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Penn State-Miami

GUTS, BRAINS AND GLORY

Underdog Penn State forced five interceptions to beat Miami for the national title

By Rick Reilly

NFL Playoffs

SHUFFLING OFF TO HIBERNATION

The Redskins set a trap for the Bears and sent the defending world champions off for an early winter's nap

By Rick Telander

DEEP-SIXING THE NINERS

The keyed-up Giants mauled Joe Montana and San Francisco 49-3

By Paul Zimmerman

REPRIEVE FOR THE BROWNS

Down by 10 points near game's end, Cleveland beat the Jets in double OT 23-20

By E. M. Swift

THE BRONCOS BUSTED 'EM

A seesaw struggle with New England left Denver riding high

By Bruce Newman

Stevie Cruz

A REAL NOBODY DID IT BETTER

Stevie Cruz was unknown, but then he beat popular champ Barry McGuigan to win the WBA featherweight title

By Ralph Wiley

Derrick Chievous

TIGER OF ANOTHER STRIPE

Missouri's Derrick Chievous is a rollicking story—and he'll write it for you, too

By Alexander Wolff

College Basketball

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

By Curry Kirkpatrick

MOUNTIE TO THE RESCUE

By Ed Burns

America's Cup

SUNK BY A SLAM DUNK

USA tried a fast move on Stars & Stripes but lost the series 4-0

By Sarah Ballard

Pro Basketball

A VERY SPECIAL PERSON

The Pacers' Chuck Person is winning fans, and games, in Indy

By Douglas S. Looney

College Football

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

By Douglas S. Looney

Mike Scott

NO WONDER HE'S HOT

Just kidding. Mike Scott was so good in '86 that folks say he does something to the ball

By Ron Fimrite

On The Scene

PRISON INMATES RUN, BUT NOT QUITE TO DAYLIGHT

By T.R. Healy

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Dec. 29-Jan. 4

Compiled by Amy Lennard

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

PLAYING HARDBALL

Are the owners tightening their belts, or is it collusion?

By Peter Gammons

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

LETTERS

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert Sullivan