CONTENTS

March 11, 1991

16
ROUGH AND READY
Oklahoma State and Kansas, the surprising Big Eight hoops champions, have their eyes firmly on the NCAAs
BY WILLIAM F. REED

20
SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
Up-and-coming heavyweight Riddick Bowe acquired valuable experience in a knockout of Tyrell Biggs
BY PAT PUTNAM

22
SPARE A MATCH, BRO?
John McEnroe overcame "every emotion you can imagine" to win a tournament in Chicago over kid brother Patrick
BY LISA TWYMAN BESSONE

24
HOPE FLINGS ETERNAL
Jim Palmer's comeback is turning heads. And his isn't the only ancient arm in action at spring training camps
BY RICHARD HOFFER

28
STILL GOING STRONG
At 37, Robert Parish of the Boston Celtics is the oldest player in the NBA—and he is playing better than ever
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

38
THE LAST RETURN
After running back kicks in the NFL, Travis Williams ran into years of homelessness and then a tragic ending
BY BRUCE NEWMAN

44
BEGINNING AGAIN
After a nightmarish 1990, San Diego Padre Tony Gwynn is yearning for a season of redemption in 1991
BY TIM KURKJIAN

54
SHALOM
Hello, goodbye and peace. The Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team reflected on those words while Scuds fell
BY WILLIAM NACK

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

11
SCORECARD

48
PRO BASKETBALL

50
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

66
FOR THE RECORD

68
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER

TWO PHOTOSJACQUELINE DUVOISINJack Is Back: Well, for a week, at least. At the Doral Open, 51-year-old Jack Nicklaus, here almost chipping in for a 12th-hole eagle that would have put him within a single stroke of the lead on Sunday, found himself in last-round contention for a PGA Tour title for the first time in five years (page 11).

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)