Sport: The Talent War Is On

Not one of the twelve teams of the gestating World Football League has even a preseason roster yet. No one knows when or if the newest experiment in pro sport expansion will seriously challenge the National Football League for fans. But there is one thing the W.F.L. owners do not lack: money with which to bargain for talent. Last week, before N.F.L. owners could unholster their pens, the W.F.L.'s Southern California franchise signed three top college stars. The upstart league has also drafted 69 other college players, though how many of them will...

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