CONTENTS

September 13, 1987

ON TOP OF THE WORLDS 18
Jackie Joyner-Kersee won the heptathlon and long jump at the track and field World Championships in Rome
by Kenny Moore

THE BEAR BIT THE BADGER 24
The Soviets routed Badger Bob Johnson's Team USA and helped eliminate it from hockey's Canada Cup
by Austin Murphy

A BULL'S-EYE FOR A NEW ARCHER 26
Mike Archer, the youngest major college coach, was a hit in his debut as LSU made Texas A & M quiver
by Hank Hersch

HEADING FOR A PHOTO FINISH 34
The Twins, A's, Angels and Royals all have a shot in a four-team race for the American League West title
by Steve Wulf

SEPTEMBERS TO REMEMBER 40
As the pennant chases heat up, we revisit Bobby Thomson, Duster Mails and other heroes of autumn
by Peter Gammons

THIS IS NO JOYRIDE 50
The Tevis Cup, a 100-mile cross-country horse race in the Sierra Nevada, is, literally, a cliff-hanger
by Demmie Stathoplos

GENE UPSHAW 64
The former lineman for the Raiders is now leading the NFL players union into battle with the owners
by Frank Deford

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 13
College Football 54
Tennis 59
Inside Baseball 62
Television 81
For The Record 82
Point After 84

Cover photograph by Ronald C. Modra; Inset by John Biever

PHOTOJACQUELINE DUVOISINDOWN BUT NOT OUT: John McEnroe survived the thunderous deliveries of Slobodan Zivojinovic—and a vulgar outburst of his own that should've sent him packing—to advance in the U.S. Open (page 13).

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