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CONTENTS

Sept. 19, 1988
Sept. 19, 1988

Table of Contents
Sept. 19, 1988

U.S. Open
UCLA-Nebraska
Al East
Mike Tyson
49ers-Giants
NFL And Drugs
Television
Point After

CONTENTS

THE GRAND FINALE 18
Steffi Graf slammed her way into tennis history by winning the U.S. Open women's championship
by Curry Kirkpatrick

This is an article from the Sept. 19, 1988 issue

GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE 24
San Diego's swift catamaran turned the America's Cup defense against New Zealand into a mismatch
by Sarah Ballard

POWDER-BLUE BULLIES 26
After years of being manhandled by muscular Nebraska, newly brawny UCLA won by a 41-28 score
by Rick Telander

OFF TO THE RACES 30
Boston put together a narrow lead in the American League East as New York swept slumping Detroit
by Peter Gammons

A TALE TALL AS A TREE 36
After Mike Tyson's arboreal fender bender, a story was planted alleging the champ is mentally disturbed
by Pat Putnam

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER 44
After digging themselves into a hole, the 49ers got a last-minute win against a dubious Giants defense
by Paul Zimmerman

HIT FOR A LOSS 50
The number of NFL players suspended for failing substance abuse tests has increased alarmingly
by William Oscar Johnson

MY MASTER, MY SON 60
For the father of one of America's most extraordinary prodigies, the game of chess is hardly child's play
by Fred Waitzkin

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 8
Scorecard 13
Inside Baseball 54
College Football 58
Television 75
For The Record 76
Point After 78

Cover Photograph by Manny Millan

PHOTOANTHONY NESTECOAST GUARD CUTTERS: The Coast Guard Academy defense (white jerseys) sliced up the Merchant Marine Academy offense in their annual battle for the Secretary's Cup. But which secretary is that? (page 58).