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May 9, 1994 Table Of Contents

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NHL Playoffs

Love That OT

The NHL playoffs have proved again that hockey's sudden-death overtime is the finest finale in sports

By E.M. Swift

Upset for the Upstarts

By Austin Murphy

Baseball

A Disgrace of a Race

What has realignment wrought? The American League West, where a loser can be a winner

By Tom Verducci

NBA Playoffs

Lack Of Shaq

Tough Indiana defense curtailed Shaquille O'Neal's scoring and Orlando's wins

By John Walters

SI's 40th Anniversary

Kentucky: May: Saturday

In this SI Classic from 1955, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist recounts the drama leading up to the day that Swaps beat Nashua in the Derby

By William Faulkner

Motor Sports

The Last Ride

Ayrton Senna, the world's finest driver, died in a horrifying wreck at San Marino

By Bruce Newman

World Cup '94

A Saucy Start

A soccer feast is being cooked up as the U.S. prepares to host its first-ever World Cup

By Hank Hersch

Sports People

Dawn Riley

By Amy Nutt

Scott Erickson

By Tim Kurkjian

Jon Drummond

By Merrell Noden

Sorry State

THE SORRY STATE OF TENNIS

Fans are bored, TV ratings are down, equipment sales are soft, and most pros seem to be prima donnas who don't care about anything but money. What can be done to save this sinking sport?

By Sally Jenkins

Inside

Baseball

By Tim Kurkjian

Point After

Dark Days in La-La Land

Will the last team to leave Los Angeles please turn out the lights

By Richard Hoffer

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Edited by Jack McCallum