CONTENTS

March 13, 1980

THE YEAR 10
A wondrous time for the new, the young, the spectacular

WINTER OLYMPICS 12
America's hockey team and Golden Boy enthralled the land

PRO FOOTBALL 22
Up jumped L.A. and Tampa Bay, but Pittsburgh held sway

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 32
It took a Trojan effort for Alabama's Tide to finish No. 1

BASEBALL 42
Pops Stargell & Co. proved October was not for the Birds

HOCKEY 52
When the Soviets came calling, the lofty NHL blushed red

BOXING 58
With Ali wrung out, the ring was awash with pretenders

THE GOLDEN MILE 66
Myriad threads were woven into Sebastian Coe's epic run

TRACK & FIELD 84
Decker was back, Nehemiah was nifty, Myricks loomed long

PRO BASKETBALL 94
Booming Sonics whipped the champion Bullets resoundingly

TENNIS 102
Sweet swingers all: Bjorn and Martina and John and Tracy

MOTOR SPORTS 106
A Big Vacuum Cleaner was hoovered at Indy by Rick Mears

SWIMMING 110
Good for Goodell, viva Vassallo, mad about you, Mary T.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 118
Magic was in the air as Earvin Johnson stalked Larry Bird

HORSE RACING 124
Affirmed trumped a spectacular bid for Horse of the Year

GOLF 128
His name may have been Fuzzy, but his Masters sure wasn't

GALLERY 134
A potpourri of the year's winners from sea to shining pool

Picture credits on page 136

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