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28 The Oilers Were the Spoilers
An era ended as Edmonton's Oilers wrested the Stanley Cup from the four-time-champion Islanders in five games
by Jack Falla

34 The Masked Marvel of the Racetrack
Gate Dancer, the colt who sports a purple hood and earmuffs, triumphed in the 109th Preakness at a record clip
by William Leggett

36 Tackling the Drug Dilemma
Willie Wilson, Willie Aikens and Jerry Martin have returned, but baseball still struggles with its most serious problem
by Jim Kaplan

46 Having a Monster of a Season
Shortstop Alan Trammell is a terror in the field and at the plate for Detroit, which is winning so much it's scary
by John Garrity

54 Back Home Again in Indiana
It's the last Sunday in May. Do you know where 300,000 people are? A portfolio by a painter on his first trip to Indy
by Mark McMahon

80 'Look Up and He's Got Your Money'
Gambler Billy Baxter, who won big when Miami upset Nebraska, is a fight manager who does road work—in his car
by John Underwood


25 Scorecard
62 Baseball
68 Pro Basketball
72 Swimming
76 Basketball
115 For the Record
117 19th Hole

Credits on page 115

Cover photograph by Carl Skalak


LEADING OFF: Lordy, Byron Scott of the Lakers found that Kyle Macy of the Suns was willing to dive to survive In Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference finals. Like Macy, Phoenix took flight this night and won 135-127, but, as if taking a cue from Scott, L.A. gave the Suns the back of its hand in three other games.