CONTENTS

June 07, 1987

PARTY TIME IN EDMONTON 22
The Oilers foiled the Flyers' comeback by winning Game 7 of the NHL finals and regaining the Stanley Cup
by Austin Murphy

IRON MIKE PASSES A TEST 26
Pinklon Thomas had some class, but he took it on the chin from undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Tyson
by Ralph Wiley

RETURN OF THE ROYAL NONESUCH 28
Kansas City pitcher Bret Saberhagen, who ruled supreme in '85 but faltered in '86, has again ascended to the top
by Peter Gammons

THE MYSTIQUE GOES ON 30
Friendly home-court ghosts helped the Celtics beat the Pistons to reach the NBA final against the Lakers
by Jack McCallum

A STRANGE AND RESOLUTE CALM 38
Despite social unease and political uncertainty, Seoul is confident it can make the Olympics a success
by William Oscar Johnson

OLD FOES, NEW RACE 44
Alydar and Affirmed, who were once fierce opponents, do their competing nowadays in the breeding shed
by William Nack

HAIL TO THE GRADUATES 60
Forget the well-publicized problems of collegiate sports; here are four student-athletes who are approaching real life well prepared

A BOUT AGAINST DOUBT 76
Will Gerry Cooney ever be hungry enough to win the heavyweight championship? Not even he seems to know
by Gary Smith

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 17
Inside Baseball 66
Golf 73
Television 93
For The Record 94
Point After 96

Cover photograph by Manny Millan; Inset by Bob Mummery

PHOTORICHARD MACKSONTHE FACE OF DEFEAT: This was Pinklon Thomas last week after he had gone (almost) six rounds with heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Angelo Dundee and the ref kindly showed him the way out (page 26).

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)