CONTENTS

April 29, 1990

18
RED HOT!
With Pete Rose gone and Lou Piniella fully in charge, the Reds got off to the best start in their history
BY TIM KURKJIAN

24
FIGHT NIGHT AT THE PALACE
Heavyweights went at it in a brawl involving the Pistons and the 76ers that produced $162,500 in fines
BY JACK McCALLUM

26
BACK ON TRACK
Earth Day success story: The Chattanooga choo-choo no longer spews its notoriously foul air of 20 years ago
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON

34
WOOD MEMORIAL ROULETTE
Thirty Six Red's number came up in New York, and next it could be roses for Red in the Kentucky Derby
BY WILLIAM F. REED

36
SAVE THE GOALIES
Crashing into the crease has become so common that goaltenders are becoming endangered
BY JAY GREENBERG

42
MORE GRIEF FOR JACKSON STATE
Three football players died in a car crash, once again engulfing a Mississippi campus in tragedy
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

50
NFL DRAFT '90

Three workouts transformed unheralded Jeff George of Illinois into the prize No. 1 pick for the Colts
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

Atlanta came up a big winner in a draft that frustrated traders like San Diego's Bobby Beathard
BY PETER KING

Because Joyce Ware never let her son, Andre, quit, he is a Heisman winner and is NFL bound
BY JILL LIEBER

76
FOREVER A KID
The Brewers' Robin Yount has MVP talents worth millions, but he revels in high-risk fun
BY PETER GAMMONS

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

13
SCORECARD

70
MOTOR SPORTS

72
BASEBALL

91
TELEVISION

92
FOR THE RECORD

94
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY DAMIAN STROHMEYER

PHOTODAVID WALBERGRED ROVER: While her team took care of business on the field, by winning its first nine games, Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott and her ever-present sidekick, Schottzie, did the same in her auto dealership office (page 18).

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