CONTENTS

August 12, 1990

18
AS BIG AS ALL TEXAS
Nolan Ryan's 300th victory adds a grand new dimension to a pitching legend from the Lone Star State
BY STEVE RUSHIN

22
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCKS
The United States' wave of the future made a splash at the Long Course Nationals, in Austin, Texas
BY HANK HERSCH

24
CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR
The sagging Boston Celtics were spurned by Yugoslavia's Dino Radja, and Brian Shaw wants out too
BY JACK McCALLUM

26
BUT IT DIDN'T PLAY IN PEORIA
Ted Turner's Goodwill Games were bedeviled by a lack of interest nationwide. Now their future is in doubt
BY KENNY MOORE

34
BACK OFF!
All too often, today's autograph seekers are rude, relentless and motivated largely by dollar signs
BY E.M. SWIFT

40
CAN THE BRONCOS SNAP OUT OF IT?
That and other pertinent questions are brought forth for consideration as the NFL season approaches
BY PETER KING

54
THE GATES OPEN
By admitting a black golfer to membership, Birmingham's all-white Shoal Creek club precipitated a quiet revolution
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON

58
MOON MAN
History will remember Steve Lyons, a.k.a. Psycho, as the first major leaguer to drop his pants in a ball game
BY E.M. SWIFT

72
THE ULTIMATE WINNER
Heading an offense tailored to his skills, Joe Montana of the 49ers has enjoyed unparalleled success as a passer
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

13
SCORECARD

28
BOXING

31
HARNESS RACING

32
MOTOR SPORTS

64
BASEBALL

90
FOR THE RECORD

92
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JACQUELINE DUVOISIN

PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIERA VIEW FROM THE DEPTHS: Blissfully unaware that she was being watched by an underwater camera with, yes, a fish-eye lens, Janet Evans broke from the pack to win the 800-meter freestyle at the U.S. Long Course Nationals in Austin, Texas (page 22).

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)