CONTENTS

March 02, 1987

THEY'RE FRONT AND CENTRAL 14
Detroit beat Atlanta as those teams slugged it out with Milwaukee in the NBA's top-heavy Central Division
by Jack McCallum

THREE STRIKES AND HE'S...BACK 18
Playmaker John Lucas, a three-time loser to cocaine, has returned to the NBA to give new life to the Bucks
by Bruce Newman

GRAND GRAPPLE IN THE MIDWEST 20
Defeating archrival Iowa State sent Iowa's hopes soaring for a 10th straight NCAA wrestling championship
by Austin Murphy

T.C. CONQUERS L.A. IN O.T. 22
In a tense finish befitting the new PGA, T.C. Chen defeated Ben Crenshaw to win the Los Angeles Open
by Rick Reilly

THE BIGGEST MAN ON CAMPUS 32
North Carolina's 6'9" J.R. Reid may be only a freshman, but he is in the upper class of college hoops
by Curry Kirkpatrick

SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE HAS A SHOT 36
With talent in college basketball more evenly distributed, the NCAA title is up for grabs
by Curry Kirkpatrick

BONING UP FOR A BATTLE 46
Bonecrusher Smith won the WBA heavyweight crown as a fill-in. Now he wants WBC champ Mike Tyson
by Clive Gammon

THE RHINO WARS 60
Patrols in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley are shooting poachers who threaten the endangered black rhinoceros
by Maryanne Vollers

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 7
Scorecard 9
Tennis 50
Hockey 54
College Basketball 56
For The Record 83
Point After 85

Cover Photograph by Manny Millan

TWO PHOTOSGEORGE KOCHANIEC JR./ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWSTRAGEDY IN COLORADO: Search teams probed with 12-foot poles last week to find the bodies of four skiers killed by a Colorado avalanche. Here (inset) one is being taken away. (See SCORECARD, page 9.)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)