CONTENTS

October 23, 1988

PLUCK OF THE IRISH 28
Spunky Notre Dame laid claim to the No. 1 spot in the polls by edging top-ranked Miami 31-30
by Rick Telander

A BIG BLAST IN L.A. 36
Kirk Gibson's dramatic homer set the Dodgers off toward a 2-0 World Series lead over the A's
by Peter Gammons

AS BLUE AS THE GRASS 50
New charges of wrongdoing make glum times glummer for Kentucky's basketball program
by Bruce Selcraig

THE GREAT DEBATE 54
In Washington the big issue of the moment is, Who's the better of the Skins' superb quarterbacks?
by E.M. Swift

THE GLOVES ARE OFF 68
Mike Tyson and Robin Givens are scrapping over the question: Was she only after his money?
by Pat Putnam

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRL 72
Personal Ensign is a big, undefeated 4-year-old filly who has alluring Horse of the Year prospects
by Demmie Stathoplos

THE NIGHTMARE OF STEROIDS 82
South Carolina lineman Tommy Chaikin used drugs that nearly drove him to suicide
by Tommy Chaikin with Rick Telander

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 12
Scorecard 23
College Football 76
For The Record 113
Point After 114

Cover Photograph by Bill Smith; Inset by Richard Mackson

PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIERZIPPED AND ZAPPED: That's how the A's felt after Dodger Orel Hershiser finished with them in World Series Game 2. He let in no runs (as usual) and got three hits, or as many as he allowed (page 36).

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)