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Make Way for the Falcons 26
The Saints weren't any match for Bartkowski and Company, and Atlanta hung onto its one-game lead in the NFC West
by Joe Marshall

Going For Broke at 300 mph 30
In pursuit of the world water speed record, Lee Taylor roared off across Lake Tahoe. Then his dream was shattered
by Coles Phinizy

Notre Dame Had 'Bama Bound 34
And also gagged in shutting out the Tide 7-0 to stay unbeaten and in contention for the national championship
by Douglas S. Looney

Angling In on Roberto 42
Sugar Ray Leonard fought flat-footed in Montreal, but he says he'll have a new look for his welterweight title rematch with Duran
by William Nack

Heaven Can't Wait 50
So Homer Smith felt when, dismissed as Army's football coach, he went to Harvard Divinity School. Now he's back in the game
by Kenny Moore

Cradle of Champions 86
Fighting is a way of life in Palenque, Colombia, a village of 3,000 with a heritage that includes three world champions
by Clive Gammon

The Departments

Scorecard 21
Road Running 57
Golf 63
College Football 67
Hockey 75
Motor Sports 78
For the Record 117
19th Hole 118

Credits on page 117

Cover photograph by Manny Millan

Next Week

College Basketball takes its bow, and Curry Kirkpatrick takes his with an irreverent look at the polls and profiles of three stars, DePaul's Mark Aguirre, Maryland's Albert King and Virginia's Ralph Sampson. Bil Gilbert takes on a weightier matter in Georgetown Coach John Thompson, a large man with heavy ideas. SI makes its Top 20 predictions, points out five other teams on the way up and the best small-college and women's squads. Plus other features and regular news coverage.