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April 23, 1979
April 23, 1979

Table of Contents
April 23, 1979

The Masters
NBA Playoffs
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the object of harsh criticism all season, rose up and powered Los Angeles past Denver by taking charge in the middle—the place Wilt Chamberlain refers to as the "office"

Redneck Riviera
Nurse Mares
TV/Radio
Baseball
Boxing
Horse Racing
Tennis
Swimming
Big Horse
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Rodgers Gets Revenge 26
Bill Rodgers won his second straight Boston Marathon and set an American record as he beat his No. 1 rival
by Kenny Moore

This is an article from the April 23, 1979 issue

Fuzzy Came In Loud and Clear 30
No one got a better reception from the Augusta gallery than Frank Urban Zoeller, who won the Masters on the second extra hole
by Dan Jenkins

An Office Party to Remember 34
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, harshly criticized all season long, rose up and powered L.A. past Denver in the NBA playoffs
by John Papanek

The Key to the Case Is Missing 42
No one can say if Kenny Stabler was involved when a key case was used to set up a reporter for a cocaine bust
by William Oscar Johnson

A Dam Site Better than Bottles 55
And for a thoroughbred breeder with a motherless foal, a nurse mare can sometimes be superior even to the real thing
by Kathy Blumenstock

Big Horse Comin' 98
That's what his hot walker yells when he takes Spectacular Bid for a stroll, and the Kentucky Derby favorite is comin' on strong
by Clive Gammon

The Departments

Scorecard 19
TV/Radio 63
Baseball 64
Boxing 74
Horse Racing 78
Fishing 82
Tennis 86
Swimming 90
For the Record 123
19th Hole 124

Credits on page 123

Cover photograph by John Iacono

Next Week

Bambi's Bombers, as the Brewers are known in Milwaukee, are an emerging power, and the credit belongs to skipper George Bamberger, who, Ron Fimrite reports, is the toast of the town because of how he handles his players and his schooners.

A list of lists, including Ronald Reagan's 6 Greatest Sports Movies, the 10 Worst Kentucky Derby Starters and Danny Ozark's 8 Best Ozark-isms, as compiled by Phil Pepe and Zander Hollander and guaranteed accurate—unless you differ.