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June 1, 1992 Table Of Contents

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Diamonds in the Rough

In Chicago, Little League has taken root on two gritty inner-city baseball fields

By Dan Coyle


From Russia with Love

Vladimir Nazlymov, former coach of the Soviet saber team, now teaches fencing in a Kansas City high school

By John Garrity


A Stroke of Good Fortune

South African amateur Manny Zerman found a second family in the U.S.

By Sonja Steptoe

Indy 500

Close Calls

Al Unser Jr. won a crash-filled Indianapolis 500 by .043 of a second over Scott Goodyear

By Ed Hinton

NBA Playoffs

Psycho Series

The Eastern finals took some crazy turns as the Cavs tied the inconsistent Bulls 2-2

By Jack McCallum

The Salt Lake T Party

In the West, petulant Portland blew its cool—and a chance to take a 3-1 lead over Utah

By Hank Hersch

Stanley Cup '92

Sweeping Change

By turning the other cheek, the revamped Blackhawks whipped the Oilers in four games to win the Campbell Conference title

By Jon Scher

He's Their Saving Grace

Goalie Tom Barrasso overcame a family crisis to lead Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup finals again

By Jon Scher

Mark McGwire

Most Happy Fella

Oakland's Mark McGwire is smiling again, now that he's hitting homers at a record pace

By Steve Wulf

XXV Olympic Summer Games: Swimming

Summer Time

And the swimmin' is easy for Summer Sanders of the U.S., who hopes to bring home five medals from Barcelona

By Leigh Montville


Oh Give Me A Home...

San Francisco Giants owner Bob Lurie, ever desperate to flee Candlestick Park, is now asking the voters of San Jose to build him a new ballpark

By Ron Fimrite



By Tim Kurkjian

Chicago Stadium

'Da Stadium'

Chicago Stadium, home of da Bulls and da Blackhawks, is a glorious old sports palace in the midst of a badly decayed neighborhood

By Rick Telander


Floyd Patterson: His Own Man

In the 30 years since he held the heavyweight title, the former champ has found serenity

By Michael Leahy


Finding Buried Treasure

In 1974 two Arizona cavers made quite a discovery. The public will get a look in 1995

By Leo W. Banks

For The Record

A singular sensation...Cordero starts anew, and Antley pays...Bjorn bids Loredana addio

Edited by Sally Guard

Faces in the Crowd

Point After

A Blockbuster Deal

Clever Penn State wrapped up a bowl bid in record time—3½ months before the season starts

By Rick Reilly




Edited by Richard Demak