CONTENTS

December 12, 1977

Now On the Other Hand... 16
Russia's Alexeyev and seven other world-class weight lifters joined three Americans in Las Vegas. Quite a lot went wrong
by Sarah Pileggi

Islanders Unto Themselves 20
NHL scoring leader Bryan Trottier and top goal producer Mike Bossy keep the New Yorkers within range of Philly
by Jerry Kirshenbaum

Isn't It Cozy, Side by Side? 22
Putting two and two together, the PGA and LPGA came up with a warm event that had the pros hugging each other
by Walter Bingham

Change in the Affairs of State 24
Under retired Fred Taylor, Ohio State was at the top and bottom of basketball. Now a new man emulates the older Taylor
by Larry Keith

No End with This End 32
Off the field, Lyle Alzado is a tireless worker for charity; on it he is head pulper for Denver's Orange Crush defense
by Sarah Pileggi

Taut Duel for Two Old Comrades 40
They grew up together in Russia and meet again for the right to face the champion, but one is a defector, the other an émigré
by J. D. Reed

Land of Geese and Plenty 84
Alaska's Tikchik Lakes country appears sterile and forbidding, but it teems with fish as well as great flocks of waterfowl
by Robert F. Jones

The Departments

Scorecard 11
TV/Radio 49
College Basketball 50
Horse Racing 63
Pro Football 67
Soccer 70
Pro Basketball 75
Fads 80
For the Record 101
19th Hole 102

Credits on page 101

Cover photograph by Tony Triolo

Next Week

A year-end double issue salutes the Sportsman of the Year; depicts a galaxy of young athletes who have made this an exceptional 12 months for youth; introduces a fictional pro basketball hero who experiences a holiday miracle; takes a bittersweet look at an outdoorsman's Depression Christmas; brings the pro football season into focus; analyzes the bowl games; and reports on a shoot-out between the NBA's top teams. Plus our annual bridge quiz and regular departments.

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Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
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