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RECOVERY FROM KULTURSCHOCK
Even with a $2.8 million contract in hand, Franz Beckenbauer, the world's best soccer player—late of Munich's F.C. Bayern, the best team—had some trouble adjusting to New York and the Cosmos
All For One
U.S. Open Preview
TO THE RIGHT, TO THE LEFT, HOLD IT!
When the U.S. Golf Association hosts the Open, as it will next week in Tulsa, its officials are lords of all they survey, measuring out a heady dose of trouble by adjusting yardage, the rough on the course, and even the density of the trees
Luck Be A Lady
IF ONLY LUCK WILL BE A LADY
...and stick around a few more nights, the guys and dolls who own Seattle Slew will have themselves a Belmont Stakes victory and a Triple Crown
Baseball
Harness Racing
The Freight pulled in late
In the first serious confrontation for 3-year-old trotters, the favorite had alibis for his loss, and the winner's time established his credentials for the Hambletonian
Softball
It's easy come, easy go
Slow pitch, the game in which a player is as likely to swat as not, has gone pro. Ex-major-leaguers get most of the bucks, but unknowns get most of the belts
Rowing
Track & Field
Turmoil
Step in and Enjoy the Turmoil
So says Chanler Chapman, 76. The slingshot and pinking cicadas with a .22 are about it, sportswise, but turmoilwise he upholds the honor of his family, an interesting feat
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
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