Publish date:

'86

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TWO DAYS AFTER HE BECAME THE NO. 2 PICK IN THE NBA DRAFT, Len Bias
of Maryland died of a cocaine overdose; eight days later, the Browns'
Don Rogers became another victim of the drug. Louisville, led by 6
ft. 9 in. freshman Pervis Ellison, beat Duke 72-69 for the NCAA
basketball title. Argentina, fired by 5 ft. 5 in. striker Diego
Maradona, won the World Cup over West Germany 3-2. In Game 6 of the
World Series, Bill Buckner of the Red Sox let a ball slip through his
legs, opening the door for the Mets to win in Game 7.