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AN EMPATHIC BIOGRAPHER RE-CREATES THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JESSE OWENS

By Jeremiah Tax of dirt-poor Alabama sharecroppers, he was christened James Cleveland Owens and known as J.C. until, when he was nine, his family moved to Cleveland. There, on his first day at school, he was asked his name and respondedJ.C.in a thick drawl unfamiliar to his teacher, who put him down as Jesse. It stuck.When Owens attended Ohio State in the early '30s he

Track & Field

Back in the fast lane now Renaldo Nehemiah, the ex-NFLer, returned to the hurdles a winner

By Kenny Moore

Inside Baseball

FOSTERING SHAKY RELATIONS

ABRUPT DISMISSAL OF AN ARBITRATOR

RUSHING INTO THE FRAY

THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD . . .

BETWEEN THE LINES

By Peter Gammons

OFF THE BENCH AND INTO THE SUNLIGHT

By Bob Kravitz

BALLPARK FIGURES

Bonus

DOING JUST FINE, MY MAN At 50, Wilt Chamberlain has finally mellowed some; however, he remains, as always, larger than life

By Frank Deford

First Person

DAD'S OLD SCRAPBOOK TURNED OUT TO BE A TICKET TO BASEBALL MEMORIES

By Kevin Cook Kevin Cook is a free-lance writer from California who has never had a .300 season.

Sideline

A BACKSTRETCH SEAMSTRESS SEWS RACING SILKS RIGHT DOWN TO THE WIRE

By Sara Solberg Sara Solberg is a free-lance journalist and a longtime admirer of horses.

For The Record

FOR THE RECORD A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK AUG. 4-10

Compiled by James E. Reynolds

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole

19TH HOLE THE READERS TAKE OVER RIEFENSTAHL

Edited by Gay Flood

19TH HOLE THE READERS TAKE OVER LEMOND'S ACCOMPLISHMENT

Edited by Gay Flood

19TH HOLE THE READERS TAKE OVER BOYD'S BLOWUPS

Edited by Gay Flood

19TH HOLE THE READERS TAKE OVER ANDREWS IN ACTION

Edited by Gay Flood

19TH HOLE THE READERS TAKE OVER ANOTHER AMERICAN TRIUMPH

Edited by Gay Flood

19TH HOLE THE READERS TAKE OVER LOPEZ AND KNIGHT

Edited by Gay Flood

19TH HOLE THE READERS TAKE OVER ELLISON'S OFFENSE

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

THE PEACEFUL WORLD OF HOCKEY

EDITED BY Craig Neff

'A MINOR DISASTER'

EDITED BY Craig Neff

POUNDING WEMBLEY'S SACRED TURF

EDITED BY Craig Neff

WAGERS OF SWIM

EDITED BY Craig Neff

THE BILLBOARD BOAT

EDITED BY Craig Neff

WAITING FOR OROSCO

EDITED BY Craig Neff

FAN BURNOUT

EDITED BY Craig Neff

THEY SAID IT

EDITED BY Craig Neff

NO ORDINARY FISHING TRIP

EDITED BY Craig Neff

MCCRAZY DAYS IN VERMONT AFTER A SIX-MONTH HIATUS, A SUPPOSEDLY MORE SUBDUED JOHN MCENROE MADE A BOISTEROUS RETURN TO TENNIS

By Curry Kirkpatrick

OUT OF A BUNKER INTO HISTORY BOB TWAY BIRDIED THE FINAL HOLE FROM A SAND TRAP TO OVERTAKE A FALTERING GREG NORMAN AND WIN THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

By Barry McDermott

WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON IN THE AL EAST, THE YANKEES, ORIOLES, TIGERS, INDIANS AND BLUE JAYS ARE READY TO CELEBRATE ANOTHER BOSTON SWOON

By Alexander Wolff

So Long, USFL -- Now What? THE BLUE-CHIPPERS FROM THE LITTLE LEAGUE THAT COULDN'T ARE OFF AND RUNNING TO GREEN ROZELLIAN FIELDS

By Jill Lieber

JUST A PAUSE? OR IS IT SAYONARA?

By Jill Lieber

How Bugs Drive Baseball Batty BECAUSE GOD MADE THE BASEBALL SEASON AND THE INSECT SEASON CONCURRENT, THE GAME'S LORE IS RICH IN TALES OF FLYING, BUZZING, BITING, FLUTTERING CREEPY-CRAWLY THINGS

By John Garrity

By Franz Lidz