All E.M. Swift Stories
Four of the best players in NHL history assess the supremacy of Wayne Gretzky
The Islanders Go Four It All
Led by intimidating—and impenetrable—Billy Smith, New York took a 3-0 series lead over the Edmonton Oilers to pull within a win of a fourth straight Stanley Cup
L.A. Gets A New Leading Man
Owner Georgia Frontiere recast her Rams by trading two high draft picks to Baltimore for superstar quarterback Bert Jones
A Reminder of What We Can Be
At a time when international tensions and domestic frustrations had dampened traditional American optimism, the underdog U.S. Olympic hockey team gave the entire nation a lift by defeating the world's top team, the Soviets, and ultimately winning the gold medal. Those youngsters did so by means of the old-fashioned American work ethic, which some people feared was disappearing from the land
The Good Old Days
That's what Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky hope to recapture in New York
No Way They're Going to Hold Him Back
Schoolboy sensation Bobby Carpenter's next destination could well be the NHL
Bringing Up Junior
Young Ken Griffey Jr., son of a baseball star, is already the kind of player that candy bars are named after
The Place Was Detroit. The Victim Was Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan. The Act Was Another Bizarre assault on an Athlete
The $40 Million Man
No matter how lucrative a contract free-agent-to-be Michael Jordan signs, he won't get what he's worth
The Best And Getting Better
At 20, Wayne Gretzky is without question the NHL's top player. All that's left to ask is: How good will he become?
The Golden Goal
The U.S. went bonkers when Mike Eruzione's shot beat Vladimir Myshkin for the winning goal as America's Team stunned the once invincible Soviets en route to the Olympic title
On And On And On And...
...on. Gordie Howe is skating in his fifth decade, and while his legs are not what they used to be, his heart, head—and elbows—are
Is Jerry Reinsdorf, the belligerent union buster he appeared to be during the baseball strike,
...the turncoat who signed Albert Belle to a $55 million contract to play for the White Sox, the lunatic who might break up the Bulls' dynasty, the malcontent who sued the NBA to protect his own TV Revenues? Or is he simply misunderstood? Is he, in fact, one of the smartest owners in pro sports, a businessman whose teams are powerful and profitable and whose employees are deeploy loyal?
One Tough Kid High schooler Kimmie Meissner hung on to win her first nationals, but can she defend last year's surprise world title?
While the NBA's image has cooled, the NHL has ignited surprising new interest in hockey
Bret Saberhagen became a dad, won Game 7, caught ticker tape and met the Prez, all in a week, and he'll have more sweet dreams—if he can ...
Forget, for a moment, what's wrong with college sports, and celebrate with us the success stories of four student-athletes, from different backgrounds and areas of the country, who excelled at their sports, received their college degrees and now approach real life well prepared to do so