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Mets-Pirates

ARMED FORCES

With strong pitching and a few timely hits, the Mets knocked off the Pirates three games to one in their NL East showdown

By William Nack

AND THE BEAT GOES ON

Sunday's victory by ex-Oriole Mike Boddicker made the Red Sox 17-1 under Joe Morgan

By Peter Gammons

SET TO TAKE CHARGE

Jim Everett may never be Dan Marino or John Elway, but he thinks he's ready to be a winning quarterback for the Rams

By Jill Lieber

Rare Birds

RARE BIRDS SIGHTED

The Atlanta Hawks banked one off the glasnost in an unusual visit to the U.S.S.R.

By Jack McCallum

Alabama

LOW TIDE AT ALABAMA

Unsavory off-the-field incidents have tarnished the image of 'Bama football

By Austin Murphy

Junior Amateur

RISING YOUNG STAR

Jason Widener, 17, held off Brandon Knight to win the U.S. Junior Amateur at Yale

By Douglas S. Looney

Barry Wilburn

Born to Be A Champion

Redskins cornerback Barry Wilburn, who had a Super season, comes from a family of winners

By Ralph Wiley

Galarraga 14

Cat's Meow In Montreal

That's Andres Galarraga—Le Grand Chat to Expo fans—the former fat kid whose heavy hitting keeps his team purring

By Hank Hersch

Ruiz-Conforto

Ready To Dazzle Again

Trade Ruiz-Conforto won gold in 1984, and she's looking to repeat in Seoul

By Demmie Stathoplos

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

HIS LIFE IS A MOVIE

By Hank Hersch

Sports and Suds

The beer business and the sports world have brewed up a potent partnership

By William Oscar Johnson

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week July 25-31

Compiled by Jay Jennings

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

NO FUN WITHOUT THE SUN

If catching rays is harmful, what's left to enjoy in life?

By Ron Fimrite

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Edited by Bruce Newman