Aug. 30, 1976
Aug. 30, 1976

Table of Contents
Aug. 30, 1976

Free At Last
Soccer Playoffs
Pro Football
Girl Next Door
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


14 He's Free at Last
Reggie Jackson is on top of his game, and soon he will be cashing in on his fine season
by Ron Fimrite

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18 A Pleasure Once More
Since his Derby disaster, Honest Pleasure has been a dud, but he came back with a bang
by William Leggett

20 Ball of Fire in a Fireball
Despite being deliberately late to the starting line, a Yale junior outsailed his seniors

22 It Should Have Been the Final
The NASL's top two teams met in the playoff quarterfinals, Tampa Bay beating New York
by J. D. Reed

28 No Sound, No Vision
Hurtling down a precipitous Italian alp at 120 mph, skiers pursue the world speed record
by Christopher Matthews

32 Tarnished Triumphs
Wynn won 300 games, Clemente had 3,000 hits, but their legacies do not match their records
by Roger Kahn

78 Meet the Girl Next Door
At the age of 21, Chris Evert is finding out that life can be fun as well as games
by Curry Kirkpatrick

The Departments

9 Scorecard
64 Baseball
66 TV/Radio
68 Pool
73 Pro Football
76 Golf
91 For the Record
92 19th Hole

Credits on page 91

Cover photograph by Manny Millan


Next Week

College Football 1976 kicks off with a fearless forecast of the Top 20 teams, including No. 1 as in "We're No. 1." A probably fictitious coach tells John Underwood what's wrong with the game while four genuine new coaches tell Underwood how they're going to put things right. Plus evaluations of 12 conferences, the independents and small colleges and Robert Cantwell's paean to the composers of college songs—a special fanfare for Cole Porter, Yale '13.

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