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Motor Sports

A Peacekeeping Force

Warring gangs downshift at Big Willie Robinson's drag strip

By Ken McAlpine

On The Scene

Birds of a Feather

Regulars at a Detroit pub play a Belgian game known as featherbowling

By Jay Feldman

Design

Software for Hardbodies

A virtual-reality bike machine takes you out on the open road

By Candace Putnam

Reporter At Large

On Highest Authority

Elizabeth Hawley is the woman to visit for information on the Himalaya

By Nicholas Dawidoff

Michigan-Notre Dame

Shoot-out in South Bend

In a duel of young quarterbacks, Michigan stopped Notre Dame and delayed the making of a legend

By Tim Layden

Pro Football

Shoot-out in Kansas City

Joe Montana and Steve Young, once teammates and uneasy rivals for the quaterback job in San Francisco, faced each other for the first time as Montana's Kansas City Chiefs beat Young's 49ers

By Paul Zimmerman

Tennis

Anarchy and Agassi

What better place for the redemption of Andre Agassi than a typically chaotic U.S. Open?

By S.L. Price

Swimming

Flora and Furor

Drug charges bloomed as China's botanically named women swimmers ruled the worlds

By Leigh Montville

SI 40th Anniversary

Forty for the Ages

Welcome to this gathering of honored guests: the 40 individuals who have most significantly altered or elevated the world of sports in the last four decades

By Gary Smith

40 Greatest Sports Figures of the Last 40 Years

No. 1: Muhammad Ali

By William Nack

2 MICHAEL JORDAN

By Jack McCallum

3 ROONE ARLEDGE

By Steve Rushin

4 JIM BROWN

By Peter King

5 BILLIE JEAN KING

By Sally Jenkins

6 PETE ROSE

By Ron Fimrite

7 MARVIN MILLER

By Tom Verducci

8 LARRY BIRD & MAGIC JOHNSON

By Jack McCallum

9 ARNOLD PALMER

By Rick Reilly

10 MARK McCORMACK

By E.M. Swift

11 CARL LEWIS

By Kenny Moore

12 WAYNE GRETZKY

By E.M. Swift

13 PETE ROZELLE

By Peter King

14 MARTINA NAVRATILOVA

By Alexander Wolff

15 HENRY AARON

By Ron Fimrite

16 JOHN WOODEN

By Alexander Wolff

17 SECRETARIAT

By William Nack

18 JOE NAMATH

By Rick Telander

19 DR. HAROLD GORES

By Richard Hoffer

20 JACK NICKLAUS

By Rick Reilly

21 BILL RUSSELL

By Leigh Montville

22 HOWARD COSELL

By Bruce Newman

23 JOE MONTANA

By Rick Telander

24 PAUL (BEAR) BRYANT

By William F. Reed

25 ROBERTO CLEMENTE

By Steve Wulf

26 OLGA KORBUT

By Leigh Montville

27 ARTHUR ASHE

By S.L. Price

28 RICHARD PETTY

By Bruce Newman

29 BILL RASMUSSEN

By Richard Hoffer

30 PELÉ

By Hank Hersch

31 BOBBY ORR

By E.M. Swift

32 SUGAR RAY LEONARD

By William Nack

33 JIM FIXX

By Merrell Noden

34 NOLAN RYAN

By Tim Kurkjian

35 PEGGY FLEMING

By E.M. Swift

36 DON KING

By Leigh Montville

37 DR. ROBERT JACKSON

By Richard Hoffer

38 GREG LEMOND

By Franz Lidz

39 GARY DAVIDSON

By Steve Rushin

40 JULIUS ERVING

By Alexander Wolff

Buck O'Neil

The Guiding Light

Buck O'Neil bears witness to the glory and not just the shame of the Negro leagues

By Steve Wulf

Inside

The NFL

By Peter King

College Football

By John Walters

Perspective

The Putt-Putt Chronicles

Wherein the author and two other duffers max out on minigolf

By Franz Lidz

Point After

It Was a Small World, After All

On second look, an original SI staffer sees that sports 40 years ago were very different

By Robert W. Creamer

Departments

TO OUR READERS

By Mark Mulvoy

Letters

FACES IN THE CROWD

Scorecard

Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien