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34 The Islanders Stick It To 'Em
It was a third straight Stanley Cup for New York as MVP Mike Bossy fired bull's-eyes in an impressive sweep of Vancouver
by E.M. Swift

The NBA Playoffs

After knocking out Phoenix in four games, the Lakers kept their playoff slate perfectly clean by sweeping San Antonio 40
by Bruce Newman

Bob McAdoo had been the NBA's forgotten man, but the scoring champ of yesteryear makes a big contribution in L.A. 42
by Bruce Newman

Philadelphia again went ahead of Boston 3-1, but Dr. J turns a deaf ear to any comparisons with last season's el foldo 44
by Anthony Cotton

48 An Uncertain View of the Future
Everything looked rosy for Sugar Ray Leonard until a detached retina damaged his vision—and perhaps ended his career
by Pat Putnam

56 An Unqualified Success at the Qualifying
With Rick Mears on the pole and Kevin Cogan next to him, Roger Penske's team is sitting prettiest of any for the Indianapolis 500
by Sam Moses

62 The Darned Red Sox Haven't Any Holes
Although Boston has by no means sewn up the American League pennant, nobody's giving pilot Ralph Houk the needle
by Steve Wulf

102 Merrily She Rolls Along
Having rebuilt her life as well as her game, Martina Navratilova is playing the finest tennis of her sometimes turbulent career
by Sarah Pileggi

The Departments

Scorecard 29
Pro Football 82
Baseball 88
TV/Radio 94
Track & Field 96
Horse Racing 98
For the Record 135
19th Hole 136

Credits on page 135

Cover photograph by Peter Read Miller