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September 21, 1987 Table Of Contents

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Cards-Mets

TAKE THAT!

Terry Pendleton's homer in the ninth stunned the Mets

By Steve Wulf

Giants-Reds

CLOSE TO A CLINCHER

The Giants won two from the Reds to all but sew up their first title in 16 years

By Peter Gammons

Broncos—Seahawks

THE BRONCOS WERE BOFFO

John Elway gave a smash opening-day performance as Denver embarrassed AFC West-rival Seattle 40-17

By Rick Reilly

Bears-Giants

GRIN AND BEAR IT, GIANTS

Chicago's blitzers sacked Phil Simms seven times while routing New York 34-19

By Paul Zimmerman

U.S. Open

LOOK WHO'S ON TOP AGAIN

Martina Navratilova beat Steffi Graf once more to win her fourth U.S. Open crown

By Frank Deford

LOOK WHO'S ON TOP STILL

Ivan Lendl needed nearly five hours to beat Mats Wilander and win his third consecutive title at Flushing Meadow

By Frank Deford

Nebraska-UCLA

A HIGH TIME FOR THE HUSKERS

UCLA ambushed Nebraska's ground game but then was headed off with the pass

By Rick Telander

HOLY SMOKES! 'BAMA IS BACK

There were cigars all around after the Tide lit up Penn State 24-13 for new coach Bill Curry (left)

By Hank Hersch

College Football

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

By Douglas S. Looney

Hockey

PLAYING TWO FOR THE SHOW

Canada and the Soviet Union split overtime spectaculars in the Canada Cup finals

By Austin Murphy

Jock Lit

JOCK LIT

Sports books, formerly the scrubs of the literary world, have become best-selling superstars. But, really now, who needs 11 new books about the New York Giants?

By Jack McCallum

Spotlight

A PAIR OF THOROUGHBREDS

Ballerina Lourdes Lopez has lent her name to a fast filly

By Daphne Hurford

On The Scene

NO ROMP IN THE PARK

Frisbee gets very serious at the U.S. Open

By Ann Killion

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Sept. 7-13

Compiled by Roger Jackson

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

OH, THE WOES OF THE O'S

A Baltimorean mourns the home team's sad demise

By Frank Deford

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Alexander Wolff