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16 Trials and Jubilation
Out of nine days, in which by harsh necessity exultation mixed with despair, came the U.S. Olympic track team
by Kenny Moore

42 Striking Out in a New Direction
Young pitchers like Dwight Gooden have transformed the Mets into a major contender in the National League East
by Jim Kaplan

48 Put to the Test in Budapest
In Hungary, the U.S.S.R. water polo team beat America to win the Tungsram Cup, but the U.S.A. looks O.K. for L.A.
by Jaime Diaz

50 Still No Cigar for Howard
Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis lost to WBC lightweight champion Edwin Rosario in his second shot at a title
by William Nack

60 The Man Who Rules Hockey
Alan Eagleson, union boss, agent, pal of management, has used his conflicting roles to take control of the sport
by John Papanek and Bill Brubaker


11 Scorecard
52 Baseball
77 For the Record
78 19th Hole

Credits on page 77

Cover photograph by John McDonough


LEADING OFF: Ten flights of high hurdles were just some of the barriers 900 athletes, including decathlete James Connolly (105), strove to overcome to make the U.S. Olympic team at the track and field trials in the Los Angeles Coliseum.