CONTENTS

December 02, 1991

34
A SHOT IN THE ARM
Despite an ailing elbow, Jim McMahon continued to gain new respect by leading Philadelphia past Phoenix
BY RICHARD HOFFER

40
HEAVY GOING
Evander Holyfield had his hands full with unheralded Bert Cooper but retained his heavyweight crown
BY PAT PUTNAM

42
GOLDEN WEST
Who figured that the retooled Warriors and the Magic-less Lakers would be big winners in the Pacific Division?
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

50
THE DIXIE CUP
When Ole Miss faces Mississippi State, there is far more at stake than mere supremacy on the gridiron
BY ED HINTON

56
A VIEW FROM THE TOP
A newly explosive offense has elevated the once punchless Washington Caps to the best record in the NHL
BY RICHARD O'BRIEN

58
SALVOS AT THE GARDEN
Both Monica Seles and Martina Navratilova got off their best shots at the Slims championships in New York
BY SALLY JENKINS

62
HEAVY HITTER
Steve Emtman's ferocious defensive play is a big reason that Washington is undefeated and Rose Bowl-bound
BY RICHARD HOFFER

74
DADDY DEAREST
As a pro star Rick Barry was a shooter, but with his quartet of basketball-playing sons he usually just passes
BY BRUCE NEWMAN

80
A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK
Driven by a determination worthy of his father, cornerback Albert Lewis of the Chiefs makes big plays
BY JILL LIEBER

104
HAPPY HUNDREDTH, HOOPS
Since Dr. James Naismith's grand flash of inspiration in 1891, basketball has evolved into an international passion
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

29
SCORECARD

90
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

96
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

98
PRO FOOTBALL

123
FOR THE RECORD

124
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER

PHOTOJOHN IACONOMirror Image: In the fifth round of their heavyweight title fight, it was hard to tell champion Evander Holyfield (left) and stand-in challenger Bert Cooper from one another. But two rounds later, there was no question who was who, as the referee decided that a badly bruised Cooper had gone far enough and awarded Holyfield a TKO (page 40).

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)