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December 26, 1994 Table Of Contents

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Focus

Mending under Pressure

The hyperbaric oxygen chamber speeds injured athletes back into action

By Kostya Kennedy

Billiards

Crowned but Unrenowned

Sang Lee of the U.S. is a three-cushion king, yet few here know his game

By Arthur Krystal

Diving

Lowering Our Consciousness

The Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann is an advocate for life in the oceans

By Richard O'Brien

Bobsled

Their Program Needs a Push

This U.S. women's team lacks Olympic status, not to mention funds

By Candace Putnam

Baseball

Frozen Ropes, Indeed

A century ago batters were big hits on icy Herschel Island in the Arctic

By Lawrence Millman

NFL Plus

The NFC CENTRAL

By Jill Lieber

FACES IN THE CROWD

Spotlight

Cris Carter

By Jill Lieber

Patriots-Bills

About Face

New England's crushing defeat of Buffalo marked a reversal of fortune for both teams

By Michael Silver

Pro Football

Back To the Future

Pittsburgh evoked the past in a bruising division-title clincher against Cleveland

By Peter King

Let's Hand It To Him

Jerry Rice's dedication to his craft has made him the finest receiver in the game's history

By Rick Telander

College Basketball

The Frosh Prince

A new hometown hero, of sorts, helped Indiana light up powerful Kansas

By Jack McCallum

Pro Basketball

Great Leap Upward

With Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee Hardaway soaring, the Magic has hit the heights ahead of schedule

By Phil Taylor

Bowl Preview

Small Change

Going to a football bowl game—unless it's one of the biggies—makes little financial sense for most schools

By Tim Layden

The Lion King

Ki-Jana Carter reigns, whether he's carrying Penn State's national title hopes or carrying on with friends and family

By Tim Layden

End of the Slide?

The offensive line carries the latest national-title hopes of perennial bowl loser Nebraska

By S.L. Price

Learning the Hard Way

For benched Florida State kicker Scott Bentley, growing up has been painfully public

By Austin Murphy

High School Ref

When Your Dream Dies

After a high school referee blew a call that helped cost him a chance to work a championship football game, his life no longer seemed worth living

By Rick Reilly

Environment

The Croc Doc

Wildlife scientist Frank Mazzotti is the best friend Florida crocodiles have

By Ted Levin

Design

A Hole New Ball Game

Its dimples will let even you palm the regulation-sized Hole-in-One basketball

By Jay Feldman

Inside

The NFL

By Peter King

Point After

Jumping for Joy

Departments

TO OUR READERS

By Mark Mulvoy

Letters

Scorecard

Edited by Alexander Wolff And Richard O'Brien