A non-winner since '84, Tom Watson strives for the old magic touch
May 19, 1986 | Peter Gammons
THE ALAN FUNT PRANK OF THE WEEK
May 19, 1986 | Marty Noble
Dwight Gooden of the Mets is 5-1 in seven starts, with an ERA of 1.42. In 57 innings, he has given up 38 hits and nine walks, while striking out 42. On Tuesday of last week he blanked the Astros...
May 19, 1986 | Leigh Montville
A 58-year-old art deco hulk, the Boston Garden is a sports emporium at once frowsy and hallowed
May 19, 1986 | Timothy Mahin
It was a simple phrase, , a chance to visit a Spanish bull ranch where I would be allowed to face an animal that wanted to kill me. Yet the words, delivered casually by my Spanish landlady,...
May 19, 1986 | Sam Toperoff
I can recall Lily at the beach, standing in her stroller with her chubby arms outstretched, mimicking the soaring seagulls. She was a year old. At five, when we lived in the mountains, a library...
May 19, 1986
EDDIE CARTERJACKSONVILLEEddie, a senior at Terry Parker High, stole five bases in the final regular-season game—a 12-2 win over Ribault High—to give him 54 steals out of 63 attempts for the...
May 19, 1986 | Compiled by MORIN BISHOP
PRO BASKETBALL—Boston continued to roll, beating Atlanta 132-99 to win their Eastern semifinal series 4-1. Larry Bird had 36 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who held Atlanta to an NBA...
May 19, 1986 | Edited by Cathrine Wolf
HEMINGWAYSir:I commend SPORTS ILLUSTRATED for printing An African Betrayal (May 5) by Ernest Hemingway. This touching story-within-a-story depicts the majesty of an aging elephant, the uncertainty...
NEW STIRRINGS OVER SEPARATISM
•Ray (Boom Boom) Mancini, on life after boxing: "I eat less, weigh less, train less and care less."
May 19, 1986 | Hank Hersch
There's a Red alert in Cincinnati as Pete Rose's club goes nowhere
Who would have thought the Indians would be packing them into Municipal Stadium this year?
Rick Mears won the Indianapolis 500 pole with an eye-popping 216.828-mph qualifying average
With goalie Patrick Roy stopping the puck, Montreal ousted the Rangers and just might win the Stanley Cup
May 19, 1986 | Bob Kravitz
Bob Johnson, coach of the Calgary Flames, beamed after a 4-2 home victory Saturday gave his team a three-games-to-two lead over the St. Louis Blues in the Campbell Conference championship. Then...
Milwaukee overcame years of playoff frustration by deep-sixing the 76ers to advance to the Eastern Conference finals
May 19, 1986 | Bruce Newman and Adam Levine
James Worthy, L.A.'s <strong>All-Star forward,</strong> has no gift for gab, <em>but his vast talent speaks </em>for itself
It is not inconceivable that the Houston Rockets could keep James Worthy and his Los Angeles Laker teammates from a rematch with the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals. The Rockets will probably...
No reviewer ever described Hamlet as "more than a story about the Danish royal family." None ever called Huckleberry Finn "more than a trip down the Mississippi." No, such qualifications are...
May 19, 1986 | Morin Bishop
For most of us, the good times seem fleeting, the bad times endless. The actual time is irrelevant. What matter the minutes or seconds, when they feel like hours? Such musings are anathema for...
"Summer's short in these parts," runs an old New England saying. "Last year it come on a Thursday."
May 19, 1986 | Rick Telander
Felled by an ominous knee injury, Atlanta running back William Andrews is attempting a comeback after missing two seasons