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16 No Bucking Those Broncos
The previously unbeaten Raiders couldn't harness Denver, which won 16-13 to move into a tie for the AFC West lead
by Paul Zimmerman

22 This Comeback Party Was a Blast
After 28 months out of the ring, Gerry Cooney returned to pound a punching bag named Phil Brown into submission
by William Nack

24 Never Fuss, When Angel Drives the Bus
With Angel Cordero at the wheel, unbeatable Slew o'Gold cruised his way to an easy victory in the Marlboro Cup
by Clive Gammon

26 Up from the Ashes

LSU has gone lean and mean, thanks to Bill Arnsparger, whose refanged, 3-0-1 Tigers beat unreconstructed USC
by Jack McCallum

After upsetting highly touted Clemson, Georgia Tech looked as if it might live up to its coach's daring guarantee 28
by Ivan Maisel

36 He's Catching Up to the Catching Record
By dint of his sure hands and deft routes, Charlie Joiner of the Chargers may haul in the career reception mark
by Paul Zimmerman

62 After the Fall
Ten years ago George Foreman and Muhammad Ali fought in Zaïre. While Ali won that war, Foreman has found peace
by Gary Smith


11 Scorecard
46 Pro Football
52 College Football
58 Baseball
85 For the Record
86 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Andy Hayt



LEADING OFF: Though things are looking up for Oregon—after last Saturday's 30-14 defeat of Pacific, the heretofore hapless Ducks were 4-0—Mike McCarty's eyes had a downward cast as he fell toward the turf after a flying catch. With its toughest games still ahead, Oregon soon may come to earth, too.