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18 Seattle's Sunday Punch
Jack Sikma won his confrontation with Moses Malone, and the Sonics beat the Rockets to advance in the playoffs
by Bruce Newman

22 The Cardinals Are Off to a Flying Start
Newcomers Lonnie and Ozzie Smith paced St. Louis to 12 straight wins and the lead in the National League's Eastern Division
by Jim Kaplan

26 Overloaded with Circuit Breakers
Last week sparks flew as rival tennis tournaments in Dallas and Las Vegas spotlighted the game's current malaises
by Curry Kirkpatrick

34 Gonzo, Man on the Go
Speedy takedowns have made Joe Gonzales the best 114.5-pound freestyle wrestler in the U.S.—and perhaps the world
by Craig Neff

42 With the Greatest of E's
Julie Veee plays midfield for San Diego exactly the way that the Silver Surfer used to ride his board—with A CERTAIN MAGIC!
by Bob Ottum

70 He Won't Clean Up His Act
Opponents sure wish he would, but the Islanders' truculent Billy Smith, the best playoff goalie in the NHL, says no soap
by E.M. Swift

The Departments

Scorecard 13
Baseball 51
Golf 56
Tennis 61
TV/Radio 64
For The Record 89
19th Hole 90

Credits on page 89

Cover photograph by Peter Read Miller