CONTENTS

June 12, 1994

12
Closing In
The New York Rangers drew nearer to winning the Stanley Cup by taking a 2-1 lead
by Austin Murphy

18
A Big Hit in Paris
Spaniards won the titles, but Mary Pierce won the fans' hearts at the French Open
by Sally Jenkins

26
Together Again
Two old rivals, Patrick Ewing and Hakeem Olajuwon, now meet in the NBA Finals
by Phil Taylor

32
The Ride of Her Life
After a spill almost killed her, Julie Krone has returned to the winner's circle
by William Nack

42
Relief, at Last
Mitch Williams's torturous fall from hero to outcast ended with his release by the Astros
by Tim Kurkjian

50
There's Never Been an Open like It
This SI Classic recalls the day in 1960 when Palmer caught Hogan and Nicklaus
Dan Jenkins

60
Here Come the Lads
The Irish soccer team will soon arrive for the World Cup with thousands of peaceful fans
by Alexander Wolff

Departments

4
Letters

6
Faces in the Crowd

8
Scorecard

46
Sports People

73
Inside Baseball

76
Point After

Cover Photograph by David E. Klutho

PHOTOJOHN BIEVERA Save...and a Beauty: Ranger goalie Mike Richter swiveled 180 degrees—so that he ended up facing the crease—in making a glove save of a shot by a Canuck in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals (page 12).

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)