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Winners on the Wane

Injury-riddled and mired in fourth place, the world champion Yankees have brought Billy Martin back as manager
by Larry Keith 14

Things are so bad in L.A. there are fears the Great Dodger in the Sky has turned on the National League champs
by Jim Kaplan 18

A Fistic Farrago

Larry Holmes and Roberto Duran won as expected, but in unexpected ways, in New York to start the fight-filled weekend
by Pat Putnam 20

But Leon Spinks fell three times in the first round on Sunday as Gerrie Coetzee upset the ex-champion in Monaco
by John Underwood 23

The Best and the Brightest 28
That's Minnesota's scholarly and newly sociable reliever, Mike Marshall, now recovered from injuries that made him retire
by Ron Fimrite

Extra Tricks for Dummies 39
When you and your bridge partner play two sharks, suggest you get a spot, like the spade ace on every hand
by Edwin B. Kantar

A Home Without Hometowners 66
The trouble with Washington, D.C. is that everybody comes from someplace else. There's no local, lunch-pail sports loyalty
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 9
Baseball 46
Horse Racing 53
Movies 57
Track & Field 58
Harness Racing 62
For the Record 85
19th Hole 86

Credits on page 85

Cover photograph by Manny Millan

Next Week

Yankee Doodle Steve Cauthen is indeed a dandy in England these days, sipping port, playing golf and gradually regaining his confidence following his 110-race losing streak earlier this year. Clive Gammon profiles a happy and changed young man.

It's Carnival Time among the middleweights as Vito Antuofermo challenges WBA and WBC champ Hugo Corro, and Marvin Hagler fights Norberto Cabrera to see who'll get the next crack at the crown. John Underwood reports from Monaco.