CONTENTS

May 03, 1992

20
RUNDOWN ON THE PIRATES
The Bucs lost several key players in the off-season, but the reigning division champs haven't lost a step
BY STEVE RUSHIN

24
HEAD TO HEAD
A mentor-protègè coaching rivalry heated up the Sonics' series with the Warriors in the NBA playoffs
BY JACK McCALLUM

26
THE STARS SHINE AGAIN
By working their old Mil playoff magic, the North Stars pushed the Red Wings toward defeat
BY JON SCHER

32
NEW DAWGS, NEW TRICKS
Spring drills reaffirmed that once ground-bound Georgia could soar high behind well-armed Eric Zeier
BY WILLIAM F. REED

34
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Packers laid the cornerstone for a fresh foundation by picking Terrell Buckley in the NFL draft
BY PETER KING

42
STORM AMID THE LULL
America' and New Zealand paced two America's Cup trials marked by controversy and a comeback
BY E.M. SWIFT

46
PICTURE PERFECT PITCHER
Randy Johnson, the 6'10" Mariner lefty, is one of baseball's most explosive—and eccentric—moundsmen
BY RICHARD HOFFER

56
FLASHES IN THE PAN
For men like flameout pitcher Joe Cowley, the big leagues are the venue of meteoric rises and falls
BY FRANZ LIDZ

DEPARTMENTS

8
LETTERS

13
SCORECARD

52
BASEBALL

70
INTERVIEW: LEIGH STEINBERG

77
FOR THE RECORD

78
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN IACONO

PHOTODANIEL FORSTER/STOCK NEWPORTAbandon Ship!: Well, not quite yet, mates. Although New Zealand seemed about to be swamped by the waters off San Diego during her America's Cup challenger trials against Italy's Il Moro di Venezia, she passed through this swell—and many others—to take a 3-2 lead in the series (page 42).

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)