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January
26
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Lawrence Taylor
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Socking it to the Kiwis (America's Stars and Stripes beats the New Zealand challenger to advance in the America's Cup), Rude Hello for an Old Foe (Sunkist Invitional Track Meet where Greg Foster beat Renaldo Nehemiah), A Slip on Poll Mountain (UNLV loses but will they end up No. 1) Super Bowl Preview: Linebackers should lead the Giants over Denver, Denver quarterback John Elway can score, Lawrence Taylor claims to have a gentler side, The Giants have taken the long road to Pasadena, Pat Summerall will broadcast his 11th Super Bowl
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February
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Phil Simms
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Contents - Killer Giants (New York routed Denver 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI, thanks to a record-setting performance by Phil Simms.), How The Tide Has Turned (Alabama basketball coach Wimp Sanderson is giving the state's football fanatics a reason to be hoops-happy.), Racing To The Head of His Class (William Redd Jr., 16, is the fastest high-school quarter-miler in the country, and some think he will be the best ever.), Will The Sleeper Ever Awake? (Golden State saw Chris Washburn as a diamond in the rough, but his season has been much rougher than expected.), Fighting Lady (Glamouous Texas millionaire Josephine Abercrombie has brought an unlikely presence to a boxing promotion.) Departments - Letters, Scorecard, College Basketball, Swimming, For The Record, Point After
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February
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Magic Johnson
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Detente on Ice (The NHL-All Stars and the Soviets split the two Rendez-Vous '87 games, but everybody there came out a winner.), Laying Down the L.A. Law (Playing with conviction on their home court, the Magic Johnson led Lakers roared from behind to beat Boston.), Signed, Sealed and Sorry (Prep star Sean Higgins says his stepfather forced him to choose UCLA over Michigan.), Good to the Last Drop (When Geoff Bodine gambled on his gas in the Daytona 500, Bill Elliott had clear sailing to the winner's circle.), Reggie to the Rescue (With the game on the line, Reggie Williams, the versatile senior from Georgetown, has a way of taking charge.), Battling for Her Place (Vicky Aragon combative nature has earned her suspensions and fines - and acclaim as the leading woman jockey.), The Jock Caucus (Jim Bunning (R., KY) won 224 big league games with four teams before taking up his new position on Capitol Hill.), (A year ago he was playing in NBA arenas - now Tom McMillen (D., Md) performs in a more august House.)
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March
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"A Bad Trip"
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The Heat is On (In a torrid warmup week for the NCAAs, conference tournaments were noteworthy for overtimes and upsets.), (Alabama served notice that it is unquestionably the strongest team in the nation's strongest league, the SEC.), They Could Have Danced All Night (WBC heavyweight champion Mike Tyson defeated WBA champ Bonecrusher Smith in a dismal bout that was more waltz than war.), Dash and Crash on An Indy Track (The first World Indoor Championships in Indianapolis produced fine feats, world records - and unexpected spills.), Back To Haunt the Sixers (Moses Malone, the big one Philadelphia let get away, has lifted Washington on the court and at the gate>), New Model in Motown (Coach extrao0rdinaire Jacques Demers has transformed a lemon of a team into the smooth-running Red Wings.), She's No. 2 with a Bullet (Armed with a lethal forehand, 17-year-old sensation Steffi Graf shot down her foremost rivals in Florida.), The Downfall of a Champion (The playmaking star of Villanova's 1985 NCAA wonders tells how cocaine KO'd him.)
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March
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Bob Knight
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Thou Swell, Thou Witt-Y (Katrina Witt wins the World Figure Skating Title), Pop in His Bat, Or In His Corner (The Red Sox have made the boss's son, Marc Sullivan, their starting catcher), Strutting Their Stuff (NCAA's round of 16 led by UNLV, North Carolina, Indiana and Georgetown), Z-Man is a Real He-Man (World Cup skier Pirmin Zurbriggen), The Power of Love (Golfer Davis Love III), The Road to Nowhere (NBA's L.A. Clippers tour of futility), Last Chance for the Condor (California Condor down to one left in the wild), Hottest American Import in Japan (Baseball slugger Randy Bass)
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March
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Hagler vs Leonard
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Four on the Floor (In the Southeast Region, divine Providence made believers of heavy favorites Alabama and Georgetown.), (In the East, the Syracuse Orangemen refused to swallow another apple against Florida and North Carolina.), (In the Midwest, Indiana won by a whisker, dodging Duke before surviving a Tiger attack from LSU.), (In the West, top-rated Las Vegas hit the jackpot, whipping Wyoming and roaring back against Iowa.) A Bloody Mess (The Calgary Flames took a brawling home-and-home series from their Smythe Division archrival Edmonton.), A King Eyes His Comeback (Sidelined for two years, the Knicks' Bernard King hopes his bad knee can survive the rigors of the NBA.), You're An Old Smoothie (For nearly 40 years, Frank Zamboni's funny-looking contraption has refinished the world's ice surfaces.), One Will Be Made Whole (Marvelous Marvin Hagler needs Sugar Ray Leonard, and vice versa. Now one of them is about to be fulfilled.), (After considering logic, history and the odds, the author makes his selection for the Hagler-Leonard matchup.)
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May
11
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Reggie Jackson
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Contents - The Son Shines Bright (Alysheba, sired by the famed lyder, nearly fell at the top of the stretch, but still won the 113th Kentucky Derby.), More Bang For More Bucks (Leftfielder Tim Raines returned to the Montreal Expos and won his first two games with homers against the Mets.), Three Sevens On One Roll (The Flyers, the Red Wings and the Canadiens all won Stanley Cup series that went down to the final game.), "We Have A Serious Problem" (Oakland's great veteran star, now in his final season, talks about baseball prejudice and offers his service.), And...It's Super Sub! (When the L.A. Lakers needed a lift, mild-mannered Michael Cooper turns into Cooperman and flies to the rescue.), Uh-Oh! He's At It Again (Bruce Crampton, as ornery as he ever was, is back to his winning ways, tearing up the Senior Golf circuit.), The Case Against Brian Spencer (One woman's testimony could mean a death sentence for a former hockey player accused of murder in Florida.) Departments - Letters, Scoreboard, Inside Baseball, Volleyball, Tennis, Boxing, For The Record, Point After
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May
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Isiah Thomas
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Indy Air Show (Pancho Carter could smile after his wild upside-down ride, but even 500 pole winner Mario Andretti was antsy.), A New Kind of Orient Express (American import Bob Horner, late of Atlanta, made a smashing debut in Japan: six games, six homers.), There's No Doubting Thomas (Detroit's amazing Isiah Thomas sparked the Detroit Pistons to a 3-1 lead over Atlanta in the NBA playoffs.), Battered Birds Flying High (The St. Louis Cardinals have survived a freakish rash of injuries to stay in the runing for first place.), The Shooter and the Stopper (Swedish scorer Pelle Eklund and goalie Ron Hextall led Philly to a 3-1 playoff advantage over Montreal.), One From The Heart (Now that Payne Stewart has won a golf tournament for his father, his future looks as sweet as his swing.), 'Have I Got a Story!' (Hold the presses, Joe Goldstein, sports p.r. man par excellence, is on the phone with another earful.), A Life On The Run (The enigmatic Gerry Lindgren, once a top distance runner, had been missing since '80. Now he has been found.)
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May
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Eric Davis
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Green and Mean (The champion Celtics outbattled Milwaukee in a seventh-game showdown to reach the NBA Eastern final.), That Gret Abbott Switch (Michigan sophomore pitching ace Uim Abbott can throw and field with the wame hand - but who notices.), Two Down, Now the Crown (With his victory in the Preakness, Kentucky Derby champion Alysheba is in position to vie for the Triple.), These are Red Letter Days (The Red's Eric Davis, who is known as E, reminds lots of people of players named Mays, Aaron and Clemente.), Edmonton's Rx for D (As the Oilers fight for the Stanley Cup, defenseman Randy Gregg, the NHL's only M.D., has the right medicine.), Very Much an Indy-Vidual (By refusing to act the maverick in a sport rife with them, Indy 500 champion Bobby Rahal is, well, a maverick.), G'Day, Aussie Joe! (Joe Bugner is Down Under looking for one more shot at the heavyweight championship.), Troubled Times in Titletown (Court cases and losing seasons have strained the bond between Packer fans and their once-beloved team.)
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June
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Larry Bird
Contents - Party Time In Edmonton (The Oilers foiled the Flyers comeback by winning Game 7 of the NHL finals and regaining the Stanley Cup), Iron Mike Passes A Test (Pinklon Thomas had some class, but he took it on the chin from undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Tyson), Return Of The Royal Nonesuch (Kansas City pitcher Bret Saberhagen, who ruled supreme in '85 but faltered in '86, has again ascended to the top), The Mystique Goes On (Friendly home-court ghosts helped the Celtics beat the Pistons to reach the NBA finals against the Lakers), A Strange And Resolute Calm (Despite social unease and political uncertainty, Seoul is confident it can make the Olympics a success) Old Foes, New Race (Alydar and Affirmed, who were once fierce opponents, do their competing nowadays in the breeding shed), Hail To The Graduates (Forget the well-publicized problems of collegiate sports, here are four student athletes who are approaching the real life well prepared), A Bout Against Doubt (Will Gerry Cooney ever be hungry enough to win the heavyweight championship? Not even he seems to know) Departments - Letters, Scorecard, Inside Baseball, Golf, Television, For The Record, Point After
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June
22
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Abdul-Jabbar
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Your Ball, L.A. (With a Magical fast break and inspired play from a revered center, Los Angeles beat Boston for the NBA title.), And The Winner BY KO: Spinks (Though outweighed by 30 pounds, Michael Spinks knocked out Gerry Cooney in Round 5 in Atlantic City.), To Know 'em is to Fear 'em (The underappreciated Blue Jays won 11 straight and knocked the Yankees out of first place in the AL East.), Bowed But Not Broken (Crazy shots that beat him in the PGA and the Masters have fueled Greg Norman's desire to win the U.S. Open.), Fighting The Enemy Within (Jim Eisenreich's major league career was derailed by a mysterious ailment, but now he's working his way back.), High-Flying Household (The multitalented Mills clan of Northfield, Ill has some pretty lofty goals in life, among them the Olympics.), Count Dracula (Transylvanian tennis guru Ion Tiriac, the mentor of Boris Becker, has sunk his teeth into many a juicy deal.)
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June
29
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Scott Simpson
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An Open and Shut Case (Scott Simpson won the United States Open by a stroke over Tom Watson at San Francisco's Olympic Club.), It Won't Be An Indian Summer (Prognosticators - like SI's - who said Cleveland would be the best team in the American League were a tad off.), The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of (The NBA finals offered a feast for the fan's imagination and food for thought on the subject of race.), Our Women in Havana (By winning a silver medal in Cuba, the United States volleyball team earned a spot in the '88 Olympics.), Giants On The Earth (Two performances at the '68 Olympics still stand as records: Bob Beamon's long jump and Lee Evan's 400 meters.), A Wheeler, But No Dealer (Cyclist ANdy Hampsten keeps a low profile, but he rides into the Tour de France as America's highest hope.), Just a Pipp of a Legend (The player who was benched in favor of Iron Horse-to-be Lou Gehrig achieved lasting fame of his own.)
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July
6
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One Day in Baseball
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The Gary Carter family at breakfast, Meet Tony Bernazard and his three little Indians, Maryanne Simmons is an atypical baseball wife, Toronto's Joe Johnson, The two men inside the Fenway Park scoreboard, Minnesota's best beer vendor, Cardinal manager Whitey Herzog, The Orioles' radio voice, Wrigley Field's rooftop neighbors, A home-plate umpire, The denizens of the Oakland Athletics bullpen
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July
13
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Mattingly & Strawberry
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Taking The Rap (Outfielder Darryl Strawberry has been hitting a sour note with his teammates, and the Mets are singing the blues.), Replete With a Bronx Cheer (A rare feeling of togetherness has helped carry the Yankees (of all teams) into first place in the AL East.), Sweden's New Royal Highness (Free-spirited Patrik Sjoberg was smoking in Stockholm, where he lifted the high jump world record to 7' 11 1/4".), Smash Acts on Centre Court (Martina Navratilova won her eighth women's title and Pat Cash took his first men's crown at Wimbledon.), Here Comes The Young Lions (The year's top rookie stars, concentrated in the American League, include McGwire, Burks, White, Seitzer, Surhoff and Nokes.), Golf and Glory (Muirfield, which hosts next week's British Open, is famous for its grand traditions, its legends - and its lunch.), Bittersweet Twilight for Sugar (Sugar Ray Robinson loved high living, but now the great fighter's health is failing, and his name has been usurped.)
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July
27
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The Pit Bull Terror
Contents - Very British Open (Nick Faldo, England's hope and frustration, won the auto title when America's young Paul Azinger faded), A Murderers' Row Of One (The Yankees' Don Mattingly equalled a doughty old record by hitting home runs in eight straight games), The Death Of An Athlete (Tom Waddell, 49, was a doctor, a soldier, an activist and an AIDS victim, and truly a man of Olympic spirit), Loud Left From A Quiet Champ (Junior middleweight titleholder Mike McCallum knocked out Donald Curry, now he may get some attention), A New Set Of Twins (Improved pitching and defense have been added to Minnesota's traditional long-ball game. Result: first place), Queen Of The Surf (Frieda Zambia has come off Florida's diminutive waves to win three consecutive world championships), The Pit Bull: Friend And Killer (Is the pit bull simply a fine animal, as its admirers staunchly claim, or is it a vicious dog, basically unfit for society) Departments - Letters, Scorecard, Inside Baseball, Harness Racing, Radio, For The Record, Point After
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August
10
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Mike Tyson
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Only One No. 1 (Iron-fisted Mike Tyson beat IBF champion Tony Tucker to stand alone at the top of the heavyweight division.), Pete Has 'em Seeing Red (National League West opponents can't seem to shake the claim to first place staked by Cincy's Pete Rose.), America's New Golden Girl (Swimmer Janet Evans stole the show at the U.S. championships with two world records and four victories.), A Showdown at the Shore (Bet Twice defeated Alysheba in the Haskell at Monmouth, but the controversial drug Lasix was in the shadown.), Oh, For The Days of Yesteryear (The Dodgers have lost the way that Branch Rickey laid out for them , and the future could be threadbare.), Anyone Seen a Blue Ox (Aspiring Paul Bunyans met to challenge one another and white pine at the Lumberjack Worlds.), It's Doubles or Nothing (Ken Flach and Robert Seguso have coped with scandal and seperation to reign as tennis's leading pair.), 'I Can Catch The Rock' (When L.A. Raider tight end Todd Christensen plays his personal highlight tape, it's easy to see his class.)
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September
7
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"Surf's Up"
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Sizzling Rivals (The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams played yet another thriller as the new NFL season beckoned.), Bravos For a Roman Candle (Ben Johnson blazed to a record 9.83 100 meters in the World Track and Field Championships in Rome.), Dashing Debut Bt The Vols (Tennessee's late field goal stunned favored Iowa 23-22 in the Kickoff Classic game in New Jersey.), Toronto's Big Brass Bell (Slugger George Bell of the Blue Jays rubs some people the wrong way, but he always wields an eloquent bat.), Dale Turns 'Em Pale (Dale Earnhardt, this year's NASCAR champion, isn't shy about banging fenderw with his top opponents.), Preparing a Big Move (Butch Reynolds may be the one at last to break the 400-meter record that Lee Evans set 19 years ago.), Everything Under The Sun (A photo essay bares the zestful Southern California scene in all of its shining, watery, sandy, bikinied, muscle-bound sporting glory.), (One amazed Bostonian discovers a wonderland of skateboard wizards and Zen tennis participants.)
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September
9
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Mark Bavaro
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Pro Football '87: The Chase is On (The Giants, who may be better than in '86, will be tough to catch.), Trapped By The Past (The Cowboys and Raiders are aging - and declining - dynasties.), Brutal Face-Off (The current crop of centers and noseguards is the best ever.), Eleven is a Big Fat Crowd (Sorry, Dr. Z, the game doesn't need all those no-necks.), Monday On His Mind (Dan Dierdorf is well prepared for Monday Night Football.), Point After (The NFL would be better served without instant replay.) Scouting Reports - NFC East (NY hasn't gone soft.), Mark Bavaro has quietly become a giant among Giants.) NFC Central (Who's at quarterback?), (Motown's Jimmy Williams loves the sound of his own hits.) NFC West (The 49ers dig for linemen.), L.A.'s Dennis Harrah is no longer Mr. Never Callitanight.) AFC East (The title fight is on Dec. 28.), (The Pats' Stanley Morgan has made a splashy comeback.) AFC Central (Can Cleveland tough it out?), (The Steeler's Mark Malone took a lot of shots in '86.) AFC West (Seattle has fixed its flaw.), (The Kansas City secondary is second to none.)
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September
14
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Contents - On Top Of The Worlds (Jackie Joyner-Kersee won the heptathlon and long jump at the Track and Field World Championships in Rome). The Bear Bit The Badger (The Soviets routed Badger Bob Johnson's Team USA and helped eliminate it from hockey's Canada Cup), A Bull's Eye For A New Archer (Mike Archer, the youngest major college coach, was a hit in his debut as LSU made Texas A & M quiver), Heading for A Photo Finish (The Twins, A's, Angel's and Royals all have a shot in a four-team race for the American League West title), Septembers To Remember (As the pennant chases heat up,we revisit Bobby Thompson, Duster Mails and other heroes of autumn), This Is No Joyride (The Tevis Cup, a 100-mile cross-country horse race in the Sierra Nevada, is literally a cliff-hanger), Gene Upshaw (The former lineman for the Raiders is now leading the NFL players union into battle with the owners) Departments - Letters, Scorecard, College Football, Tennis, Inside Baseball, Television, For The Record, Point After
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September
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John Elway
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Take That! (Terry Pendleton's ninth-inning homer in Game 1 set the tone as the Cardinals took two of three from the Mets.), (The Giants won a pair from the Reds to all but sew up their first National League West title in 16 seasons.), NFL '87: The Season Begins (Quarterback John Elway gave a smash opening-day performance as Denver shocked AFC rival Seattle 40-17.), The Bears, with Mike Tomczak passing for two TDs and running for another, defeated the Giants 34-19.), Look Who's On Top (Ivan Lendl needed nearly five hours to beat Mats Wilander and wih his third consecutive U.S. Open title,), (In a reprise of their Wimbledon match, Martina Navratilova defeated Steffi Graf to win her fourth crown,), Big Red and the Tide (UCLA succeeded in ambushing Nebraska's vaunted ground game but then was headed off with the pass.), (There were sighs of relief after Alabama beat Penn State 24-13 in its first big game under new coach Bill Curry.), Jock Lit (Sport books, formerly the scrubs of the literary world, have suddenly become best-selling superstars.)
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September
28
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Ozzie Smith
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Tough as Nails (The Cleveland Browns defense performed as if driven in a 34-10 hammering of the archrival Pittsburgh Steelers.), The Bucs Don't Stop Here (By beating the three National League East contenders, the Pirates may have provided a sneak preview of 1988.), Pouring On The Orange Crush (Clemson defeated Georgia, the toughest opponent on its schedule and put itself in position for a juicy bowl bid.), 'Let The World Know I'm O.K. (Despite dire reports, Marvin Hagler says he has not let his life go to pieces since losing to Sugar Ray Leonard.), A Breed Apart (Even NFL cornerbacks of the best pedigree hate when Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers makes his moves.), Lady In a Fast Lane (Beauty queen / flight attendant Leila Wagner is now doing her winning on the professional bowling circuit.), No. 1 In His Field (A decade of brilliance has earned the Cards' Ozzie Smith a place among the best shortstops who ever played.)
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October
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Lloyd Moseby
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The Races In The East (Toronto took three of four from Detroit in Part 1 of a two-weekend American League East showdown.), (Montreal, tabbed last spring for the National League East cellar, is another won't-quit Canadian club.), Fit To Be Tied in the SEC (Auburn met Tennessee and LSU took on Ohio State. Amazingly, no team won or lost.), The NFL Strike (Tempers flared as the players struck and the owners readied plans to supplant no ball with scab ball.), (The players' walkout had the Cowboys, like members of other teams, checking their wallets and consciences.), Still On The Outside (In 1971 Dave Meggyesy took on the NFL in a scathing book. Now as a union man his struggle continues.), A Cup For The Old World (Europe's Ryder Cuppers came a-calling and walloped the U.S. to win for the first time on American soil.), The Fiesta In The Town of Ghosts (A ritual fistfight high in the Bolivian Andes reveals a profoiund but simple truth about man's nature and boxing.)
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October
12
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Steve Walsh
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Contents 0 Out! (That's what the Blue Jays were after the Tigers tagged them three times to win the AL East championship.), Benito Finito at 34 Games (San Diego Padre rookie catcher Benito Santiago's record hitting streak ended, but not before a beaut of a bunt.), The 'Canes Were Very Able (Trailing Florida State by 16 points, Miami stormed back to win a state - and, maybe a national - title 26-25.), The NFL Strike (As scab ball started, neigher side in football's labor dispute found much to raise it's spirits.), It's Bottom-Line Time (The television networks are cutting costs in sports programming, and the quality has begun to deteriorate.), Like Father, Like Son (UCLA linebacker Ken Norton Jr. is as hard a hitter as was his father, the former heavyweight champion.), NHL Preview: Off and Hackin' (There's more to Philadelphia's Broad Street Bullies than meets the eye - including a whole bunch of tradition.), (With the Great One again doing great things, Edmonton should make it four out of the last five Stanley Cups.), (Winnipeg defenseman Jim Kyle is such a scrapper that not even a hearing impairment can bring him down.) Departments - Letters, Scorecard, College Football, For The Record, Point After
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November
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Twins win the World Series
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Sweet Music (Frank Viola pitched the Minnesota Twins to victory against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the Series.), Welcome Home Guys - Maybe (Atop the NFC East because their strike replacements didn't lose, the real Redskins barely defeated the Jets.), In Your Face, Comrades! (In the first matchup between the U.S.S.R. and the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks triumphed 127-100.), C'Mon, Tony, Lighten Up (Cornered by our intrepid reporter, Arkansas's star noseguard Tony Cherico agrees to say a few words.), This Bud's Not For You (Franchise frenzy sizzled on in the NFL as Jacksonville, Fla bid for - and lost - Bud Adam's Houston Oilers.), The Corner Man (Angelo Dundee may be fresh out of top fighters, but he's still keeping himself at the top of a tough business.)
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November
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Eric Dickerson
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Contents - Break Up The Colts! (After a blockbuster trade brought Eric Dickerson in from L.A., improved Indianapolis looked even tougher.), New Look in the Long Run (Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya and Priscilla Welch of Britain were fresh winners in the New York City marathon.), Notre Dame is Golden Again (The Irish have returned to the Top 10 with a bevy of strong backs and a coach who simply won't allow losing.), Fourth Title For Thomas (Thomas Hearns stopped Juan Roldan to gain a niche in ring history all his own titles in four weight classes.), Staying Away in Flocks (In the view of most Canadians, their pro football league is strictly for the birds, a victim of poor management.), Pro Basketball 1978-88 (Finesse is taking a backseat to physicality.), (In the NBA, officials just let the players play.), (Some inside points and a devilish prediction.), Bull Michael Jordan is out of this world.) Departments - Letters, Scorecard, Golf, College Football, For The Record, Point After
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November
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Rotnei Anderson
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The Not-So-Big Eight (Oklahoma and Nebraska achieved their lofty rankings at the espense of a conference that's a bad joke.), Edgy From Lack of Coffey (With stalwart defenseman Paul Coffey sidelined by a contract dispute, the Oilers are off to a so-so start.), Miracles of the Midway (Jim McMahon has come off the injury list to lead the 7-1 Chicago Bears to three come-from-behind wins.), The King at His New Court (After a 10-year absence from the NBA, Bill Russell hopes to bring his tradition of winning to Sacramento.), Growing Up Fast (Hopes were high for Florida's Emmitt Smith and Ohio State's Carlos Snow. One has shone, the other hasn't.), Fighting is in His Blood (IBF junior middleweight champ Matthew Hilton has earned the acclaim his rough-and-tumble dad never had.), Forecast For Disaster (Man-made pollutants are producing changes in the climate of the earth that could prove to be catastrophic.)
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December
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Hey, It's Heavenly (The Saints beat the Steelers to finally have a winning season), A Stange New Tennis Racket (Ivan Lendl wins the gimmicky Stakes Match where second place gets no money), Sailing Back to the Future (The America's Cup may be different now that New Zealand has won in the courtroom), You're Barely Better in '87 (Notre Dame loses to Miami but not by as much), Those Low-Flying Flyers (Philadelphia is not living up to expectations), Battliln' Buccaneer (Steve DeBerg is quarterback for Tampa Bay), Duel of Two Minds (World Chess Championship between Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov), Pex Sell Tix (Arnold Schwarzenegger is out in The Running Man)
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December
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Bo Jackson
Contents - Raising The Roof (With 40,000 basketball fans in the Hoosier Dome for a doozy of a double-dip, Kentucky had the most fun), The Penguins Are Percolating (A blockbuster trade for star defenseman Paul Coffey has playoff dreams abrewing in long-deprived Pittsburgh), Atop The Pacific Rim (By running up a nine-game winning streak, the surprising Trail Blazers moved past the Lakers - fon now), Which Way Will You Go, Bo (After a promising rookie baseball season and a spectacular NFL debut, Bo Jackson has shown he can do it), The Best Money Can Buy (Some top baseball talent is on the block, but offers for free agents' services will likely be slow in coming), Woes Of The Wunderkind (For Boris Becker, 20 but aging fast, the Masters turned out to be another disappointment in a difficult year), A Touch Of Class (Nobody did it better than Don McPherson, the soul of undefeated Syracuse, who deserved the Heisman), Tuning Up For Tyson (Heavyweight-to-be Evander Holyfield paused in his new-wave training to quickly KO Dwight Qawi), What Goes Up Comes Down (The NFL strike launched Joe DeForest's football career anew. Now he is back on the pad at Cape Canaveral), Starting Over (Denny McLain, the last pitcher to win 30 games or more, is out of prison and attempting to build a fresh life) Departments - Letters, Scorecard, Pro Basketball, Golf, College Basketball, For The Record, Point After
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December
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"Pictures '87
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Contents - Of Heroes and Hellions (In a year of no off-seasons, sports gave us co-boors John McEnroe and Bob Knight, the gracious Doctor, Julius Erving, the grateful Steffi Graf and fans of new assertiveness) Departments - Letters, Scorecard, For The Record, Point After
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