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July 07, 1986 | Volume 65, Issue 1

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Diego Maradona Cover - Sports Illustrated July 07, 1986

July 07, 1986 | Clive Gammon
Superstar Diego Maradona fast-stepped Argentina to the World Cup championship over West Germany in Mexico City

July 07, 1986 | Armen Keteyian
Just eight days after the Len Bias tragedy, cocaine proved fatal to safety Don Rogers of the Browns

July 07, 1986 | Frank Deford
Jimmy Connors's ouster in the opening round at Wimbledon highlighted a week of upsets at The Championships

July 07, 1986 | William Nack

July 07, 1986 | Ron Fimrite

July 07, 1986 | Clive Gammon

July 07, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
Almost immediately after completing a story on the growth of American football in England (page 34), Clive Gammon set off to cover the World Cup soccer tournament (page 14). The month-long...

July 07, 1986 | Bruce Anderson
Matt Biondi sprinted to a couple of world marks in the U.S. trials

July 07, 1986 | Peter Gammons

July 07, 1986 | Peter Gammons
PLEASE, MR. SPACEMANMoncton Mets pitcher William Francis Lee II was suspended for four games for his part in a brawl with the Kentville Wildcats June 19. Lee, 39, objected to being brushed back by...

July 07, 1986 | Franz Lidz
These days Chris Brown, the San Francisco Giants' 24-year-old third baseman, is a man of considerable pride. He's proud of his .336 batting average, which at week's end was second in the National...

July 07, 1986 | Kenny Moore

July 07, 1986 | Andy Meisler
Welcome to the brave new world of night golf. It's a pastime recently made possible—though some might say just barely—by the Nitelite Golfball, an invention of the Newcombs, a father-and-son team...

July 07, 1986 | Compiled by DUNCAN BRANTLEY
BOWLING—DALE EAGLE averaged 239 for the tournament and beat four opponents in a playoff to win $18,000 at a PBA event in Seattle.

July 07, 1986
JULIA KIRTLANDAURORA, N.Y.Kirtland, a junior at Macalester College, won the 5,000- and 10,000-meter events at the NCAA Division III track and field championships in La Crosse, Wis. They were the...

July 07, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
RAYMOND FLOYD'S OPENSir:As a longtime admirer of Raymond Floyd, I was glad to see John Iacono's excellent picture of him on your cover. He surely deserved that spot after winning the 1986 U.S....

July 07, 1986 | Edited by Craig Neff And Robert Sullivan
LET THESE NEW GAMES BEGIN

July 07, 1986 | Edited by Craig Neff And Robert Sullivan
•Abe Lemons, Oklahoma City basketball coach, on how he came within two strokes of winning a car at a golf tournament: "It was a hole-in-one contest and I had a three."