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May 31, 1993 Table Of Contents

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Attack of the Promo Monsters

Why do sports events need car-crushing Godzillas and Sèance Nights to attract fans?

By Lisa Twyman Bessone

Horse Racing

Last-Minute Reprieve

Secretariat Dancer, a broken-down son of Secretariat, was saved from the slaughterhouse to run again

By Stephanie Diaz

First Person

An Uplifting Experience

Though not one for high-flying adventure, the author enjoyed his time aloft in a ParaPlane

By John Grossmann


Fast Afoot or Fast Asleep

Mark Allen, the world's top triathlete, snoozes almost as hard as he competes

By John Walters

Faces in the Crowd

Detroit Tigers

It's a Blast

With a cast of genteel giants, the Detroit Tigers have muscled their way to the top of the American League East

By Tom Verducci

NBA Playoffs

Friends and Foes Together

In the Knick-Bull showdown, old pals and rivals Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan collide head-on

By Jack McCallum

West Test

Can the superstarless Sonics outshine Charles Barkley's Suns?

By Phil Taylor

Carlton Fisk


As his Hall of Fame career winds down, Carlton Fisk has little use for the White Sox, who have little use for him

By Leigh Montville

Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Rink Rat

Toronto's hard-bitten Doug Gilmour has sunk his fangs into the Kings on offense as well as defense

By Jon Scher

Sports People

Riddick Bowe

By Pat Putnam

Lisa Raymond

By Kelli Anderson

Paul LoDuca

By John Walters

Steve Young

Young and the Restless

Steve Young is thriving in San Francisco, but will he ever measure up to Joe Montana in the eyes of 49er fans?

By Peter King



By Tim Kurkjian


By Steve Hirdt, Elias Sports Bureau

Track And Field

Relative Success

A kindred duel in the women's 800 highlighted a memorable New York Games

By Merrell Noden

The Joneses

The Jones Boys

Despite an often prickly relationship, different styles and professional rivalry, Robert Trent Jones and his sons thrive in the business of golf-course design

By John Garrity


Cooperstown East

Westerners in Tokyo will find Japan's Hall of Fame a fascinating counterpart to the one in the U.S.

By Nicholas Dawidoff


Colossus of the Columbia

Struck by Big Fish Fever, the author sets out to catch the Columbia River's mighty sturgeon

By David Guterson


A Salute to Sweet Swinger

Jim Crow rules kept Teddy (Sweet Swinger) Rhodes from showing the world his great talent

By Jim Gullo


Stalking the Wild Shuttlecock

In 50 years of traveling the world, Hugh Forgie kept his eye on the birdie

By Franz Lidz


Hail to Thee, Blythe Spirit

Blythe Miller, the best steeplechase rider in the U.S., is an amateur who regularly beats the pros

By Amy Nutt

Point After

Larry Brown's Rèsumè

Last week, for the seventh time in 19 years, basketball coach Larry Brown quit in a snit

By Elwood H. Smith



By Mark Mulvoy



Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum