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12 Big Doings In D.C.
Joe Theismann and John Riggins have departed, but the Redskins appear to be getting along just fine without them
by E.M. Swift

16 A Belly Flop For The Yanks
Stomach woes slowed the United States at the world swim meet in Madrid, but the G.D.R. women's team flourished
by Craig Neff

20 Watch Out, It's The Astros!
With a seven-game lead and just six weeks to go, surprising Houston has opponents in the NL West holding their heads
by Ron Fimrite

28 On Top Of The Heap, As Always
Marcus Allen has won the Heisman Trophy and the NFL's MVP award. The Raider superstar is, relentlessly, the best
by Jill Lieber

44 Fresh Eye On The Open
By altering exposed Polaroid film, a photographer devised an unusual look at the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadow
Photographs by Michael Going

52 Hey, World, Look What I Can Do
A lot of people in gymnastics are heels over head in love with the astonishing style and promise of Kristie Phillips
by Hank Hersch

62 Gone With The Wind?
The San Francisco Giants want out of blustery Candlestick Park, and one of these days they just might get their wish
by Ron Fimrite


7 Scorecard
58 Inside Baseball
75 For The Record
76 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Joe McNally



LEADING OFF: Yes, skateboards are back, and last week Vancouver, B.C., fairly reeled under the onslaught as 147 of the top skaters rolled into town for the Transworld Championships. They competed in such exuberant events as freestyle (left, Jim McCall), high jump (Ludek Vasa) and the half-pipe (Christian Hosoi).



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