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30 Bearing Up Mighty Fine
San Francisco shut out Chicago to win the NFC title last season, but on Sunday the unbeaten Bears got revenge
by Paul Zimmerman

36 The Baseball Playoffs

The Blue Jays headed home to Toronto with a 3-2 lead over the Royals despite hitting heroics by George Brett
by E.M. Swift

46 After losing the first two games to the Dodgers in L.A., the Cards returned home and spunkily swept three straight
by Craig Neff

52 The Big D Was A Big Deal In Big D
Oklahoma's ferocious defense stopped Texas in its tracks as the Sooners won the annual Dallas showdown 14-7
by Pat Putnam

60 LeRoy, You're A Real Piece Of Work
Critics be damned, there are folks out there in the land who actually admire LeRoy Neiman's flashy sports paintings
by Franz Lidz

84 Adrift In A Sea Of Choices
Alexis Arguello considered suicide as an escape from ambiguities that filled a rich life with betrayal and despair
by Gary Smith


25 Scorecard
72 College Football
74 Pro Basketball
78 Pro Football
111 For The Record
112 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Peter Read Miller



LEADING OFF: No, they weren't arguing the merits of the Beverly Hills Diet. Cards' skipper Whitey Herzog felt John McSherry could have shown even more guts by calling a balk on L.A.'s Bob Welch in Game 3 of the National League playoffs, so he made the ump play the heavy before the home folks.