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Now Everyone Believes Him 12
It took a near-fatal stroke to convince doubters that J.R. Richard of Houston wasn't faking when he said he had arm trouble
by William Nack

Jack, It's Getting Ridiculous 18
Jack Nicklaus rediscovered his putting stroke in time to win a record 19th major championship, the PGA at tough Oak Hill
by Dan Jenkins

The Great White Hope 20
Roger Staubach having retired, Dallas dreams of beginning a bright new era of success behind Quarterback Danny White
by Bruce Newman

Bèisbol Is in His Blood 24
Coatzacoalcos, Mexico is the 30th port in the long odyssey of former major league Pitcher George Brunet
by Steve Wulf

Yep, Another Nymphmaniac 30
Whether examining a finger-lickin' good window or hefting boulders, some trout fishermen are bugs about aquatic insects
by Robert H. Boyle

Red Pants, No Socks and Chowder Action 72
All are hallmarks of doughty little Newport, site of Boutiqueland, a sometime tailless lion and the America's Cup
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 7
TV Radio 36
Baseball 57
Track & Field 64
Harness Racing 68
Tennis 70
For the Record 89
19th Hole 90

Credits on page 89

Cover photograph by Jerry Wachter—Focus on Sports

Next Week

The fiery temper of 6'5" Peter Fleming matches that of his 5'10" doubles partner, John McEnroe. They're favored to repeat as U.S. Open champions, and Fleming's improving singles game could stimulate his partner. Curry Kirkpatrick reports.

It wasn't miscasting when Paul Newman took up driving race cars between films. He developed slowly, but after a second at Le Mans and other successes, he's recognized as one of the sport's better competitors. By fellow driver Sam Posey.