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How 'Bout Them Dawgs? 28
When Georgia scored on a 93-yard pass play to nip Florida, it remained unbeaten and moved to the top of the polls
by Joe Marshall

The Team People Love To Hate 34
Philadelphia's brawling hockey style is again arousing outrage. That the Flyers win compounds their victims' frustrations
by Larry Brooks

Flying High Once More 36
After a nightmarish season of personal and physical reverses, David Thompson of Denver is his old soaring, scoring self
by Bruce Newman

To China with Love-15 42
Jimmy Connors and 31 other players went to Canton to compete in the first pro tennis tournament held in China
by Susie Trees

He's Still Going Strong 48
An All-Pro guard at the age of 38, Houston's 6'1", 285-pound Bob Young also reigns as the NFL's elder weightsman
by Terry Todd

Call Them Petrosports 90
In the Persian Gulf, oil is funding lavish facilities for sports, from camel racing to soccer, falconry to ice hockey
by J.D. Reed

The Departments

Scorecard 23
College Football 68
TV/Radio 77
Pro Basketball 80
Hockey 84
For the Record 119
19th Hole 120

Credits on page 119

Cover photograph by Andy Hayt

Next Week

Battling back for another crack at the national championship, two former No. 1 teams, Alabama and Notre Dame, square off. Bear Bryant has 304 victories, but not one has come against the Irish. Can he win this time? Douglas S. Looney will find out.

A cradle of champions is the tiny Colombian village of Palenque. It has produced three world boxing champs, and not unaccountably, for in its 400-year struggle against oppression, self-defense has been essential. Clive Gammon reports.