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June 20, 1988 Table Of Contents

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Focus

BACK WHEN CUOMO WAS A CONTENDER

By Laura Hilgers

NBA Playoffs

STILL UP FOR GRABS

After a stunning opening-game loss at home to the Pistons, the Lakers bounced back to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals

By Jack McCallum

AN IRAN YOU CAN ROOT FOR

With his surprising KO of WBC middleweight champion Thomas Hearns, Iran Barkley is an underdog no more

By Franz Lidz

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Risen Star won the Belmont with a smashing performance, just as his celebrated father, Secretariat, did 15 years ago

By William Nack

TWO FOR THE BOOKS

Studious Stanford won the College World Series for the second year in a row

By Jaime Diaz

Bob Knepper

Some Say No Leica

Astro lefty Bob Knepper has a decidedly controversial focus on the world, but his pitching this year is right on target

By Jill Lieber

Scott Simpson

A Guy Who's Open-minded

Beating Tom Watson to win the '87 U.S. Open golf title didn't alter Scott Simpson's even ways or his questing intellect

By Jaime Diaz

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

THE MYSTERY TRADE

By Peter Gammons

Rowing

AMERICA'S SOLO MAN FOR SEOUL

As expected, Andy Sudduth had little competition in the single sculls Olympic trials

By Merrell Noden

Michael Spinks

'Just Pray For Me, Baby'

Michael Spinks will rely on more than his strength and his cunning when he tries to take Mike Tyson's title

By Gary Smith

Perspective

WE'VE RUN OUT OF MILERS

Not for 21 years has a high schooler broken four minutes

By Merrell Noden

Business

ARMCHAIR FANS' HEAVEN

A London bookstore devotes its inventory to sports

By Clive Gammon

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week June 6-12

Compiled by Jay Jennings

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

GIVING THE AX TO TRACK

Cutting college programs imperils U.S. Olympic hopes

By Kenny Moore

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Steve Wulf