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On The Scene

MICKEY GIVES HIM THE SLIP

By Franz Lidz

The Masters

JOLLY GOOD SHOW

Nick Faldo overcame weather redolent of his native England and, in a sudden-death playoff, Scott Hoch to win the Masters

By E.M. Swift

NHL Playoffs

EDMONTON GETS A WAKE-UP CALL

It's playoff time, so naturally the Oilers, after a drab season, took a commanding lead over the Great One's Kings

By Austin Murphy

Greg Walker

JUST HAPPY TO BE HERE

Opening Day 1989 was special for White Sox first baseman Greg Walker. Eight months ago he thought he had died

By Bruce Newman

The MVP Race

WHO'S MOST VALUABLE?

For a welcome change the NBA offers more than just a few contenders

By Jack McCallum

Dark Forces

DARK FORCES

Are teams that are dressed in black really meaner and tougher than their more cheerfully clad brethren? A scientific study comes up with some somber findings

By Sarah Boxer

Steve Fisher

The Right Man For the Job

Athletic director Bo Schembechler finally named Steve Fisher basketball coach at Michigan—but what took him so long?

By Alexander Wolff

U.S. Soccer

It's a REAL KICK

The U.S. soccer team has its best chance since 1950 of making the World Cup finals

By Clive Gammon

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

Tennis

CALL IT THE LOVING CUP

Two new and unlikely pals from the U.S. beat France

By Franz Lidz

Horse Racing

AUDITIONS FOR THE DERBY

Easy Goer and Sunday Silence romped; Houston flopped

By Demmie Stathoplos

Movies

TOO BUSH FOR THE BIGS

The report on 'Major League' is good field, no hit

By Steve Wulf

Giamatti

A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLER

Bart Giamatti comes to his new job as the commissioner of baseball with impressive intellectual and management credentials—and, above all, an abiding love for the game

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week April 3-9

Compiled by Merrell Noden

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

IT'S GOING, GOING, GOING...

The 'Game of the Week' must be saved. Your move, Commish

By Curt Smith

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Craig Neff