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16 In A Class Of Their Own
Georgetown's Hoyas routed No. 2 DePaul as Patrick Ewing got help from big, talented friends
by Curry Kirkpatrick

20 The Doc's Dangerous Double Dozen
Dr. Z's All-Pro team has 12 guys per unit to accommodate today's D, plus James Wilder
by Paul Zimmerman

24 They Came Out Exciting
Julius Erving and Larry Bird put down their dukes as Philly foiled Boston in a classic game
by Alexander Wolff

32 Sportsman And Sportswoman Of '84
For Olympic gold medalists Edwin Moses and Mary Lou Retton, it was a dream of a year
by Frank Deford

48 Spinning Straw Into Gold
Raised in poverty, Joaquim Cruz of Brazil became a prince in his sport with his Olympic 800
by Kenny Moore

60 A Rich Harvest From A Sea Of Trouble
After centuries of war and oppression, South Korea is preparing for the Games
by William Oscar Johnson

86 Idol Of The Marino Corps
Is Miami's Dan Marino just a hunk? A ham-and-egger? The author examines a growing legend
by Rick Telander

110 An Of Ox Bells And Christmas
Firs cut in the snowy woods of Nova Scotia start their journey south drawn by working oxen
by Terry Todd


11 Scorecard
92 Pro Football
98 TV/Radio
100 College Basketball
129 For The Record
130 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.



HAPPY HOLIDAYS: It's with the same exuberance displayed by the U.S. gold medal-winning 4 X 100 medley relay team of (from left) Steve Lundquist, Rick Carey, Pablo Morales and Rowdy Gaines at the most exciting sporting event of 1984, the Summer Olympics, that we wish our readers an unflaggingly joyous holiday season.