CONTENTS

May 24, 1987

GREEN AND MEAN 22
The champion Celtics outbattled Milwaukee in a seventh-game showdown to reach the NBA Eastern final
by Jack McCallum

THAT GREAT ABBOTT SWITCH 28
Michigan sophomore pitching ace Jim Abbott can throw and field with the same hand—but who notices?
by Hank Hersch

TWO DOWN, NOW THE CROWN 30
With his victory in the Preakness, Kentucky Derby champion Alysheba is in position to vie for the Triple
by William Nack

THESE ARE RED LETTER DAYS 36
The Reds' Eric Davis, who is known as E, reminds lots of people of players named Mays, Aaron and Clemente
by Ralph Wiley

EDMONTON'S Rx FOR D 42
As the Oilers fight for the Stanley Cup, defenseman Randy Gregg, the NHL's only M.D., has the right medicine
by Austin Murphy

VERY MUCH AN INDY-VIDUAL 46
By refusing to act the maverick in a sport rife with them, Indy 500 champion Bobby Rahal is, well, a maverick
by Sam Moses

G'DAY, AUSSIE JOE! 56
Joe Bugner is Down Under looking for one more shot at the heavyweight championship
by William Oscar Johnson

TROUBLED TIMES IN TITLETOWN 70
Court cases and losing seasons have strained the bond between Packer fans and their once-beloved team
by Frank Deford

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 17
Inside Baseball 64
Track & Field 69
For The Record 90
Point After 92

Cover photograph by John Hanlon; Inset by Manny Millan

PHOTOBILL SMITHBIG FOOT: It was no shoo-in for Boston in the NBA playoffs against the Bucks, and it wasn't even a shoe-on for the Celtics' Kevin McHale, who lost a high-top one night in Milwaukee (page 22).

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