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Brash Young Bucks 16
Rookie Marques Johnson led Milwaukee's youthful team to a stunning upset of Phoenix in a first-round NBA Playoff
by John Papanek

Even for a Colossus, It Ain't Easy 20
The Tulsa Roughnecks came to town a bit awed, but they gave the haughty Cosmos a battle until the final minutes
by Clive Gammon

Raising a Joyful Ruckus 22
Putting a lock on AAU wrestling championships is among the good works gloriously performed by the Brothers Peterson
by Bruce Newman

The Tigers Go 'Tweety!' 24
This is what the Bird's teammates chirp when his fastball is humming, and Fidrych isn't the only Detroit player hitting high notes
by Larry Keith

It's Really Rad, Dad 34
An enthusiastic father and his skateboarding son leave cold Connecticut to explore the sport's radical paradises in Florida
by William Zinsser

How Soon Can I See the Baby? 40
In the second part of his treatise on going the distance, the running doctor expatiates on ditty bags and groaning
by Dr. George A. Sheehan

Forty Minutes to Glory 78
Kentucky's championship basketball team knew good times and bad. Coach Joe B. Hall had to measure up to a legend
by Barry McDermott

The Departments

Scorecard 11
TV/Radio 53
Baseball 54
Hockey 62
Golf 68
Olympics 75
For the Record 93
19th Hole 94

Credits on page 93

Cover photograph by Manny Millan

Next Week

Mary is merry again at 19 now that the turmoil and pain that interrupted her career as a middle-distance runner have been resolved and relieved. Kenny Moore reports on Mary Decker's comeback, which has already produced a world record.

A test in the west will determine if the Dodgers can again use April victories to pull away from the Reds in the National League's Western Division. Larry Keith covers an early-season series of unusual importance between Cincy and L.A.