CONTENTS

July 28, 1991

18
WATCH THE BIRDIES
Ian Baker-Finch got off to a flying start in the final round and went on to win the British Open easily
BY RICK REILLY

22
3, 2, 1...BLAST OFF!
A 73-yard run helped make Rocket Ismail's first game with the CFL Toronto Argonauts quite a dazzling one
BY WILLIAM F. REED

24
RIP ON A TEAR
Baltimore Orioles iron man Cal Ripken Jr. is playing better than ever, both in the field and at the plate
BY TIM KURKJIAN

30
RING IN THE NEW
The Olympic Festival in Los Angeles showcased a passel of tough, youthful American amateur boxers
BY RICHARD HOFFER

34
TRUTH OR WHERE?
Tennis star Monica Seles's return from exile was a media event even her idol, Madonna, might envy
BY SALLY JENKINS

36
DEEP SCARS
Coming back from a bad knee injury, Viking Keith Millard is seeking to heal emotional wounds as well
BY JILL LIEBER

46
THE BUCKS STOP HERE
Spiraling players' salaries and a potential loss of television revenues now imperil baseball's prosperity
BY RICHARD HOFFER

60
RUNNING ON EMPTY
Pan Am Games host Cuba maintains a rich sports tradition despite a lack of everything but pride
BY STEVE WULF

DEPARTMENTS

7
LETTERS

11
SCORECARD

52
TRACK & FIELD

56
BASEBALL

76
FOR THE RECORD

78
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY RONALD C. MODRA

PHOTOBRIAN SMITH/SYGMAA Stretch: Monica Seles became so caught up in the mystery surrounding her withdrawal from Wimbledon that, during the time she was incommunicado, she donned a brunette wig to appear in this staged photo of her getting out of a chauffeured limo. It purports to show her evading the press in Palm Beach, Fla. Also bewigged was her father, Karoly. Her brother, Zoltan, needed no disguise (page 34).

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)