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Magic Johnson

And Now for My Reappearing Act

Magic Johnson has returned to the Lakers after a knee injury caused him to vanish for 100 days

By John Papanek

GOING FOR BROKE AT BREAKNECK SPEED

Edmonton's 20-year-old Wayne Gretzky is pursuing an "unbreakable" record

By E.M. Swift

The Valley

HIGH TIMES FOR THE VALLEY

Not long ago, the Missouri Valley Conference appeared to be running a fast break to extinction, but now, with an infusion of outstanding players and coaches, the far-flung league is reviving memories of its glorious past

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Kenny Wright

KENNY, DYING YOUNG

To be physical, to be in sports, was what mattered to Kenny Wright. Then, two years ago, the active life abruptly, freakishly, ended

By Frank Deford

Annual Flights of Spring

By Kathleen Andria

College Basketball

Conference on the come

Of the upwardly mobile Sun Belt teams, Virginia Commonwealth is rising fastest

By Anthony Cotton

THE WEEK (Feb. 23-March 1)

By Herm Weiskopf

Boating

Animal House goes to sea

This year's SORC winners are the guys from the Crude, whose antics are rude

By Coles Phinizy

Part II: Mountain Of The Mists

SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Overcoming exhaustion, cold and a near fall, Sam, Geoff and Hob reach the summit. Then they begin an unsettling return to "civilization"

By Sam Moses

For The Record

A roundup of the week Feb. 23-March 1

Compiled by N. Brooks Clark

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Philip G. Howlett

SCORECARD

Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

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