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June 24, 1996 Table Of Contents

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First Person

LIFE WITH FATHER WHEN DAD COACHES SON, AN UNSAVORY KIND OF HARDBALL MAY BE THE RESULT

By Steve Salerno

Golf Plus

THIS CLOSE DAVIS LOVE III AND TOM LEHMAN WOUND UP ONE SMALL STROKE SHY OF A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH

By Jaime Diaz

By Bill Colson

FINAL FURY THE MADDENING 18TH AT OAKLAND HILLS EARNED ITS STRIPES AS THE TOUGHEST FINISHING HOLE OF THEM ALL

By Alan Shipnuck

CAN KOBE BRYANT NET A DEGREE...HIGH TRIBUTE TO ORR... BASEBALL OUSTS SCHOTT...NCAA REFORMS...ENGLAND'S LUCKY BALL...FAREWELL TO MEL ALLEN...A GIRL WITH GUTS

EDITED BY Jack McCallum AND Richard O'Brien WRITER-REPORTER Kostya Kennedy

HEARTBREAK HILLS ALL THE FUNNY STUFF THAT OCCURRED DURING THE OPEN WAS PAR FOR THIS COURSE

By John Garrity

WHAT NOW? TIGER WOODS HINTED HE MIGHT TURN PRO, THEN SHOWED HE LACKS SOME TOOLS NEEDED ON TOUR

By Michael Bamberger

QUALIFIED SUCCESS FOR JAVIER SANCHEZ, GETTING INTO THE U.S. OPEN TURNED OUT TO BE EASIER THAN GETTING INTO THE U.S.

By Alan Shipnuck

HEEEERE'S JOHNNY! THE UNPOLISHED STYLE OF JOHNNY MILLER GAVE LUSTER TO NBC'S 16 HOURS OF COVERAGE

By C.W. Nevius

A MAJOR LEAGUE EFFORT WAS NEEDED TO SALVAGE OPENING DAY AT OAKLAND HILLS MASTERS BASHING CALL HIM MR. 29

By Tim Rosaforte

A LEAP OF FAITH ARE WE TO BELIEVE THAT A HIGHER POWER INTERVENED ON BEHALF OF STEVE JONES?

By John Garrity

Soccer

MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE ANDREW SHUE, A HUNK ON MELROSE PLACE, GETS HIS REAL KICKS WITH THE L.A. GALAXY

By Michael Silver

Environment

THE MOSQUITO COAST ENTOMOLOGIST GEORGE O'MEARA KNOWS WHERE THE BUGS BITE MOST--FLAMINGO, FLA.

By Ted Levin

On The Scene

HIGH ON THIN AIR THE WORLD'S ELITE ATHLETES SWARM TO FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ., FOR ALTITUDE TRAINING

By LEO W. BANKS

NBA Finals

Vintage

After they had subdued the surprisingly feisty Sonics for their fourth NBA title in six years, the Bulls popped their corks over their record-setting '95-96 season

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Pro Football

READY TO RAMBLE THE BENGALS' KI-JANA CARTER, HIS FIRST YEAR ERASED BY INJURY, IS JUMPING BACK INTO THE FRAY

By Richard Hoffer

Golf

DEAR MR. HOGAN, INSPIRED BY A FOUR-TIME U.S. OPEN CHAMP, STEVE JONES HELD ON FOR AN UNLIKELY VICTORY AT OAKLAND HILLS

By Rick Reilly

Olympics

PRIME TIMES WHILE OLD STARS STUMBLED, SPRINTERS DENNIS MITCHELL AND GWEN TORRENCE RACED ONTO THE OLYMPIC TEAM WITH BLISTERING 100S

By Tim Layden

TRIALS AND ERROR DECATHLETE DAN O'BRIEN BLEW HIS SHOT AT THE 1992 OLYMPICS, BUT HE'S DETERMINED NOT TO LET HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF

By Merrell Noden

NBA Draft Preview

Full Throttle

Hard-driving Pat Croce, trainer turned team president, hopes the No. 1 pick will rev up his sluggish Sixers

By Franz Lidz

JACKIE MACMULLAN'S DRAFT PICKS

By Jackie MacMullan

FORGET THE JUICED BALL--IT'S THE BATS THAT MAY ACCOUNT FOR ALL THOSE HOMERS SPECIAL DELIVERY IN TEXAS MO BETTER

By Tim Kurkjian

College Basketball [bonus Piece]

Crime and Punishment

After high school star Richie Parker was convicted of sexual abuse, those who tried to salvage—and savage—his basketball career were scarred by their experience

By Gary Smith

PRIDE AND COWARDICE AN UPPER-CLASS TWIT EXPLAINS BRITISH TRACK'S BANNING OF U.S. SPRINTER MICHAEL JOHNSON

By Rick Reilly