Sport: Cop. v. Fireman

Nobody knows how many Americans play handball (rough guess: 1,000,000) because all the game really needs is a hard rubber ball and a back fence. Last week the pick of U.S. players, including back-fence alumni as well as veteran club players, met in Chicago for the U.S. Handball Association Championship.

There was not much doubt about who the finalists would be. Top-seeded was Defending Champion Bob Brady, 30, a muscular (5 ft 11 in., 178 Ibs.) San Francisco cop, who learned his handball at Central High School in Butte, Mont. Seeded No. 2 was...

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