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Boom Boom Mancini

A Shining Ray of Hope

In Ohio's depressed Mahoning Valley, the return of WBA lightweight champ Boom Boom Mancini was a joy, as he beat Ernesto España

By Ralph Wiley

In The End It Was Alex In Wonderland

The Women's Open got curiouser and curiouser as Janet Alex, a five-year non-winner, up and stole the show from the two favorites on the final day

By Barry McDermott

Heavenly Angels

Heavenly Days For The Angels

Veteran stars like Reggie Jackson (left) have taken California to the top of the American League West

By Jim Kaplan

Synchronized Swimming

That Syncing Feeling

It's a sensation shared by Tracie Ruiz and Candy Costie, the top U.S. pair in the new Olympic sport of synchronized swimming

By Demmie Stathoplos

Dwight Braxton

Mean Streets, Hard Time

Long years in the ghetto and prison have taught WBC light heavyweight champion Dwight Braxton to reject "negativity"

By Jack McCallum

Baseball

Thunder, but no gray skies

Andre Thornton has been sorely tried en route to his booming eminence

By Rick Telander

THE WEEK (July 19-25)

By Herm Weiskopf

Rite Of Passage

THEIR RITE OF PASSAGE

The best basketball players make the transition from the anonymity of high school to the fame and pressure of college in off-season all-star games that test more than athletic ability

By Ralph Wiley

For The Record

A roundup of the week July 19-25

Compiled by Rob Buchanan

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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