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18 Das Wunderkind
The 17-year-old West German, Boris Becker, became the youngest Wimbledon champ by defeating Kevin Curren
by Curry Kirkpatrick

26 More Than A Passing Fancy
Maricica Puic«é, overshadowed as the Olympic 3,000-meter champion, won twice in Europe as U.S. men excelled, too
by Kenny Moore

36 The Perils Of Life In The Fast Lane
Drugs and alcohol had Pete Weber heading toward the gutter, but he shaped up with help from his legendary father
by Jack McCallum

42 Marge Has 'Em Eating Out Of Her Hand
Marge Schott, the Cincinnati Reds' spirited new owner, is winning fans and influencing people—animals as well
by Demmie Stathoplos

68 Golf's Dashing Invader
Seve Ballesteros learned to play with homemade clubs and small rocks he found on the beach in Pedreña, Spain
by Sarah Ballard


13 Scorecard
56 Horse Racing
58 Pro Football
62 Baseball
91 For The Record
92 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Steve Powell/All-Sport



LEADING OFF: While Boris Becker was beating Kevin Curren in four sets at Wimbledon, 35 miles up the Thames Harvard was trouncing Princeton by nearly four lengths to win the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley. Unfortunately, the absence of an English boat made the race a very big bore, even snore, for the spectators in the posh Stewards' Enclosure.