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18 Guts, Grit And Grandeur
Taking his cue from Jack Nicklaus's victory in the Masters, Raymond Floyd became, at 43, the oldest Open champion
by Rick Reilly

24 Close Call For The Macho Man
WBC lightweight champion Hector Camacho riled up ex-titleholder Edwin Rosario but held on for a split decision
by Pat Putnam

26 Putting A Stop To A Long Slide
Thanks to Inky, Dr. Gadget and managerial empathy, the once woebegone Texas Rangers are leading the AL West
by Ron Fimrite

34 Two Aces On A Collision Course
Middle distance runners Steve Cram and Said Aouita, from vastly different cultures, are set for a July showdown
by Kenny Moore

43 Afloat, He's A Quick Study
Matt Biondi, arguably the world's fastest swimmer, could win as many as six gold medals in the 1986 world meet
by Demmie Stathoplos

74 What Makes Ted Run?
Ted Turner's upcoming Goodwill Games are only one element of his epic plan for solving world problems
by Gary Smith


13 Scorecard
56 Rowing
63 Television
64 Pro Basketball
68 Inside Baseball
97 For The Record
99 19th Hole

Cover photograph by John Iacono



LEADING OFF: Freestyler Matt Biondi, an '84 Olympic gold medalist who competes for the University of California during the school year, has the swimming world goggling at his feats at the sprint distances.