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Up to Their Same Old Tricks

In May, former champions returned. The Edmonton Oilers, deposed a year earlier, held off the Philadelphia Flyers in seven games to win their third Stanley Cup in four years. Forty-seven-year-old Al Unser Sr., who hadn't won at Indianapolis since 1978, got a job as a fill-in driver and raced off with the fourth 500 victory of his career, tying a record set by A.J. Foyt. Meanwhile, the Brewers crashed to earth, losing 12 games in a row, and a colt named Alysheba, ridden by Chris McCarron, triumphed in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness to get two legs up on the Triple Crown.

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Pancho Carter flipped his car in Indy practice but suffered only a scratched helmet.

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VALERIE DESHEULLES/SIPA

The surf was high off this Maui beach, but Demain Ferandelli was higher.

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DAVID E. KLUTHO

Goalie Ron Hextall was slick against the Oilers, but Philly still lost the Stanley Cup.

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JOHN BIEVER

The A's Terry Steinbach lost his headgear, not the ball, as Brewer Jim Gantner bore in.

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J. DAVID AKE/UPI-BETTMANN NEWSPHOTOS

This was no putt-on: John Brodie had a bug on his ball at a senior event in Colorado.