CONTENTS

April 03, 1988

THE NCAAs 24
In college basketball's regional showdowns, Duke deflated Temple, Oklahoma routed Villanova, Kansas shocked its Wheat State foe K-State, and Arizona took the measure of North Carolina. Curry Kirkpatrick predicts how the Final Four will fare in Kansas City

MARK HIM WELL 32
Victory in The Players Championship in his own backyard was the most important ever for Mark McCumber
by Jaime Diaz

THE END OF AN ICE AGE 34
At the world figure skating championships in Budapest, the curtain came down on a number of golden careers
by E.M. Swift

Baseball 1988 44
Up FIRST, Ron Fimrite profiles this week's two cover subjects, and Hank Hersch visits their 1984 Olympic teammates. A photo gallery of the best glove men follows. Then Steve Wulf answers 20 questions, and Peter Gammons explores the art of relief pitching. Read on for scouting reports on all 26 teams and David Noonan 's moving story of the New York Yankees' Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig.

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 8
Scorecard 21
For The Record 131
Point After 132

Cover Photograph by V.J. Lovero

PHOTOJOE MCNALLYHE DOES IT WITH MIRRORS: Fans marvel at the Wizard of Oz and all the wonderful things he does. Ah, maybe this is how St. Louis shortstop Ozzie Smith, the slickest of slick fielders, performs his magic (page 56).

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)