invited some friends in to throw their weight around

By Barry McDermott

Birders

THE GREAT BIRD BASH

A team of birders used a mechanical dragon and a plane to cover the Southwest in a try for a new 24-hour world sighting record, but, alas, the jet lagged and the warblers lammed

By Clive Gammon

Movies

PEERING INTO THE PRO PSYCHE

By Joe Jares

Baseball

THE WEEK (April 22-28)

By Jim Kaplan

Horse Racing

Now comes the showdown

The East's Spectacular Bid, complete with flamboyant trainer and embattled jockey, and the West's Flying Paster, of a quieter camp, finally meet in the Derby

By William Leggett

Bowling

The Lions and Bears won the alley fight

Penn State's Lady Lions and California's coachless Bears won collegiate titles

By Herman Weiskopf

Track & Field

The year of the shark

In the unusual role of a relay anchor, No. 1 hurdler Renaldo Nehemiah makes Penn Relays '79 one to remember

By Ron Reid

Lord Byron

GOOD LORD OF GOLF

In those days he was Lord Byron and set records still unequaled. Then, at 34, Byron Nelson quit the game to fulfill an old dream

By Sarah Pileggi

For The Record

A roundup of the week April 23-29

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

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Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

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