WOE, CANADA 20
A nation wept as its hero, NHL star Wayne Gretzky, was traded from Edmonton to the Los Angeles Kings
by E.M. Swift

HANGING TOUGH 26
Little Jeff Sluman avoided the snares of a punishing course in Oklahoma to win the PGA Championship
by Jaime Diaz

ONE TOUCHY LOVE AFFAIR 28
The Cardinals made their debut in Phoenix, but the romance between fans and team is prickly
by Douglas S. Looney

IT'S A GO AT THE GLEN 36
NASCAR's thundering stock cars brought big crowds and close racing to a rejuvenated Watkins Glen
by Robert F. Jones

BACK TO THE FUTURE 38
An innovative backstroker, David Berkoff, was a particular star at the sizzling U.S. Olympic Trials in Austin
by Craig Neff

NEAR-PERFECT PITCH 44
The sweetest sounds are heard when Frank Viola, baseball's most prolific winner, takes the mound
by Peter Gammons

IN WOODY'S SHADOW 62
New Ohio State football coach John Cooper will have to do more than win games, as Earle Bruce knows
by Rick Telander

SARATOGA 76
For 125 years crowds have flocked to Saratoga in August for the waters, the social whirl and the track
by William Nack

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 15
Baseball 68
Inside Baseball 72
For The Record 92
Point After 94

Cover Photograph by Bill Robbins

PHOTODAVID L. JOHNSON/ACTION IMAGES

GRAVITY 1, COLISEUM O

The 17-ton scoreboard in the brand-new Charlotte (N.C.) Coliseum crashed to midcourt Friday, just hours after opening ceremonies the night before. The only injuries were to board and floor.

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)