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Hats Off to You, Nolan 12
California's magnificent strikeout king just missed a record fifth no-hitter, but his arm has the team in contention
by Bruce Newman

Pan-American Games

His basketball players won gold medals in San Juan, but Bobby Knight's behavior precipitated an ugly uproar 18
by John Papanek

Alberto Juantorena ambushed? It happened not once but twice, in the 400 and 800 meters, but the Cuban star isn't worried 27
by Joe Marshall

A new bunch has punched in for the U.S. in boxing and suddenly the prospects for Moscow are looking good 30
by John Papanek

Cool Hand Jerilyn Takes the Open 32
Jerilyn Britz survived the weather and a showdown with Debbie Massey to bring home her first victory as a professional
by Sarah Pileggi

Oh Wow! A Careening Carrot! 36
San Francisco's Artists' Soap Box Derby produced some entries that were bizarrely beautiful and some that were just bizarre
by Sarah Pileggi

Win, Place...and Sting 54
The betting setup seemed foolproof. Jacques' scam was so slick that his victims didn't know they were being stung
by John Underwood

The Departments

TV/Radio 43
Baseball 44
Pro Football 50
For the Record 69
19th Hole 70

Credits on page 69

Cover photograph by Peter Read Miller

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