TOUGH AS NAILS 14
The Cleveland Browns' defense performed as if driven in a 34-10 hammering of the archrival Pittsburgh Steelers
by Jill Lieber

THE BUCS DON'T STOP HERE 22
By beating the three National League East contenders, the Pirates may have provided a sneak preview of 1988
by Peter Gammons

POURING ON THE ORANGE CRUSH 30
Clemson defeated Georgia, the toughest opponent on its schedule, and put itself in position for a juicy bowl bid
by Ralph Wiley

'LET THE WORLD KNOW I'M O.K.' 34
Despite dire reports, Marvin Hagler says he has not let his life go to pieces since losing to Sugar Ray Leonard
by William Nack

A BREED APART 40
Even NFL cornerbacks of the best pedigree bite when Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers makes his moves
by Ralph Wiley

LADY IN A FAST LANE 44
Beauty queen/flight attendant Leila Wagner is now doing her winning on the professional bowling circuit
by Gina Maranto

NO. 1 IN HIS FIELD 60
A decade of brilliance has earned the Cards' Ozzie Smith a place among the best shortstops who ever played
by Ron Fimrite

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 9
College Football 48
Horse Racing 56
For The Record 72
Point After 74

Cover photograph by Tony Tomsic

PHOTOROCKY THIESA FIERY FINISH: Jim Kropfeld had placed fourth in his heat at the Miller High Life Gold Cup Thunderboat Regatta in San Diego Sunday when his Miss Budweiser burst into flames. He wasn't hurt.
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)