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January 19, 1981 Table Of Contents

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ROBERTO DURAN LOST THE FIGHT WHEN HE LET A SUCKER PUNCH HUMILIATE HIM

By Bob Ottum

AFC Championship

Back to the Basics

When the game was there on the line, Oakland reverted to meat-and-potatoes, grind-it-out football and killed the clock and San Diego

By Paul Zimmerman

NFC Championship

EAGLES THAT DIDN'T NEED WINGS

When they'd finished their pre-game psych job and it came time to put up or shut up, the Philadelphia Eagles took to the ground and ran the Cowboys back to Dallas

By Steve Wulf

Kelly Tripucka

THE MASTER OF DISASTER

Kelly Tripucka grew up scuffling with his five brothers, and now Notre Dame's leading scorer is wreaking havoc among Irish opponents

By Bruce Newman

Mike Bossy

THE PHANTOM OF THE RINKS

Now you see him, now you don't, but when New York Islander sniper Mike Bossy shoots the puck, better have the red light ready

By Larry Brooks

Track & Field

Just short of a great mile

The field at the Eastman Invitational at East Tennessee State was world-class caliber, but the long and short of it was that the track itself didn't measure up

By Craig Neff

College Basketball

In the SC 22 will get you three

Goals shot from beyond 22 feet earn a bonus in a Southern Conference trial

By Roger Jackson

THE WEEK (Jan. 5-11)

By Herm Weiskopf

Pro Basketball

Indiana has picked up the pace

Behind revitalized Coach Jack McKinney and a host of rejuvenated players, the Indiana Pacers are driving toward their first winning season and first trip to the playoffs since joining the NBA

By Barry McDermott

College Hockey

Yes, every dog has his day

After years of losing to Boston's other hockey powers, the Huskies of Northeastern are now the best of their breed in Beantown and the nation's only unbeaten team

By E.M. Swift

Golf

Heeeere's Johnny—again!

Johnny Miller, who used to burn up the desert, took another step in his comeback with a win at Tucson, which may be as good news for the sport as it is for him

By Dan Jenkins

Merlin Olsen

Tackling a new career

After 15 seasons of knocking 'em dead for the Rams, Merlin Olsen is off to a socko start in show biz, where unlike some erstwhile colleagues he's no drag

By Bob Ottum

For The Record

A roundup of the week Jan. 5-11

Compiled by N. Brooks Clark

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

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Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

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