CONTENTS

March 09, 1992

DEPARTMENTS

9
LETTERS

17
SCORECARD

159
BOXING

162
PRO BASKETBALL

166
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

186
INTERVIEW: CHARLES BARKLEY

197
FOR THE RECORD

198
POINT AFTER

22
ON THE MARCH
In what may have been a Final Four preview, Duke defeated UCLA
BY CURRY KIRKPATRICK

28
LEAP YEAR FEATS
Olympic track and field aspirants came on strong at the Mobil meet
BY MERRLLL NODEN

30
THE CLIPS SHOW SOME ZIP
The Clippers, long overshadowed by the Lakers, are shining in L.A.
BY HANK HERSCH

38
'YOU THE KID!'
Tiger Woods, 16, made the grade, if not the cut, in his PGA debut
BY JOHN GARRITY

42
BLOODY SHARK ATTACK
Jerry Tarkanian's attempt to unresign has all Las Vegas in a frenzy
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

51
TESTY TIMES IN GERMANY
Katrin Krabbe and two other women track stars have been banned
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON AND ANITA VERSCHOTH

54
BUTCH LEAGUE
The new Boston skipper, Butch Hobson, has a job as tough as he is
BY TIM KURKJIAN

60
FROM SLEEPERS TO KEEPERS
Why are so many small school players making the NBA these days?
BY JACK McCALLUM

68
'I AM NOT A FLAKE'
So says Rocky Thompson, who took 27 years to win a PGA event
BY FRANZ LIDZ

74
SLAP HAPPY
Al MacInnis of the Flames blasts away with the NHL's hardest shot
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

Swimsuit '92

82
SUMMER GAMES
In anticipation of the Olympics in Barcelona, we travel off to Spain
BY JULE CAMPBELL

122
A WOMAN'S PLACE
Cristina Sànchez wants to show Spain's matadors she's a real fighter
BY GARY SMITH

138
A MAN OF THE ASH
For Olympic coach Bobby Douglas, wrestling is his link to his past
BY KENNY MOORE

148
BLACKBOARDS AND BACKBOARDS
An obscure Maine prep school is a hotbed of college hoops talent
BY PHIL TAYLOR

170
QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE
Lion-tamer-turned-biologist Sharon Matola has created a rare zoo
BY NICHOLAS DAWIDOFF

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT HUNTZINGER

PHOTOROBERT HUNTZINGERJumpin' for Joy: Ashley Montana, clad in an Adrienne Vittadini maillot ($62), soars in celebration of the belated arrival of the 1992 swimsuit spectacular. Shana Zadrick and Vendela Kirsebom cheer her on in their Darling Rio bikinis ($38), while on the cover Kathy Ireland sparkles in a Giorgio di Sant' Angelo suit ($145) and diamond earrings by Tiffany.

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)