CONTENTS

April 22, 1990

28
SHOCKER!
Inspired by Wayne Gretzky's return, the Kings upset the defending Stanley Cup champion Flames in six games
BY JAY GREENBERG

34
'MONEY CAN'T BUY ME LOVE'
In Kansas City, an appealing life-style, doting tans—and now big bucks—sustain the Royals' winning ways
BY PETER GAMMONS

44
OH LA LA, STEFFI
Steffi Graf returned to the courts a winner after being winsome during a two-month injury layoff
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

46
MAJOR PLAYER
Gary Player slew other giants—Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino—to win the PGA Seniors
BY STEVE RUSHIN

48
LA DOLCE VICTORY
Gelindo Bordin of Italy became the first male Olympic marathon champion to prevail in Boston
BY MERRELL NODEN

50
HO-HUM NUNN
IBF middleweight champ Michael Nunn won ugly in defending his title against Marlon Starling
BY RICHARD HOFFER

59
DROP IN THE BUCKET
Shawn Bradley, 7'6", was just one of many who stood tall at the McDonald's all-star basketball game
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

60
THE GENIUS AT WORK
Bill Walsh built the 49ers through brilliant trading and drafting, and the 1986 draft was his masterpiece
BY PETER KING

68
A NEW DAWN
Lester Moreno Perez fled Cuba by boardsailing toward Florida under the cover of darkness
BY SAM MOSES

76
MISTER CLUTCH, MASTER BUILDER
Jerry West won only one NBA title as a player, but as general manager he has built a Laker dynasty
BY RICHARD HOFFER

DEPARTMENTS

16
LETTERS

24
SCORECARD

72
BASEBALL

93
FOR THE RECORD

96
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID E. KLUTHO; LEFT INSET BY DAVID WALBERG; RIGHT INSET BY CARYN LEVY

PHOTORICHARD MACKSONHATS OFF TO THE KINGS!: Gary Roberts (right), here being checked by L.A.'s Steve Duchesne, wasn't the only Flame who got crowned as the Kings knocked the defending Stanley Cup champs out of the playoffs (page 28).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)