Oliver North, Gary Hart and Jim Bakker are sidelined by scandals. SMU's football team is sidelined by one, too. A strike sidelines NFL players, but replacement games are played. Sugar Ray Leonard comes off the sidelines to beat Marvelous Marvin Hagler. The Twins, Redskins, Lakers, Edmonton, Miami (football) and Indiana (basketball) sideline their opponents.
PUTTING IT MILDLY
USA Today reported on a girls' basketball game: "Senior Jan Jensen had a career-high 105 points to help Elk Horn-Kimballtown [Iowa] defeat Villisca 132-63." Nothing like a little help.
Black Monday: at the bell, a 508-point drop.
Pit bulls on a rampage.
The NFL strike results in one lost Sunday, leaving the Redskins' unofficial mascot, Chief Z, dejected.
Mike Tyson unifies the heavyweight title. Next victim, please.
For the third time four years, the Lakers and the Celtics meet for the title. This time Michael Cooper's team beats Larry Bird and Co.
Dennis Conner wins back the America's Cup he lost in '83.
Dodger honcho Al Campanis gets canned, after averring on "Night-line" that blacks "may not have some of the necessities."
"It's a good thing Brian was a third child, or he would have been the only one."
—KATHY BOSWORTH, THE MOTHER OF THE SEAHAWKS' BRIAN BOSWORTH