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April 20, 1992 Table Of Contents

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The Battle of the Birders

The National Audubon Society's annual Birdathon is not a competition for the fainthearted

By Robert H. Boyle


From Archery to Yachting

A new breed of bookshop, devoted entirely to sports, lures fans of every imaginable game

By Sally B. Donnelly


Curses! Foiled Again!

Nick Bravin, the U.S. and NCAA foil champion, combines a mighty sword with a sharp tongue

By Tim Crothers

The Masters

Bank Shot

This unslippery slope gave Fred Couples the cushion he needed to win the Masters and establish himself as golf's top player

By Rick Reilly

Another Battle Joined

In confronting AIDS, Arthur Ashe is drawing on the same rare qualities that have allowed him to defeat other formidable foes

By Sally Jenkins

XXV Olympic Summer Games: Marathon

Three for the Road

Steve Spence and two other U.S. marathoners played a sly waiting game to win Olympic berths

By Merrell Noden

Ungorgeous George

George Foreman was a swollen, sorry sight after outpointing a surprisingly tough Alex Stewart

By Pat Putnam

Kansas City Royals

Royally Confused

The Kansas City Royals debuted with a cast of new names but came up 0-for-opening week

By Austin Murphy

Tommy Vardell

Touchdown Tommy

Stanford fullback Tommy Vardell, a likely Top 10 NFL draft pick, sounds almost too good to be true

By Douglas S. Looney

Air France

Arazi, the French-trained Kentucky Derby favorite, flew to victory in his 3-year-old debut and proved he was ready for his date with destiny at Churchill Downs

By William Nack

Larry Johnson

Out Of The Hood

Larry Johnson came off the mean streets of Dallas to become an imposing force for the Charlotte Hornets

By Leigh Montville



By Tim Kurkjian

The Elias Analyst

By Steve Hirdt


By Jack McCallum

Captain America³


Bill Koch and his America¬¨¬®‚Äö√¢• syndicate hope that money and technology will prevail over pure helmsmanship in defending the America's Cup

By John Garrity


Big Break for the Game

Ewa Mataya, the No. 1-ranked woman in the U.S., brings a winning look to pocket billiards

By Albert Kim

For The Record

Montana gets back to business...Knight moves...Give us your tired, your poor, your polo ponies

Edited by Jon Scher

Faces in the Crowd

Point After

None of Our Business

Arthur Ashe is a public figure, but the media had no right to make his illness a public matter

By Roy S. Johnson



By John Papanek



Edited by Steve Wulf