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18 In Your Face, Buddy
Pernell Whitaker battered Buddy McGirt in their long-awaited rematch
by Richard Hoffer

24 Turning Heads
Don't look now but Duke is unbeaten, and we're not talking basketball
by S.L. Price

30 Labor Unrest

The owners' unjustified demands for a salary cap have shut down two sports
by Jack McCallum

The real strike victims are baseball's thousands of lower-paid employees
by Steve Rushin

44 Father's Day
Don's Dolphins defeated David's Bengals in the battle of the Shulas
by Paul Zimmerman

48 Everything Came Up Reds
In this SI Classic from 1975, Cincinnati wins a classic World Series from Boston
by Ron Fimrite

56 Back to Basics
Larry Johnson is attempting to restore his damaged body and his tainted image
by Tom Verducci

62 Turn of the Cards
After shuffling the deck, Buddy Ryan came up with his first victory for Arizona
by Peter King

70 Cardinal Sons
At Stanford the offspring of a trio of NFL greats are playing their fathers' game
by Tim Layden


6 Letters
11 Faces in the Crowd
15 Scorecard
80 Inside the NFL
85 Inside College Football
88 Point After

Cover Photograph by Will Hart



Duked Out: Quarterback Jim Kubiak and his Navy teammates were the latest to take a hard shot from Johannes Brugger and the surprising, undefeated Blue Devils (page 24).