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September 18, 1989 Table Of Contents

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CALLING THE GAME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN UMPIRE

By Michael Sokolove

U.S. Open

BOOM BOOM

A day after his countrywoman, Steffi Graf, repeated as U.S. Open champion, Boris Becker powered his way to the men's title for the first time

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Bears-Bengals

ARMED AND READY

Thanks to two crafty old pros on defense and a plucky young quarterback, the Chicago Bears stuck it to the Cincinnati Bengals in their NFL opener

By Paul Zimmerman

Cubs Vs. Cards

A SERIES TO SHOUT ABOUT

When the Cubs clashed with the Cardinals, one of the game's great rivalries was for once played out with a title at stake. And the fans on both sides had a noisy old time

By Peter Gammons

Penn State

A VERY SORRY STATE

Penn State, on the heels of its worst season in 50 years, was upset by Virginia

By Austin Murphy

Tony Jacklin

Captain MARVEL

Golfer Tony Jacklin, whose life has been a roller coaster, is riding high again as leader of Europe's Ryder Cup team

By Rick Reilly

Football's Week

THE NFL

By Peter King

Track & Field

A DYNAMIC DUO REIGNS IN SPAIN

U.S. hurdlers David Patrick and Sandra Farmer-Patrick starred in soggy Barcelona

By Merrell Noden

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

Arlington

Echoes of an Equine Past

A spanking new Arlington track has gone up near Chicago. The old establishment offered attractions aplenty, as well—especially to a horse-loving teenager in the '50s

By William Nack

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Sept. 3-10

Compiled by Sarah B. Schmidt

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

GIVE THIS PLAN AN 'F'

High school games don't belong on national TV

By Rick Reilly

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Hank Hersch