CONTENTS

June 14, 1992

16
ON THE EDGE
In the NBA championship series, a.k.a. the Finals From Hell, the Bulls bungled their way to a 2-1 lead
BY JACK McCALLUM

22
THE WAVES ROLL IN
Paced by an Orel Hershiser look-alike, Pepperdine crashed to a College World Series win
BY ALBERT KIM

24
DOWN AND DIRTY
In a French Open that required a lot more grit than grace, Monica Seles outlasted Steffi Graf
BY SALLY JENKINS

30
WELCOME BACK, KID
A.P. Indy won the Belmont Stakes, but the return of Steve Cauthen made it a historic occasion
BY WILLIAM NACK

36
PADRES HIT PARADE
The quartet at the top of the San Diego lineup—the Four Tops—is making beautiful music
BY PETER KING

40
RED, WHITE AND NEW
With European stars Roy Wegerle and Thomas Dooley, the U.S. soccer team is no longer a pushover
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

44
PEBBLE BEACH, BY THE NUMBERS
Mark O'Meara, who plays America's most revered golf course better than anybody else, leads a tour
BY RICK REILLY

64
A FEW PIECES OF SILVER
Robbed of gold medals, the '72 U.S. Olympic basketball players will not betray their principles
BY GARY SMITH

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

13
SCORECARD

53
BASEBALL

58
GOLF

61
WRESTLING

82
FOR THE RECORD

84
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY BILL SMITH

PHOTOTOM LYNNA Serious Celebration: Pepperdine's players really piled it on when it came to exulting in their College World Series triumph (page 22).

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