CONTENTS

March 02, 1992

XVI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

16

STIRRING
Kristi Yamaguchi skated circles around her competitors to strike gold
BY E.M. SWIFT

THE ALBERTO-VILLE GAMES
Alberto Tomba and some friends made Italy forget soccer for a day
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON

PLENTY UNIFIED ENOUGH
For a dynasty supposedly on its last legs, the Russians were masterly
BY STEVE RUSHIN

LEADER OF THE PACK
Sometime saloon singer Cathy Turner won in a new Olympic sport
BY SALLY JENKINS

A LONELY CHAMPION
The most golden female of the Games chats with a fellow Russian
BY NATALYA BYKANOVA

WOMEN OF METTLE
The American women stole the show from the men in Albertville
BY E.M. SWIFT

40
THE RACE IS ON
Indiana was the sole survivor in a tumultuous week for Top 10 teams that portends a wide-open NCAA tournament
BY PHIL TAYLOR

42
THEY COULD USE A SPUR
A team of both talent and promise, the San Antonio Spurs continue to confound with their underachieving ways
BY RICK TELANDER

46
'TAKE CARE OF THE GAME'
As commissioner of baseball, Fay Vincent has heard those words time and again. But it's easier said than done
BY RICHARD HOFFER

54
MOURNING'S GLORY
Once a study in unfulfilled promise, Georgetown's Alonzo Mourning is fast blossoming into a consummate center
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

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OLYMPIC FRAMES
A gallery of photographs captures the Games' sweeping spectacle, from a skier's loud garb to the quiet fire of the Olympic torch

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

9
SCORECARD

58
HOCKEY

60
PRO BASKETBALL

65
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

85
FOR THE RECORD

86
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY HEINZ KLUETMEIER

PHOTORONALD C. MODRA

A Full Plate

The sweet sounds of spring—thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk—filled the air as New York Mets catchers raised their mitts in Port St. Lucie, Fla., last weekend, marking the opening of baseball's training camps. Opening Day is less than six weeks away.

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)