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George Brett

BRETT MAY DO IT YET

The nation is tuned in as Kansas City's George Brett makes the most serious run at batting .400 since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941

By Ron Fimrite

AL West

HOW THE WEST WAS LOST

While Kansas City charges to the playoffs and George Brett challenges .400, the rest of the American League West is fighting to survive

By Steve Wulf

THE GREAT TOM VS. JACK DEBATE

The PGA will soon have to choose between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson for Player of the Year. Even after Watson breezed through the World Series and broke the $500,000-a-year barrier, you could still get two opinions

By Dan Jenkins

College Football 1980

CHANGE, PORTENT, PROMISE

A new season begins with programs tainted by academic scandal, many of the old, authoritarian coaches gone and their successors obliged to bellow, "Please run through that wall." Ahh, but all is not lost: consider the walk-ons

By John Underwood

Green Light for the Panthers

Nobody stops Defensive End Hugh Green, the best athlete in college football, which means Pitt could be going to the very top

By Douglas S. Looney

TOP NOSEGUARD: RON SIMMONS

TOP SAFETY: KENNY EASLEY

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BEST OF THE REST

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Baseball

It's been some rocky year

The spunky Rocky Mount (N.C.) Pines are easily the worst team in organized ball and maybe the worst in history

By E.M. Swift

THE WEEK (August 17-23)

By Herm Weiskopf

Softball

Teams that go bump in the night

Slo-pitch biggies like Jerry's Caterers pay top dollar for citizens with swat

By Bill Colson

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 18-24

Compiled by Roy S. Johnson

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Philip G. Howlett

SCORECARD

Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

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