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Agony and Ecstasy in The Stands

Fans felt their oats in October. They shunned the games played by scabs during the NFL strike, but they watched, wailed and waved hankies as a World Series fairy tale came true in Minnesota. Woebegone no more, the Twins beat the Cards 4-2 in Game 7 behind the pitching of Series MVP Frank Viola. After three weeks the football walkout ended with a lawsuit, not a contract, and no progress on free agency. In other fight news, Thomas Hearns defeated WBC middleweight champion Juan Roldan of Argentina to get his fourth world title in as many weight classes, a record.

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ANTHONY NESTE

Cheering flubs and fumbles, Giants fans thought scab football was a sad-sack affair.

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MANNY RUBIO

Replacement Falcon Jerry Butler got himself caught in a squeeze by the scab Steelers.

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MANNY MILLAN

At flexible 14, Aurelia Dobre of Romania won the women's world gymnastics title.

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TONY TOMSIC

Randy Bush slid past Cardinal Tony Pena 's tag in Minnesota's Game 2 Series win.

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HEINZ KLUETMEIER

The world championship won, Tom Brunansky of the Twins took a bussman's holiday.

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BILL SMITH

Even Minnesota hard hats became softies when the champs paraded through St. Paul.

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ANTHONY NESTE

Mike Tyson was no small problem for Tyrell Biggs, a knockout victim, in Atlantic City.