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20 World Beaters
Brazil won soccer's greatest prize in a not-so-great finale
by Alexander Wolff

30 The Strong, Silent Type
Giant Matt Williams quietly keeps pace with more-celebrated sluggers
by Ron Fimrite

38 The Price Goes Up
With a dramatic eagle putt, Nick Price won the British Open at Turnberry
by Rick Reilly

46 Cotton Is High
Summertime and the basketball is easy for high school soph Schea Cotton
by Austin Murphy

50 Heeere's Stanley
Since being won by the Rangers, the Cup has been on a social whirl
by Franz Lidz

56 But Don't Call Them the Colts
Baltimore's new CFL team has caught the fancy of a football-starved city
by Michael Farber

60 After the Nightmare
In this SI Classic, three Israeli athletes describe the tragedy of Munich
by E.L. Doctorow


8 Letters
12 Faces in the Crowd
15 Scorecard
77 Inside Baseball
80 Point After

Cover Photograph by Simon Bruty



Soc It to 'im: Brazilian players tossed assistant coach Mario Zagalo into the air after their shoot-out win over Italy in the World Cup finale (page 20).