CONTENTS

August 26, 1990

12
BRAWLGAME!
Baseball has begun to resemble hockey as melees between teams proliferate. Can anything be done?
BY STEVE WULF

18
STILL A LONG WAY TO GO
A pair of preseason losses signaled that the Dallas Cowboys may not improve much on 1989's 1-15 record
BY PETER KING

26
'I DESERVE MY TURN'
Branded a quitter by Lou Holtz, a former player takes the Notre Dame football coach to task
BY STEVE HUFFMAN WITH RICK TELANDER

32
GOOD AS IT GETS
Betsy King shot a nine-under-par 63 en route to victory at Wykagyl—great golf by anyone's standard
BY SONJA STEPTOE

34
FASCINATING RHYTHM
The colt called Rhythm had been out of sync but in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga had it all together
BY WILLIAM F. REED

36
THE PUSH IS ON
Some inspired, indefatigable Atlantans have propelled their city to the verge of landing the 1996 Olympic Games
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON

54
THE LONE RIDER
After years of nomadic life in the minors, Jim Leyland has found a nice place in Pittsburgh. First place
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

64
EYE OF THE TIGER
Boris Becker proves that a superstar can play tennis like a predator and still accept defeat like a sportsman
BY CURRY KIRKPATRICK

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

7
SCORECARD

58
BASEBALL

79
FOR THE RECORD

82
POINT AFTER

PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGHONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER: This youngster had plenty of room to spread out in L.A.'s 92,488-seat Memorial Coliseum last Saturday. Only 28,273 fans showed up to watch the (soon-to-be Oakland?) Raiders take on the Dallas Cowboys (page 18).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)