TV Talk
Yesterday
The Beat of a Drummer
A dirge played that dreary day for a naive Lothario and horseplayer
The Mets
NEVER PUMPKINS AGAIN
A seven-year joke—and a fraying one at that—the Mets brought joy to New York with a succession of World Series victories that would be hard to match for dramatic impact or for sheer improbability
From The Bottom
Pro Basketball
NBA: goodby to the old balance of power
Russell is gone, Alcindor and Hawkins are here, new coaches run three key clubs and nothing will ever be the same again. The shifts in talent bring the teams closer together, increasing the enjoyment of fans but complicating the chores of forecasters like our own Frank Deford. To reflect all the changes through competitive performance, Deford here bases his scouting reports and prophecies on preseason exhibition games involving all 14 NBA squads.
Transfers
TRANSFORMED BY THE TRANSFER
Curly-haired Quarterback Dennis Dummit, a refugee from nearby Long Beach City College, switched to UCLA and has helped turn a losing team into a contender for the Rose Bowl and national honors
JOSE SETTLES AN OLD ACCOUNT
Nemesis of a succession of Cuban fighters, Emile Griffith had taken titles from two of them and had the chance to tie a record when he went after Jose Napoles' welterweight crown
College Football
Football's Week
People
Hunting
Golf
Bridge
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Departments