CONTENTS

March 06, 1989

SMASHING! 14
After a tumultuous layoff of eight months, Mike Tyson returned to the ring and knocked out Frank Bruno
by Pat Putnam

STONEHANDS RULES AGAIN 18
Amazingly, at 37 years old, Roberto Duran won the WBC middleweight title in dramatic style
by Bruce Newman

GIVING OUT HIGH MARKS 20
At the Doral Ryder Open. Bill Glasson earned the top prize, but the top praise went to Mark Calcavecchia
by Jaime Diaz

'A CHAPTER CLOSED' 22
So said the deposed Tom Landry after the Cowboys' new owner hired a new coach for Dallas
by William Oscar Johnson

BRING BACK BONNIE 32
Speed skater Bonnie Blair, fresh from her post-Olympic hiatus, won the women's World Sprints title
by Douglas S. Looney

AND THE WINNER IS 34
Who got the better deal, the Pistons in Mark Aguirre or the Mavericks in Adrian Dantley?
by Jack McCallum

FACING THE MUSIC 38
Wade Boggs of the Red Sox stayed cool in spring training despite his erstwhile lover's steamy revelations
by E.M. Swift

BY THE SKIN OF HIS NECK 46
Ohio State star Jay Burson fractured a vertebra, but he'll get to pursue his latent dream
by Hank Hersch

RETURN OF A REPTILE 50
They aren't pretty, but after a much-noted decline, alligators are thriving and in demand once again
by James Gorman

STRETCH 68
Though his 7'5" height is esteemed, Rocket Chuck Nevitt, it seems, will sit forever at the end of the bench
by Steve Wulf

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 9
College Basketball 65
For The Record 85
Point After 86

Cover Photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier; Inset by John Iacono

PHOTOTHEO WESTENBERGERA REAL CENTERFOLD: The Houston Rockets' 7'5" Chuck Nevitt is an NBA pivotman of a decidedly different bent: Though he rarely gets to play, he remains game for just about anything (page 68).

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