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January
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Mike Tyson
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Up and Over, Down and Out (The Giants defeated the champion 49ers but the Jets were grounded by the Patriots on New York's wild-card weekend.), What, The Oilers Worry? (Despite a number of injuries and off-ice troubles, Edmonton is out to win a third consecutive Stanley Cup championship.), Ready to Soar To The Very Top (Hard-punching Mike Tyson, 19, has a lofty ambition - to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history.), High Hopes For Miami Hoops (After 14 years without basketball, the Hurricanes are back on the court - thanks to a mad Serb and some orphans.), In The Eye of The Storm (Vilified for a World Series call, umpire Don Denkinger has remained calm, even while those around him have raged on.), Move Over, Georgia Brown (And make way for sweet Lynette Woodard, who lends a feminine touch and some needed life to the Globetrotters.), Bigfoot (A 35-year interest in North American Sasquatches leads the author into wild country, but there's no other critter in sight.)
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January
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"NFL Playoffs - Great Day for the Patriots"
The NFL Playoffs, Life Was Sweet..But Sugar Ran Out (Michael Ray Richardson falls into drugs again), 'Let's Not Mess This Up' (Curtis Strange), No Doubt About It: Oklahoma's No. 1, Beauty and the Beastly (Arabian horses)
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January
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Jim McMahon
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Contents - The NFL Playoffs (Chicago hammered the Rams 24-0 to win the NFC title and a Super Bowl berth against the surprising Patriots.), (The Patriots routed the Dolphins 31-14 to win the AFC title and end two decades of futility.), There's No Holding These Tigers (Allegations and investigations haven't kept undefeated Memphis State from getting off to its fastest start ever.), Peete...But No Repeat (Calvin Peete, who dropped out last year, made up for it by winning the Tournament of Champions with a record score.), The Shining Star of the G.D.R. (Lovely Katrina Witt, the world and Olympic figure skating champion, is a luminary in her native Karl-Marx Stadt.), The Hawk: A Nose For All Seasons (Kenny Harrelson and his alter ego, The Fabulous Hawk, have again risen to the heights. They're a White Sox VP.) Departments - Scorecard, College Basketball, Bowling, For The Record, 19th Hole
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January
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Mike Singletary
Billy's Back On Top Again (Pole vaulter Billy Olson), Dingdong Duel In Dean's Dome (North Carolina beats Notre Dame), Super Bowl Preview (Articles about game plans, Chigcago's Mike Singletary and New England's Craig james), A Team For All Time (The Green Bay Packers of Super Bowl I)
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February
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Super Bowl
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Super Bowl XX (Playing the most devastating D in Super Bowl history, the Chicago Bears routed the hapless Patriots in New Orleans.)(Predictably unpredictable, Bear quarterback Jim McMahon labored to make the hucksterism and hype work for him.), Just Like a Three-Ring Circus (Everything seems to be out of whack on skiing's World Cup circuit - the wether, the schedule, even the list of winners.), 'I Want It Twice As Much' (In the face of controversy amputee Craig Bodzianowski is now doubly determined to go on with his boxing career.), Journey of Discovery (At midseason, the champion Lakers came east to see how they measured up against the Celtics, their archrivals.)
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February
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Danny Manning of Kansas
Contents - Hockey? Call it Sockey (Hockey's designated hit men are making a travesty of the game. It's high time to get all the goons out of the rink.), Half-Inching His Way to the Top (Only hours after Sergei Bubka vaulted to a world's best 19' 5", Billy Olson regained the mark with a leap of 19' 5 1/2".), Kaboom! (For three rounds against Billy Costello, Alexis Arguello looked ready for re-retirement. Then came a sudden right.), There's No Doubting Thomas (Debi Thomas, a premed student at Stanford, took time out from late-hour studies to win the U.S. figure skating title.), Special Report - Marfan Syndrome: A Silent Killer (A hidden congenital disorder claimed the life of volleyball star, Flo Hyman, and has sidelined three basketball players.), In the Fast Lane on the Kansas Plain (So talented is Jayhawk super sophmore Danny Manning that one expert has called him "a valuable new concept".)), Valiant Lady (Libby Riddles tells how, braving a blizzard, whe became the first woman to win Alaska's rugged 1,172 mile Iditarod race.) Departments - Scorecard, Softball, Skiing, College Basketball, For the Record, 19th Hole
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February
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"Why TV Sports are in Big Trouble"
Demolition Day at Daytona (NASCAR), Boston Socks it to the Champs (NBA playoffs), TV to Sports: The Bucks Stop Here, A Collision Course Down Under (America's Cup), This Case Was One for the Books (Lawsuit against U. of Georgia), Keeping Cool Amid the Heat (Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins), By The Numbers (Stats in sports)
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March
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Larry Bird
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'As Nearlly Perfect as You Can Get' (In this, his seventh season, the Celtics Larry Bird is demonstrating that he may be the NBA's best of all time.), Caught in a Sudden Storm (Iowa's Hawkeyes brought a two-year wrestling streak to old rival Iowa State only to be swept away by the Cyclones.), Who Are These Guys, Anyway? (Well, they're the new stars of the PGA tour, which means that a lot of observers are hankering for the old ones.), Time to Rise and Shine (As March approached, Louisville's Cardinals once again mounted an assault on the college basketball summit.), Dizzy Days at the Arbitration Table (As a madcap season of hearings came to a close, Boston;s Wade Boggs was forced to settle for a mere $1.35 million.), The Talk of the Town (And it's not only in Pittsburgh that Mario Lemieux, center for the Penguins, is being compared to the Great One.), This Beast is a Beauty (Newly baptized John Mugabi is seeking to rid himself of a nickname and Marvelous Marvin Hagler of a title as well.) A Heavenly Game? (Catholic colleges have won fame in basketball, but the author suggests this could be a mixed blessing.)
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March
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"Gambling-America's National Pastime?"
Contents - Hoofing It to Louisville (Snow Chief, a colt partly owned by a former vaudevillian, won the Florica Derby to become the favorite for the Roses,), Out In The Boonies With Seve (Banned fro the PGA tour, Spain's Seve Ballesteros last week lent major presence to the fledgling TPA circuit.), A Fresh Breeze Cools the Desert Air (Under Dick Williams the San Diego Padres had become a sullen team. He's out, and Steve Boros promises a new start.), Color of the Year in the Ivys: Brown The Bruins put an end to 17 years of dominance by the P-teams and won their first Ivy League hoops title ever.), Special Report - Sports Gambling (Betting on team sports is mostly illegal, bit it's big and getting bigger. And the threat it poses is growing, too.), (The Vegas Line is set by sometimes oddball odds-makers whose computations are not always entirely scientific.), (Members of Gamblers Anonymous meet frequently to drive away the demons that make them compulsive bettors.), (Quarterback Art Schlicter derailed a promising NFL career by succumbing to a pathological need to make bets.), (Two old Seton Hall basketball players - one a fixer, one a betrayed teammate - met for the first time in 25 years.) Departments - Scorecard, TV - Radio, College Basketball, For The Record, 19th Hole
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March
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Mark Alarie
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Nest Stop: The NCAA's, A Brand New leaf? No Problem (Pitcher Joaquin Andujar), Squeaker For Our Boys In Sneakers (Davis Cup), Stocking Up The Fridge (Bears William Perry), Running On A Rocky Mountain High (Cross-Country runner Pat Porter), Another Miracle On Ice? (Figure skater Debi Thomas), The Sporting News (History of)
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March
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Marvin Hagler and John Mugabi
Bolts Out of the Blue (NCAA tournament with Duke still in it), O.K. Now Bring O The Next Victim (Marvin Hagler beats Mugabi), Filling the Gap With a Flourish (LPGA survives while Nancy Lopez is on maternity leave), He's a Big Hit Everywhere But at Bat (K.C.'s Buddy Biancalana), A Double Feature All By Himself (Charles Barkley), Thrown For Heavy Losses (Economic collapse of Technical Equities Corp.), Rumbling With Rusty (Judo's Rusty Kanokogi)
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March
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"The Final Four-LSU, Louisville, Kansas & Duke
Shooting on Down to Dallas (Four articles on NCAA playoffs), Cashing in on the Collywobbles (U.S. figure skating), Now That's a Capital Improvement (NHL), That's Not All Folks (Reggie Jackson and the Angels), Dark Days for Neon Leon (Leon Spinks), Memories (of the Final Four)
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March
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Final Four
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Shooting On Down to Dallas (Two upsets put upstart LSU into the NCAA's Final Four.)(Louisville larruped UNC and Auburn to win the West.)(Kansas collared the Spartans and then the Wolfpack.)(The Blue Devils put their Dukes up, the Midshipmen down.), Cashing in On The Collywobbles (Debi Thomas and Brian Boitano of the U.S. kept their cool and took the world skating titles from those who didn't.), Now, That's a Capital Improvement (Washington, instead of swooning as usual, is giving the Philadelphia Flyers a fight for the Patrick Division title.), That's Not All, Folks (Thouth the Angels sought to edit him out, Reggie Jackson is back in the picture for at least one more socko season.), Dark Days for Neon Leon (He once had the heavyweight title and the headlines, but these days Leon Spinks is fighting mostly for survival.), Memories (Our basketball-minded author once believed that the Final Four belonged to him alone. Now he has to share.)
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April
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Jack Nicklaus
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Day of Glory For a Golden Oldie (At age 46, Jack Nicklaus won his sixth and most dramatic Masters with a final-round 66 that had America cheering.), Turning Over Some New Leafs (Toronto upset Chicago in a three-game sweep to highlight an opening round of the Stanley Cup laced with surprises.), Between The Rock and...(...a hard place is Notre Dame's new coach, Lou Holtz, as he tries to live up to Knute Rockne and other legends.), Ready, Set, Fish! (Sustained by winter-long daydreams of the occasion, anglers succumb to the lure of trout fishing's opening day.), A Feat of Global Dimensions (Dodge Morgan sailed his 60-foot cutter American Promise around the world nonstop in a record-shattering 160 days.), King of the Sports Page (Jim Murray, America's premier sports columnist, keeps 'em laughing despite a series of tragedies that have beset him.)
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April
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Dominique Wilkins
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Battle of the Ballot (Michael Spinks retained his title with a split decision over Larry Holmes that came in for much second guessing.), They're Having The First Laugh (St. Louis jumped off to a fast start in the NL East, thanks to the Cardinal birtues of pitching, good defense and speed.), Dominique Had Himself a Picnique (Dominique Wilkins had a scoring feast as Atlanta walloped the Pistons twice in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.), Prose For the Roses (A former SI writer recalls the feats of William Faulkner and other notables assigned to describe the Kentucky Derby.), On The Course With Jack (Mack Nicklaus relives the shots that lifted him to victory in a Masters championship wose echoes still reverberate.), On Guard and Quitge in Control (Protected by trained dogs and propelled by an iron will, Ivan Lendl has ascended to the top of men's pro tennis.)
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May
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"Ernest Hemingway-A New Story"
Stanly Cup Shockers, Baseball Boom in the Big Apple, Closing In on a Wide Open Derby (Kentucky Derby), A Big-Name Pitcher (Orel Hershiser), An African Betrayal (Story by Ernest Hemingway)
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May
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Roger Clemens
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Contents - The Shoe Shines (Ageless Bill Shoemaker took Ferdinand for a masterful ride at Churchill Downs to win his fourth Kentucky Derby.), Striking Out Toward Cooperstown (In a historic pitching feat, Boston's Roger Clemens fanned 20 Mariners in nine innings to set a major league record.), The Joyless End of a Joyride (Until they were ousted from the NHL playoffs by Calgary, the Edmonton Oilers were flying high - on ice as well as off.), Here's To a Guy From Kalamazoo (In fine Mid-American fashion John Offerdahl, a linebacker from Western Michigan, became a Miami draft choice, The Tragedy At Le Mans (Auto racing's worst calamity occurred three decades ago, sending out shock waves that are still felt in the sport.) Departments - Scorecard, Boxing, Television, Baseball, Rugby, For The Record, 19th Hole
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May
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James Worthy
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Topsy-turvey in Ohio (Supposedly redoubtable Cincinnati had the worst record in the majors, and lowly Cleveland was vying for first place.) (So great was the euphoria over the Indians' feats that the citizenry was viewing the local park as a land of Camelot.), Hunkered Down For a Fast 500 (Rick Mears won the ple for the Indianapolis 500 with an eye-popping, record-breaking 216.828-mph qualifying run.), The Habs Have a Hot One (With goaltender Patrick Roy stopping the puck, Montreal ousted the Rangers and just might win the Stanley Cup.), Getting a Monkey Off Their Backs (Milwaukee overcame its years of playoff frutstration by deep-sixing the 76ers to advance to the conference finals.), Trust Worthy, Praise Worthy (James Worthy, the Los Angeles Lakers' taciturn All-Star, has little gift for gab, but his deeds speak for themselves.), Stopped in Mid-Stride (Felled by an ominous knee injury, William Andrews of the Falcons is trying to come back after missing two seasons.), And They All Say, 'This Is It?' (That 58-year-old art deco hulk, the Boston Garden, is a sporting emporium that is at once frowsy and hallowed.)
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May
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Akeem Olajuwon
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Contents - Big Rocket, Big Blast (Akeem Olajuwon was unstoppable as Houston took a 3-1 lead over the L.A. Lakers shell-shocked NBA champs.), A Day of Redemption For The Chief (Snow Chief stormed back from his defeat in the Kentucky Derby with a four-length victory in the Preakness Stakes.), The Wonderful World of Wally (Rookie Wally Joyner has turned the American League into an amusement park and the Angeles on to his power.), D.J. Spins a Happy Tune (Having survived stormy times and two perplexing trades, Dennis Johnson has found his niche with the Boston Celtics.), Have No Fear - Mears Is Here (In rare form in spite of an '84 crash that could have been devestating, Rick Mears is the man to beat at the Indy 500.), A Pair Beyond Compare (Over the years, they have been sport's foremost foes, yet Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert Lloyd are fast friends.) Department - Scorecard, Track & Field, Hockey, Golf, Inside Baseball, For The Record, 19th Hole
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June
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Kevin McHale
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No Stopping 'Em (Playing with passion and brilliance, the Celtics won their 16th NBA championship with a sixth-game rout of Houston.), 'And Then She Just Disappeared (At the NCAA championships, Kathy Ormsby mysteriously left the track during during the 10,000 with tragic consequences.), The Ivan, Chris and Mikael Show (Upstart Midael Pemfors os Sweden tried to horn in as Ivan Lendl and Chris Evert Lloyd won French Open titles.), S Four-Letter Word for Shoo-In? (Try M-E-T-S. Their lead in the NL East went from six to nine games as their rivals sought the solution for stopping them.), Golf's Own Chen Dynasty (For T.C. Chen of Taiwan, who nearly won last year's U.S. Open Championship, golf is very much a family affair.), His Honor, Don Baylor (The veteran slugger has lifted the Red Sox into first place by knocking in runs and meting out clubhouse justice.)
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June
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Raymond Floyd
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Guts, Grit and Grandeur (Taking his cue from Jack Nicklaus's victory in the Masters, Raymond Floyd became, at 43, the oldest Open champion.), Close Call for the Macho Man (WBC lightweight champion Hector Camacho riled up ex-titleholder Edwin Rosario but held on for a split decision.), Putting a Stop To a Long Slide (Thanks to Inky, Dr. Gadget and managerial empathy, the once woebegone Texas Rangers are leading the AL West.), Two Aces on a Collision Course (Midle distance runners Steve Cram and Said Aouita, from vastly different cultures, are set up for a July showdown.), Afloat, He's a Quick Study (Matt Biondi, arguably the world's fastest swimmer, could win as many as six gold medals in the 1986 world meet.), What Makes Ted Run? (Ted Turner's upcoming Goodwill Games are only one element of his epic plan for solving world problems.)
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July
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Diego Maradona
Tangos Argentino! (Superstar Diego Maradona spurred Argentina to victory over West Germany in the World Cup final in Mexico City.), A Killer Drug Strikes Again (Eight days after the Len Bias tragedy, cocaine caused the death of another young athlete, the Brown's Don Rogers.), Now You See Him, Now You Don't (Jimmy Connors's first opening-round defeat in 15 trips to Wimbledon highlighted a hectic week at the tournament.), Give The First Round to The USFL (The embattled younger league has scored tellingly against the NFL in its antitrust suit; now the NFL has the football.), Kiss That One Goodbye... (...and say hello to A's rookie Jose Canseco who's leading the majors in RBIs while building a batting-practice legend.), The Brits Are Having a Ball (Football, that is, the American version. NFL teleccasts are so popular in England that teams are popping up everywhere.), Hot Times In a Northern Clime (What can explain the abundance of world records at Oslo's Bislett Stadium? Partial answer, the Norwegian people.)
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July
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Bo Jackson
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Summer Reruns (Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova successfully and convincingly defended their Wimbledon championships.), Breaking It Nice and Easy (Ingrid Kristiansen cut an amazing 45.68 seconds off her world record for 10,000 meters at Oslo's Bislett Games.), They're The Talks of Their Towns (Steve Carlton, no longer mute, and Tom Seaver are having what may be their last hurrahs in San Francisco and Boston.), When The Cheers Turned to Tears (Don Rogers of the Cleveland Browns was buried last week, while the sports world reflected on its cocaine casualties.), Bo's Not One To Go With The Flow (Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson likes to confound people, as he did when he opted for baseball over football.), The Best Against the Best (As the British Open returns to Turnberry, the author recounts golf's greatest match: Watson-Nicklaus in 1977.)
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July
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Jim Kelly
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Our Woman in Moscow (Jackie Joyner became the queen of the Goodwill Games with a world record of 7,148 points in the heptathlon.), Storms, Quakes, Fumes - and Golf (Disturbances didn't rain, they poured, on the Women's Open in Kettering, Ohio, and the finish proved exciting, too.), In An Anatomy Class of their Oww (For a team that has suffered 44 injuries in half a season, the beleagured Dodgers could be doing a whole lot worse.), The Great Blightly Hope (Has an authentic contender at long last bloomed in a boxing desert? Or is Frank Bruno just another brittle Brit?), Now He's Got The Cat's Meown (North Dakotan Wade Burck joined the circus and, with the help of grit, with and some squirrelly tigers, became a star.), Life with Lord Jim (Is New Jersey's Jim Kelly pro football's best quarterback? Possibly, but there's no question he's having a lot of fun.)
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July
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Rickey Henderson
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The Shark Showed His Teeth (Conquering high winds and waist-high rough, Greg Norman won the British Open - his first major - by a wide margin.), And Another Brit Bit the Dust (The saga of British heavyweight boxing bankruptcy went on as WBA champion Tim Weatherspoon beat Frank Bruno.), Monsters of the Mundobasket (The U.S. team rose up to defeat the U.S.S.R. in Madrid and win its first world basketball championship since 1954.), The Pats Are Trying to Patch Things Up (Beset by all manner of woes, the New England Patriots may find another Super Bowl season a somewhat elusive goal.), Light Years Ahead of the Field (Rickey Henderson of the Yankees and Tim Raines of the Expos are proving that they are the best leadoff hitters ever.), Talk About a Change of Pace (The IAFF rewrote the rules to make the javelin safer, andnow the competitors can't throw as far as they once could.), The Men of Steele's (With a murderer's row that has averaged 196 homers per man, Steele's Sports Company fields a softball juggernaut.)
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August
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Oil Can Boyd
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An American Takes Paris (Pushed to physical and psychological limits, Greg LeMond became the tough Tour de France's first American winner.), Biff! Zap! Pow! It's Tyson Again (Heavyweight sensation Mike Tyson needed a mere 30 seconds to knock out Marvis Frazier - just as he planned it.), Yes, You Can Go Home Again (Martina Navratilova returned to her native Czechoslovakia and found she had fans aplenty at the Federation Cup.), One Woe After Another (The tantrums that got him suspended from the Red Sox were only part of pitcher Oil Can Boyd's many miseries.), The Very Model of a Modern Marriage (Not just any two-career couple, golf's Nancy Lopez and the Met's Ray Knight are one of sport's most notable pairings.), The Ghost of Berlin (Fifty years ago, Leni Riefenstahl directed Olympia but her association with Adolf Hitler overshadowed her life.)
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August
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Fridge & Too Tall
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One Last, Mad Dash (The Angels' division-leading senior citizens head intothe stretch knowing that they have to win this season or else.), The Award Was Only Token *The upstart USFL may have proved part of its case against the NFL, but the jury threw the winners for a big loss.), Way Out Where No One Can Join Her (Jackie Joyner set her second world heptathlon record in four weeks during the U.S. Olympic Festival in Houston.), Go Downpitch Smartly, Mate (From punkers to peers, all Albion was agog as the Bears took on the Cowboys in jam-packed Wembley Stadium.), Hooray, Appleton, U.S.A.!: a 33-page report on sports in Appleton, Wis provides a window on the world of sports in towns all over America (The minor league Foxes supply some major excitement.), (A photo essay captures the games they play in Appleton.), (Returning home, an SI writer found that she had changed.), (Golfers at the Fox Cities are truly amateurs in every way.), (Ex-NFLer Rocky Bleier is a local boy who made good.)
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August
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Ron Darling
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Contents - Take That, You Hitters (And that and that and that. The Mets are home free in the NL East, thanks to a quartet of stellar starting pitchers.), The Day of The Disciple (Trainer Phil Gleaves sent Wise Times out to beat Danzig Connection, and mentor Woody Stephens, in the Travers.), Is It a Sin For Saints To Win? (No, but New Orleans' football team acted as if it were before new coach Jim Mora arrived to change all that.), Sorry Past, Bright Future (Despite the lingering effects of an agonizing adolescence, Glenn Davis has become the Astro's Super Slugger.), 'You Have To Be a Fool At Times' (John Stallworth, the Steelers' great clutch receiver, will be ignoring the footsteps once more in season No. 13.), Out To Byte The Aussies (The San Francisco challenge to rescue the America's Cup from Down Under is a high tech, computer-driven effort.), Stormin' Norman (Greg Norman charged after a Grand Slam, and though he came away with just one major, it was a merry, wild chase.) Departments - Scorecard, Track, Inside Baseball, For The Record, 19th Hole
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September
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Sugar Ray Leonard
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Getting Amped on the Coast (Huge crowds turned out to cheer surfing's brightest stars in the prestigious Op Pro meet at Huntington Beach, Calif.), The Tide Rolls with a Shula Named Mike (Quarterbacked by a son of the famous Miami Dolphins coach, Alabama opened with a victory over Ohio State.), It's Oscar Time for Baseball (With a month to go in the season, both leagues have a cast of nominees for the MVP awards. The envelopes, please.), 'There is a Burning Desire in me' (So says Sugar Ray Leonard of his astounding decision to get back into the ring to fight Marvelous Marvin Hagler.), The Game That Done Him Wrong (An entrant in Chet Atkins' golf tournament, the author found comfort in country music as catastrophe followed calamity.), Where The Deer and Greater Kudo Play (The Hill Country of Texas has become home to so many species of exotic wildlife that they're known as Texotics.)
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September
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Ivan Lendl
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Contents - No. 1 - And Then Some (The Oklahoma Sooners dominated the UCLA Bruins so completely that they seemed to be in a zone of their own.), Stop The Worlds, He Wants To Get Off (Tour de France winner Greg LeMond moaned and groaned and finally lost the cycling championship in Colorado.), The Americanovakian Open (Top-seeded Ivan Lendl and Martina Navralikova prevailed in fourCzeching final showdowns at Flushing Meadows.), A New Namath, But Without Knees (Jim Kelly's spectacular debut - a near upset of the Jets by Buffalo - reminded some of Joe Willie's glory days.), Hot To Trot (Manfred Hanover is the Don Juan of the harness circuit, wooing fans at the track and mares in the breeding shed.), Mets Autographs (Join the author in a tour of his cherished metal box, filled with the signatures of (almost) all of the '69 Mets.) Departments - Scorecard, College Football, Pro Football, Inside Baseball, Boxing, For The Record, 19th Hole
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September
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Gastineau-Taylor
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Contents - Reaching For Respect (The Jets, poor relatives in New York, won a wild one from Miami and now appear ready to challenge the Giants' sway.), The Other Game In New York (As it's $2 billion TV contract runs out, this NFL is faced with the bitter truth that ratings no longer guarantee big money.), Adios To A Big Red Machinist (It was Doggie Day afternoon in Cincinnati as teammates bade farewell to Tony Perez, the symbol of a prideful past.), Talk About Looking Back In Anger (With a potent, balanced attack, the Washington Huskies beat BYU and thereby were able to settle an old score.), Stage Fright At A Dress Rehearsal (Boycott and a terrorist bomb blast made the Tenth Asian Games, in Seoul, South Korea, as tense as real Olympics.), The Man Who Would Be Greyhound (Drag Racing star Don Garlits once said he would like just to eat, sleep and chase rabbits - presumably at 270 mph.), The Most Powerful Women In Sports (Women have staked out a major place on the playing fields in recent years. But who wields real clout? No one.), A Great Hand With The Old Cowhide (Cattle rancher Nolan Ryan of Alvin, Texas is still burning his brand on baseball after 20 years and 4,259 strikeouts.)
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October
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Darryl Strawberry
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Miami Vice Twice (Of dubious reputation off the field but devastating on it, the Hurricanes blew away Oklahoma again and took over No. 1.), Put a Marc in the Win Column (Marc Wilson threw for two touchdowns and led the Raiders, who had started 0-3, to a critical victory over San Diego.), A Dream Series In The Works? (New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox would be a match made in media heaven, but first there's the matter of the playoffs.), An Old Bird You Beard at Your Peril (Atlanta's Jeff Van Note, 40, is the NFL's oldest player, and even after 18 seasons Jeff's a man with sharp claws.), The Sports Fan's Daily Spread (USA Today, known by many as the McPaper, depends heavily on its sports section as it tries to run up a big score.), In The Kingdom of the Solitary Man (Reclusive Walter Byers, who will retire in 1987 as the NCAA's executive director, is beset by problems and critics.)
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October
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Jim Rice
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It Went Thataway (Down 0-2, the confused and confounded Mets tried to figure out how the Series, and Boston, were getting away.), The Shoe Was On The Other Foot (As in 1985 Michigan-Iowa came down to a last-second field goal, but the outcome was different: Michigan won.), Olympic Circus Maximus (Barcelona and Albertville, France were awarded the 1992 Games at the International Olympic Committee meeting.), The Best Norse in the Long Run (Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway is the fastest woman in the world at 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and in the marathon.), Cricket's Babe Ruth (Ian Botham, a man regularly in hot water with the British Establishment, is the player and controversy of the century.)
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November
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Ray Knight
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Good To The Last Out (The Mets won the World Series by rallying to defeat the Boston Red Sox in the last two games in New York.), A Midseason Run For Respect (Penn State made believers out of Alabama and gave two minor bowls major hopes for New Year's Day.), Pro Basketball '87 (In an era when big men are ever more dominant, some NBA thinkers believe the players have outgrown the court.), (In 1963, Chamberlain and Thurmond were the first towering tandem - and now everyone has to have a pair of big men.), (Because of off-season shuffles and deals, Boston and Houston will meet some new - and different - challengers.), (With nine seasons in Seattle behind him, Jack Sikma is home in the Midwest, hoping to lead Milwaukee to a title.), (Notes and quotes from an NBA correspondent who spent the off-season with eyes peeled and ears to the ground.), (Whether he's courtside in L.A. or following his Lakers on the road, Jack Nicholson is the NBA's most outrageous fan.)
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November
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NFL Injury
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The Agony Must End (As injuries in the NFL continue at an unacceptable rate, a longtime student of pro football tells what has to be done.), Pardon Me, But It's Lady's First (On a day of beaten favorites at the Breeder's Cup, the filly Lady's Secret became front-runner for Horse of the Year.), The Hub Hails Its Hobbling Hero (Bill Buckner may have let the World Series slip through his legs, but Bosox fans welcomed him home with open arms.), A Wonderful Throwback (Gordie Lockbaum, the only 60-minute man in major-college football, is evoking another age this fall at Holy Cross.), Upset Time Down Under (Upstart Kookaburra III got the best of her Aussie rivals in the first round of the America's Cup defender's trial.), One Shock Wave After Another (The death of Len Bias has prompted criticism of Maryland's athletic policies - and has led to Lefty Driesell's ouster.)
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Michael Jordan
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Ready..Set...Levitate! (Midair is the realm of Chicago's Michael Jordan, and he has the Bulls off to a stratospheric start in the new NBA season.), A Little Miracle By the Bay (Eight weeks after back surgery that might have ended his career, 49er quarterback Joe Montana routed St. Louis>), Are The Oilers Flaming Out Again? (Ousted from the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring by Calgary, Edmonton is still losing to the Flames this season.), Coming Out of the Darkness (Arizona State is headed for the Rose Bowl, where, for a change, it will play in daylight and get some recognition.), Scaling New Heights (With his diet devils reined in and personal tragedy dimmed by distance, Laffit Pincay Jr. is back on top of the world.), Walker & Dorsett (The author paints intimate portraits of the Cowboys' famed running backs, who are as different as they are exceptional.)
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Vinny Testaverde
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Contents - A Big Splash By The Kiwis (Upstart New Zealand, its boat near perfect in the America's Cup trials, is throwing a scare into its challenger rivals.), It Only Hurts For a Little While (Just ask college football's have-nots, who provide the fodder their haves need to make the polls and go to a bowl.), Mighty Mike Shoulders a Heavy Task (Mike Tyson hopes to become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history by beating Trevor Berbick.), Chairman of the Board (Tony Hawk, an 18-year-old from Southern California, is riding the crest of popularity as skateboarding booms.), Gault is Divided Into Many Parts (Ballet dancer, model and track star, Willie Gault also catches passes for the Bears - when the QBs throw to him.) Departments - Scorecard, College Football, Golf, Pro Football, Pro Basketball, For The Record, 19th Hole
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Mike Tyson
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Looking Super, D.C. (Jay Schroeder and the Washington Redskins smothered the Cowboys 41-14 as their Super Bowl prospects soared.), Getting a Belt Out of Life (With a TKO over Trevor Berbick, 20-year-old Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.), A Pair of Thrillers (Paced by its superb tight end Keith Jackson, Oklahoma scored 10 points in the final 1:22 to overcome Nebraska.) (Earle Bruce certainly is not flashy, and he did lose a close one to Michigan, but give the Buckeye coach some credit.), These Birds Aren't Likely To Land Soon (Atlanta's high-powered Hawks showed Boston that they can more than keep up with the best the NBA has to offer.), The Lions Go Out Like Lambs (Ivy be-Leagured Columbia ended another winless season, but then the school values sheepskin more than pigskin.), Call It The Sport of Sheikhs (With Sheikh Bin Rashid Al Makloum buying up top U.S. thoroughbreds, the sport of kings has a different look.)
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Mark Bravaro
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A Giant Step Forward (Everything clicked for New York as it skunked the Skins and took over the top spot in the rough-tough NFC East.), Turning the Tables on Gable (Penn State defeated Dan Gable's Iowa wrestlers, upsetting the team that has won nine straight NCAA championships.), Playing Some Nig O in Big D (The torrid Dallas Mavericks have shot and scored their way to a surprising early lead in the NBA's Midwest Division.), A Shooting Star in the North (Dino Ciccarelli has regained his goal-scoring touch, and as a result, both he and the North Stars are now on top.), The Great American Disappearing Act (In qualifying for the Masters at Madison Square Garden, U.S. tennis came up empty - a grequent occurence lately.), Rising From the Depths (Notre Dame's David Rivers, who was nearly killed in an auto accident last summer, is playing basketball once more.), Now You See Him, Now You Don't (Getting a fix on Indianapolis owner Bob Irsay isn't easy - except that he has turned his franchise into a laughingstock.)
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