After courting every municipality west of the Ponderosa, Al Davis decides that L.A. is his lady. The Raiders sign a lease to remain at the Coliseum.
The family that plays together, stays together: The Griffeys of Seattle, Ken Sr. (30) and Jr. (24), are the first father and son to hit back-to-back home runs.
A real ace, Pete Sampras, 19, becomes the youngest man ever to win the U.S. Open. A hundred times in the tourney, No. 12 seed Sampras serves a ball his foe can't touch.
Atlanta celebrates its selection as site of the 1996 Summer Olympics, upsetting fronts runner Athens in more ways than one.
Miami preserves its preseason No. 1 ranking all the way up to its opening game, when Brigham Young razes the Canes 28-21.