THE YEAR
The feast of 1982 featured both plain and fancy cooking 10

PRO FOOTBALL
Skins sank Fins in a Super ending to a strike-marred year 12

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
At long last, Penn State and Paterno were perched on top 26

BASEBALL
Cards flew, Brewers went flat in the first Suds Series 40

TRACK & FIELD
World records tumbled; seven fell to a girl named Mary 60

WONDERFULLY MAD
Britain's David Moorcroft ran a truly astounding 5,000 68

PRO BASKETBALL
The fast-breaking Lakers sped off with the NBA title 86

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Nothin' could be finer than North Carolina's NCAA win 98

BOXING
A death and a retirement both saddened the ring world 112

HOCKEY
Gretzky and the Islanders were the NHL icemen of the year 122

TENNIS
Jimbo was back, winning the U.S. Open and Wimbledon 126

SOCCER
In the world Cup final, everything came up Rossi for Italy 132

GOLF
And who won the two Opens? Elementary, my dear. Watson 138

GALLERY
Drivers, riders, swimmers and skiers: clock-watchers all 142

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Cover Design by T. Thurston Martin

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