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April 20, 1981 Table Of Contents

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Nostalgia

THE POLICE WON THE BASEBALL GAME WHEN A DEVILISH MULE CAUGHT FIRE

By Giles Tippette

Viewpoint

OUR OPEN LAND IS CLOSING FAST, AND MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN TO SAVE IT

By Michael Baughman

Booktalk

A GIANT IN BIRDING LITERATURE TAKES ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE AMONG THE BEST

By Ken Emerson

Masters

True Grit at Augusta

Tom Watson had his troubles—notably with the trap at the 17th hole—but when it counted, he clung grimly to a slim lead and held off Jack Nicklaus to win his second Masters

By Dan Jenkins

YOUNGER, TOUGHER, SMARTER

Paced by Wayne Gretzky, the Oilers beat the Canadiens every which way in a three-game sweep

By E.M. Swift

Dave Winfield

TAKING A RUN AT MONUMENTAL SUCCESS

Only the harshest skeptics in attendance at Dave Winfield's New York debut failed to be favorably impressed by the Yankees' $20 Million Man

By Jim Kaplan

Danny Ainge

THANK HEAVEN FOR DANNY

His sublime basketball career at BYU over, Danny Ainge has been declared the messiah at third for the Blue Jays

By Jack McCallum

Mayer

THE PRIME OF GENE MAYER

To the plaudits of far too few, this frail-looking slugger has risen to No. 4 in the tennis rankings. No player in the game has a better variety of shots

By Walter Bingham

DMSO

A MIRACLE! OR IS IT A MIRAGE?

Many athletes call DMSO a wonder drug, saying it heals injuries fast, but others—and the FDA—have doubts

By J.D. Reed

TV/Radio

SPORTING A WHOLE LOT OF SPORT

By Mike DelNagro

Baseball

THE WEEK (April 8-12)

By Herm Weiskopf

Swimming

She pooled her talents

The Short Course Championships were a showcase for versatile Tracy Caulkins

By Demmie Stathoplos

Pro Basketball

A Kingdom of believers

Star guards Otis Birdsong and Phil Ford were on the sidelines because of injuries, but lowly Kansas City kept the faith and drove to a 3-1 playoff lead over Phoenix

By Bruce Newman

Hearns

THE DREAMER

Adulation has come at last to Detroit's Thomas Hearns, and if his grandest visions of glory become reality, that will be bad news for Ray Leonard

By Bob Ottum

Reminiscence

IN THE PUT UP OR SHUT UP MILE, THE BEST LEGS WERE THOSE ON THE TROPHY

By Kenny Moore

For The Record

A roundup of the week April 6-12

Compiled by N. Brooks Clark

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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