18 Double Trouble, Houston Style
In his pro debut, 6'11" Akeem Olajuwon joined 7'4" Ralph Sampson up front, and the Rockets powered past Dallas
by Jack McCallum

22 At Long Last, It's In The Cards
St. Louis has cut back on sacks of quarterback Neil Lomax and bagged a share of first with Dallas in the NFC East
by Paul Zimmerman

24 Somebody Up There May Be Listening
After three defeats Notre Dame's beleaguered—but very determined—coach, Gerry Faust, got a big win over LSU
by Kenny Moore

34 There's No Way To Put Darrell Down
Darrell Waltrip has had more NASCAR victories than any other driver over the past decade, and he's not easing off
by Bob Ottum

44 New Deal In Gopherland
An alum, who recalls when Minnesota's football players awed young fans, derives fresh hope from a new coach
by William Oscar Johnson

70 In The Country He Loved
Ernest Hemingway preferred Idaho to just about anywhere, and while hunting and fishing there, the author saw why
by E.M. Swift

DEPARTMENTS

13 Scorecard
60 Pro Football
66 College Football
74 Hockey
101 For the Record
102 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

PHOTOPAUL BERESWILLLEADING OFF: These New York Islanders must smell a rat, and, yes, there he is: Ken (The Rat) Linseman, late of Philadelphia and Edmonton, now of Boston, who seems to be looking for someone to bite during an 8-3 Bruins' romp.
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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)