CONTENTS

September 16, 1990

22
UPSET TIME
Teen ace Pete Sampras and a new Gabriela Sabatini were unlikely champs in a most surprising U.S. Open
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

30
TERRIFIC TAYLORING
Freshly signed Lawrence Taylor cut a mighty figure as the linebacker-rich Giants tore into the Eagles
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

38
THE BIG BLACK ATTACK
The Falcons, recharged by their new coach, Jerry Glanville, enjoyed a dark victory against the Oilers
BY RICK REILLY

44
TYING ONE ON MIAMI
Quarterback Ty Detmer engineered a stunning upset of the Hurricanes, consensus preseason No. 1 pick
BY HANK HERSCH

50
PASS ME THE BREAD
Cleveland handed Hot Rod Williams a new $26.5 million contract, and the rest of the NBA felt the heat
BY JACK McCALLUM

58
ONE PITCH AT A TIME
With the resolve that guides him as a recovering alcoholic, the A's Bob Welch has had a Cy Young-caliber year
BY RON FIMRITE

82
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
The oil-patch town of Odessa, Texas, lives for just one thing: the beginning of the high school football season
BY H.G. BISSINGER

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

17
SCORECARD

64
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

72
PRO FOOTBALL

80
BASEBALL

100
FOR THE RECORD

102
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY CARYN LEVY

PHOTOMANNY MILLANWHAAA...?: Is it a skein of gold thread? Or a swirl of honey-flavored cotton candy? No, it's the ponytail of Monica Seles as she leaned forward in her chair during a changeover at the U.S. Open (page 22).

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