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14 Wish You Were Here
That was Jim Kelly's message to a skeptical public as he put on a splendid USFL show in the Los Angeles Coliseum
by Ralph Wiley

18 Kellogg Went Snap! Crackle! Pop!
In the latest episode of Jayhawk Ron Kellogg's Saturday serial, he led Kansas to an 82-76 upset of hated Oklahoma
by Curry Kirkpatrick

22 Ball Park Figures? Better Believe It
Thanks to arbitration, Montreal outfielder Tim Raines is baseball's 36th and newest million-dollar-a-year player
by Ivan Maisel

28 The North Stars Are Going South
Minnesota made some noise as a Stanley Cup finalist in '81 but has slipped badly since then. Here's what happened
by Jack Falla

34 Up There Where The Air Is Rare
Flying high above the rest of the NBA, old and bitter rivals Boston and Philadelphia are on a playoff collision course
by Alexander Wolff

46 Not In It For Kicks
Ricky Davis, star of the U.S. soccer team and the St. Louis Steamers, is willing to give his all for his struggling sport
by Jack Falla

62 Her Life Is In Apple Pie Order
Women's marathon Olympic gold medalist and record holder Joan Benoit has fame and fortune in perspective
by Kenny Moore


9 Scorecard
52 College Basketball
56 Boxing
60 Motor Sports
79 For The Record
80 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Jerry Wachter



LEADING OFF: The scene may have been Birmingham's Legion Field, but there were hardly legions in the stands for Doug Flutie's pro football debut against the hometown Stallions. For Flutie it was a gray day, and not just because of the rain that prompted this fan to raise her umbrella. He failed to complete a pass until late in the third quarter as his Generals lost 38-28.