Sport: Showdown at San Francisco

Early in the year, the pro champion Baltimore Colts lolled on the laurels of success. With a rock-hard defense turned butter-soft, their record at mid-season was an embarrassing 4-3, and only the slingshot passes of Quarterback Johnny Unitas saved the Colts from a worse showing. Not until recent weeks did the Colts turn frisky again, climb to a first-place tie in the Western Conference with the faltering San Francisco Forty-Niners.

Last week was the showdown; the Colts tackled the Forty-Niners in their own stadium, with the conference title at stake. Cool and confident,...

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