24
THOSE BILLS KEEP PILING UP
The Buffalo Bills, the AFC's top team, had to work overtime to collect a 30-27 victory over the Los Angeles Raiders
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

30
THE SWEEPING GIANT
Long a noted underachiever, Kevin Willis of the Hawks has awakened to become the NBA's top rebounder
BY HANK HERSCH

32
LOOKING TO A GREAT RECOVERY
Wayne Gretzky thought about retiring after he started slow and his dad fell ill, but things are getting better
BY RICK REILLY

40
DUKE'S NO FLUKE
No. 1 Duke steamrollered seventh-ranked St. John's in the finale of the three-year-old ACC-Big East Challenge
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

48
MOON BEAMS
The Oilers' run-and-shoot revolves around Warren Moon, but a corps of deft receivers gives it brilliance
BY PETER KING

92
THE SHADOW
Who knows what evil lurks in college hoops? Rob Johnson does, and that is what so many coaches find so scary
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE

118
LARGER THAN LIFE
In his own estimation, at least, Jack Kent Cooke, the owner of the Washington Redskins, is an immortal
BY RICK REILLY

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

19
SCORECARD

98
BASEBALL

104
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

111
PRO FOOTBALL

137
FOR THE RECORD

138
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. McDONOUGH

PHOTOJOHN BIEVERSanders Sandwich: The Jets may have swallowed up the Lions' Barry Sanders on this play, but he otherwise feasted on New York, gaining 114 yards on the ground, including touchdown runs of 14 and 51 yards, as Detroit won 34-20 (page 111).

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)