THE BIG SHOW
A scout's-eye view of the leading players in the battles for the league pennants—and berths in the World Series
By beating Pitt, West Virginia proved it's for real
SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT
OFFENSE: Wyoming quarterback Randy Welniak completed 28 of 43 passes for 359 yards and three TDs and ran 11 times for 108 yards and another score for a school-record 467 yards of total offense, as...
October 03, 1988
SHELLEY BERINGHELECULVER CITY, CALIF.Shelley, 12, a pitcher-shortstop for the Angels, was the only girl to play in the North Venice Little League Major League division the last two years. In that...
October 03, 1988 | Compiled by Roger Jackson
PRO FOOTBALL—The Bengals, the Bills and the Rams all coasted to victories to become the NFL's only 4-0 teams. Cincinnati's 24-17 win over the Browns kept the Bengals in sole possession of first...
The network avoids chauvinism in its Olympic coverage
•Jay Barrs, U.S. archer, on his former eating habits: "I used to go with the three basic food groups—McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King."
October 03, 1988
That's no mere figurehead in the bow of this Romanian shell. It's cox Ladislau Lovrenski, who steered his four bigger buddies home first in this heat at the Olympics in Seoul.
October 03, 1988 | William Oscar Johnson
In late May, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson traveled to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts to be treated by his doctor, Jamie Astaphan. Ten days before, he had aggravated a pulled left hamstring, an...
Jackie Joyner-Kersee fulfilled expectations in winning the heptathlon
Florence Griffith Joyner did just that in blazing to victory in the 100 meters
October 03, 1988 | Edited by Gay Flood
FRESHMAN ELIGIBILITYConcerning the POINT AFTER (Sept. 5) on ending freshman eligibility, the real problems are the things that the Reverend Timothy S. Healy of Georgetown accepts as given: the...
Andre Phillips thwarted Edwin Moses's try for more hurdles gold
The Games were replete with historic feats, including one by a U.S. shot-putter who lost
Koreans attacked a referee and, in their eyes, shamed an entire nation
October 03, 1988 | Matt Biondi
Kristin Otto of East Germany got gold after gold after....
Janet Evans, thrice a winner, was an all-too-rare jubilant champion
After hitting his head on the springboard, Greg Louganis won the gold—again
October 03, 1988
A look at other action in Seoul
Record setter Naim Suleymanoglu was weighed down by worries for his family
The Americans weren't having many laughs, but they marched smartly into the medal round
Despite some soaring performances by the Soviets, poor judging stole the show
East Germany's Thomas Lange turned an eagerly awaited sculling showdown into a sideshow
The U.S. team's strategy looked good on paper. Then came Argentina
October 03, 1988 | Shannon Brownlee
Sometimes being Dante Muse's younger brother is more than Tony Muse can stand. Dante, 21, of Des Moines, is the best speed roller skater in the U.S. Tony, who's 16 months younger, is the second...
Young János Martinek chewed up the competition
A pair of pub-crawling Brits in their 40's finished one-two
Employing a unique, very aggressive style, the team from West Germany swept the women's medals
A Frenchwoman helped Holland's Monique Knol win the road race
For pure charisma, Mark Todd and his gritty little horse couldn't be beat
October 03, 1988 | Rick Reilly