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The Title

THE TITLE IS UP FOR GRABS

There are no NBA champs now that the defending titlist Lakers were stunningly upset in the first round of the playoffs by Houston

By Anthony Cotton

Gerry Faust

THE IRISH HAVE FLIPPED OVER FAUST

The mantle of Rockne, Leahy and Parseghian is being readied for Notre Dame's new head coach, if only he'll hold still long enough for a fitting

By Ray Kennedy

Baseball '81

Third is the Word

As a new season begins, many a club has many a new face, and a player strike could be in the offing, but certain verities remain. Take two: George Brett (left) and Mike Schmidt, paragons at their position, and compelling proof that for any team which seriously hopes to contend for a league championship this year...

By Jim Kaplan

DIAL "8" FOR HORNER

If Atlanta Third Baseman Bob Horner is ever able to play a complete season, he might set some long-distance batting records

By Steve Wulf

THE WEST

By Jim Kaplan

THE EAST

By Steve Wulf

THE WEST

By Ron Fimrite

THE EAST

By William Nack

HE'S HIRED TO BE FIRED

A manager may have many talents—molder of men, master tactician, super psychologist—but the only thing he's sure to be is a goner

By Ron Fimrite

JOHN MCGRAW: MANAGER

By Robert W. Creamer

TV/Radio

SOME BACK TALK FROM THE HAWK

By Jim Kaplan

Monique Berlioux

CARRYING THE TORCH

Olympic Committee presidents may come and go, but Monique Berlioux is an enduring power in amateur sport

By Anita Verschoth

Rowing

The biggest were the best

In the year's first major regatta, Washington's outsized oarsmen, exhorted by an emotional cox, outpulled Yale, Harvard and other classy crews from both coasts

By Dan Levin

Tricks Of The Trade

Tricks Of The Trade

Loaded bats, phantom DPs and balls doctored with everything from flour to fly-line cleaner may be illegit, but they're as much a part of the grand old game as, well, the spitter

By Steve Wulf

For The Record

A roundup of the week March 30-April 5

Compiled by N. Brooks Clark

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

SCORECARD

Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD