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22 Boom Time for Pittsburgh
Explosive hitting by the likes of Dave Parker, Jason Thompson and Bill Madlock has put the Pirates in first place
by Steve Wulf

28 A Double Decker for Mary
Mary Decker set American records at 800 and 1,500 meters as she tuned up for the World Championships
by Craig Neff

30 The Lady Was Too Hot to Handle
While her opponents wilted, Jan Stephenson beat the heat to triumph in the Women's Open championship
by Barry McDermott

32 Who Are These People, Anyway?
Pittsburgh's Steelers opened the exhibition season by beating New Orleans, but the names were not familiar
by Roy Blount Jr.

38 He's Not Just a Wild and Crazy Guy
Manager Doug Rader is working mightily to develop a serious image both for himself and the Texas Rangers
by Ron Fimrite

46 Here's a Brit Who Can Hit
Colin Jones of Wales takes his countrymen's hopes into a WBC welterweight title rematch with Milt McCrory
by Clive Gammon

54 Go, You Stormin' Mormon
A come-from-behind style has helped Salt Lake City's Henry Marsh become the world's No. 1 steeplechaser
by Anita Verschoth

66 I've Won. I've Beat Them'
Howard Cosell is at the top of his profession, a status he cherishes almost as much as he does his wife, Emmy
by Frank Deford


Scorecard 17
Baseball 58
Boating 64
For the Record 85
19th Hole 86

Credits on page 85

Cover photograph by Arnold Newman