A STAFF WITH STUFF 20
Superb pitching has put the Cleveland Indians atop the American League East, exactly as we (sort of) told you
by E.M. Swift

NO GAIN, JUST PAIN 24
As a longtime Bruin fan ruefully relates, Boston has lost 18 playoffs in a row to the Montreal Canadiens
by Leigh Montville

BAD TIME FOR WILD HORSES 28
Incidents of gross neglect and even starvation have brought an American dilemma back into the news
by William Nack

TIME TO GET SERIOUS 36
Consistency may be all Aundray Bruce, the top NFL draft pick, needs to become another Lawrence Taylor
by Jill Lieber

DR. Z: OFFENSE IS IN 44
SI's resident expert predicts who will be picked when and by whom in Round 1 of the pro football draft
by Paul Zimmerman

ALI AND HIS ENTOURAGE 47
The champ and his followers were the greatest show on earth, and then the show ended. But life has gone on
by Gary Smith

NOT A PASSING FANCY 72
Utah's surprising John Stockton is the NBA assist leader, and he can score and play plenty of solid D
by Jack McCallum

OH, GIVE ME A PHONE 80
Wherever he roams, Jack Van Berg, winningest trainer in horse racing, is a long-distance operator
by Demmie Stathoplos

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 8
Scorecard 15
Inside Baseball 94
Marathon 98
Television 109
For The Record 111
Point After 112

Cover Photograph by Gregory Heisler

PHOTOGEORGE TIEDEMANN

GOING LIKE A BLUE STREAK

Following in the tire tracks of his dad (four triumphs at the Indy) and uncle Bobby (three 500 victories), Al Unser Jr. steered to an easy win in the Long Beach Grand Prix for Indy Cars.

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)