CONTENTS

December 03, 1990

40
THE PARTY'S OVER

The 49ers' winning streak ended at 18 when they met their nemeses, the Rams, at soggy Candlestick Park
BY RON FIMRITE

Previously unbeaten New York left the ground and took to the air against Philly. The result: a Giant bust
BY PETER KING

48
JUMP START
Buttressed by a new maturity, Portland blazed to an 11-0 winning streak to begin the NBA season
BY JACK McCALLUM

54
SUPER SAVERS
With John Vanbiesbrouck and Mike Richter in net, the Rangers are perfecting the two-goalie system
BY JAY GREENBERG

60
WILD 'CATS
An inspired Arizona squad mauled Arkansas 89-77 in the championship game of the season-opening NIT
BY WILLIAM F. REED

80
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Out of Bulgaria, improbably enough, come the Maleevas, the best sister act in the history of tennis
BY FRANZ LIDZ

106
MAGIC'S KINGDOM
Laker superstar Magic Johnson owns Los Angeles, and someday he plans to possess a whole lot more
BY RICHARD HOFFER

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

35
SCORECARD

88
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

92
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

99
CROSS-COUNTRY

102
PRO FOOTBALL

137
FOR THE RECORD

140
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY THEO WESTENBERGER/SYGMA

PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGHAT A LOSS: A 49er, helmet in hand and tightly taped thumb resting on his thigh pad, has only a few blades of Candlestick Park grass to show for his efforts against the Rams, who broke the Niners' winning streak at 18 games (page 40).

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)