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December 10, 1979 Table Of Contents

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Viewpoint

SHOULD PAPERS HAWK THE SPREADS AND THEREBY ABET ILLEGAL BETTORS?

By Jim Kaplan

Sideline

THIS MARATHON MAN ISN'T BATTIN' THE BREEZE WHEN HE SAYS HE RAN A 9.4 100

By Kenny Moore

Booktalk

A SUPERB STUDY OF A SPORT THAT HAS BECOME CENTRAL TO COMMUNITY LIFE

By Jonathan Yardley

Title Fights

ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Sugar Ray Leonard seized the welterweight title from Wilfred Benitez with a TKO—and thus opened new vistas

By William Nack

WHEN A TIE IS BETTER THAN KISSING YOUR SISTER

By Pat Putnam

MARVIN WAS FAIRLY MARVELOUS

By Joe Jares

Special Report

NOW NEW MEXICO FEELS THE HEAT

Scant weeks after the sordid revelations regarding Arizona State's football program, investigators have uncovered a skein of wrongdoing, including a phony transcript for a UNM basketball player and a case of alleged bribery

By John Papanek

SNOW AND EASY

By Jule Campbell

Jackrabbit

THE OLD MAN AND THE SKI

Herman (Jackrabbit) Smith-Johannsen began skiing 102 years ago—and he's still going strong.

By William Oscar Johnson

Gold And Gophers

OF GOLD AND GOPHERS

Led by 14 native Minnesotans and a coach borrowed from the Golden Gophers, the well-subsidized 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team has been beating up on the pros while practicing for Lake Placid

By William Oscar Johnson

College Basketball

New look for a wallflower

In winning, St. John's not only is good (normal) but also exciting (unheard of)

By Curry Kirkpatrick

THE WEEK (Nov. 26-Dec. 2)

By Herm Weiskopf

College Football

The bad-neighbor policy

Alabama was acting downright chummy by turning the ball over to intrastate rival Auburn a lot, but the Tide got mean in time to preserve its No. 1 rating

By Douglas S. Looney

Pool

Ahead of the nine ball

Monk Costanzo put down his cards, picked up a cue and blew out the pros

By Mike DelNagro

Hunting

Got news for you, Smokey

Despite that bear's strictures, fires can be a boon to game animals, leading to denser cover and more abundant food

By Robert F. Jones

Pro Football

'Twas shades of yesteryear

With first place in the AFC East at stake, the Miami Dolphins trotted out some of the great names from their Super Bowl past and routed the New England Patriots

By Paul Zimmerman

Lynn Swann

CHAMPAGNE, ROSES AND DONUTS

Whether Lynn Swann is catching passes or dressing up or ingratiating himself with Steeler teammates, he does it in style

By Frank Deford

Nostalgia

A FORGOTTEN MAN ENDOWED WITH TRUE GRIT SET A LAND-SPEED RECORD IN 1848

By Bil Gilbert

For The Record

A roundup of the week Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Compiled by Bill Colson

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

SCORECARD

Edited by Myra Gelband

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