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December 15, 1986 Table Of Contents

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Focus

A NOVICE BIKE MESSENGER TESTS HIS STAMINA AND NERVE IN CITY TRAFFIC

By Carter Coleman

Sideline

SOME REAL DOLLS FROM SWEDEN KEEP U.S. WRESTLERS IN FIGHTING SHAPE

By David Bartal

First Person

A MAN OF LETTERS SADLY LEARNS THAT X'S AND O'S AREN'T IN HIS VOCABULARY

By Giles Tippette

Viewpoint

THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT SINCE FISH GOTTA SWIM, THIS DAM CAN BE DAMNED

By Robert F. Jones

Giants

A Giant Step Forward

Everything clicked for New York as it skunked the Skins and took over the top spot in the NFC East

By Paul Zimmerman

Turning The Tables On Gable

Penn State defeated Dan Gable's Iowa wrestlers, upsetting a team that has won nine straight NCAA championships

By T. Nicholas Dawidoff

Mavericks

Playing Some Big O In Big D

The torrid Dallas Mavericks have shot and scored their way to the lead in the NBA's Midwest Division

By Ralph Wiley

Dino

Skywatch Alert: Shooting Star In The North

Dino Ciccarelli has regained his goal-scoring touch, and both he and the North Stars are on top

By Pat Putnam

American Tennis

The Great American Disappearing Act

In qualifying for the Masters at Madison Square Garden, U.S. tennis came up empty—which is happening a lot these days

By Frank Deford

David Rivers

Rising From The Depths

Notre Dame's David Rivers, nearly killed in an auto accident last summer, is up and playing once more

By Douglas S. Looney

College Basketball

That Familiar Face-Job Must've Been The Work Of UCLA

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Swimming

Now watery worlds apart

A meet in Orlando stirred memories for East German defector Peter Berndt

By Craig Neff

Pro Football

PRO FOOTBALL

By Jill Lieber

Rodeo

Having a barrel of fun

Only 16, Charmayne James is a three-time world barrel-racing champion

By Bruce Anderson

Irsay

NOW YOU SEE HIM, NOW YOU DON'T

Getting a fix on Indianapolis Colts owner Bob Irsay's background isn't easy, but this is certain—he has turned one of the NFL's best franchises into a laughingstock

By E.M. Swift

Perspective

NED GILLETTE PLANS TO ROW, ROW, ROW HIS BOAT ALL THE WAY TO ANTARCTICA

By William Jaspersohn

On The Scene

A TRAGEDY ON THE GRAND TETON LAST YEAR SHOWED RANGERS AT THEIR BEST

By Ron Carlson

For The Record

A roundup of the week Dec. 1-7

Compiled by Amy Lennard

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert Sullivan