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74 After the Sun Goes Down
The time on top lasts only so long and then something fades—the arm's incomparable flex, the mind's consuming passion—and a star is replaced on center stage. Some struggle to retain a toehold in the limelight, others couldn't care less. A look at two men looking back on their glory days
by Pat Jordon

12 En Route to New Orleans
Defense did it for Pittsburgh, and a host of errors smoothed the way for Minnesota
by Ron Reid and Dan Jenkins

18 Half Good Is Not Half Bad
Louisville's Cardinals played well only part time and still smoked their foes
by Barry McDermott

20 Hot Dogging It with Relish
Frank-ly, the skiers are falling out of the sky, and you never sausage crazy stunts
by William O. Johnson

22 Nothing Like a Dame
Especially in the Superstar show, in which women are more competitive than men
by Curry Kirkpatrick

26 Pakistani Khan Game
Fifty years ago Hashim perched on a squash court wall and thereby started a dynasty
by Melvin Maddocks

60 Doing the Whoop de Wheelie
Pedals flashing, flying over the bumps, the kids are off on a new sporting cycle kick
by Sam Moses

The departments

8 Scorecard
66 Dogs
68 College Basketball
70 Golf
72 Hockey
83 For the Record
84 19th Hole

Credits on page 83

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier



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