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January 15, 1990 Table Of Contents

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On The Scene

GOING BEHIND HIS BACK TO GET INTO THE LIMELIGHT

By Grady Jim Robinson

NFL Playoffs

LOOKING SUPER

Joe Montana pitched an almost perfect game as the San Francisco 49ers overwhelmed the Minnesota Vikings 41-13 and sent a shudder through the rest of the NFL playoff field

By Paul Zimmerman

FAST AND LOOSE

The fun-loving Rams streaked past the Giants in overtime to win 19-13

By Peter King

UPSET? NOT QUITE

The Pittsburgh Steelers almost flipped favored Denver out of the playoffs, but the Broncos righted themselves in time

By Rick Reilly

JUST OUT OF REACH

Buffalo lost its grip in the final moments to allow Cleveland to advance in the AFC

By Rick Telander

NHL Soviets

RED-FACED REDS

Highly touted Soviet players haven't fared very well in the NHL

By Jay Greenberg

Buck Williams

Rip City returns... with a BANG!

Selfless Buck Williams has rolled into Portland and changed the selfish Blazers into a contender

By Richard Hoffer

BRAVE NEW WORLD

The golf year was bright with promise and promises until reality set in at the T of C

By John Garrity

La Salle

TAKIN' THE TRAIN

Lionel (L-Train) Simmons has carried La Salle to the top of Philadelphia's Big Five

By Alexander Wolff

Basketball

COLLEGE REPORT

By William F. Reed

Speed Skating

ONE-WOMAN ICE SHOW

Bonnie Blair did a solo at the national sprints

By Merrell Noden

Seth Abraham

FISTS FULL OF DOLLARS

Through hair-raising, 12-round negotiations with promoters like Don King, HBO's Seth Abraham has become the heaviest hitter in the world of professional boxing

By Richard Hoffer

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Jan. 2-7

Compiled by Albert Kim

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

TALES OF BILLY THE KID

The author fondly recalls schoolmate Billy Martin

By Ron Fimrite

Departments

Letters

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Edited by Hank Hersch