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14 The Class of His Class
WBC heavyweight champion Larry Holmes laid claim to greatness by beating a courageous challenger, Gerry Cooney
by William Nack

30 Who'll Reign in Spain?
Amid international tensions, soccer's World Cup finals got underway with the defending champion, Argentina, being upset 1-0
by Clive Gammon

34 Eddie Is a Handy Dandy
Baltimore First Baseman Eddie Murray has a special touch with the bat and glove, even if his necklace says he's "Just Regular"
by Steve Wulf

47 L.A. Needed a Pat on Its Back
Kareem held the trophy and Magic was the MVP, but Coach Pat Riley called the shots as the Lakers won the NBA title
by Bruce Newman

64 A Club Like No Other
Small wonder there's only one Wimbledon. The tournament's run by the singular All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 9
Baseball 56
Golf 60
For the Record 83
19th Hole 85

Credits on page 83

Cover photograph by Joe DiMaggio