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October 20, 1986 | Volume 65, Issue 17

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Doug DeCinces Cover - Sports Illustrated October 20, 1986

October 20, 1986 | Duncan Brantley
Jacques de Roux was alone and in trouble. Caught in a storm somewhere between Australia, Antarctica and South America—probably the most isolated section of the planet—the Frenchman was sailing in...

October 20, 1986 | Dan Geringer
On a humid Friday afternoon in rural southwestern New Jersey, Amos Howard (Stoney) Harris Jr., the 84-year-old grandfather of the Cowtown Rodeo in Piles Grove Township, N.J., sits in his backyard...

October 20, 1986

October 20, 1986 | Compiled by BAILEY BREENE GENDRON
BASEBALL—The California Angels held a three-games-to-two lead over the Boston Red Sox in their best-of-seven American League Championship Series, and the New York Mets and the Houston Astros were...

October 20, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
MIAMI FOOTBALLSir:In my 20 years of reading SI, no article has so upset me as Rick Reilly's Miami Vice Twice (Oct. 6). Instead of lauding the team for one of the finest performances in recent...

October 20, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan

October 20, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
•Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher, on what kind of music the team listens to when traveling to a game: "Whatever Jim Rice wants."

October 20, 1986 | Bruce Newman

October 20, 1986 | Peter Gammons
That was truly a lovely affair, said Mrs. Yawkey to Mr. Autry. The of the Red Sox was sitting in the Singing Cowboy's box in Anaheim Stadium—along with Ted Williams—and she was referring to a...

October 20, 1986 | William Taaffe
Every now and then a sports broadcaster comes along who, by force of personality or keenness of insight, subtly changes the state of his art. It happened with John Madden and it's happening again...

October 20, 1986 | Rick Reilly

October 20, 1986 | Paul Zimmerman
The NFL's new replay system isn't working right, and, even worse, it has the field officials hearing rewinds

October 20, 1986 | Sarah Ballard

October 20, 1986
Donald J. Barr

October 20, 1986 | Jill Lieber

October 20, 1986 | Noel Hynd
By the autumn of 1945, Horace Stoneham, owner of the New York Giants baseball team, knew he had a serious problem—and it wasn't that his team had finished in the second division for the last three...

October 20, 1986 | Demmie Stathoplos
Lady's Secret set another record on her path to Horse of the Year

October 20, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney

October 20, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
OFFENSE: Beleaguered Boston College quarterback Shawn Halloran completed 26 of 36 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 30-25 upset of Maryland.

October 20, 1986 | Franz Lidz
Ma Frances worries about her Boo Boo. But not as much as the teams that appear on Temple's schedule do. Boo Boo is Paul Palmer, the brilliant little Owl tailback and Ma Frances's great-grandson....

October 20, 1986 | Jill Lieber
What is the most dangerous place on a football field? This season it seems to be the line of scrimmage, thanks to one of the most vicious practices in the game: chop blocking.

October 20, 1986 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Dallas running back Herschel Walker had 6 catches for 155 yards and carried the ball 13 times for 45 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Cowboys crushed the previously unbeaten Redskins, 30-6.

October 20, 1986 | Morin Bishop
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up and meet the latest oddity in the NFL's traveling sideshow, kick returner Gerald McNeil of the Cleveland Browns. He's cool, he's slippery and,...

October 20, 1986 | Barry McDermott

October 20, 1986 | Bil Gilbert