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May 26, 1986 Table Of Contents

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Nostalgia

A GENUINE BASEBALL CAP TIPPED OFF A SOUTHERN LAD TO NEW YORK'S GIANTS

By William Jeanes

NBA Playoffs

Big Rocket, Big Blast

Akeem Olajuwon was unstoppable as Houston took a 3-1 lead over the stunned NBA champions from L.A.

By Jack McCallum

THE CELTICS AWAIT IN THEIR VICTORY GARDEN

By Alexander Wolff

A Day Of Redemption For The Chief

A dud in the Derby, Snow Chief made amends in the Preakness

By William Nack

Wally Joyner

The Wonderful World Of Wally

Wookie, sorry, rookie Wally Joyner is turning the American League into an amusement park and the Angels on to his power

By Craig Neff

Johnson

D.J. Spins A Happy Tune

Having survived stormy times and two perplexing trades, Dennis Johnson has found his niche with the Boston Celtics

By Alexander Wolff

Rick Mears

Have No Fear—Mears Is Here

In rare form despite an '84 crash that could have been devastating, Rick Mears is Indy's man to beat

By Sam Moses

Track & Field

Stalking an elusive record

Gabriel Tiacoh won a sizzling race in what is still Lee Evans's event

By Ralph Wiley

Hockey

Old Flames burn brightly

A trio of veterans led Calgary's charge into its first Stanley Cup finals

By Bob Kravitz

Golf

If you can beat 'em, join 'em

Amateur Scott Verplank, already a PGA Tour winner, is set to turn pro

By John Garrity

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

BROOKS HAS THE WHOLE LEAGUE BABBLING

By Henry Hecht

Chris And Martina

A PAIR BEYOND COMPARE

Over the years, they have been sports' foremost opponents, yet Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert Lloyd are fast friends

By Frank Deford

First Person

A SON RECALLS HOW PROUD HE WAS OF HIS FATHER'S FINAL FLING IN THE RING

By Mike Chanslor

For The Record

A roundup of the week May 12-18

Compiled by Roger Jackson

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Cathrine Wolf

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert Sullivan