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16 The Agony Must End
As injuries in the NFL continue at an unacceptable rate, a longtime student of pro football tells what has to be done
by Paul Zimmerman

22 Pardon Me, But It's Lady's First
On a day of beaten favorites at the Breeders' Cup, the filly Lady's Secret became front-runner for Horse of the Year
by William Nack

26 The Hub Hails Its Hobbling Hero
Bill Buckner may have let the World Series slip through his legs, but Bosox fans welcomed him home with open arms
by Peter Gammons

34 A Wonderful Throwback
Gordie Lockbaum, the only 60-minute man in major-college football, is evoking another age this fall at Holy Cross
by Rick Reilly

40 Upset Time Down Under
Upstart Kookaburra III got the best of her Aussie rivals in the first round of the America's Cup defenders' trials
by Sarah Ballard

76 One Shock Wave After Another
The death of Len Bias has prompted criticism of Maryland's athletic policies—and has led to Lefty Driesell's ouster
by Craig Neff and Bruce Selcraig


11 Scorecard
59 Pro Basketball
62 College Football
68 Hockey
70 Pro Football
99 For The Record
100 19th Hole

Cover painting by Greg Spalenka



LEADING OFF: Tale of the tape: The day after the New York Mets won the World Series, they played lower Broadway to adoring throngs. Boston also thanked the Sox and Bill Buckner (page 26).