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14 A Crowning Achievement
Michael Spinks became the undisputed light heavyweight champion by jabbing Dwight Braxton into submission
by William Nack

22 An Upset That Was a Ute Beaut
By beating UCLA, Utah became the least likely of the 16 teams that qualified for this week's NCAA regionals
by Curry Kirkpatrick

30 It Was a Muddy Good Show of Teamwork
The U.S. women, paced by an ailing leader, won their World Cross-country title, and the men finished second
by Kenny Moore

32 Starting Up the Long Road Back
Consumed with shame over losing to champion Larry Holmes, Gerry Cooney dropped out. Now he's boxing again
by William Nack

38 A New Departure Toward Arrival
The top selection in the NHL draft may be Pat LaFontaine, a U.S. kid who left home to play against Canada's best
by Jack Falla

48 Leapin' Lizards, It's Lunk
Steve (Lunk) Lundquist, collector of beasts, is one nasty critter when he plunges into a pool to do the breaststroke
by Craig Neff

60 A New Life
Dick Vermeil burned himself out as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Now he's learning to enjoy living and his family
by Gary Smith


Scorecard 9
Pro Football 54
Pro Basketball 56
For the Record 77
19th Hole 78

Credits on page 77

Cover photograph by John Iacono