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Booktalk

CHEERS FOR A GRACEFUL EVOCATION OF THE CHARMS OF RACETRACK LIFE

By Jonathan Yardley

Footloose

RAISE HIGH THE FOOTBALL FIELD AND LET OTHER SPORTS FLOURISH BELOW

By Jim Kaplan

Wimbledon

A Match Goes Down in History

It was Bjorn Borg's fifth consecutive Wimbledon title, but the five-set final will be remembered as much for its heroic loser, John McEnroe, who won the fans' plaudits

By Frank Deford

WARMING UP AT WORLD-RECORD PACE

Sebastian Coe added the 1,000 to his list of records, but just minutes later Steve Ovett snatched away Coe's mile mark

By Kenny Moore

Beanballs

THEY'RE UP IN ARMS OVER BEANBALLS

More than ever this season, hitters are taking their anger over chin music and the Rawlings lobotomy straight to the pitcher's mound

By Steve Wulf

Knifemaker

ON THE CUTTING EDGE

Bob Loveless lives a life of apparent contradictions, not the least of which is that the handmade knives he fashions so beautifully are avidly sought by collectors he likes not at all

By J.D. Reed

Preston Dennard

HE'S POETRY IN MOTION

When he's not catching passes for the Los Angeles Rams, Preston Dennard takes pen in hand and plays bard

By Douglas S. Looney

TV/Radio

THE UMP'S GETTING SOME LUMPS

By Steve Wulf

Baseball

A leg up on the league lead

Busy base stealers like Ron LeFlore (right) have helped Montreal gain a foothold on first place in the NL East

By Douglas S. Looney

THE WEEK (June 29-July 5)

By Jim Kaplan

Motor Racing

They had a blast at Daytona

The Firecracker 400 sizzled from start to finish as veteran Bobby Allison (above) had to work a pick to hold hot newcomer Dale Earnhardt at bay for a narrow victory

By Bob Ottum

Soccer

Hot time in a hot spot

In 120° heat, Tulsa tried to get Seattle burned up, but it got Branded instead.

By J.D. Reed

Euphoria

Marching to Euphoria

In pursuit of an elusive feeling of well-being—even invincibility—some unsuspecting runners may actually have turned into addicts, and the monkey on their backs is wearing jogging shoes

By William Oscar Johnson

On The Scene

A DAY OF FISHING BECAME A NIGHT OF FEAR WHEN DARKNESS FELL AT NOON

By Steve Raymond

For The Record

A roundup of the week June 30-July 6

Compiled by Roy S. Johnson

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Philip G. Howlett

SCORECARD

Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

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