CONTENTS

November 07, 1988

BERNIE'S BACK 30
Bernie Kosar is no longer ailing, which helped the Browns to a healthy 23-16 victory over the Bengals
by Paul Zimmerman

TAKE THAT, AMIGO 36
Julio Cèsar Chàvez defeated an old friend. Josè Luis Ramírez, to win the WBA lightweight championship
by Ralph Wiley

ALL THE KING'S MAN 38
Ignoring other commitments and logic, heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has put his fate in Don King's hands
by Pat Putnam

A VERY MAJOR WIN 46
West Virginia, led by multitalented sophomore quarterback Major Harris, routed stumbling Penn State 51-30
by John Garrity

NBA PREVIEW

PRO BASKETBALL 1988-89 58

The NBA will be going global—and soon
by Jack McCallum

There's a big role for the small forward
by Jack McCallum

Mailman Malone has the whole package
by Ralph Wiley

No place is like the other team's home
by Leigh Montville

Detroit will knock off Seattle for the title
by Jack McCallum

Of muzzled refs and myriad other matters
by Jack McCallum

The Nuggets' Doug Moe is a rare coach
by Bruce Newman

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 25
College Football 50
Television 131
For The Record 132
Point After 134

Cover Photograph by John W. McDonough

PHOTOWILL HARTFLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, STING...: This butterfly dropped into Las Vegas to watch a boxing card that included the Chàvez vs. Ramírez title bout and got the best—if most precarious—seat in the house (page 36).

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)