IT'S A BLAST
With a cast of genteel giants, the Detroit Tigers have muscled their way to the top of the American League East
BY TOM VERDUCCI
In the long-awaited Knick-Bull showdown, old pals and rivals Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan collide head-on
BY JACK McCALLUM
In the series in the Western Conference, can the superstarless Sonics outshine the Suns of Charles Barkley?
BY PHIL TAYLOR
As his Hall of Fame career winds down, Carlton Fisk has little use for the White Sox, who have very little use for him
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE
THE RINK RAT
In the NHL playoffs, hard-bitten Doug Gilmour of Toronto has sunk his fangs into the L.A. defense
BY JON SCHER
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Steve Young is prospering in San Francisco, but will he ever measure up to Joe Montana to 49er fans?
BY PETER KING
THE JONES BOYS
Despite an often prickly relationship, Robert Trent Jones and his sons thrive in the golf-course design business
BY JOHN GARRITY
FACES IN THE CROWD
TRACK AND FIELD
COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY MANNY MILLAN
He Checks...He Scores!
With his goalie out of the crease in Game 2 of the Wales Conference finals, Rich Pilon of the Islanders stopped Gilbert Dionne of the Canadiens from getting offensive by firing him into the net. Nevertheless, Montreal won this game—and the series.