CONTENTS

December 14, 1987

RAISING THE ROOF 16
With 40,000 basketball fans in the Hoosier Dome for a doozy of a double-dip, Kentucky had the most fun
by Curry Kirkpatrick

THE PENGUINS ARE PERCOLATING 20
A blockbuster trade for star defenseman Paul Coffey has playoff dreams abrewing in long-deprived Pittsburgh
by E.M. Swift

ATOP THE PACIFIC RIM 22
By running up a nine-game winning streak, the surprising Trail Blazers moved past the Lakers—for now
by Jack McCallum

WHICH WAY WILL YOU GO, BO? 24
After a promising rookie baseball season and a spectacular NFL debut, Bo Jackson has shown he can do it
by Ralph Wiley

THE BEST MONEY CAN BUY 30
Some top baseball talent is on the block, but offers for free agents' services will likely be slow in coming
by Peter Gammons

WOES OF THE WUNDERKIND 38
For Boris Becker, 20 but aging fast, the Masters turned out to be another disappointment in a difficult year
by Robert Sullivan

A TOUCH OF CLASS 40
Nobody did it better than Don McPherson, the soul of undefeated Syracuse, who deserved the Heisman
by Curry Kirkpatrick

TUNING UP FOR TYSON 48
Heavyweight-to-be Evander Holyfield paused in his new-wave training to quickly KO Dwight Qawi
by Clive Gammon

WHAT GOES UP COMES DOWN 68
The NFL strike launched Joe Deforests football career anew. Now he is back on the pad at Cape Canaveral
by William Nack

STARTING OVER 92
Denny McLain, the last pitcher to win 30 games or more, is out of prison and attempting to build a fresh life
by William Nack

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 11
Pro Basketball 78
Golf 82
College Basketball 84
For The Record 111
Point After 112

Cover: Ronald C. Modra (left) and Diane Johnson/Focus West

PHOTODAVID FIELDS

NAAAAAA

What better way to get Army's goat than by having a Navy mascot horn in on the Cadet color guard's performance? West Point had the last laugh, though: It beat the Middies 17-3.

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)