DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

11
SCORECARD

64
BASEBALL

69
TRACK & FIELD

89
FOR THE RECORD

90
POINT AFTER

16
PISTON POWER
Detroit, strong at all positions, beat Chicago, which had to rely on Michael Jordan, to advance to the NBA Finals
BY JACK McCALLUM

24
BIG BREW HA-HA
Old hands Don Baylor and Dave Parker are showing the Milwaukee Brewers how to stay loose and win
BY STEVE RUSHIN

34
NOW IT GETS SERIOUS
After beating Seamus McDonagh, Evander Holyfield may finally get a shot at the heavyweight championship
BY RICHARD HOFFER

38
THE MAJIK TOUCH
Quarterback Don Majkowski has captivated Green Bay fans with an on-field bravado that belies his true nature
BY JILL LIEBER

50
CRUISE CONTROL
Tom Cruise cast as a race driver is more a case of art imitating life than the substitution of a Chevy for an F-14
BY KENNY MOORE

58
AMAZIN' MESS
A series of dubious deals has transformed the swaggering Mets of 1986 into the staggering Mets of 1990
BY STEVE RUSHIN

72
SOCCER ITALIAN STYLE
In Italy, where the World Cup finals begin this week, soccer is not merely a national pastime, it's a national passione
BY MICHAEL MEWSHAW

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY MANNY MILLAN

PHOTOGREG CLARK/FOUR-FOOTED FOTOS

JUMPIN' FOR JOY

Immediately after breaking her maiden in her first race, at Omaha's Ak-Sar-Ben track, Sous Chef, a 3-year-old filly, veered in and did a Fosbury Flop over the rail. Happily, neither Sous Chef nor her jockey, Dean Kutz, was badly injured.

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)