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24 U.S. Open Tennis
Jimmy Connors was unbending in pursuit of his fifth title and Martina Navratilova magnificent in winning her first
by Frank Deford

32 Good Night, Sweet Prince
After 15 glorious years, Alexis Arguello is hanging up his gloves because Aaron Pryor again KO'd a bid for title No. 4
by Pat Putnam

42 The Big Flap Over the Eagles
The once high-flying Philly franchise is in financial chaos, so the owner's tight-fisted daughter has taken control
by Paul Zimmerman

52 'I'm the Gehrig of My Time'
Like the Iron Horse, Cecil Cooper of the Milwaukee Brewers is a bright star who has been outshone but not outdone
by Ron Fimrite

80 The Dawning of a New Day
Bear Bryant's successor at Alabama, Ray Perkins, gets off to a good early start in the business of following a legend
by John Underwood


19 Scorecard
61 Pro & Con
64 Baseball
71 College Football
79 TV/Radio
107 For the Record
108 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

Credits on page 107


LEADING OFF: Aaron Pryor seemed more stunned by his handlers than by Alexis Arguello, Martina Navratilova scored a ringing victory in the U.S. Open and Bear Bryant's old team checked in with a win.



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