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Faces in the Crowd

Softball

Diamonds Are Forever

At least it seems that way when St. Petersburg's Kids and Kubs play on them: You must be 75 to qualify

By Susan Brody

Games

All Eyes on a Whiz Kid

Jeff Hansen is the Nintendo champion of the world. Think you can beat him? No way

By Albert Kim

Focus

In the Realm of Fu Ling U

Robert Albo, Golden State's team doc, can mend or, as a master magician, pull a leg with equal ease

By Franz Lidz

College Basketball

Hullabaloo over Hoops

The first women's college game was marked by "unladylike" enthusiasm

By Amy Nutt

Houston Rockets

A Dream Come True

A year ago he was angry and discontented. Now the Rockets' Hakeem Olajuwon is happily leading Houston on a torrid run and devotedly following the tenets of Islam. The Dream is, he says, a man at peace

By Jack McCallum

Teen Ice Queen

The worlds turned upside down as Oksana Baiul, 15, won and the U.S. was blanked

By E.M. Swift

The NCAAs

Everybody Into the Pool

Our fearless (and perhaps foolhardy) forecaster offers the deskbound NCAA tournament fan a guide to winning the office pool

By Alexander Wolff

Dwight Gooden

From Phenom to Phantom

A ghost of his former self, Dwight Gooden, at 28, tries to recapture the glory of his youth

By Tom Verducci

It's That Screwball, Again

By Steve Wulf

Quebec-Montreal

Change for the Better

Suddenly the Quebec Nordiques are a match for mighty Montreal

By Leigh Montville

Tainted Water

The Killing Fields

Toxic drainwater from irrigated farmland in California and other Western states has created an environmental calamity

By Robert H. Boyle

Sports People

Tracy Patterson

By Pat Putnam

James Washington

By Richard Hoffer

Vivian Stringer

By Phil Taylor

Alex Rodriguez

The nation's best high school ballplayer is a slick shortstop with a big bat.

By Kelly Whiteside

Track And Field

Sweet Redemption

Three maligned athletes were vindicated during the world indoor championships

By Kenny Moore

Montross

One for the Books

North Carolina's 7-foot center, Eric Montross, is college basketball's best big man, but there's more on his mind than just hoops

By Alexander Wolff

Yesterday

When Baseball Sprang for Hot Springs

Nearly a century ago the springtime mecca for many major league players was a spa in Arkansas

By Jay Jennings

Judo

The Teachings of the Master

Guided by the gentle hand of Yosh Uchida, San Jose State's judo program is in a class by itself

By Kelly Whiteside

Point After

Boy, Was I Wrong

A traditionalist who once denounced conference tournaments now extols their charms

By William F. Reed

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Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum