MASTERFUL 26
With a dramatic birdie on the 18th hole, Sandy Lyle became the first Scotsman to garner a green blazer
by Rick Reilly

THE HEARTBREAK KIDS 34
The cherry blossoms were out and the Washington Caps, as usual, were nearly so in the NHL playoffs
by Austin Murphy

COLOR HER A WINNER 42
The outsized filly Winning Colors won big at Santa Anita to become a Kentucky Derby favorite
by Demmie Stathoplos

A THREAT UNVEILED 44
After finishing second thrice, the Reds' manager, Pete Rose, has been told not to be a bridesmaid again
by Peter Gammons

THE DREAD R WORD 50
Pat Riley has good reasons to say that his Lakers will be the first NBA champions in 19 years to repeat
by Jack McCallum

THREE FOR THE MONEY 74
For drag racing's Kenny Bernstein, branching out to different kinds of competition led to bigger business
by Sam Moses

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 21
Tennis 60
Inside Baseball 62
Swimming 68
Boxing 72
For The Record 95
Point After 96

Cover Photograph by Lane Stewart

PHOTOPETER READ MILLERBACKDOOR PLAY: This is how Byron Scott, the Lakers' leading scorer, got into the L.A. Forum when he was a kid. His son, Thomas, is luckier. He doesn't have to stoop to his pop's methods (page 50).
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)