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22 Finally, A Happy Laker Landing
Los Angeles overcame its history of failure against the Celtics to win the NBA championship in Game 6 in Boston
by Alexander Wolff

28 The Day Chrissie Reclaimed Paris
In the best match of their long rivalry, Chris Evert Lloyd defeated Martina Navratilova to win her sixth French Open
by Frank Deford

38 A Dandy Yankee Derby Double
Steve Cauthen won the Derby at Epsom and became the first jockey to conquer both Kentucky and England
by Clive Gammon

42 The In-Vince-able Man Of Steal
It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's Vince Coleman, the Cardinal rookie outfielder who's sliding right into the record book
by Craig Neff

66 The Boxer And The Blonde
This is the story of Billy Conn: The Pittsburgh fighter won the girl he loved but lost to Joe Louis in the best bout ever
by Frank Deford


17 Scorecard
52 Boxing
60 Baseball
101 For The Record
102 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Andrew D. Bernstein
Inset by Trevor Jones/All-Sport



LEADING OFF: While Vince Coleman tilled big league soil (page 42), Miami and Calvin James (above) plowed into the final game of the College World Series against Texas.