CONTENTS

September 25, 1988

YANKEES, GO HOME 22
The Boston Red Sox sent the New York Yankees packing and took control of the American League East race
by Ron Fimrite

A SHOWDOWN LA-LA STYLE 30
In the triennial tussle for bragging rights in metropolitan Los Angeles, the Rams finally beat the Raiders
by Rick Reilly

HO, HO, HE'S A HERO 38
Diminutive Reggie Ho's six field goals and "voodoo" routine have made him an unlikely Notre Dame star
by William Nack

SEOUL '88

THE SPIRIT FLAMES ANEW 42
The Seoul Olympics began with a glorious spectacle in the stadium and mostly serenity outside it
by William Oscar Johnson

RING FOUL-UP BY THE U.S. 54
One boxer, Anthony Hembrick, missed his bus—and bout—and another, Kelcie Banks, took it on the chin
by E.M. Swift

HER GOLDEN MOMENT 64
Janet Evans won the 400 individual medley by more than a body length to get the first U.S. gold in Seoul
by Craig Neff

THE MOURNING ANCHOR 72
Bryant Gumbel, NBC's Olympic host, is alone at the top of his game—alone with memories of his father
by Rick Reilly

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 17
Hockey 88
Horse Racing 90
Inside Baseball 92
College Football 94
For The Record 113
Point After 114

Cover Photograph by John Biever

PHOTORICHARD MACKSONDEFINITELY NOT HUM-DRUM: For sheer spectacle—including these tremendous dragon drums—the opening ceremonies of the Summer Games in Seoul's Olympic Stadium were impossible to beat (page 42). ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)