CONTENTS

November 23, 1987

CHARGE! 14
The surprising San Diego Chargers have busted out to an 8-1 start, the winningest record in the AFC
by Paul Zimmerman

HAVING A DEVIL OF A TIME 20
Who in blazes are these guys playing winning hockey? Diabolically enough, they are the New Jersey Devils
by Austin Murphy

SPARTAN RESULTS FOR INDIANA 22
Michigan State beat the Hoosiers 27-3 to earn its first trip to the Rose Bowl in more than two decades
by Douglas S. Looney

GOING FLAT OUT ON THE BRINY 28
Key West's world offshore powerboat championships drew the fastest and fanciest international field ever
by Sam Moses

TIME TO RISE AND SHINE 30
After an off-season darkened by drug charges and death, the Phoenix Suns are hoping for brighter days
by Craig Neff

CHI CHI HAS A LAST LAUGH 38
Chi Chi Rodriguez was once best known for his one-liners, but his success on the Senior tour is surely no joke
by Jaime Diaz

HEY, TOM CAN SMILE! 64
Tom Chambers is trying to loosen up, but the Sonics' star forward still finds it tough dealing with critics
by Jack McCallum

IN SEARCH OF TRUST 84
Dexter Manley of the Redskins was a loner—until he faced his daughter's serious illness and his alcoholism
by Rick Reilly

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 9
College Football 72
Soccer 80
Horse Racing 82
Television 97
For The Record 98
Point After 100

Cover Photograph by Jerry Wachter

PHOTOWILL HARTOFF THE TOE OF A HEEL: In soccer as in hoops, North Carolina knows how to put the ball in the net, as Marc Buffin (far left) showed by scoring in a 2-0 NCAA tournament win over '86 champ Duke (page 80).

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)