CONTENTS

May 14, 1989

A SUNDAY STROLL 18
Sunday Silence made the best of a muddy day to beat Easy Goer in the slowest Kentucky Derby in years
by William Nack

'UN-FATH-OM-ABLE' 26
Michael Jordan performed many wondrous deeds as the Bulls upset the Cavs in the NBA playoffs
by Jack McCallum

AN OLD HABIT OF THE HABS 34
Montreal exhibited a daunting defense as it took a 3-1 Stanley Cup semifinal lead over Philadelphia
by Austin Murphy

SUDDENLY, A DOOR-MATS 38
Everybody is trampling on Mats Wilander, whose reign as the top tennis player lasted a mere four months
by Franz Lidz

THE LAST OLYMPIAN 42
Months after his teammates had already turned pro, Roy Jones made a splashy ring debut of his own
by Clive Gammon

HOMETOWN HERO 48
Reliever John Franco eats up batters for Cincinnati, but his heart—and stomach—are Brooklyn's
by Hank Hersch

BUILDING A NEW LIFE 57
Thanks to his family and golf's Senior tour, Al Geiberger finds himself with another shot at happiness
by Sarah Ballard

A SHOW OF STRENGTH 62
The feats of Randy Barnes, the best American shot-putter in a decade, have given the event a hefty boost
by J.E. Vader

THE PAIN OF PERFECTION 76
The Japanese have adapted baseball to mirror their twin obsessions, hard work and harmony
by Robert Whiting

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 13
Diving 68
Inside Baseball 72
For The Record 94
Point After 96

Cover Photograph by Carl Skalak

PHOTOJERRY COOKEIN THE BAG: These fans at Churchill Downs didn't like the conditions on Derby Day any more than favored Easy Goer did. After they took cover, he took a beating from Sunday Silence (page 18).

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)