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May 18, 1987 Table Of Contents

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Viewpoint

PLAYING GAMES WITH ACID RAIN

By Robert Sullivan

NBA Playoffs

There's Just No Doubting Thomas

Isiah Thomas sparked the Pistons to a surprising 3-1 playoff lead over Atlanta

By Jack McCallum

Cardinals

BATTERED BIRDS FLYING HIGH

The St. Louis Cardinals have survived a freakish rash of early injuries to stay in the race for first place in the NL East

By Ron Fimrite

THE SHOOTER AND THE STOPPER

Swedish scorer Pelle Eklund and rookie goalie Ron Hextall powered Philadelphia to a 3-1 playoff lead over Montreal

By Austin Murphy

Payne Stewart

One From The Heart

Now that Payne Stewart has won for his father, his future looks as sweet as his swing

By Rick Reilly

Joe Goldstein

'Have I Got A Story!'

Hold the presses. Joe Goldstein, sports p.r. man par excellence, is on the phone with another earful

By Douglas S. Looney

Track & Field

NUMBER ONE AT THE GUN

Sprinter Lee McRae turns fast starts into fast wins

By Hank Hersch

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

Tennis

AND THE SURFER ATE THE SHARK

Andres Gomez, a beach boy at heart, beat Yannick Noah in a Forest Hills final

By Jaime Diaz

Sailing

KING OF THE SEVEN SEAS

Philippe Jeantot won his second BOC Challenge

By E.M. Swift

Lindgren

A LIFE ON THE RUN

Once upon a time Gerry Lindgren was the U.S.'s best distance runner. Then he disappeared, swapping the responsibilities of marriage and fatherhood for a new identity and a succession of odd jobs. The author, an old friend, now tells what became of him

By Kenny Moore

First Person

ALIVE AND STILL KICKING

Ah, the joy of getting one's first soccer hat trick at age 41

By Janet Thomas

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week May 4-10

Compiled by Bailey Breene Gendron

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

A LESSON IN MORTALITY

Some personal reflections on the death of Gus Johnson

By Frank Deford

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Steve Wulf

A NEW KIND OF ORIENT EXPRESS

American import Bob Horner made a smashing debut in Japan: six games, six homers

By Alexander Wolff