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December 17, 1979 Table Of Contents

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Shopwalk

THE NAME OF THE GAME FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING THIS YEAR IS COMPUTER CHESS

By Jim Kaplan

Viewpoint

NO TRESPASSING: IT MAY BE A SIGN OF STUPID HUNTERS OR CRANKY LANDOWNERS

By Michael Baughman

Gymnastics

RIGHT ON THE BEAM IN TEXAS

In the men's events, aging Japanese stars gave way to youthful Soviets, and Kurt Thomas won the day for the U.S.

By Kent Hannon

HIS FUTURE IS UP IN THE AIR

It's too early to tell for sure, but Ralph Sampson, Virginia's giant freshman, could rule the game

By Larry Keith

Boo Birds

THE BOO BIRDS RETURN TO NEW YORK

The Big Apple went bonkers last season when the Islanders amassed the NHL's best record, only to be ousted from the playoffs by the upstart Rangers. Now both teams are faring poorly and the rafters are ringing with Bronx cheers

By E. M. Swift

NBA Trainers

DISPENSERS OF LOVE AND LINIMENT

Banker, shrink, mother, father, travel agent, lawyer—that's your typical NBA trainer, whose many duties also include taping ankles

By John Papanek

College Basketball

He's a tough gun of a son

Torchy Clark is coach of the Central Florida Knights and his star player is his 22-year-old boy Bo, a guard who last season was the leading scorer in the nation

By Roger Jackson

THE WEEK (Dec. 3-Dec. 9)

By Herm Weiskopf

Pro Football

The days of their lives

Despite melodrama and misfortune, the Rams as usual are NFC West champs

By Dan Jenkins

Special Report

New Mexico: more tremors

Already rocked by a scandal involving a phony transcript, New Mexico lost six more players in a growing probe centered on attendance in a mysterious class

By John Papanek

Soccer

His headwork sure paid off

Matt Malloy of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (above) didn't score in the semis but had a hat trick, including a game-winning header, in the NCAA championships

By Joe Marshall

Ruttmans

NOW JOE MUST CARRY THE FLAG

Auto racing is in the Ruttmans' blood. Troy won Indy, J.R. looked as if he would, and at 35 it's Joe's turn

By Frank Deford

Yesterday

AT THE ANTWERP OLYMPICS, 65-POUND AILEEN RIGGIN WENT DIVING FOR GOLD

By Demmie Stathoplos

For The Record

A roundup of the week Dec. 3-Dec. 9

Compiled by Bill Colson

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Kelso F. Sutton

SCORECARD

Edited by Myra Gelband

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