CONTENTS

March 27, 1989

THE CREAM RISES 18
Little schools had some huge moments in the NCAAs, but then the biggies came crashing through
by Alexander Wolff

KITE FINALLY TAKES FLIGHT 26
PGA Tour veteran Tom Kite's TPC victory made it two wins in a row for the "other" guy from Austin
by E.M. Swift

UNSTOPPABLE STEFFI 32
Awesome in 1988, Steffi Graf is even better now as she goes after her second straight tennis Grand Slam
by Bruce Newman

MITE MAKES RIGHT 38
Tiny Midori Ito of Japan leaped to the top at the World Figure Skating Championships in Paris
by Douglas S. Looney

MAN'S BEST FRIENDS 40
When Joe Runyan and his dogs won the Iditarod race across Alaska, males wept with unabashed joy
by Robert F. Jones

THE SELLING OF SPRING 58
High-tech complexes, SRO crowds and bold commercialism are intruding on spring training's dreamy charm
by Ron Fimrite

HELL'S ANGELS 82
Brothers Brian and Joey Mullen prepared for careers in the NHL on the mean streets of Manhattan
by Stephen Kiesling

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 8
Scorecard 13
Inside Baseball 68
NCAA Wrestling 70
NCAA Women's Swimming 71
NCAA Division III Basketball 74
For The Record 101
Point After 102

Cover Photograph by David Walberg; Inset by Manny Millan

PHOTOJOHN IACONODOWN AND OUT: After missing a birdie putt on the 9th hole at The Players Championship in Florida, defending champ Mark McCumber just had to sit down for a spell. He finished sixth (page 26).

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)