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16 It's No Longer Up in the Air
A late-season surge has lifted the Baltimore Orioles to the top of the heap in the once tight American League East
by Ron Fimrite

20 A Story with a Perfect Ending
Washington's Steve Pelluer hit 14 straight completions, good for two late TDs and an upset of No. 1-rated Michigan
by Douglas S. Looney

22 Winning Was No Skin off His Back
A mysterious rash did not keep Kentucky Derby victor Sunny's Halo from a 10-length triumph in Super Derby IV
by William Leggett

24 He Takes Great Pains with His Passing
Quarterback Lynn Dickey has often come back from injury, and with him at the controls, the Pack may come back, too
by Rick Telander

30 Is There a Change in the Wind?
In the America's Cup, Australia II, though down 2-1, was so awesome it seemed the Cup could go Down Under
by Sarah Pileggi

38 A Little Man on Campus
At only 5'9‚Öù", Doug Flutie of Boston College is shaping up as one of the biggest quarterbacking talents around
by Douglas S. Looney

66 Inside Interior: an Abrupt Turn
Interior Secretary James Watt's conservative policies are worrying many environmentalists. The first of two parts
by Bil Gilbert


11 Scorecard
48 Boxing
50 Baseball
60 College Football
83 For the Record
84 19th Hole

Credits on page 83

Cover photograph by John Iacono


LEADING OFF: Upon taking a 2-0 America's Cup lead, Liberty was the belle of the briny to spectators, who saluted skipper Dennis Conner and his crew and serenaded them with "God Bless America."