CONTENTS

October 18, 1987

ANOTHER BORDER WAR 24
No. 1 Oklahoma, featuring a whole herd of talented players from the Lone Star State, tore up Texas 44-9
by Rick Telander

THE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS 30

The San Francisco Giants homered and fielded their way to a 3-2 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS
by Steve Wulf

Some overachievers from Minnesota stunned Detroit, baseball's winningest team, to take the ALCS 4-1
by Peter Gammons

FATEFUL DATE AGAINST TATE 48
Frank Tate thoroughly whipped the favorite, Michael Olajide, to win the IBF middleweight championship
by Pat Putnam

IN THE GROOVE AT LONG LAST 50
The sprinter Groovy is the fastest horse in the land, but he had to outrun a lot of human foolishness to prove it
by William Nack

SO LITTLE GAIN FOR THE PAIN 54
The striking NFL players deserve much, much more, says the author, a Hall of Fame tackle who's now a lawyer
by Ron Mix

AGENTS: WHAT'S THE DEAL? 74
Agents are everywhere, and their abuses are many. Craig Neff examines how they operate. John Papanek reports on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's financial woes, Armen Keteyian probes the agent-related troubles of some other athletes, and Jill Lieber recounts Garry Maddox's success. Douglas S. Looney tells of an agent's typical workday, and Neff makes some proposals for reforms

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 19
College Football 70
For The Record 115
Point After 116

Cover photograph by Jerry Wachter

PHOTOANTHONY NESTENOT SO HALE COLUMBIA: Manager Jennifer Strage gave ice and some TLC to cornerback Walter Haynie during Columbia's 38-8 defeat by Princeton, the Lions' record-setting 35th straight loss (page 70).

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