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December 22, 1986 Table Of Contents

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Books

NOT A PIECE OF CUP CAKE

By Sarah Ballard

WHODUNIT? WHO CARES?

By Tom Hughes

Design

A SLICK WAY TO REACH THE BOTTOM

By Andy Meisler

Footloose

OVER FELL, OVER DALE, HILL RACERS HIT THE TRAIL

By William Barnhardt

Lakers-Celtics

BEANTOWN SHOWDOWN

L.A.'s rejuvenated Lakers snapped the Celtics' Garden winning streak, exposing a barren Boston bench

By Jack McCallum

A CROWN FOR THE BROWNS

Cleveland's erratic defense shut down a high-powered Cincinnati attack to take the AFC Central title

By Douglas S. Looney

BOUNCED ON THE BOUNDING MAIN

The America's Cup challengers are down to the final four, and the New York Yacht Club, alas, is not one of them

By Sarah Ballard

The Battle

THE BATTLE FOR NO. 1

Using a unique and highly sophisticated rating system, which considers everything from shoes to safeties, the author explains why Miami will beat Penn State by 8.5 points

By Rick Reilly

The Battle For No. 1

The Calm Amid The Storm

In the face of all the turmoil surrounding Miami's Hurricanes, linebacker George Mira Jr. ably fulfils his role at the eye of the team's defense

By Rick Telander

The Battle For No.1

Wham, Bam, Super Sam

Penn State's Shane Conlan, a quiet fellow known to his teammates as Super Sam, is the latest—some say the greatest—linebacker turned out by Linebacker U

By Craig Neff

Sportsman Of The Year

Not An Ordinary Joe

In the often murky world of college athletics, Penn State coach Joe Paterno is a beacon of integrity—and he knows how to win

By Rick Reilly

The Mounts

A Grand and Heavy Legacy

Rich Mount, flanked by granddad Pete and dad Rick, faces the pressures of being a third-generation basketball star in Lebanon, Ind.

By Kevin Cook

South America

A Letter From South America

An American accustomed to the richness of sport in this rich land encounters the opposite in an Andean town in which there aren't even dreams to be broken

By Gary Smith

Pictures Of The Year

Pictures of the Year

Baseball

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

Pro Football

FALLEN STARS, NEW COMETS

Dr. Z selects only four repeaters for his '86 All-Pro team

By Paul Zimmerman

Television

IT'S HEIDI DUTY TIME

The best and the boneheaded of '86 receive their just rewards

By William Taaffe

Boxing

STILL KING OF THE RING

Bonecrusher Smith won the fight, Don King won the money

By Pat Putnam

College Basketball

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

By Curry Kirkpatrick

On The Scene

A PILLAR AND BACKBOARD OF THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH

By Sam Toperoff

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Dec. 8-14

Compiled by Amy Lennard

ANIMALS IN THE CROWD

Point After

40 CHRISTMASES LATER

What began with Jackie Robinson is not yet done

By Frank Deford

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Craig Neff and Robert Sullivan