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12 The Toast of Both Coasts
The resurgent Lakers delivered a playoff message, beating Boston in Los Angeles and the Sixers in Philadelphia
by Bruce Newman

16 They're Loaded with Trump Cards
The Jersey Generals have more than Herschel Walker, as they proved in a victory over the Birmingham Stallions
by Ralph Wiley

20 The Prince of Pecs Lifted Purdue
Led by brawny Jim Rowinski, the unheralded Boilermakers muscled past the Illini and into first place in the Big Ten
by Curry Kirkpatrick

26 He's Got the Horse Right Here
Here's a hot tip from the mouth of trainer Woody Stephens: Triple Crown—threat Devil's Bag is the best he's ever had
by William Nack

64 A Ready to Play, Sam?
As final arrangements are made, everything about the L.A. Olympics looks bright, except the mood of the organizers
by Kenneth Reich


7 Scorecard
49 College Basketball
56 Tennis
58 Boating
60 Track & Field
81 For the Record
82 19th Hole

Credits on page 81

Cover photograph by Jerry Wachter


LEADING OFF: Hey, it's a whole new ball game these days. Woody Stephens, Devil's Bag's trainer, gets a low wing at the Flamingo Prep; Bill Moffit, Purdue's band director, lets off steam, (O.K., CO[2]) in a choo-choo cheer; and Dancing Barry is obviously having a ball at a Laker game.