Images from a year of roses and thorns
Riverfront gambler: For months Pete Rose sparred with his inquisitors, before being banned from baseball.
Sky five: In Cleveland, Reggie Langhorne (88) and Webster Slaughter raised self-congratulation to dazzling new heights.
Blood money: Moments after nailing Frank Bruno with this uppercut, Mike Tyson had a fifth-round TKO and $8 million.
Rocket man: Bruno Gouvy aimed himself earthward on a descent that reached 335 mph—before his chute opened.
Athletic ability: Oakland's Dave Henderson executed a handstand on third base, but Angel Jack Howell wasn't particularly impressed.
End of the line: Lawrence Wilson of Southeast Missouri had a bawl after North Carolina Central's win in the Division II title game.
Body parts: A rugby player in England faced a fist; Texas's Julio Franco got the cold shoulder from Toronto's Kelly Gruber.
Judgment day: No matter that rhythmic gymnast Wang Xiaoyan soared, the panel at this French meet seemed bored.
A face in the crowd: The outlook for Louisville quarterback Browning Nagle wasn't good against the West Virginia defense.