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April 6, 1992 Table Of Contents

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Off the Beam and into the Pool

Olympic gymnast Phoebe Mills is on her way to becoming an Olympic diver

By Jim Harmon


A Prairie's Boon Companion

In Illinois, one man's dream of a field grows bigger every day

By Douglas Starr


Tee Time at the Health Club

The newest generation of computerized video simulators is bringing golf to the great indoors

By Laura Hilgers


Boys to Men

Defending champion Duke has the seasoned stars, Michigan the precocious freshmen, and the two teams are heading for a showdown. Sorry, Blue Devils, but youth will be served

By Curry Kirkpatrick

The Man Couldn't Miss

Christian Laettner's perfect shooting propelled Duke to its fifth consecutive Final Four

By Alexander Wolff

A Senior Shows His Class

Indiana thrashed UCLA, thanks to the marksmanship of a revitalized Eric Anderson

By Phil Taylor

A True Basketball Jones

Swarming Cincinnati takes its cue from the pet piranhas of forward Herb Jones

By Hank Hersch

A Rose in Full Bloom

Sparked by Jalen Rose, Michigan's young team has blossomed in a hurry

By William F. Reed


Love Story

With his family hanging on every shot, Davis Love III conquered all in the TPC

By Rick Reilly

Free and Easy Does It

By Sonja Steptoe

Figure Skating

P.S. Wish I Weren't Here

Kristi Yamaguchi notwithstanding, the figure skating worlds were nothing to write home about

By E.M. Swift

Baseball 1992

A Blueprint For Baseball

The game needs remodeling, so the author has drawn up a nine-point plan

By Steve Wulf

A Manager's Survival Guide

Last year, 13 major league managers got the ax. To help prevent a '92 bloodbath, we offer some advice

By Tim Kurkjian

The Great Survivor

In seven seasons, Rangers manager Bobby Valentine hasn't even won his division. But he still has his job—and that's a triumph

By Leigh Montville

Sky High

Who's On Third?

The demanding position of third base has produced some dazzling performers. But these days many major league teams are putting not-so-hot players at the hot corner

By Tim Kurkjian

Looking For His Pitch

With a name like his, in a town like New York, why isn't Mets slugger Howard Johnson a commercial smash hit?

By Steve Rushin

Somebody Has To Win

In a troubled division, the Mets have the most tribulations—and the most talent

By Tim Kurkjian

Fight To the Finish

The Reds and the Braves, baseball's two best teams, will battle all the way to October

By Tim Kurkjian

Heeeere's Ozzie!

It's the Ozzie Guillen show, hosted by the All-Star, all-chatter, all-smiles shortstop for the Chicago White Sox

By Richard Hoffer

The Sox Are No Shoo-Ins

The Chicago White Sox look darned good, but this is baseball's tightest division

By Steve Rushin

The Jays Are on The Wing

A staff of strong arms lifts Toronto above—way above—the rest of the flock

By Steve Rushin

Standing Small

Little guys can be giants in the big leagues, and 5'8" Minnesota slugger Kirby Puckett embodies the notion in a big way

By Roy Blount Jr.


A Second Shot at Life

Former Indiana basketball star Landon Turner refuses to let paralysis keep him on the sideline

By Carl Grody


The Best There Ever Was

With a 137-0 record and four Pennsylvania state titles, Cary Kolat closed out a high school career of formidable achievement

By Merrell Noden


Medical Mom at the Ready

For the author, spring training meant watching her mother dispense aspirin to the Cleveland Indians

By Mary Alice Kellogg

For The Record

Costas comes up short...Welcome to Camp Cunningham...The gavel falls at Calumet Farm

Edited by Jon Scher

Faces in the Crowd

Point After

The Wrongs of Spring

For this fan, the 1992 Grapefruit League season has been a particularly sour one

By Steve Rushin



By John Papanek



Edited by Richard Demak