CONTENTS

March 14, 1988

THE INSIDE LANE 22
Forward Jerome Lane, a bruiser near the basket, led Pittsburgh past Syracuse for the Big East crown
by Alexander Wolff

WAITING FOR THE CALL 26
Pam Postema, the only woman umpire in professional baseball, is getting a chance to make the big leagues
by John Garrity

BIG RUN FOR A LITTLE COLT 28
Brian's Time was overlooked at the Florida Derby until he ran into the Kentucky Derby picture
by Demmie Stathoplos

IS IT TWILIGHT TIME? 30
Eddie Murray of the Orioles and Jim Rice of the Red Sox are out to prove they are still $2 million stars
by Peter Gammons

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED 38
Ski jumper Eddie Edwards, England's improbable Olympic hero, received a sterling welcome back home
by Clive Gammon

A DIVISION OF POWERS 42
The six tough teams in the Central constitute one of the most potent divisions in the NBA's history
by Jack McCallum

HOW LOW CAN YOU GET? 52
John Smith's close-to-the-mat strategy has made him all but unbeatable as a freestyle wrestler
by Shannon Brownlee

THE $126 MILLION FUMBLE 64
How Billy Sullivan and his son Chuck turned a $25,000 investment in the Patriots into financial disaster
by John Steinbreder

FOREST SERVICE FOLLIES 76
In Alaska the U.S. Forest Service is changing lands it is supposed to preserve into mismanaged tree factories
by John Skow

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 17
Hockey 50
Gymnastics 73
College Basketball 74
For The Record 94
Point After 96

Cover Photograph by Ronald C. Modra

PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMON

A CHANGE OF PACE

At the Red Sox training camp in Winter Haven, Fla., a Boston pitcher said he would win the Fall Classic. No, he wasn't Roger Clemens; he was presidential hopeful Michael Dukakis.

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)