46
CASH COW
Rookie John Daly was the biggest winner al the Skins Game, though he did not take home the most money
BY JOHN GARRITY

50
TO THE TOP WITH A RUSH
Florida's Gators capped a remarkable two-year about-face by putting the clamps on longtime rival Florida State
BY WILLIAM F. REED

52
ENGINE TROUBLE
The Detroit Pistons are sputtering—and muttering—as they attempt to regain their NBA championship form
BY JACK McCALLUM

60
THIS TEAM'S A SCREAM
Despite an upset of the Giants, the tongue-lashed Bengals have yet to put the brakes on a stunning skid
BY PETER KING

64
RIDIN' ROUGHSHOD
Byron Houston, who's a bruiser of a forward, ramrodded the Oklahoma State Cowboys to the NIT crown
BY PHIL TAYLOR

69
FRENCH TOAST
Cooking at home, France unexpectedly burned the U.S., to win the Davis Cup for the first time since '32
BY SALLY JENKINS

86
NO HOLDING HIM BACK
With his unrestrained play, the Denver Nuggets' new center, Dikembe Mutombo, has shown he's no "project"
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

90
IN HIS GRASP
The sure-handed acrobatics of Michigan's Desmond Howard should make the Heisman balloting no contest
BY SALLY JENKINS

110
TWO TOUGH MOTHERS
Bettie Taylor and Bonnie Lindros want only the best for their star-athlete sons, as two pro leagues have found out
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

39
SCORECARD

96
BOXING

101
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

106
PRO FOOTBALL

133
FOR THE RECORD

134
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM COMMENTUCCI/ALLSPORT USA

PHOTOJACQUELINE DUVOISINStrange: That's how it feels to blow a $220,000 putt (page 46).
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)