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Reporter-At-Large

THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT TAKES A BACKSEAT TO POLITICS

By Peter Maass

U.S. Open

KING OF THE HILL

Curtis Strange won his second successive U.S. Open championship by storming up Oak Hill

By Rick Reilly

THOSE FABULOUS FOUR ACES

By Rick Reilly

BACK ON THE TRACK

Leroy Burrell and a pair of Patricks made strong revivals at a weak TAC meet

By Kenny Moore

Dumars

MAN IN THE SLOW LANE

As the Pistons toasted their NBA title, Finals MVP Joe Dumars was the Most Invisible Player

By Bruce Newman

Kevin Mitchell

Granny and THE GIANT

San Francisco's Kevin Mitchell leads the majors in homers and RBIs, and says he owes it all to his grandmother

By Franz Lidz

TALE OF A TRADE

By Franz Lidz

Dog Racing

Paws

While the horse racing industry is ailing, greyhound tracks across the U.S. are booming, with bettors by the thousands eagerly going to the dogs

By J.E. Vader

Randy White

MAILMAN II

As the NBA draft nears, Randy White of Louisiana Tech is pumped to make a name for himself—and to shed his image as a Karl Malone clone

By Hank Hersch

Rowing

HO HUM, IT'S HARVARD

The Crimson eight lived up to its self-image by winning a third straight national championship

By Douglas S. Looney

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

PITCHING LIKE A NEW MAN

By Bruce Anderson

Television

LATE-NIGHT SCORE WARS

It's CNN's Hick 'n' Nick vs. ESPN's Baby Boomers

By Alexander Wolff

Graf

SERVING HER COUNTRY

A GRAND SLAM MAY HAVE BROUGHT WEST GERMANY'S STEFFI GRAF FAME AND FORTUNE, BUT TO THE DELIGHT OF HER COUNTRYMEN WHO'VE WATCHED HER RISE TO THE TOP, SHE REMAINS 'ONE OF THEM'

By Curry Kirkpatrick

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week June 12-18

Compiled by Sally Guard

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

HE HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH

Let Ben Johnson's '87 mark stand and don 7 ban him for life

By Merrell Noden

Departments

Letters

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Steve Wulf