CONTENTS

May 28, 1989

NOSE TO NOSE 16
In a brilliant jewel of a duel at the Preakness, Sunday Silence defeated Easy Goer by a snout
by Demmie Stathoplos

A REAL BULLS MARKET 20
Chicago stunned Detroit by opening its third straight NBA playoff series with a triumph on the road
by Jack McCallum

DINGDONG CUP CLASH 22
Evenly matched Calgary and Montreal scrapped their way to two wins each in the Stanley Cup finals
by Austin Murphy

DODGING A BULLET 24
The NCAA hit Kentucky hard for basketball misdeeds, but the Cats escaped the death penalty
by Curry Kirkpatrick

THE A'S FIND WAYS 36
Even without its best player, Jose Canseco, Oakland has put together the best record in the majors
by E.M. Swift

ALL SORTS OF HORSEPOWER 40
Out on the speedway or at home on his ranch, Al Unser Jr. is riding high and upholding a family tradition
by Sam Moses

TIME FOR BIG BEN 54
Adversity transformed LSU pitcher Ben McDonald into an ace—and the probable No. 1 draft choice
by Hank Hersch

O RARE LEVIATHAN 66
While working with marine researchers, the author got close to the timid, endangered humpback whale
by Kenny Moore

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 11
Inside Baseball 58
Golf 65
For The Record 84
Point After 86

Cover Photograph by George Lange

PHOTOV.J. LOVEROTHE MOMENT OF IMPACT: Clearly, Billy Beane of the Athletics, batting against the Yankees, got good wood on this pitch. The knotty problem was, he did not get a hit. Still, Oakland prevailed 6-2 (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)