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22 The Championship Series
While the Yankees swept the A's, the Dodgers beat the Expos in a rain-delayed fifth game
by Jim Kaplan and Steve Wulf

28 Gears and Loathing in Las Vegas
In a parking lot just off The Strip, Alan Jones won the first Caesars Palace Grand Prix and Nelson Piquet the world championship
by Sam Moses

30 Making Names for Themselves
Picked clean by the NFL, Pitt is rebuilding—and fast, as Florida State found out—with the likes of the B.T. Express and The Freak
by Craig Neff

38 The Best NFL Athlete? Nolan Contendere
Ram Safety Nolan Cromwell, a star quarterback and hurdler in college, has become one of the pros' top defensive players
by Rick Telander

44 The Man Who Runs Running
He's Fred Lebow, the impresario of the New York Marathon, the Fifth Avenue Mile and 220 other annual extravaganzas
by Bob Ottum

74 The Story of Sweat: A Warm Tale
Human perspiration is a fascinating phenomenon that we all know intimately but are usually too polite to talk about
by William Oscar Johnson

The Departments

Scorecard 17
College Football 60
Golf 67
Pro Football 70
For the Record 97
19th Hole 100

Credits on page 97

Cover photograph by Paul Kennedy