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18
...AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT
As speeds rose during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, drivers survived terrifying crashes
BY ED HINTON

24
NBA PLAYOFFS

In forging a 2-2 series tie, the Knicks showed that they took the challenge of knocking off the Bulls literally
BY HANK HERSCH

A dazzling Boston-Cleveland showdown got its biggest lift from the Celtics' emerging star, Reggie Lewis
BY JACK McCALLUM

36
OUTTA SIGHT!
Nobody, least of all those Bruin newcomers, figured on a sweep of the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

42
THE GRAND PRIZE
One lucky NBA team will get the rights to Shaquille O'Neal, but signing him could be another matter
BY PHIL TAYLOR

46
I GOT IT...I GOT IT...OOOPS
With an unsightly rash of bobbles and blunders, baseball is suffering through a plague of errors
BY STEVE WULF

68
MEAT BOMB
Konishiki, the quarter-ton sumo wrestler from Hawaii, has set off explosive controversy in Japan
BY FRANZ LIDZ

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

13
SCORECARD

55
BOXING

61
HORSE RACING

62
BASEBALL

85
FOR THE RECORD

86
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN IACONO

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DAVID LIAM KYLE

Flub-a-dub Glove: While many other major leaguers in this season of errors have had trouble holding on to the ball, Indians catcher Junior Ortiz really let things get out of hand defensively. As his mitt took flight, an apparently headless Angel, Chad Curtis, scored (page 46).