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20 The Greening Of The PGA
After years of agonizing futility, Hubert Green survived a scorching duel with Lee Trevino to win his second major
by Barry McDermott

24 All Spruced Up For A Big Vegas Bash
Hector Camacho's attire was as flashy as his fists when he wrested the WBC lightweight title from José Ramírez
by Dan Levin

26 A Pool Hustler To Be Reckoned With
Fast-improving 19-year-old Matt Biondi set one world and one U.S. swimming record at the long course nationals
by Craig Neff

28 A Rifle Wrapped In An Enigma
Mystery man Dieter Brock blew in from Canada and may wind up with the L.A. Rams' first-string quarterback job
by Bruce Newman

34 On Deck For The Big Knock

In his memorable battle against Ty Cobb and Father Time, Pete Rose is closing in on the 4,192nd hit he so covets
by Rick Reilly

54 The firebrand that was Cobb: a hitter greatly influenced by his father. Familiar?
by Robert W. Creamer

72 The Lady Is A Scamp
Muffin Spencer-Devlin, who believes in reincarnation, is a skyrocketing professional golfer in her current existence
by Barry McDermott


15 Scorecard
66 Baseball
91 For The Record
92 19th Hole

Cover photograph by John Iacono



LEADING OFF: It's nice to be missed. While Jack Youngblood, the Los Angeles Rams' 14-year veteran defensive end, was at home resting his aching back, his teammates rigged up this stand-in at their training camp. The Rams would rather have the man than the mannequin.