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20 Knocking 'Em For A Loop
The Astros, Giants and Braves, sad sacks last year, have used youth to turn the National League West upside down
by Ivan Maisel

26 When Push Came To Shove...
...the Houston Rockets had just what it took—including a last-second shot—to dethrone the Los Angeles Lakers
by Jack McCallum

28 In The End The Habs Sure Had It
The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames in five games and brought home their 23rd Stanley Cup
by E.M. Swift

36 The World Cup

Pat Jennings, Northern Ireland's 40-year-old goalkeeper, faces his last hurrah in the prestigious soccer tournament
by Clive Gammon

Of the 24 teams kicking off in Mexico, oddsmakers favor Brazil to win the Cup. But our expert is not so certain 47

52 A Specialist In Flying Objects
When he's not launching baseballs into space, Darrell Evans of the Tigers keeps an eye out for a visiting team
by Ron Fimrite

84 On The Rocks, Kauk Is It
Ron Kauk, acclaimed as the best there is in the world at going up sheer granite walls, lives as freely as he climbs
by Sam Moses


15 Scorecard
64 Golf
71 Volleyball
76 Baseball
107 For The Record
110 19th Hole

Cover photograph by David E. Klutho




Pennsylvania Little Leaguers and the Pirate Parrot joined Hands Across America Sunday in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, linking the national crusade to the national pastime.