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16 The Niners Were Never Finer
In San Francisco's Super Bowl rout of Miami, it was hard to say which was better, the 49er offense or defense
by Paul Zimmerman

34 Rub-A-Dub-Dub
Olympic downhill star Bill Johnson cut a splashier figure in his Malibu hot tub than in the 1985 season's first races
by William Oscar Johnson

46 A Dukeout That Left Carolina Blue
Following 18 losses in 18 years, Duke finally defeated its archrival, North Carolina, in formerly unfriendly Chapel Hill
by Curry Kirkpatrick

50 Mary, Mary, Still Contrary
Mary Decker, her anger over her run-in with Zola Budd untempered, set an indoor record in the 2,000 meters
by Craig Neff

57 Not Just A Kid On A Pony
Wesley Ward, who's 16 and often has to beg a ride to the track because he can't drive, is the top apprentice jockey
by Demmie Stathoplos

80 Baseball's Dutch Treat
Cleveland's Netherlands-born pitching ace, Bert Blyleven, puts the pedal to the metal, whether on the field or off it
by Steve Wulf


11 Scorecard
60 College Basketball
70 Boxing
74 Hockey
97 For The Record
98 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier




LEADING OFF: Derrick Harmon and the rest of the 49ers toed the line right from the start of Super Bowl XIX. Despite his best balancing act, Harmon stumbled out of bounds here, giving the Niners rotten field position—at their six—to begin the game. As it turned out, that was about the only misstep San Francisco made in running all over Miami 38-16.