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June 9, 1986 Table Of Contents

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Booktalk

A NEW BOOK ABOUT RED SMITH ADDS TO OUR APPRECIATION OF HIS GIFTS

By Jeremiah Tax

NBA Finals

The High And The Mighty

In a clash of potent forces, the Boston Celtics jumped out to a 2-1 lead over the Houston Rockets in the NBA finals

By Jack McCallum

THAT'S GOOD HOME COOKIN'

By Alexander Wolff

Indy 500

An Indy Won With One Swell Swoop

Given a golden opportunity with only two laps to go, Bobby Rahal spurted past the leader, Kevin Cogan, and triumphed at a record 170.722 mph

By Sam Moses

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: A FIRST FOR ABC

By William Taaffe

Edwin Moses

A Streak on The Line

Edwin Moses, winner of 94 straight 400 hurdles races, is fit again and ready to take on his challengers

By Kenny Moore

Gerry Cooney

Hello, Gerry, Where Ya Been?

After stopping Eddie Gregg, the long-AWOL Gerry Cooney insists that he's back on the right track

By Pat Putnam

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

A SEASON OF TRIUMPH AND TRIBULATION

By Henry Hecht

Soccer

Dynasty with an asterisk

The San Diego Sockers now have a fifth straight title from two leagues

By Jaime Diaz

The Split-Finger

THE PITCH OF THE '80s

Thanks largely to proselytizing by Roger Craig, the split-fingered fastball has become a big hit with pitchers—and a big miss with the hitters

By Ron Fimrite

Perspective

IN GENTLY FALLING SNOW, A HOMETOWN BURIES ITS LEGENDARY BOY OF SUMMER

By Jerome D. Lamb

For The Record

A roundup of the week May 26-June 1

Compiled by Bailey Breene Gendron

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert Sullivan