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Medicine

TURF TOE: THE NFL'S MOST PESKY AGONY OF DA FEET

By Jill Lieber

Spotlight

THIS PIGSKIN PROPHET HAS A PSYCHOLOGICAL EDGE

By Mike D'Orso

Barkley

ON A MISSION

Charles Barkley is out to prove he and the 76ers can be big winners

By Jack McCallum

Raiders-Broncos

A TRIO AT THE TOP

The Raiders edged the Broncos to create a logjam in the AFC's mild mild West

By Rick Reilly

North Carolina

HIGH ON THE HEELS

North Carolina rose to the occasion at the new Tournament of Champions

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Olympic TV

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

NBC surprised everyone, including its own staff, by winning the TV rights to the '92 Games for a record $401 million

By William Oscar Johnson

BIG HAND FOR A QUIET MAN

Although he was playing in Japan, Heisman hoopla ensnared Barry Sanders, the bashful winner from Oklahoma State

By Rick Telander

Eckersley

One Eck Of a Guy

With an assist from his wife, ace reliever Dennis Eckersley faced his drinking problem

By Peter Gammons

Sam Mills

Little Big Linebacker

Sam Mills, the Saints' 5'9" fireplug, is often the shortest man on the field—until he cuts opposing players down to size

By Michael Bamberger

College Basketball

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

By William F. Reed

Tennis

MASTER OF THE WOUNDED

Boris Becker prevailed over a gimpy Masters field, and Ivan Lendl showed he's back

By Robert Sullivan

College Football

CHICKEN CURRY AND AGGIE STEW

Alabama beat Texas A & M 30-10 amid the drama of two coaches under siege

By William F. Reed

Transactions

TRANSACTIONS

By E.M. Swift

Television

A MESSAGE FROM THE SIDELINES

For 21 years, Billy Edwards has been calling those TV timeouts for ABC football

By William Taaffe

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Compiled by Sally Guard

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

BACK OFF, ROBIN BASHERS

A few words in defense of the villainous Robin Givens

By J.E. Vader

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Craig Neff