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Environment

RARE VISITOR TO OUR SHORES

An avian hot line alerted U.S. birders to a stray wood sandpiper in New York

By Robert H. Boyle

First Person

A NICARAGUAN ADVENTURE

Some kind of baseball on a goodwill tour

By James Rodewald

Bills-Giants

ROUGH STUFF

The Bills popped the Giants, but both teams paid rough stuff

By Paul Zimmerman

MALLETS AFORETHOUGHT

The world's top polo players hammered in 15 goals in a Match of the Century

By John Garrity

Luc Longley

COOL HAND LUC

The line on laid-back Lobo Long Luc Longley is: He looks legit

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Jackie Sherrill

WHAT PRICE GLORY?

Lusting for football success, Mississippi State hired Jackie Sherrill

By William F. Reed

Light Heavyweights

PUNCHING FOR A REAL PAYDAY

Hard-hitting Michael Moorer won again and eyed a more profitable bout with WBA champ Virgil Hill

By Pat Putnam

Ty Murray

Whoopee Ty Yay!

AT AGE 21, TY MURRAY IS THE BEST DANGED RODEO COWBOY OF 'EM ALL

By E. M. Swift

Jimmy Carson

COMING HOME

Jimmy Carson was born to play for the Red Wings, and now he's getting his chance

By E. M. Swift

Inside

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

By Phil Taylor

LONG ON CHARACTER

By Phil Taylor

THE NFL

By Peter King

Volleyball

TIGER KILLER

UCLA's Natalie Williams put the spike into Pacific at the NCAA championship

By Nicholas Dawidoff

Television

ACTION-UNPACKED

The 49ers-Giants game had an 11-to-9 play-to-plug ratio

By Austin Murphy

Chess

MATING GAME

As their battles continue, Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov have become the best of enemies

By Franz Lidz

Sportsman Of The Year

An American Dream

What kid doesn't want to grow up to be quarterback Joe Montana?

By Leigh Montville

Focus

MEET AN AGELESS WONDER

John Isaacs, 75, is a hero on and off the court

By Sonja Steptoe

Spotlight

A CHAMPION WHO'S JUMPING FOR JOY

Sky diver Cheryl Stearns likes nothing better than stepping out of airplanes

By Joan Ackermann

Books

'TIS THE SEASON FOR WEIGHTY GIFT BOOKS

Three new coffee-table items should delight the good sports on your holiday list

By Ron Fimrite

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Dec. 10-16

Compiled by Amy Nutt

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

HARD TIME, HARD QUESTIONS

Does a felon deserve another shot at college football?

By Rick Telander

Departments

FROM THE EDITOR

By John Papanek

Letters

SCORECARD

Edited by Merrell Noden