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NBA PLAYOFFS

The thump you heard was the once-brash 76ers falling under the weight of Michael Jordan's playoff onslaught
BY JACK MCCALLUM

Unlikely heroes helped the upstart Suns to drive the Laker dynasty to the brink of playoff extinction
BY RICHARD HOFFER

34
JUST LIKE OLD TIMES
Off to their best start in 13 seasons, the Pirates are evoking fond memories of, dare it be said, 1960
BY HANK HERSCH

42
LESSON FROM A PRO
An amateur led the 1,107-mile Tour de Whozit until a pro from Mexico, Raul Alcala, played his trump card
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

50
THE CONFUSION OF DIFFUSION
A rule designed to slow down older Indy cars threatened to turn 500 qualifying into a flying circus
BY SAM MOSES

52
HANDS ON
Craig Janney's nifty stickhandling and deft passing helped put the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

78
HOW LONG CAN IT LAST?
Oft-injured pitcher John Tudor has thrived on guile. But his strong start for St. Louis may be an illusion
BY PETER GAMMONS

84
ALL THE KING'S MEN
Putting dethroned heavyweight champion Mike Tyson together again is the goal of Don King & Co.
BY RICHARD HOFFER

98
THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN SPORTS
Mark McCormack, founder and CEO of IMG, rules his empire as both agent and impresario
BY E.M. SWIFT

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

21
SCORECARD

90
BASEBALL

122
FOR THE RECORD

124
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY MANNY MILLAN

PHOTOKIEFEL SPORTFOLIOA RAILBIRD OF ANOTHER SORT : This time it was a horse who looked on as human thoroughbreds raced, in Stage 6 of the Tour de Trump (page 42).
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)