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January 13, 1986 | Volume 64, Issue 2

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Craig James Cover - Sports Illustrated January 13, 1986

January 13, 1986 | Franz Lidz
If it hadn't been for Comrade Slinky, I probably never would have become the Ping-Pong King of Lesko, Poland. Lost in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Lesko is such a slow little town...

January 13, 1986 | Compiled by JAMES E. REYNOLDS
PRO BASKETBALL—The Boston Celtics breezed to a 3-0 week by beating the L.A. Clippers, Indiana and New Jersey. In the victory over the Nets three Celtics scored more than 20 points: Larry Bird 29,...

January 13, 1986
ERIK MAURERWINNETKA, ILL.Erik, 14, set a national record of 46.99 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle for the 13-14 age group at the Carmel Swim Club invitational in Indianapolis. The previous...

January 13, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
A PHOTOGRAPHER'S VIEWSir:Brian Lanker's photography in the year-end issue (Dec. 23-30) is, hands down, the finest I have seen in my 15 years as a subscriber. The Smithsonian collection (Your Uncle...

January 13, 1986 | Ralph Wiley
In a dramatic come-from-behind win, the wild-card Patriots benefited from six turnovers to deal the L.A. Raiders out

January 13, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
Down 21-3 to Cleveland and going nowhere, Miami suddenly exploded for three touchdowns and a stunning 24-21 win

January 13, 1986 | Rick Telander
Eric Dickerson was unstoppable as he rushed for a record 248 yards to propel the Rams past the Cowboys 20-0

January 13, 1986 | Paul Zimmerman
The Chicago Bears looked mean and played mean while shutting down the beleaguered and bedeviled Giants 21-0

January 13, 1986 | Jack McCallum
Micheal Ray Richardson had led the New Jersey Nets to a terrific start, but then he fell victim to drugs again

January 13, 1986 | Jaime Diaz

January 13, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
In their article on the Arabian horse (page 96), senior writer E.M. Swift and reporter J.E. Vader quote a breeder who describes the Arabian as "tremendously versatile." Lately, we have been saying...

January 13, 1986 | Jeremiah Tax
Every so often, a serious writer who is not a sports journalist by trade is attracted to boxing. He is drawn by the same things that arouse interest in the rest of us: the genuine courage of the...

January 13, 1986 | Edited by Craig Neff and Robert Sullivan

January 13, 1986 | Edited by Craig Neff and Robert Sullivan
•Lou Gorman, Boston Red Sox G.M. on his two phone calls to Mike Mitchell, father of pitchers John and Charlie, both recently traded by the Sox: "I don't think I made a good impression on him."

January 13, 1986 | Rick Reilly

January 13, 1986
On display on New Year's Day were not only this year's No. 1 but, in all likelihood, the teams with the best shot at unseating Oklahoma next fall. In the Fiesta, Michigan whipped Nebraska 27-23...

January 13, 1986 | E.M. Swift
A playoff patsy so far, Washington has become a better balanced club

January 13, 1986 | Alexander Wolff
And for UAB star guard Steve Mitchell, it had better be the right one

January 13, 1986 | Austin Murphy

January 13, 1986 | Austin Murphy
No one was surprised when bigger, faster South Alabama beat Division II Quincy (Ill.) College 73-61 in Mobile. Afterward, Mike Hanks, South's 33-year-old second-year head coach, was asked if he...

January 13, 1986 | Austin Murphy
CURTIS AIKEN: Pitt's junior guard scored 18 points, 16 in the second half, in an 80-76 upset of Georgetown, and 23 more on 11-for-13 shooting in a 78-75 overtime loss to 11th-ranked St. John's.

January 13, 1986 | E.M. Swift