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14 They've Stroked Their Way to L.A.
Three world and five American records were broken as 43 swimmers gained berths in the Olympics at the U.S. trials
by Craig Neff

22 It Was a Game and a Half
And then some. It took L.A. 93 minutes and 33 seconds to beat Michigan in the opening round of the USFL playoffs
by Ralph Wiley

32 The Writing Is on the Wall
That Mark Breland will win an Olympic gold medal in boxing is as clear as the graffiti on the buildings in Bed-Stuy
by William Nack

42 The Maine Attraction
The best little AAA park in baseball has popped up in a clearing in an evergreen forest near the Atlantic Ocean
by Steve Wulf

72 A Head to Heed
Since the reign of Suzanne Lenglen, Teddy Tinling's sense of history has meant as much as his dress designs
by Frank Deford


9 Scorecard
58 Movies
60 Golf
62 Motor Sports
66 Baseball
91 For the Record
92 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Credits on page 91


LEADING OFF: American swimmers, like Steve Lundquist (foreground) and the other starters in the 200-breaststroke final, showed they were ready to rear up and take on the world—-or at least the nonboycotting parts thereof—by setting three world records and five U.S. marks at the Olympic trials in Indianapolis.