CONTENTS

September 17, 1989

BOOM BOOM 22
Boris Becker played textbook power tennis to win the U.S. Open men's championship for the first time
by Curry Kirkpatrick

THE UNLUCKY SEVEN 28
Steffi Graf made swift work of most of her victims en route to repeating as the women's Open winner
by George Plimpton

ARMED AND READY 30
The Chicago Bears beat the Cincinnati Bengals, thanks to two old defenders and a plucky quarterback
by Paul Zimmerman

A SERIES TO SHOUT ABOUT 42
When the Cubs clashed with the Cards, one of the game's great rivalries for once had a crown at stake
by Peter Gammons

VERY SORRY STATE 48
Penn State, on the heels of its worst season in 50 years, was upset again, 14-6, by unprepossessing Virginia
by Austin Murphy

CAPTAIN MARVEL 60
Golfer Tony Jacklin, whose life has been a roller coaster, is riding high again as Europe's Ryder Cup skipper
by Rick Reilly

ECHOES OF AN EQUINE PAST 84
A spanking new Arlington racetrack has gone up near Chicago, but its predecessor had plenty of attractions
by William Nack

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 17
Inside The NFL 68
College Football Report 72
Track & Field 78
Inside Baseball 82
For The Record 98
Point After 100

Cover Photograph by Jacqueline Duvoisin

PHOTOMANNY MILLANA MUMMY'S BOY: This ghostly guzzler is none other than U.S. Open men's champion Boris Becker, who beat both the heat and Aaron Krickstein in the semifinals at Flushing Meadow (page 22).

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)