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Golf

HOOTIE, THE MAN AND ME THE AUTHOR GAMELY TEAMED WITH DARIUS RUCKER AND JOHN DALY IN A CELEBRITY PRO-AM

By Amy Nutt

By Bill Colson

Perspective

STILL THRILLED TO GO DOWNHILL AT 81, THE AUTHOR'S GRANDFATHER IS HAPPIEST WHEN HE'S CARVING UP A MOUNTAIN

By Alan Shipnuck

Baseball

A HOME RUN FOR THE AGES

JACKIE ROBINSON'S FIRST MINOR LEAGUE GAME 50 YEARS AGO WAS A MAJOR EVENT

By Brad Herzog

WAY, WAY OUT IN LEFTFIELD OVER THE YEARS, THE GLOVES HAVE RARELY BEEN GOLD IN THIS CORNER OF THE DIAMOND

By Franz Lidz

MAGIC IN AN IOWA CORNFIELD THE FARMLAND OF THE FIELD OF DREAMS IS NOW A MECCA FOR FANS OF ALL AGES

By Rick Lipsey

Golf Plus

OLD FAVORITES STAND ASIDE, SONNY, AND LET A REAL LEGEND OF GOLF SHOW YOU HOW IT'S DONE

By Sally Jenkins

EDITED BY Jack McCallum AND Kostya Kennedy

TRIPLE PLAY SCOTT MCCARRON'S UNEXPECTED VICTORY IN NEW ORLEANS CAPPED A THREE-WEEK SWEEP BY FIRST-TIME TOUR WINNERS

By Robinson Holloway

JUST AS IN 1992, DAVIES PREDICTS THAT EUROPE WILL COP THE SOLHEIM CUP MERION VS. BETHPAGE JACK'S SOUP DIET

By Tim Rosaforte

Gymnastics

DIRECTING A DYNASTY GREG MARSDEN HAS COACHED THE WOMEN OF UTAH TO 10 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

By John Walters

College Basketball

THE FINAL DRIVE WITH KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MISSISSIPPI STATE AND SYRACUSE DOING BATTLE, THE FINAL FOUR WILL BE A SHOWDOWN OF WELL-MATCHED COACHES, FIERCE DEFENSES AND IN-YOUR-FACE ATTITUDES

By Alexander Wolff

Hockey

SPICE ON THE ICE THE LOUISIANA ICEGATORS ARE DRAWING CAJUN FANS LIKE CRAZY

By Kostya Kennedy

Figure Skating

RED HOT A PAIR OF FLAWLESS PERFORMANCES BY MICHELLE KWAN AND TODD ELDREDGE HELPED THE U.S. RULE THE WORLDS

By E.M. Swift

Pro Football

DROPPING THE BALL CAUGHT AT THE SCENE OF A HOTEL DRUG BUST, IMAGE-CONSCIOUS COWBOYS RECEIVER MICHAEL IRVIN LOST SOME LUSTER

By Michael Bamberger AND Don Yaeger

Pro Basketball

On Spring Break

Cedric Ceballos's unauthorized vacation threatened to destroy the chemistry that had made the Lakers a contender since Magic Johnson's return

By Phil Taylor

THE HIGH-RIDING SPURS DON'T MISS RODMAN KATZ'S SAD SIXERS SAYONARA BOWIE'S BUSH TRIPLE DOUBLE

By Jackie MacMullan

Baseball Preview 1996

GOOD HANDS PEOPLE MAKE NO ERROR: THESE DAYS PLAYERS ARE FIELDING THEIR POSITIONS BETTER THAN EVER

By Tom Verducci DEFENSIVE RATINGS BY Tim Kurkjian

PLAYMAKER AS MILLIONS OF FANS DISCOVERED IN LAST YEAR'S WORLD SERIES, INDIANS SHORTSTOP OMAR VIZQUEL IS SUCH A GOOD FIELDER HE SOMETIMES DOESN'T EVEN NEED A GLOVE

By Tim Kurkjian

WALL BANGERS OUTFIELDERS CAN GO ONLY SO FAR IN TRACKING DOWN A FLY BALL, BUT SOME STOP AT NOTHING TO PREVENT A RUN FROM SCORING

By Tom Verducci

AL-CENTRAL

By Kelly Whiteside

AL-WEST

By Tim Kurkjian

AL-EAST

By Tom Verducci

SECOND EFFORT A WORK ETHIC INSTILLED BY HIS FATHER HELPED THE ASTROS' CRAIG BIGGIO CONVERT FROM ALL-STAR CATCHER TO GOLD GLOVE INFIELDER

By Michael Bamberger

NL-EAST

By Tom Verducci

NL-CENTRAL

By Kelly Whiteside

NL-WEST

By Tim Kurkjian

YOUR CHOICE, BABEEE! FOR THE BEST IN SPORTS TV, PRAY THE V-CHIP COMES ALONG TO WIPE OUT THE WORST

By Steve Rushin

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