CONTENTS

February 01, 1988

THE END OF THE TRAIL 12
Youth prevailed as Mike Tyson hammered Larry Holmes in four rounds to retain his heavyweight crown
by Pat Putnam

IT TURNED OUT SCHUSS FINE 16
Despite freakish weather in Europe, Swiss and Italian stars have shone in World Cup skiing
by William Oscar Johnson

DISASTER IN THE DESERT 20
The 22-day, 7,979-mile Paris-to-Dakar rally left six people dead and several others very seriously injured
by Bob Brown

FRESHMAN AT WORK 28
For 14-1 Temple, led by its superb young shooting guard, Mark Macon, basketball is a love of labor
by Curry Kirkpatrick

SUPER BOWL PREVIEW

Dr. Z says Sunday will be a triumph for specialization—and also for the Broncos 34
by Paul Zimmerman

Playing in the Super Bowl is just one more challenge for the Redskins' Doug Williams 42
by Jill Lieber

Denver's Mark Haynes shuts down opposing receivers—and keeps his mouth shut, too 46
by Rick Reilly

San Diego didn't need a Super Bowl for excitement when Sid Gillman ruled there 52
by Paul Zimmerman

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 7
Tennis 66
Television 69
College Basketball 70
For The Record 77
Point After 78

Cover Photograph by Manny Millan

PHOTOP. BOURSEILLER/SYGMABURY MY HEART AT EL OUED: Believe it or not, these racers stuck in the Saharan sand had it good compared with some others in the Paris-to-Dakar rally, one of the most calamitous sporting events ever (page 20).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)