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August 16, 1993 Table Of Contents

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Nolan Ryan's pummeling of Robin Ventura epitomizes a season marred by bench-clearing incidents

By Steve Wulf

NFL Abroad

On the Road Again

In its quest to become a global enterprise, the NFL wowed the crowds in Berlin and London

By Steve Rushin

Pete Rose

A Rose Is a Rose

Four years after getting banned from baseball, Pete Rose is still hustling—now to get back into the game

By Rick Reilly

Sports People

Kim Hamrock

By Douglas S. Looney

Jeff Gray

By Albert Kim

Richard Krajicek

By Franz Lidz



By Tim Kurkjian


By Steve Hirdt; Elias Sports Bureau

Roller Hockey

Summer Stock

Will Roller Hockey International's show be a huge hit—or a single-season flop?

By Kelli Anderson

Triumph of the Swoosh

With a keen sense of the power of sports and a genius for mythologizing athletes to help sell sneakers, Nike bestrides the world of sport like a marketing colossus

By Donald Katz

Point After

R.I.P. D.A.P.

The beloved ballpark of the Durham Bulls is closing down, a victim of its own success

By Tim Crothers



Faces in the Crowd


Edited by Richard O'Brien