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14 The Lord of the Rinks
As Wayne Gretzky strengthens his claim to being the NHL's top player, his Oilers keep winning—big
by Mike DelNagro

20 Yo-Ho-Ho and a Battle of Run
Michael Musyoki got in the spirit of the Gasparilla Festival by cutting down his rivals in a record 15-km. road race
by Kenny Moore

22 One Mahre Time for America
U.S. skiers carved up the world Alpine championships, winning five medals, including Steve Mahre's gold
by William Oscar Johnson

26 Simply Simons at the Crosby
Playing with pain and an ever-so-conventional white ball, Jim Simons shot a record score to overcome Craig Stadler's big lead
by Dan Jenkins

32 The Best College Player under 7'4"
Praise the Lord and pass the ball to Terry Cummings, who is DePaul's answer to Virginia's Ralph Sampson
by Curry Kirkpatrick

52 A Man for All Seasons
Red Auerbach and Celtic green have been the most successful blend in the history of professional sports
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 9
Indoor Soccer 40
Horse Racing 44
College Basketball 46
For the Record 67
19th Hole 68

Credits on page 67

Cover photograph by Steven Goldstein