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On The Scene

THEY FLY THROUGH THE AIR WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE

By Jon Bowermaster

Jon Peters

AN AMERICAN CLASSIC

Jon Peters of Brenham, Texas, stepped into the national spotlight to pitch for a record 51st consecutive victory

By Rick Reilly

LESS IS MORE

The diminutive Warriors took a surprising 2-0 NBA playoff lead over the Jazz

By Alexander Wolff

NHL Playoffs

TOOTHSOME SACRIFICE

After Jeremy Roenick took a stick to the choppers, the surprising Blackhawks stuck it to St. Louis

By Austin Murphy

AN UNDERSTUDY STEALS THE SHOW

By Austin Murphy

Fred McGriff

Give Us a SMILE, Hit It a MILE

Fred McGriff of the Toronto Blue Jays is Mr. Nice Guy—until he punishes opposing pitchers with his tape-measure home runs

By Ralph Wiley

Derby 1989

A Tale of TWO HORSE

In the late winter and early spring of 1986, some 50,000 thoroughbred foals were born in the U.S. Of those, no more than 20 will race in the 1989 Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Here is how two of those horses made their way to Louisville. Only one of them, of course, can win

By Demmie Stathoplos

Soccer

SAFE AT HOME ON A CLOSE CALL

In World Cup qualifying play in St. Louis, the U.S. squeaked by Costa Rica 1-0

By Clive Gammon

Inside

INSIDE: BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

HE WON'T BE LEFT OUT

By Steve Rushin

Archie Moore

THE AGELESS WARRIOR

Archie Moore, who waited for 16 years to become the light heavyweight champ, remains boxing's most fervent disciple

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week April 24-30

Compiled by Richard O'Brien

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

Let the Words Wobble

As the author leaves SI, he offers up a few insights

By Frank Deford

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Craig Neff