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20 The DeBacle At DePaul
Judging from an 80-61 loss to the Blue Demons, UCLA, despite yet another new coach, seems headed for disaster
by Curry Kirkpatrick

24 It Was A Matter Of Survival
As the Miami Dolphins found out, the Los Angeles Raiders are at their best when their backs are against the wall
by Paul Zimmerman

28 His Ship Will Come In
Back from a Caribbean cruise, ace pitcher Rick Sutcliffe will soon sign a big contract with the Cubs—or someone else
by Steve Wulf

36 In The Driver's Seat
Rookie sensation Michael Jordan has become the Chicago Bulls' big wheel and the NBA's big deal at the box office
by Alexander Wolff

46 Rough Chips Off The Old Block
The NHL's Hunter brothers, Dave, Dale and Mark, learned to play the old-fashioned way from their old-fashioned dad
by E.M. Swift

64 Two Men And A Bored
A noted chess analyst and Kremlinologist offers his view of the match between Anatoly Karpov and Gary Kasparov
by Roy Blount Jr.

88 The Happy Hunter
After years of injury and disappointment, the Detroit Tigers' Kirk Gibson turned 1984 into a season to remember
by Ron Fimrite


15 Scorecard
71 College Football
74 College Basketball
81 Pro Football
113 For The Record
114 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Manny Millan



LEADING OFF: Hey, guys, keep your shirts on, the morose Middies seemed to say as the Cadets, who earlier had removed their gray tunics to reveal Goatbuster T shirts, were stripped of all sanity—not to mention all warmth in the 50° Philadelphia weather—after Army pulled ahead 28-3 in the fourth quarter of its first win over Navy since 1977.