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12 The NFL Playoffs

Storming in on the Broncos, the Steelers won 24-17 and moved on to the AFC championship game
by Pat Putnam

The Bears' fourth-quarter sacks clinched an upset of the Skins and an NFC title-game berth 18
by Paul Zimmerman

The 49ers struck for two quick TDs and their defense did the rest in a 21-10 win over the Giants 22
by Ralph Wiley

Miami's revitalized defense was worthy of its noted offense as the Dolphins rolled over Seattle 24
by Jack McCallum

28 Holy Hula Hoops!
Some 350 college basketballers from 29 teams, including several of the country's best, had a Hawaiian vacation
by Alexander Wolff

44 Sneaking Up On Stardom
Long-hitting golfer Fred Couples doesn't like to blow his own horn, but his game speaks eloquently for itself
by Jaime Diaz

48 The Kid Hasn't Missed
A spell of erratic play behind him, Bobby Carpenter of the Capitals is more than living up to his youthful promise
by E.M. Swift

56 The Master Of The Key
After years of relying on others to unlock doors for him, Georgetown's Patrick Ewing will soon go off on his own
by Ralph Wiley


7 Scorecard
42 College Basketball
68 For The Record
70 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Andy Hayt



LEADING OFF: Hey, ref, gimme a break! That's what Chicago quarterback Steve Fuller seemed to say to official Fred Silva Sunday when the Bears couldn't hear Fuller's signals above the roar of the restless hordes at Washington's RFK Stadium. For his part, Fuller gave the Skins few breaks in guiding the Bears to an NFC semifinal upset win.