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June 15, 1992 Table Of Contents

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The Latest Fashion in French Diamonds

The American pastime is developing a following in—of all places—Paris

By Eliot Cohen


Strictly for the Birders

Hoping to see rare species, fledgling ornithologists flock to an Arizona camp

By Downs Matthews

Kick Boxing

The Queen of Swift Kicks

Kathy Long is a highly successful athlete in a sport not usually associated with women

By Davis Miller


An All-but-Forgotten First

Long before Jackie Robinson's Dodger debut, Moses Walker played ball for Toledo

By Amy Nutt


Still Very Much in the Swim

Onetime Olympic backstroke champion Eleanor Holm reflects on her days of wine and Rose

By Sally Guard

NBA Finals

On the Edge

In the NBA championship series—a.k.a. the Finals From Hell—the Bulls bungled their way to a tenuous 2-1 lead over the Trail Blazers

By Jack McCallum

The Waves Roll In

Led by an Orel Hershiser look-alike, the Pepperdine Waves crashed on Cal State-Fullerton to win the College World Series

By Albert Kim

French Open

Down and Dirty

In a French Open that required more grit than grace, Monica Seles outlasted Steffi Graf to win her third consecutive Grand Slam title

By Sally Jenkins

Belmont Stakes

Welcome Back, Kid

A.P. Indy won the Belmont Stakes, but Steve Cauthen's return made it a historic race

By William Nack

The Four Tops

Padres Hit Parade

The leadoff quartet in San Diego—the Four Tops—is making beautiful music

By Peter King

U.S. Soccer

Red, White and New

With European stars Roy Wegerle and Thomas Dooley on America's side, the U.S. national soccer team is no longer a pushover

By Douglas S. Looney

U.S. Open Preview

Pebble Beach, By the Numbers

Mark O'Meara, who plays America's most revered golf course better than anybody else, offers a hole-by-hole plan of attack for the upcoming U.S. Open

By Rick Reilly



By Tim Kurkjian

The Analyst

By Steve Hirdt/The Elias Sports Bureau


Head of The Class

Arizona State's Phil Mickelson put his new psychology degree to good use in winning his third straight NCAA crown

By Sonja Steptoe

XXV Olympic Summer Games

Never Too Old to Go for Gold

At 37, Chris Campbell has earned a long-delayed trip to the Olympics

By Richard O'Brien

A Few Pieces of Silver

A Few Pieces of Silver

Robbed of gold medals in Munich, the '72 U.S. Olympic basketball team will not betray its principles for...

By Gary Smith

XXV Olympic Games

Plumb Crazy about Olympic Riding

At 51, three-day eventer J. Michael Plumb trains for his eighth U.S. Olympic team

By Nancy Jaffer


Let's Get Ready to...

When ring announcer Michael Buffer rolls out his trademark phrase, you know it's Fight Time

By Richard O'Brien

On The Scene

Getting the Drop on Some Moose

Alaska's summer festivals are apt to include mighty eccentric events

By Wilton Barnhardt

For The Record

Waitress ices truck driver...And Earvin makes III...Farewell to two U.S. innovators

Edited by Sally Guard

Faces in the Crowd

Point After

A Patriot at the Games

The outcome hung in the balance as one fearless journalist, abandoning impartiality, tried to alter history. Check it out

By Gilbert Rogin




Edited by Richard Demak