Sport: The Endless Season

Wilt Chamberlain hook sliding into second base. Brooks Robinson passing the puck to Howard Cosell in the keyhole. Fran Tarkenton striking out the side in the World Series. Bobby Orr slashing over right tackle to win the Davis Cup for the Pittsburgh Orioles.

So it might have seemed to a sports fan who tried to keep up with the dizzying athletic kaleidoscope on the TV screen last week. Split vision, in fact, is almost a requirement these days for following all the bouncing balls of big-time sports. With leagues merging and teams multiplying like so many amoebae, games that once were seasonal...

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