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12 Check Him Out—Bill's No. 1
Bill Elliott took on the treacherous Darlington racetrack and won a fiercely contested Southern 500—and $1 million
by Sam Moses

16 The Pirates Are Strictly The Pits
Would anybody like to buy a ball club that's 20 games out of fifth place and draws fewer than 11,000 fans a game?
by Craig Neff

20 Sam Played It Again
You must remember this: In '84, golfer Sam Randolph lost out in the U.S. Amateur. But on Sunday he was triumphant
by Barry McDermott

22 It Was A BYUtiful Game
Robbie Bosco had a Heisman of a day as Brigham Young beat BC in the Kickoff Classic for its 25th straight win
by Rick Reilly

28 KO'd By His Demons
Unbeaten and still a champ, Aaron Pryor is despondent and angry—and not in shape to fight, in or out of the ring
by Pat Putnam

38 To Wimbledon And Beyond
The author battles on in Australia, France and England, sees a great doubles streak end and revisits the U.S. Open
by Pam Shriver with Frank Deford

62 Land Of The Rising Fastball
An old hand around the diamonds sees Japan's game and concludes that baseball is baseball, however oriented
by Ron Fimrite


9 Scorecard
56 Baseball
81 For The Record
82 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Bill Eppridge



LEADING OFF: That's not ivy on the wall, for sure, but fans at Nagoya Stadium in Japan concede nothing to their counterparts at Wrigley Field in their eagerness to get close to the action.