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22 The Islanders Go Four It All
Led by Billy Smith, New York took a 3-0 lead over Edmonton and closed in on its fourth straight Stanley Cup
by E.M. Swift

28 The NBA Playoffs

Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks led the Philadelphia 76ers to a commanding advantage in the East
by Anthony Cotton

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar got untracked against Artis Gilmore to put the Lakers ahead 3-1 in the West
by Bruce Newman 31

38 Football: A Rite or Wrong of Spring?
The weather is getting warm and attendance and ratings are falling, but the USFL is hardly withering
by William Oscar Johnson

48 The New Bella of the Ball
Italy makes its America's Cup debut with Azzurra and an attitude that's best described as romantically realistic
by Sarah Pileggi

90 From a Vamp to a Veep
Her Ferrari rolls on, but Linda Vaughn, who busted out of Georgia to become a racetrack institution, will shift gears
by Bob Ottum


Scorecard 17
Baseball 72
Track & Field 78
Softball 83
Water Polo 86
For the Record 111
19th Hole 114

Cover photograph by Paul Bereswill

Credits on page 111