CONTENTS

August 02, 1987

STREAK CITY 14
With 28 consecutive victories the Class A Salt Lake Trappers earned a proud place in baseball history
by John Garrity

BILLY THE KID RIDES AGAIN 18
When B. Ripken hit town, Baltimore's woes waned in an 11-game winning streak that revived fond memories
by Peter Gammons

YANKEE FLAMEOUT IN HARTFORD 20
Boris Becker won two tense five-set matches for West Germany to relegate the U.S. to the Davis Cup boondocks
by Franz Lidz

SCORE A BIG ONE FOR THE IRISH 22
Stephen Roche of Dublin made a late charge to become Ireland's first winner of the rugged Tour de France
by Alexander Wolff

VINNY'S SHIP HAS COME IN 24
With rookie quarterback Vinny Testaverde at the helm, Tampa Bay hopes to improve its NFL fortunes
by Dave Scheiber

SPECIAL REPORT

AGENTS OF TURMOIL 34
Norby Walters and Lloyd Bloom stormed into college sports and left a grand jury investigation in their wake
by Craig Neff

HAS GOLF GOTTEN TOO GROOVY? 52
Traditionalists say advances in technology have made equipment more important to success than superior skill
by Jaime Diaz

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL'S TEAM 66
When the Air Force's Thunderbirds take to the air, the patriotic spirits of those who view them soar, too
by Frank Deford

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 11
Inside Baseball 60
Television 65
For The Record 84
Point After 86

Cover photograph by Jerry Wachter

PHOTOGRAHAM WATSON/WILDPICTHE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: An army of cyclists attacks a breath-taking Alpine stretch amid breathtaking scenery in the Tour de France, won by Ireland's Stephen Roche after 25 days and 2,485 miles (page 22).

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