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MOMENTS OF 1985

Dec. 23, 1985
Dec. 23, 1985

Table of Contents
Dec. 23, 1985

Pro Football
Sports '85
Sportsman Of The Year
College Basketball

MOMENTS OF 1985

Like every year, this one had its ups and downs. For motor-boat driver Enrico Vidoli of Italy, Sept. 15 was a definite down. He and his 550-hp catamaran were charging along at 140 mph in a Grand Prix race in Lyon, France when the boat suddenly went airborne, catapulting its driver into the Rhone. Miraculously, Vidoli was bruised but not broken.

This is an article from the Dec. 23, 1985 issue Original Layout

CHAMPAGNE
Clockwise, from right: Laker coach Pat Riley poured after the NBA final; George Brett faced the froth for Kansas City; the Al Unsers, Jr. and Sr., celebrated Dad's Indy Car title; Oiler Glenn Anderson saluted the Stanley Cup; Britain's Ian Woosnam offered a bit of the bubbly when his side won the Ryder Cup.

HIGHS AND LOWS
Mixed blessings (clockwise, from right): Harold Pressley snipped a net as Villanova marched to the NCAA title; middleweight Thomas Hearns couldn't see the light after Marvin Hagler KO'd him in the third; though Larry Holmes's cornermen gave it their best, Michael Spinks took the heavyweight champion's belt; West Germany's Boris Becker wowed 'em at Wimbledon.

TRAGEDY
Heysel Stadium, Brussels: Rampaging British fans turned a soccer match with Italy into a bloody battle that killed 38.

MILESTONES
Six for the record book (clockwise, from right): Phil Niekro, 46, pitched his 300th win; Rod Carew hammered his 3,000th hit; Britain's Steve Cram lowered the mile mark to 3:46.31; Tom Seaver got a terrific hug from his father-in-law after victory No. 300; Pete Rose singled for his 4,192nd hit, topping Ty Cobb; Grambling's Eddie Robinson won his 324th game to become college football's winningest coach.

GREEN BAY, DEC.1

FUN AMD GAMES
Clockwise, from above: Jesse Ventura was wrestling's Goldilocks; William (The Refrigerator) Perry gave new meaning to cubic capacity; 7'7" Manute Bol took basketball to new heights, 5'5½" Spud Webb to new lows; Peter Jacobsen threw in the towel when a streaker crashed the British Open.

CHAMPIONS
Hana Mandlikova (below) checked Martina Navratilova's hopes for a third U.S. Open title; Kareem was the cream of the team as he led the Lakers to victory over the Celtics for the first time in playoff history.

PHOTOVINCENT KOVACS/VANDYSTADTPHOTOPAUL BERESWILLPHOTOANDREW D. BERNSTEINPHOTODAVID CANNON/ALL-SPORTPHOTOWILLIAM HART/FOCUS WESTPHOTOGEORGE OLSONTHREE PHOTOSMANNY MILLANTWO PHOTOSJOHN IACONOPHOTOROGER GOULD/ALL-SPORTTWO PHOTOSWALTER IOOSS JR.PHOTOSTUART FRANKLIN/SYGMAPHOTORICHARD PILLINGTWO PHOTOSRONALD C. MODRAPHOTOMICHAEL KING/ALL-SPORTPHOTOLYNN D. HOWELL/MILWAUKEE SENTINELPHOTOBILL SMITHPHOTOJACQUELINE DUVOISINPHOTOADAM J. STOLTMAN/DUOMOPHOTOANDY HAYT