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26 The Cards Sure Showed 'Em
In the all-Missouri World Series, St. Louis took a pair of thrillers that had Kansas City's Royals wailing the blues
by Ron Fimrite

In the heart of America, folks reveled in a Series wrapped in Cardinal red, the white stripes of I-70 and Royal blue 34
by Craig Neff

36 All Of Iowa Got A Kick Out Of It
When the top-ranked Hawkeyes defeated the unbeaten Wolverines 12-10 on a late field goal, a state rejoiced
by Rick Reilly

44 Pro Basketball 1985-86
Awakening echoes of the great Bill Russell, Patrick Ewing leads a prime crop of rookies into the NBA's 40th season
by Jack McCallum

Forget the notion that nobody plays defense in the NBA. The better teams have the best D, and they're improving it 52
by Jack McCallum

The Milwaukee Bucks' Sidney Moncrief is the very model of a modern major generalist, but he really excels at defense 68
by Jaime Diaz

L.A. should repeat as the Pacific—and NBA—champion, with Boston, Milwaukee and Utah tops in their divisions 76

Beneath those movie-star looks, Lakers coach Pat Riley is an introspective man steadied by the voice of his father 82
by Kenny Moore


23 Scorecard
100 College Football
102 Extra Points
121 For The Record
122 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Manny Millan



LEADING OFF: The game-breaker in Miami's 27-14 upset of Oklahoma came when Sooner quarterback Troy Aikman, who had completed six of seven passes for 131 yards and run for another 12, went down and out in the second quarter with a fractured leg.