In May, former champions returned. The Edmonton Oilers, deposed a year earlier, held off the Philadelphia Flyers in seven games to win their third Stanley Cup in four years. Forty-seven-year-old Al Unser Sr., who hadn't won at Indianapolis since 1978, got a job as a fill-in driver and raced off with the fourth 500 victory of his career, tying a record set by A.J. Foyt. Meanwhile, the Brewers crashed to earth, losing 12 games in a row, and a colt named Alysheba, ridden by Chris McCarron, triumphed in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness to get two legs up on the Triple Crown.

PHOTOBILL STALIONS/APPancho Carter flipped his car in Indy practice but suffered only a scratched helmet. PHOTOVALERIE DESHEULLES/SIPAThe surf was high off this Maui beach, but Demain Ferandelli was higher. PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHOGoalie Ron Hextall was slick against the Oilers, but Philly still lost the Stanley Cup. PHOTOJOHN BIEVERThe A's Terry Steinbach lost his headgear, not the ball, as Brewer Jim Gantner bore in. PHOTOJ. DAVID AKE/UPI-BETTMANN NEWSPHOTOSThis was no putt-on: John Brodie had a bug on his ball at a senior event in Colorado.