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14 The NFL Playoffs

Some dubious officiating in the late going helped the Redskins prevail 24-21 against the 49ers in the NFC title game
by Paul Zimmerman

Cornerbacks Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes led the way as LA. cornered the Seahawks and the AFC crown 30-14
by Ralph Wiley

22 Going at It Pick and Shovel
Like its famed Texas Western predecessors of '65-66, unbeaten UTEP is scoring W's with defense and rebounding
by Curry Kirkpatrick

30 It Was a Time for Revival and Survival
The season-opening Tucson Match Play Championship cried out for a big-name winner, and Tom Watson fit the bill
by Dan Jenkins

32 America's Women Are Flying High
The U.S. broke years of dominance by East Germany with some bold strokes at Austin's International swimming meet
by Craig Neff

34 Not Just a Pretty Face
Talking head Brent Musburger may be Mr. Goodperson to his viewers, but he can be Mr. Nasty to his CBS colleagues
by William Taaffe

76 Can the USFL Cut the Mustard?
Pro football's new league is busily dogging hot prospects with big dough, and now the NFL has begun to battle back
by William Oscar Johnson

94 With the Greatest of Ease
For 55 years Edna Gardner Whyte has turned the aviation world upside down and, at 81, she's still flying high
by Joan Ackermann-Blount


9 Scorecard
82 Pro Basketball
86 College Basketball
111 For the Record
112 19th Hole

Credits on page 111

Cover photograph by Ronald C. Modra