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14 Worthy of Really High Fives
At the French Open, Ivan Lendl won his first major championship and Martina Navratilova the Grand Slam—sort of
by Curry Kirkpatrick

20 Taking a Ride on the Handlebars
What a relief it is for the Brewers to have the mustachioed Rollie Fingers back in form after a disabling elbow injury
by Steve Wulf

22 They Took It Down to the Wire
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 3-3 tie with Boston in the NBA championship series
by Anthony Cotton

28 Hooked on Longhorns
A breed of cattle that once defined us as a nation—spunky and a bit wild—but nearly died out, is making a comeback
by Douglas S. Looney

40 She's Set Her Sights on L.A.
Dara Torres, the world's best swimmer in the 50 free, is stretching to make the U.S. Olympic team in the 100
by Dan Levin

64 A Case of Pride and Prejudice
Gerrie Coetzee is driven by a need to succeed and, as a champion boxer, haunted by his homeland of South Africa
by Lynn Darling


9 Scorecard
50 Baseball
54 Track & Field
58 Indoor Soccer
63 TV/Radio
81 For the Record
82 19th Hole

Credits on page 81

Cover photograph by Steve Powell



In sweltering heat Swale (right) cooked his Belmont rivals, leading Preakness champion Gate Dancer (left) and Play On (center) into the stretch in the 1½-mile race. Swale kept his cool to the wire, winning by four lengths, and Woody Stephens and Laffit Pincay Jr. became the first trainer and jockey in this century to triumph in three consecutive Belmonts.