16
NO, NO, OH NO
Three pitchers had no-hitters in a space of three days, but only two of them ended up being victorious
BY STEVE WULF

20
ARTISTRY REVISITED
In a duel of old rivals, Lee Trevino held off Jack Nicklaus over the final 18 holes to win the Senior Open title
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

22
A COOL BUD AND SOME RED-HOTS
Behind new manager Bud Harrelson, the Mets have gone from famine to feast in the National League East
BY STEVE RUSHIN

26
KICKOFF TO CHAOS
The scramble is on as college football forges new alignments to usher in the era of the superconference
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

34
'WE CAN CLEAN IT UP'
Atlanta Falcon Bill Fralic, a former steroid user, is making it his business to rid the NFL of such drugs
BY PETER KING

The Golf Boom

40
CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
Golf technology, relying on exotic materials and theories, has taken a quantum leap into the future
BY E.M. SWIFT

46
BAD BUSINESS
Ripping off one's rivals, at home and abroad, is standard practice in the booming golf equipment biz
BY JOHN GARRITY

52
SURE CURES
Here are gadgets sure to fix your game. And if you believe that, we have a nice little S&L to show you
BY RICK REILLY

DEPARTMENTS

8
LETTERS

13
SCORECARD

64
BASEBALL

74
FOR THE RECORD

76
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY RONALD C. MODRA

PHOTOBILLY STICKLAND/ALLSPORT

A REAL KICK IN THE HEAD

No, Paolo Maldini of Italy, who had just sent the ball goalward, didn't actually whack John Aldridge of Ireland in the noggin, but the Italians did boot the Irish out of the World Cup with a 1-0 quarterfinal win in Rome.

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)