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CONTENTS

June 06, 1988
June 06, 1988

Table of Contents
June 6, 1988

NBA Playoffs
Stanley Cup
Bowa & Co.
Harvard-Yale
Roger Clemens
Golf
Track & Field
Max Patkin
First Person
Point After

CONTENTS

500 MILES TO GO 24
Rick Mears won the Indianapolis 500 by steering clear of the trouble that did in so many other drivers
by Sam Moses

This is an article from the June 6, 1988 issue

NEW KING OF THE HILL 30
CBS outbid NBC—by a lot—to win the U.S. broadcast rights to the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville
by William Taaffe

NBA PLAYOFFS 32

The Pistons were a force against the Celtics
by Jack McCallum

Dallas displayed fortitude in tying the Lakers
by Hank Hersch

FROM BLACKOUT TO SHUTOUT 42
Edmonton swept Boston to win its fourth Stanley Cup and close the book on a most bizarre playoff season
by Austin Murphy

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST 48
San Diego Padres manager Larry Bowa became the latest victim of professional sports' win-at-all-costs mania
by Steve Wulf

OARS AND OLD IVY 56
Each year Harvard and Yale athletes bivouac to prepare for America's most enduring college event
by Alexander Wolff

FIREBALL EXPRESS 74
That's Boston's Roger Clemens, whose overpowering fastball is making him a good bet for Cooperstown
by Bruce Newman

MAX 98
After more than five decades, the Clown Prince of Baseball, Max Patkin, leaves 'em laughing wherever he goes
by Steve Wulf

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 19
Golf 84
Inside Baseball 88
Track & Field 95
For The Record 119
Point After 120

Cover Photographs (clockwise from upper right) by Richard Mackson (2), V.J. Lovero (2), Paul Bereswill and Richard Mackson

PHOTOBUCK MILLERSTAR-SPANGLED SPEEDWAY: Indiana state troopers amid the vast throng at the Indianapolis 500 threw up smart salutes as the racegoers paid their respects to the national anthem (page 24).