BEATEN TO THE DRAW
Pernell Whitaker outboxed and outhit Julio Cèsar Chàvez, but two judges denied him the win he deserved
BY WILLIAM NACK
A READ ON THE IRISH
Notre Dame, assailed in a recent book, gave Michigan both chapter and verse in a 27-23 victory for the Irish
BY RICHARD HOFFER
SERVES AND FOLLIES
Tennis crybabies and no-names held sway at the U.S. Open until Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf finally took over
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF
A FEW FEET SHORT
Unable to fill holdout Emmitt Smith's shoes, the Cowboys stumbled once more, this time 13-10 to the Bills
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN
WATCH THE BIRDIES
The Orioles soared into the picture, with the Blue lays and the Yankees, in the American League East
BY STEVE RUSHIN
AN UPSET BY AN UPSTART?
Stunningly, Beijing, not once-favored Sydney, now seems to have the inside track to host the Summer Olympics in 2000
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON
WHO IS THIS CLOWN?
Is Jackie Sherrill one of America's greatest football coaches, or is there something rather funny going on here?
BY JOHN ED BRADLEY
FACES IN THE CROWD
COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY WILL HART
Take Down the Thunder from the Sky: Notre Dame's Jell Burris leaped to make one of his two interceptions in the Irish's defeat of Michigan (page 20).