CONTENTS

June 18, 1989

LEONARD VS. HEARNS 18
Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns fought to a draw as Leonard kept his super middleweight title
by Pat Putnam

PUSHED TO THE BRINK 22
The Detroit Pistons took a 3-0 lead over the badly hamstrung Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals
by Bruce Newman

O YOU BEAUTIFUL BIRDS 26
A year after setting a record for futility, the Orioles are sitting solidly atop the American League East
by Steve Wulf

GIANT KILLERS 34
Michael Chang of the U.S. and Arantxa Sanchez of Spain pulled off huge upsets at the French Open
by Curry Kirkpatrick

NICE AND EASY 44
Easy Goer won the Belmont Stakes commandingly, depriving Sunday Silence of the Triple Crown
by William Nack

THE DAY WE BLASTED MOSCOW 46
Denizens of a San Francisco saloon challenged a team of Soviets and struck a blow for softball diplomacy
by Ron Fimrite

PADDLING THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW 56
Jon Lugbill, the king of the world in white-water canoeing, is a throwback to old-time champions
by Douglas S. Looney

SIR WALTER 74
When it came to consummate golfing skill and high living, no one matched the flamboyant Walter Hagen
by Ron Fimrite

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 13
Inside Baseball 66
Movies 91
For The Record 92
Point After 94

PHOTOBOB MARTIN/ALLSPORTFRENCH PASTRY: This ball from Michael Chang to Stefan Edberg (foreground) in the French Open final may have been a cream puff, but in the end the harder-hitting Edberg was devoured (page 34).

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)