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First Person

A LESSON ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW

By Merrell Noden

East Germany

OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Behind their newly breached wall, East Germany's wondrous athletes relish their greatest prize, freedom

By William Oscar Johnson

A WAY WAS FOUND

The U.S. squeaked past Trinidad & Tobago to reach the World Cup at long last

By Clive Gammon

WHO WILL BAG THE PRIZE?

Five worthy contenders have turned the scramble for this season's Heisman Trophy into one of the closest ever

By Austin Murphy

PUZZLING PENGUINS

Mario Lemieux & Co. are letting their coach twist slowly in the wind

By Jay Greenberg

Korbut & Retton

RETURN OF THE PIXIES

Olympic champion gymnasts Olga Korbut and Mary Lou Retton showed they still have a lot of their old magic during a crowd-pleasing, eight-city tour

By Leigh Montville

Conway High

CHOOSING SIDES

The town of Conway, S.C., has been torn apart by a racial dispute involving two high school quarterbacks

By Hank Hersch

Reggie White

WHITE HEAT

The Eagles' dominating defensive end, Reggie White, a Baptist minister, reaps as much mayhem as he sows

By Paul Zimmerman

Zina Garrison

Living a Dream

Zina Garrison, whose visions are eerily accurate, has a premonition that she may soon sit atop the tennis world

By Kenny Moore

Shawn Kemp

SONIC BOON

Seattle's Shawn Kemp, just an NBA babe, is a potential marquee man

By Jack McCallum

Football's Week

THE NFL

By Peter King

COLLEGE REPORT

By William F. Reed

Sweetheart

AMERICA'S Sweetheart

Life may seem an idyll for Steve Garvey and his new wife, Candace (left), but baseball's Mr. Clean is the butt of jokes about his sex life, and he says he is broke

By Rick Reilly

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week Nov. 13-19

Compiled by Stefanie Scheer

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALEX

It wasn't just you, Coach, it was the whole system

By Rick Telander

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