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A Way to Upset CART 20
A feud between the organizations that control Indy-car racing has boiled over and only A.J. is sitting pretty
by Sam Moses and Bob Brown

If the Derby Were in New York 24
Instrument Landing, the winner of the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, was a bust at Santa Anita, but he's big in the Big Apple
by William Leggett

The Puck Stops Here 26
With big John Davidson filling the nets, New York took a 3-to-1 lead over Philadelphia in the quarterfinal playoffs
by E. M. Swift

And for My Next Trick... 28
Earvin (Magic) Johnson, whose legerdemain brought Michigan State the NCAA basketball title, is facing a dilemma
by Douglas S. Looney

Carnival Time 36
The tents that give the Penn Relays their full name are gone, but the usual crowd will still have a great time this week
by Anita Verschoth

The Toast of the Town 42
Milwaukee loves George Bamberger, and not just because he can hold his beer. The Brewers' manager has turned the team around
by Ron Fimrite

To Delight and Infuriate 76
Here, reflecting the current passion for lists, is a collection of bests, worsts and oddests in sport
by Phil Pepe and Zander Hollander

The Departments

Scorecard 15
Baseball 52
Pro Football 60
Golf 65
Soccer 71
For the Record 89
19th Hole 90

Cover photograph by Jerry Wachter

Credits on page 89

Next Week

Do it by the numbers is Frank Zarnowski's credo, and he's parlayed it into a career as organizer, historian and announcer of decathlons. Bil Gilbert profiles the figure filbert who can tell you the top father-and-son decathlon team in history.

Byron Nelson, Lord Byron, hit iron shots that sang. Three and a half decades ago he was the finest golfer of all, setting records that have never been broken. Sarah Pileggi portrays the mellow Texan on the eve of the tournament named for him.