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January
5
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Dave Winfield
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Dear Ray, Merry Christmas (No. 1-ranked but sometimes somnolent DePaul gave Coach Ray Meyer a belated Christmas present by thumping No. 3 UCLA.), Loseipeg Regains It's Good Name (Even the Queen couldn't contain herself when the Winnipeg Jets snapped their record 30-game winless streak.), Wild Times in the Wild Cards (The Oakland Raiders spoiled Kenny Stabler's homecoming by sacking him seven times and routing Houston 27-7.) (The Dallas Cowboy's gained revenge and more by whipping Los Angeles 34-13 behind the sensational running of Tony Dorsett.), The Winfield Bonanza (Free agent Dave Winfield struck gold in New York when he mined the Yankees for a 10-year, $22 million contract.), (At Frohman, who swung the deal, is a former caterer who has been dishing out advice to Winfield since 1973.), (Is Winfield's contract the top of the ladder, or will others surpass it? And, if so, can baseball survive?), "Greatest Legs to Ever Stride the Earth" (Gayle Olinek once hid her legs, but now that the world-class marathoner is also a bodybuilder they're a glorious revelation.)
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January
19
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Mark Van Eeghen
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Contents - Two For The Super Bowl (Jim Plunkett's pinpoint passing and Mark Van Eeghen's running powered Oakland past San Diego for the AFC title.)(Wilbert Montgomery rushed for 194 yardes and led Philadelphia to the NFC championship in a 20-7 romp over Dallas.), The Master Of Disaster (Kelly Tripucka of Notre Dame grew up scuffling with his five brothers. Now he wrecks havoc among Irish opponents.), The Phantom Of The Rinks (Now you see him, now you don't, but when New York Islander sniper Mike Bossy shoots the puck, have the red light ready.), Tackling A New Career (After 15 seasons of knocking 'em dead for the Rams, Merlin Olseo is off to a socko start in show biz.) Departments - Scorecard, Track & Field, College Basketball, Pro Basketball, College Hockey, Golf, For The Record, 19th Hole
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January
26
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Bobby Knight
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Contents - Lesson From A Master (In a showdown among the eight top players of 1980, Bjorn Borg proved he is still in a class by himself.), Super Bowl Preview (While some view the Philadelphia-Oakland encounter as a morailty play, the game will be won by the better defense.)(Lester Haynes and Ted Hendricks are Oakland's foremost thieves, and each believes he has a magic portion to help the Raiders.)(With Philadelphia's Ron Jaworski, a.k.a. Jaws, eating up yardage, the waters may be unsafe for Oakland.)(Scalpers were asking and getting as much as $500 for tickets, and there were hints of scandal.), The Rabbit Hunter (Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight may be highly successful on the court, but off it he often stalks the insignificent.) Departments - Scorecard, College Basketball, Golf, Boxing, For The Record, 19th Hole
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February
2
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Rod Martin
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Oakland Had A Super Time (Raiders beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl), The Game Is Her Life and Only Love (Golfer Beth Daniel), He's Lord Of All Indoors (Soccer star Steve Zungui), My Crosby (Golf course travels)
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February
9
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Christie Brinkley
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No. 1 and No. 1A (There's absolutely no question that the best college basketball team in the country is unbeaten Oregon State.), (There's absolutely no question that the best college basketball team in the country is unbeaten Virginia.), Definitely No Lemons (Among other things, the Sunkist squeezed in a hurdles world record, a very dashing new outfit and a fine mile win by Steve Scott.), A Bad Case of the Shorts (Promoter Harold Smith and millions upon millons of dollars have disappeared. Gone, to, are boxing's bloated purses.), Here's To The Soft life (Outasight ladies in outstanding swimsuits decorate some out-of-the-way places in Florida.), There's Trouble in Paradise (All that makes Florida so special has attracted so many people that the environment is threatened.)
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February
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The Year in Sports
A story from each of the Major and Semi-Majorsports
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February
16
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"Anatomy of a Scandal"
How I Put the Fix In (Rigging Boston College games), With a Lot of Help from their Friends (Millrose Games), The Spirit of '67 (Philadelphia 76ers), On a Clear Day You Can Fly Forever (Solar powered airplane), Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On (The changing handshakes)
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February
23
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Young hockey player Bobby Carpenter
Contents - Hats off to the King (Richard Petty,soverign of the Speedways, played tortoise to Bobby Allison's hare and won his seventh Daytona 500.), Watch Out: Tiger on the Loose (After devouring 22 straight opponents, Louisiana State has a powerful grip on the Southeastern Conference lead.), No Way They're Going to Hold Him Back (That's what pro scouts are saying about high school hockey sensation Bobby Carpenter, who may go right to the NHL.), Ahoy! Kilroy is Here (The ubiquitous nonentity of World War II sails on as the mascot of real estate magnate Jim Kilroy's latest high-tech yacht.), "I Wash Giraffe Ears" (So says Artis Gilmore, the 7'2" center for the Chicago Bulls, who knows of only five people taller, and two are freaks.), Special Project: American Renewal (Following an introduction by Time Inc. Editor-In-Chief Henry Grunwald, A Game Plan for America examines the state of competition and teamwork in the U.S. and urges changes in sports priorities. The Departments - Scoreboard, College Basketball, Horse Racing, For The Record, 19th Hole
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March
9
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Magic Johnson
And Now For My Reappearing Act (Magic Johnson returns to the lineup), Going For Broke at Breakneck Speed (Wayne Gretzky closing in on the scoring record), High Times for the Valley (Missouri Valley Conference), Kenny, Dying Young (Death of a youth), Annual Flights of Spring (Baseball spring training), Sitting on Top of the World (Climbing to the top of New Guinea's Carstensz Pyramid)
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March
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Rollie Fingers
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And then Up Jumped Indiana, New Acts for the White Circus (World Cup skiing), The Trade that Made Milwaukee (Brewers) Famous), Eight Beauties and a Beat (UCLA's Song Girls), Time to Clean Up Boxing Again, Chatter (Baseball)
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March
23
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"Rolando Blackman Shoots Down Oregon State"
Hey, You'd Be Hog Wild Too (NCAA playoffs), That Jones Boy Strikes Again (Grand Prix auto racing), Taking Aim at the Stanley Cup (Hockey), No Hideaway for Fernando (Baseball), Fighting the Rulers of the WBA, From the Jaws of Death (Dredging Port Canaveral Channel)
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March
30
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Ralph Sampson
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Four for Philadelphia (North Carolina put up a powerful front to beat Utah and Kansas State and win the West Regional title.), (Virginia's two good halves aganist Tennessee and Brigham Young were enough to win the championship of the East.), (Louisiana State's superior depth, dash and power were too much for Arkansas and Wichita State in the Midwest.), (Indiana's fine-tuned Hoosiers overwhelmed Alabama-Birmingham and St. Joseph's in the Mideast.), Job Hunting in a Tight market (Johnny Bench's desire to stay in the Reds' lineup but catch only twice a week is something less that a hit with his teammates.), "Genius is Perseverence in Disguise" (Irrepressible Mike Newlin of the New Jersey Nets believes in making the most of his time on and off the court.), A Desire to Excel (Ronnie Darling, baseball All-America at Yale, personifies the values that A. Barlet Giamatti, school president and fan, extols.), It's Got its Ups and Downs (Chris Landry climbs mountains jsut to ski death-defyingly down them, at times on 60-degree slopes.)
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April
20
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Tom Watson
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Contents - True Grit at Augusta (Tom Watson had his troubles, but he clung grimly to his slim lead and held off Jack Nicklaus to win his second Masters.), Younger, Tougher, Smarter (Wayne Gretzky and the Edmunton Oilers were all that and more, routing the Montreal Canadians from the Stanley Cup playoffs.), Taking a Run at Monumental Success (Only the harshest skeptics at Dave Winfield's New York debut were unimpressed by the $20 Million Man.), Thank Heaven For Danny (His sublime basketball career at BYU over, Danny Ainge has been declared the messiah at third for the Toronto Blue Jays.), The Prime of Gene Mayer (To the plaudits of far too few, this frail-looking slugger has risen to the No. 4 spot in the world tennis rankings.), A Miracle! Or a Mirage? (Many athletes call DMSO a wonder drug, saying that it heals injuries fast, but others - and the FDA - have their doubts.), The Dreamer (Adulation has come to Thomas Hearns, but if his grandest visions of glory become reality, it will be bad news for Ray Leonard.) The Departments - Scorecard, TV / Radio, Baseball, Swimming, Pro Basketball, For The Recird, 19th Hole
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April
27
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Oakland A's pitchers Rick Langford, Steve McCatty, Brian Kingman, Matt Keough & Mike Norris
Winning is such a Bore (Oakland A's), It was the Sixers in Seven by One, The Season to Beat Jolley? (Horse Racing), This Phone will ring on April 28 (Neil Lomax), Love and Love (Chris Evert Lloyd)
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May
4
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"No. 1-Ranked Heavyweight Gerry Cooney"
Contents - The Wearin' Down o' the Green (Philadelphia up and floored the Celtics to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best of seven Eastern Conference finals), To the Greater Glory of Jumbo (Villanova's runners honored the late Jumbo Elliott, their Wildcat coach for 46 years, in an apt manner at the Penn Relays), Epidemic of Fernando Fever (Los Angeles is delirious over Fernando Valenzuela, the dazzling rookie left-hander who has three shutouts among his four wins), The Tall and the Short of it (Ed (Too Tall) Jones) has never lived up to the expectations of a public that believes he should be as good as he is big), It's Money in the Bag (Caddies for the top players on the PGA Tour have discovered that even reflected glory can pay very nice dividends), Gotcha! Hook, Line and Lingerie (Nothing is sacred when John Betts scouts for the synthetics he uses to make his revolutionary artificial flies), Cooney Can't Beat His English Teacher (He's dominated everyone he has faced in the ring but on his frequent trips back to school he meets his match in Mrs. Gorman)
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May
11
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"Kevin McHale Lowers the Boom on Maurice Cheeks
Contents - The Stampede For The Roses (A monster field of 21 horses started the 107th Kentucky Derby, but in the stretch Pleasant Colony emerged fro the herd), The Worth Of A Bird In Hand (The Celtics came winging back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Eastern Conference finals to beat the nose-diving Sixers), Winging Toward Immortality (Of all the divers in the history of his exacting sport, Greg Louganis comes closer than any other to being "perfect"), 'What-Me Worry' (The old heroes are gone and the team's in sixth place, but Boston manager Ralph Houk remains a disciple of Alfred E. Neuman), The Soviets Had The Ponies (The U.S. Water Polo team, which had hoped to beat the U.S.S.R. in the '80 Olympics, finally got its chance - and lost), The Three-Sport Man: Hail And Farewell (Lewis and Clark's Dan Jones may be the last of a glorious species - college athlete who play football, basketball and baseball) The Departments - Scorecard, Baseball, Water Polo, Hockey, TV/Radio, For The Record, 19th Hole
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May
18
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Fernando Valenzuela
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Will the Bubble ever Burst (Fernando Valenzuela), So Far, So Miraculous (Houston-Boston NBA Championship series), Gone with the Wind-Literally (Carl Lewis), Sammy comes Slammin' In (Sammy Giammalva), Back in the Driver's Seat Again (Stanley Dancer), Please, Don't Fall in the Water (Fly Fishing in the Amazonia)
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June
1
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Joe Frazier
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A Fierce and Fiery 500 (Strange finish at the Indy 500), He Got Good Weight For His Money (Wilfred Benitez wins another title from Maurice Hope), Scaling the Heights at Long Last (Jockey Jorge Velasquez), Guzzlers and Ditters (U.S. and British Surfcasting), The Son Also Rises (Boxer Marvis Frazier), Going to Great Lengths (The long-jumping Lewis family)
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June
8
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Greg Luzinski
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Catch Chicago's New Act, The Tar Heels get their Feet in the Door, A Repute in Dispute (Mark Aguirre), Picking up the Pieces (John Lucas), Swingo, Ergo Sum (Ben Oglivie), The Patience of a Saint (Archie Manning)
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June
15
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Bjorn Borg
The Result Wasn't Pleasant (Belmont horse race), How's This for a Feat of Clay? (French Open), Another Mojor for UTEP's Miners (NCAA outdoor track meet), Spray 'Em, Play 'Em (Dr. Hans Kraus), A Peck of Pounds (Racquetball player Dave Peck), The Unseen Side of Lee Trevino
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June
22
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"Strike! - The Walkout the Owners Provoked"
Contents - No Game Today (At an impasse with club owners over the issue of free-agent compensation, major league players went on strike.), It was Holmes and Hagler (Larry Holmes stature as a champion is endlessly doubted, but his effortless handling of Leon Spinks was the real McCoy.)(When Marvin Hagler and VitoAntuofermo put their heads together, the latter was the bloodied loser.) As We Join Our Show, Steve is Running (Can Steve Scott, miler and soap-opera junkie, find happiness with a world record? You can bet he's like to find out.), The Beard Has Begun (Bjorn Borg has had close shaves at Wimbledon, but he hasn't lost in five years. The secret may be his private ritual.), The Best Man for the Job is a Woman (When it comes to driving a 2,500 horsepower dragster, two-time world champion Shirley Muldowney is unexcelled.)
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July
6
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'And Somewhere Children Shout' (While MLB is on strike the Cape Cod amateurs still play), Clearing the Way for a Big Payday (Boxings Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns both win and advance), El Texano Comes of Age (A High School kid goes into the Juarez Bullring), Dawn of a New ARRA (Amateur Road Runners), The Perfect Garden (Fiction)
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July
13
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John McEnroe
His Earth, His Realm, His England (Tennis), Baseball Comes Back to the Big Time (Return from the strike), Heck, Mes Amis, It's Only Ol' Cale (Cale Yarborough runs the 24 hours of LeMans). Boom Boom Time Again (Boxer Ray Mancini), Hey Kid, Wanna Be a Star? (Baseball's appeal to Latin youngsters)
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July
20
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Vince Ferragamo
Cast of the Thousand (Track), Cap'n Ashe and Crew Cancels the Czechs (Tennis), He's Giving His All for the Als (Vince Ferragamo and others try playing football in Canada), Season of Hope (Mount St. Helens), Puncher of Cows and Men (Boxer Quick Tillis), Lady With a Past (The Yacht Santana)
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August
3
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John Hannah
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The Blue-Chip Horses Two Horse Racing articles), Another Campbell may be Coming (Heisman Trophy Winner George Rogers), Search for Still Water (Tracy Caulkins), John Hannah Doesn't Fiddle Around
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August
17
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"All-Star Hero Gary Carter
The Stars Come Out (Baseball All-Star game), Back, But Still a Long Way to Go (Boxer Roberto Duran), Country Horse, City Course (Trotters), The New Redskins Get a Running Start (NFL), High on Cable (Cable TV makes it's impact), Love and Hate in El Segundo (Jack Brett's four sons)
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August
24
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L.A.'s Wendell Tyler
L.A. Will Stand Pat (NFL), Some Fast Women, But Few Free men (Swimming), A Second Chance for Last Year's Champ (Baseball), The Fearsome Foursome (Football's Morris family), Crash and Carry On (Hydroplane racer Dean Chenoweth), Bound for Glory (Gaylord Perry)
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August
31
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Herschel Walker
Some Fine Swiss Clockwork (Renaldo Nehemiah), Knocked Over by a Ferocious Feather (Wilfredo Gomex beaten by Salvador Sanchez), Let's Give the Tigers a Big Hand (Baseball), College Football 1981, When The Frogs were Princes (TCU Football)
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September
7
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Jim Plunkett
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Coe on the Go (His latest mile world record having lasted but a week, Sebastian Coe came racing back to regain it in Brussels.), The Bounce, The Bench and the Boo-Birds (Each in his own way, Garry Templeton, Reggie Jackson and Dave Parker had big trouble to accompany big bucks.), Pro Football 1981 (A new NFL season kicks off with the defending Super Bowl champion Oakland Raiders holding center stage on and off the field.), (In a running debate, John Underwood says the NFL rushing game wastes talent. Paul Zimerman, pro the pros, says hey, ever hear of passing.), Will Oakland repeat? Does the Dallas computer have the answers? Scouting reports on all 28 NFL teams.), (Lights! Cameras! Action! An eight-page portfolio shows that night football is a hot time in prime time.), In The Eye of the Storm (Through epic ups and downs - Rose Bowl hero to battered pro to Super Bowl MVP - Jim Plunkett has always kept his head.)
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September
21
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John McEnroe
Another Big Mac Attack (Tennis), Has the Snake Become Snake Oil? (Ken Stabler), Will Inexperience Be a Great Teacher? (Montreal Expos changes managers), To-do Over What to do (TV deals in college football), The Lady Vanishes (Sprinter Evelyn Ashford), An American Tragedy (Acid rain)
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October
5
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Marcus Allen
Them's the Bounces (USC beats Oklahoma), On the Straight and Narrow (The Fifth Avenue Mile), Retelling the Tale of Two Cities (The fortunes of the Expos and Cardinals), Violent and Eloquent (Lester Hayes), White Hot World of Speed (Bonneville Salt Flats), Nasty Little Devil (Tasmanian Devil)
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October
19
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"Texas Corrals Oklahoma"
All Hat and No Cattle? (College football), The Gang of Four Shoots to the Top (Baseball playoffs), Denver is Mile-High Once Again (NFL), No Fly in ths Soup (The boxing Ayala family), Bang! Gotcha! You're Dead (Paintball), What's Up? Doc (Dr. Robert Arnot)
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October
26
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Graig Nettles Championship baseball series, Caeser's Palace Grand Prix, Pitt college football team rebuilds quickly, L.A. Ram's safety Nolan Cromwell is football's best athlete, Fred Lebow-New York's running organizer, The story of sweat 0
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November
2
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"The World Series"
The Series Was up For Grabs, He Was as Good as his Word (Alberto Salazar sets record in NY Marathon), The 49ers Are Really Panning Out, A King Without a Crown (Boxer Sean O'Grady loses his crown), The Mutt With a Touch of Class Jack Russell terrier)
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November
16
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"Holmes Comes Off the Canvas to Stop Snipes"
Nights and Daze in the Ring (Two boxing articles), Purple Pros: The Same Old Story (Minnesota Vikings), The Paws Have Given Cause for Pause (Clemson beats North Carolina), How to Keep Your Head Above Water (Mini yachts), The Phoenix of Palo Alto (John Elway), Medora Goes to the Game (A Harvard football game)
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December
14
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Cris Collinsworth Celtics beat the 76ers, Joe Frazier fights to a draw with Jumbo Cummings, UConn beats Alabama A&M in soccer, College basketball in Florida, Cincinnati's rookie Cris Collinsworth, Skiwear and powder skiing, Sculpted turkey gobbler, Ski trek through Wind River range 1
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