CONTENTS

April 25, 1982

14 Braves' New World
It was like October in April for Atlanta after its 11th straight win tied the major league record
by Steve Wulf

20 Denver Got a Ton of O without X's
With a damn-the-plays offense and a dearth of defense, the Nuggets have made the NBA sit up and take notice
by Bruce Newman

22 Heading into the Homestretch
For America's top 3-year-olds, the running of the Wood Memorial started the countdown to the 108th Kentucky Derby
by William Nack

Pro Football

John Papanek reveals how hurdler Renaldo Nehemiah became a 49er 30
Jack McCallum profiles Kenneth Sims, top pick in next week's draft 38
Paul Zimmerman predicts who'll select whom in the draft's first round 44

48 Niki Still Has the Knack
Two-time world champion Niki Lauda is back in the winner's circle after a 26-month retirement from Grand Prix racing
by Anita Verschoth

62 Home Is Where the Heart Is
Champion, loving father and gentleman in and out of the ring, Alexis Arguello remains a stranger in his own country
by Clive Gammon

The Departments

Scorecard 9
Baseball 54
For the Record 81
19th Hole 82

Cover photograph by Ronald C. Modra

Credits on page 81

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)