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Special Report

AGENTS OF TURMOIL

Norby Walters stormed into college sports and, with his fellow agent Lloyd Bloom, wooed blue-chip athletes with cash. The upshot of it is a grand jury investigation, charges of threats, ruined college careers

By Craig Neff

A SAD GOODBYE TO COLUMBUS

By Jill Lieber

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

Television

FLIPPED OUT IN FRESNO

Vic Jacobs's 4½ minutes is no ordinary sportscast

By William Taaffe

Thunderbirds

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL'S TEAM

When the Thunderbirds take to the air in the classic diamond formation, with two solo planes to spice things up, the spirits of those who view them soar, too

By Frank Deford

Spotlight

WEAVERS OF BOXING DREAMS

Floyd, Lloyd and Troy, the fighting Weaver siblings, can hit hard, harder and hardest

By Franz Lidz

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week July 20-26

Compiled by Austin Murphy

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

NOT FIRST CLASS, COACH

Rick Pitino deserted Providence, and so his players suffer

By Jack McCallum

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Steve Wulf

BILLY THE KID RIDES AGAIN

When B. Ripken hit town, Baltimore's woes waned in an 11-game winning streak

By Peter Gammons

YANKEE FLAMEOUT IN HARTFORD

Boris Becker won two tense five-set matches for Germany to relegate the U.S. to the Davis Cup boondocks

By Franz Lidz

SCORE A BIG ONE FOR THE IRISH

Stephen Roche of Dublin came from behind on the next-to-last leg of the Tour de France to become his nation's first winner

By Alexander Wolff