CONTENTS

August 16, 1987

FULL STEAM AHEAD 18
San Francisco got pro football off to a sizzling start with a win over Kansas City in the Hall of Fame game
by Ralph Wiley

REVVING UP IN MOTOWN 22
Detroit's Tigers walloped the Yankees three times to invigorate the race in the American League East
by John Garrity

MAC GETS A NEW MR. FIX-IT 26
John McEnroe showed up at the Volvo tournament in Vermont with his '87 guru and a solid game in tow
by Robert Sullivan

COOL CUSTOMER IN A HOT PGA 28
Larry Nelson calmly coped with searing weather to win a playoff and his third major golf championship
by Jaime Diaz

O.K., DROP THAT EMERY BOARD 34
Baseball has mounted a campaign to stop pitchers from doctoring the balls and hitters from corking the bats
by Peter Gammons

THEY CAME UP ROSES 38
The disabled athletes at the Special Olympics couldn't all win gold medals, but they were all true champions
by E.M. Swift

THE SAINT FROM SHILOH 50
Canadian running back Rueben Mayes, last season's NFL Rookie of the Year, has been a blessing to New Orleans
by Jill Lieber

UNSEEN HANDS ON MY GAME 66
A week at Royal Dornoch is a golfer's dream, but the author found that it can be a haunting experience, too
by Rick Reilly

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 8
Scorecard 13
Inside Baseball 58
Harness Racing 63
For The Record 84
Point After 86

Cover photograph by Jerry Wachter; Inset by John Biever

PHOTOANDY HAYTA FIRST FOR THE NINERS: The relative peace and quiet of the NFL training grind came to an abrupt end Saturday as the 49ers' Joe Cribbs scored the new season's first touchdown, against the Chiefs (page 18).

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