CONTENTS

June 17, 1990

18
GRUNT, SQUEAK, VICTORY!
At the French Open, Monica Seles, 16, kept making noises; Andrès Gómez, 30, silenced a brash American
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

24
A BIG JACK ATTACK
On the road to Medinah, Jack Nicklaus waltzed to a personal record score—and purse—in the Senior TPC
BY SARAH BALLARD

26
THE VILLAIN WAS A HERO
Led by self-styled bad boy Bill Laimbeer, the Pistons took a 2-1 lead over the Trail Blazers in the NBA Finals
BY JACK McCALLUM

34
ON TO DAWG MAHAL
The Georgia baseball team muscled in on the Bulldogs' footballers by winning the College World Series
BY STEVE RUSHIN

36
PLUCK OF THE IRISH
Tough, Irish-bred Go And Go shipped into New York from the Emerald Isle and won the Belmont
BY WILLIAM NACK

40
WORLD CUP
In its first Cup match in 40 years, an overmatched young U.S. team lost its cool and the game to Czechoslovakia
BY RICK TELANDER

In an upset for the ages, 500-to-1 shot Cameroon defeated the defending Cup champion, Argentina, 1-0
BY CLIVE GAMMON

48
THE BOSS STRIKES AGAIN
Owner George Steinbrenner's Yanks sank, so he dismissed his latest manager, Bucky Dent—of course
BY TIM KURKJIAN

57
GRANDEST TIGER
Clemson's mountainous Chris Patton has never had a proper lesson, but he can hit a golf ball a country mile
BY RICK TELANDER

70
A MONUMENTAL STREAK
Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr. hasn't missed a game in eight years, a feat that inspires thoughts of Gehrig
BY RALPH WILEY

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

13
SCORECARD

66
BASEBALL

88
FOR THE RECORD

90
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPHS BY (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) DAVID WALBERG, JEFF McBRIDE/PGA TOUR, LANE STEWART

PHOTODAVID WALBERGUSING HIS HEAD: At the French Open, Andre Agassi stepped on his racket, perched it on his noggin and even wielded it skillfully enough to advance to the finals, where he lost to Andrès Gómez (page 18).

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