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SHOWCASE FOR CRISIS
The future of a bedeviled sport hangs in the balance as the promoters of Madison Square Garden stage their highly attractive but phony heavyweight title bout between Joe Frazier and Buster Mathis
SKATING SCARED IN MONTREAL
The Canadiens have been on the hottest streak In NHL history, but they know they cannot be complacent. Any letup invites the certain wrath of a must-win coach and the hostility of Montreal's black-clad fans
THREE ON THE LINE IN THE 600
The best race of the indoor track season brought three superb runners together at the AAU championships. A blanket finish in near-record time saw Martin McGrady remain undefeated
Boppers' Top Cat
THE COED BOPPERS' TOP CAT
Pistol Pete Maravich has the eyes of a lynx and the velvet grace of a panther. He is college basketball's most prodigious scorer and, in the view of LSU girls: "He's cute. Sure is. Sure is"
Corn Snow
The Guns
People
Golf
A short man others may have to look up to
Deane Beman, who is just starting his first full season on the pro tour, is only 5'7½" and does not hit the ball as far as the big boys, but his ability to putt and his quiet confidence mark him as a future giant of the game
Motor Sports
`Sure ain't fun no more'
Speeds were way up—to 190 mph—but joy way down in the Daytona 500 stock-car run as steady Cale Yarborough raced to a narrow win
Horse Racing
Crossing The Bar
CROSSING THE BAR
Dreams of athletic glories ebb, a shadow no larger than a man's hand becomes a menacing cloud, stabs of pain grow into unsubsiding aches and then—fair warning having been received—a man faces up to 40
For The Record
Basketball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
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