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20 On Next Stop: The NCAAs

No. 1-ranked Duke beat Georgia Tech for the ACC title
by Curry Kirkpatrick

Led by Walter (the Truth) Berry, St. John's won the Big East 24
by Alexander Wolff

28 A Brand New Leaf? No Problem
Pitcher Joaquin Andujar promised to make amends during his first week with the A's, even to umpire Don Denkinger
by Ron Fimrite

34 Squeaker For Our Boys In Sneakers
The U.S. survived its first-round match against Ecuador, but its Davis Cup prospects look less than glittering
by Douglas S. Looney

40 Stocking Up The Fridge
The Bears' William Perry, a giant success in the advertising world, is turning his ample poundage into some huge profits
by Rick Telander

44 A Running On A Rocky Mountain High
Colorado's Pat Porter, U.S. cross-country champ and a favorite to win the world title, is an athlete in his element
by Kenny Moore

54 Another Miracle On Ice?
Debi Thomas, winner of the U.S. figure skating title with a magical act, will try to repeat her sorcery at the worlds
by E.M. Swift

68 The Sporting News
The Bible of Baseball hits 100, and when the author visited the newspaper's archives, he was taken backward in time
by Roy Blount Jr.


15 Scorecard
36 Hockey
62 College Basketball
93 For The Record
94 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Manny Millan



LEADING OFF: Flying high at tourney time were a cardboard Len Bias of Maryland, a paper plane that landed near St. John's Willie Glass and a basketball coveted by Georgia Tech's John Salley and Clemson's Glen McCants.




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