DARK VICTORY 16
As night fell on Churchill Downs, Alysheba won the Breeders' Cup Classic to cap a dramatic day of racing
by William Nack

WILL THEY EVER WIN AGAIN? 32
Or have the times passed those legendary coaches, Tom Landry of Dallas and Chuck Noll of Pittsburgh, by?
by Rick Reilly

STANDING EVER SO TALL 38
Doug Flutie, the New England Patriots' diminutive homegrown hero, has been beating the big guys
by Paul Zimmerman

A CHAMPION TAKES A FALL 40
Kansas, the NCAA's defending basketball champion, has been sent reeling by severe NCAA penalties
by Jeffrey Marx

THE BATTLE TO BE TOP GUN 44
When UCLA and USC meet on Nov. 19, their fortunes will be riding on the arms of their quarterbacks
by Bruce Newman

FIGHTING A DECISION 62
When the judges robbed Olympic boxer Roy Jones of a gold medal, they bruised his will to pursue his craft
by Clive Gammon

HOSS SAYS HOWDY 70
Cotton Bowl supersalesman Jim (Hoss) Brock promises teams and their fans a good old time in Dallas
by Alexander Wolff

A WILD AND CRAZY GUY 88
Fred Smerlas, the Bills' zany lineman, has an ancestor who uprooted trees. He does much the same to foes
by Paul Zimmerman

DEPARTMENTS
Letters 6
Scorecard 11
Marathon 76
College Football 80
Movietalk 103
For The Record 104
Point After 106

Cover Photographs by Focus on Sports (left) and Mitchell Layton/Focus on Sports

PHOTODAVID MADISON/DUOMOHEAD 'EM UP, MOVE 'EM OUT: Some 23,000 runners were herded into three chutes on the Staten Island end of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for the start of the 19th annual New York City Marathon (page 76).

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)