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May 21, 1984 Table Of Contents

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Sideline

A CATCHY INTRO TO A CHEER BECAME MUSIC TO THE EARS OF MYRIAD FANS

By Bill Stieg

Booktalk

CASANOVA AS AN AMERICAN SWINGER, OR, TRIVIA TIME IN THE BOOKSHOPS

By Jeremiah Tax

Olympics

Shrewd Planning Should Keep ABC in the Money

By William Taaffe

A Decline In The Gold Standard

By Robert Sullivan

Oh, For The Days Of A County Fair

By Kenny Moore

Is There Life After Los Angeles?

By William Oscar Johnson

For Leonard It Was Down, And Then Out

Though Sugar Ray got up and won his comeback, he called it quits

By Pat Putnam

Celtics

This Bird, It's Plain, Is Really Superman

In the seventh game Larry Bird was singularly sensational as Boston sent New York out of the playoffs

By Bruce Newman

Motor Sports

Stepping up the beat for the 500

With a heart-stopping qualifying run, Tom Sneva won the Indy pole

By Sam Moses

Pro Basketball

The Bucks got a fine-tuning

Milwaukee has not gone wrong since heeding coach Don Nelson's song

By Anthony Cotton

Marathon

A joyous journey for Joan

Gutty Joan Benoit won the U.S. trial for the first women's Olympic race

By Kenny Moore

Baseball

This battery is the best

Scott Bankhead and B.J. Surhoff put the charge in No. 3 Carolina

By Bruce Anderson

INSIDE PITCH (Statistics through May 13)

By Henry Hecht

Movies

'The Natural': hit or myth?

Whether you like this fantasy may depend on how well you know baseball

By Frank Deford

Salnikov

From Stillness Comes Swiftness

One of the major casualties of the Soviet boycott of the Olympics is Vladimir Salnikov, the finest distance freestyler in the world—and an exemplar of his country's culture, as '72 hero Mark Spitz is of ours

By Gary Smith

Reminiscence

FOR CONNIE MACK'S NIECE, A GAME AT FENWAY MEANT STEPPING OUT IN STYLE

By Helen Mack Thomas

For The Record

A roundup of the week May 7-13

Compiled by Joy Duckett CAIN

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Robert L. Miller

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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