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October 12, 1987 Table Of Contents

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Reminiscence

NOW THIS KID REALLY PLAYED HARDBALL—WITH A MARBLE

By Lynn R. Houser

First Person

VAULTING FOR THE SKY AND OTHER NOT-FANCY FLIGHTS

By Giles Tippette

Spotlight

A YOUNG TENNIS STAR RISES IN AN ANCIENT LAND

By Franz Lidz

The Tigers

OUT!

That's what the Blue Jays were, after the Tigers tagged them three times to win the AL East in a finish for the ages

By Peter Gammons

BENITO FINITO AT 34 GAMES

San Diego catcher Benito Santiago's record hitting streak ended—after a beaut of a bunt

By Franz Lidz

Miami-Florida State

THE 'CANES WERE VERY ABLE

Trailing Florida State by 16 points, Miami stormed back to win a state—and, maybe, a national—championship 26-25

By Rick Telander

NFL Strike

LEFT WITH AN EMPTY FEELING

Neither side in the NFL strike found much to lift its spirits in the advent of scab ball

By Paul Zimmerman

THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE

By Ralph Wiley

'IT'S OUR STRIKE'

In one city the NFLPA enjoyed almost too much support

By Jill Lieber

Television Cutbacks

It's Bottom-Line Time

The TV networks are cutting costs in sports programming, and inevitably the quality has begun to deteriorate

By William Taaffe

The Nortons

Like Father, Like Son

Linebacker Ken Norton Jr. of UCLA is one hard hitter, as was his dad, the ex-champion

By Ralph Wiley

College Football

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

By Robert Sullivan

NHL Preview

OFF AND HACKIN'

THE FLYERS FOREVER

There's more to the Broad Street Bullies than meets the eye—including a whole lot of tradition packed into a mere 20 years of NHL existence

By E.M. Swift

IT'S STILL A GUSHER

With the Great One doing great things, the Oilers will again sip from the Cup

By Austin Murphy

A TRUE JET FIGHTER

Veteran defenseman Jim Kyte of Winnipeg is such a scrappy player that not even a hereditary hearing impairment can bring him down

By Bruce Newman

Design

THE NEWEST LOOK IS OLD

Buffalo's new ballpark is so modern it's traditional

By John Garrity

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Compiled by Amy Lennard

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

THE NHL ISN'T SO TOUGH

If it were, it would crack down on gratuitous violence

By E.M. Swift

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Sarah Ballard