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28 The Playoffs
San Diego spotted Chicago a two-game advantage and then rallied at home to win its first National League pennant
by Steve Wulf

Detroit continued its 1984 cakewalk by sweeping to victory over Kansas City's Royals in the American League playoffs
by Ron Fimrite 35

44 To the Record and Beyond
Needing only 66 yards to catch Jim Brown, Walter Payton got them against the New Orleans Saints—and 88 more
by Rick Telander

52 Hockey 1984-85
Will NHL teams adopt the finesse game of Wayne Gretzky's Oilers now that they're Stanley Cup champs?

The Penguins figure to be a lot higher in the NHL pecking order with their draft prize, Mario Lemieux, in the nest
by E.M. Swift 54

Scouting reports assess the strengths and weaknesses of all 21 NHL teams, and we predict the finish in each division
by Jack Falla 62

100 Thousands of migrating caribou, meeting a Canadian river swollen as never before, followed their instincts—and died
by Robert Sullivan


23 Scorecard
78 TV/Radio
80 College Football
93 Pro Football
129 For the Record
131 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Jerry Wachter



LEADING OFF: No, Purdue's Corey Cooper (13), Tony Visco (49) and Rod Woodson (partially obscured) weren't playing kill the ump—in this case Tom Manning—but they did intend to knock down Ohio State fullback Roman Bates while knocking off the No. 1 Buckeyes 28-23.