THE PAN AM GAMES 18
Jackie Joyner-Kersee matched the world long jump record, while Costa Rica's Silvia Poll emerged as a new swimming star, the U.S. baseball team beat Cuba on a ninth-inning homer and Softball phenom Michele Granger, 17, was nearly untouchable

MORE THAN HALFWAY THERE 26
Milwaukee's Paul Molitor ran his hitting streak to 31 games, but was still far behind Joe DiMaggio
by Morin Bishop

CHICAGO'S WEIGHTY ISSUE 28
Jim McMahon's injured right shoulder means that there is big quarterback trouble for the Bears
by Rick Telander

CASH ON THE LINE 36
Wimbledon winner Pat Cash is shaking his rock 'n' roll-brat image and even finding fans among his fellow Aussies
by Frank Deford

THREE MEN ON A ROLL 40
After years of inconsistency, three erratic National Leaguers are putting together the best seasons of their careers
by Franz Lidz

A LADY IN PINK 54
The Arctic char of northern Canada makes a grand prize, but the angler's greatest challenge is getting there
by Clive Gammon

THE BATTLE OF HIS LIFE 72
Bob Waters is looking for answers to a deadly illness that is afflicting former San Francisco 49er players
by Ron Fimrite

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 13
Horse Racing 62
Inside Baseball 66
Golf 70
Television 87
For The Record 88
Point After 90

Cover photograph by Bill Smith

PHOTOMANNY MILLANBOW REGARD: This archery official did not quiver at the task of determining which of these straight arrows was right on target in the first week of the Pan Am Games in Indianapolis (page 18).
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)