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18 The NFL Conference Championships

A dramatic drive engineered by Joe Montana overtook Dallas in the closing minutes and gave the 49ers the NFC title
by Paul Zimmerman

With the wind-chill factor at 59º below zero, Cincinnati stopped San Diego's record-setting offense cold to win the AFC
by Ron Fimrite

26 The Creature Was Too Much for the Giant
A four-armed North Carolina phenom dueled lofty Ralph Sampson as the No. 1 Tar Heels booted No. 2 Virginia
by Jack McCallum

30 More Than a Pretty Face
For years Jan Stephenson was the LPGA's designated pinup. Now her golf game is very nearly a 10, too
by Barry McDermott

36 Double Trouble on the Slopes
The Mahre twins look and ski alike: Phil's the best racer in the world, and Steve's not far behind
by William Oscar Johnson

104 Sit Up and Take Notice
One of these days people will appreciate Gus Williams, who's rich, after a year's holdout, and is making the Sonics boom again
by David Israel

The Departments

Scorecard 13
College Basketball 94
Swimming 102
For the Record 119
19th Hole 120

Credits on page 119

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.