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18 Cutting A Hit Record
Cincinnati's Pete Rose joined Ty Cobb atop the alltime chart Sunday, stroking the 4,191st base hit of his career
by Craig Neff

22 Hey, Eric Dicker son, Can You Top This?
With their star back out of the lineup, the Rams went to an old L.A. hero, Charles White, to lead them past Denver
by Paul Zimmerman

26 They Held The Open In Czech
Ivan Lendl and Hana Mandlikova got their acts together and won championships at the U.S. Open for the first time
by Frank Deford

36 ...And Then They Had To Play
The Illini were talking and acting big until USC came to town with its mean defense, huge offensive line and cool QB
by Rick Reilly

42 Nothing's Mini About These Maxis
Eighty-foot racing boats are the thing for the fabulously wealthy, who, like J.R Morgan, don't have to ask the price
by Sarah Ballard

80 Black Hero In A White Land
A new book illuminates the pivotal role Joe Louis played in the civil rights revolution that led to black power and hope
by Chris Mead


13 Scorecard
61 Pro Football
68 Baseball
74 College Football
105 For The Record
106 19th Hole

Cover painting by Malcolm T. Liepke



LEADING OFF: Ivan Lendl has been known to throw in the towel in major championships, but he washed away that rap by wiping out Yannick Noah, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to win his first U.S. Open.