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Shopwalk

NOW FANS CAN GET THE SHIRTS OFF STAR PLAYERS' BACKS—IN THE MAIL

By Arnold Schechter

U.S. Open

Another Big Mac Attack

In pounding his way to a third consecutive U.S. Open title, John McEnroe served notice he's on top to stay

By Frank Deford

HAS THE SNAKE BECOME SNAKE OIL?

Ken Stabler has come out of retirement and quarterbacked Houston to a 2-0 start. The question: Is he a cure-all or no cure at all?

By Paul Zimmerman

Montreal Expos

WILL INEXPERIENCE BE A GREAT TEACHER?

When the Montreal Expos abruptly dismissed Dick Williams, they replaced him with Jim Fanning, who last managed Class C Eau Claire in 1962

By Steve Wulf

What To Do

TO-DO OVER WHAT TO DO

When the rebellious CFA signed a deal with NBC that could have torn apart college sports, the NCAA stopped digging in its heels and sought a solution

By John Underwood

Ashford

THE LADY VANQUISHES

The best woman sprinter in the world is a sylph named Evelyn Ashford, who has come to maturity and greatness after enduring a season of despair

By Sarah Pileggi

Baseball

Resurrection in Houston

Born again by the Bay, Bob Knepper has rediscovered success with the Astros

By Jim Kaplan

THE WEEK (Sept. 7-13)

By Herm Weiskopf

Pro Football

Big league small fry

Reggie Smith (16) and fellow Falcon Alfred Jenkins are the puniest pros

By Bob Ottum

College Football

Doing a number on No. 1

Lowly Wisconsin, which beat Michigan last in 1962, upended the Wolverines

By Jack McCallum

THE WEEK

By Anthony Cotton

Hockey

Red uprising in Montreal

When the Canada Cup was there on the line, the Soviets rose up, unleashed their big guns and outskated, outscored and humiliated Team Canada's NHL stars 8-1

By Mike DelNagro

American Tragedy

AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

A 1906 murder on Big Moose Lake inspired the Theodore Dreiser novel. Now acid precipitation is killing that lake—and many other bodies of water in the U.S. and Canada. These deaths are no less of...

By Robert H. Boyle

A CONTINENT HEADED FOR DISASTER

Reminiscence

IN THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON, A LITTLE LEAGUER'S SILENT BAT ROARED

By Harry Middleton

For The Record

A roundup of the week Sept. 7-13

Compiled by Alexander Wolff

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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