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Endless Playoff
THE CURSE OF THE ENDLESS PLAYOFF
It has long afflicted pro hockey and basketball. Now it has spread to baseball and the contagion is about to infect pro football. The writer, who is known for his firm opinions, says it's all wrong
Two-Horse Derby
IT MAY BE A TWO-HORSE DERBY
As Majestic Prince and Top Knight ran away from their rivals in California and Florida, the prospect of a virtual match race at Churchill Downs in May became likely. And it could be a corker, between powerful, well-bred chestnuts
Conigliaro
NOW PLAYING IN RIGHT FIELD....
A year and a half after the beaning that nearly cost him the vision in his left eye, Boston's Tony Conigliaro has his old job back, having overcome medical opinions and stiff competition from his brother
Augusta 1969
A MANIA FOR THE MASTERS
The history of our most lustrous tournament is studded with memorable moments, and Bert Yancey (right), who has made a victory at Augusta his private mission, is determined to have his own. Whether he can match the ones shown on succeeding pages will be settled next week
The Masters
A DOUBLE EAGLE STARTED THE FIREWORKS
Impossible successes and improbable failures have become a part of the Masters' tradition. Artist Francis Golden re-creates a few of the tournament's most famous triumphs and tragedies.
Red-Hot Blues
People
Swimming
Wrestling
Whammo is the winning way
Iowa State won the championship while Jess, Jeff and John, a big trio, showed that heavyweights no longer shove their weight around
Hockey
Torben Ulrich
THE NOT-SO-MELANCHOLY DANE
In the conformist world of tournament tennis, Torben Ulrich is a blithe spirit, a player of fair talent and delightful eccentricities to whom winning and losing mean nothing compared to the ballet of the stroke, the sweet symphony of ball meeting strings
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
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