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July 8, 1996 Table Of Contents

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Books

TALES OF SORROW AND JOY MEMOIRS ABOUT JACKIE ROBINSON AND BUCK O'NEIL ARE DIAMETRIC OPPOSITES

By Ron Fimrite

Golf Plus

ALL THE WAY BACK D.A. WEIBRING, OVER THE BELL'S PALSY THAT HAD THREATENED HIS CAREER, WON BIG IN HARTFORD

By Robinson Holloway

DRY RUN MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME, BRIAN BARNES IS BACK ON HIS GAME NOW THAT HE'S OFF THE BOTTLE

By Tim Rosaforte

UPSET WITH HIS PRESIDENTS CUP CAPTAIN, NORMAN CALLS A MEETING BURKE'S BAD LUCK MECHEM TO REDS?

By Tim Rosaforte

Baseball

EXCEPTIONAL VISION DON WARDLOW CAN'T SEE, BUT FANS LISTENING ON THE RADIO ARE NEVER IN THE DARK

By Mark Wexler

TRADING PLACES IN A REVERSAL OF ROLES, THE BICKERING ORIOLES INVADED YANKEE STADIUM AND CAME AWAY WITH A SPLIT IN A SERIES WITH COOLHEADED, FRONT-RUNNING NEW YORK

By Tom Verducci

The Fairest of Them All

When Mariners shortstop Alex Rodriguez looks in the mirror, he sees the best young player in baseball

By Gerry Callahan

MURRAY IS SET TO REACH 500 HOMERS, A TRIBUTE TO DURABILITY AND POWER WHO'LL SUCCEED LASORDA, AND WHEN?

By Tim Kurkjian

ASSESSING THE DRAFT: WHY WALLACE WAS PASSED OVER IN FAVOR OF HIS JUNIORS THE WOLVES GET THEIR MAN DID THE KINGS MAKE A GREEK GAFFE? GO WEST, YOUNG KOBE

By Jackie MacMullan

Billiards

BEWARE OF THE BLACK WIDOW IN NINE BALL, JEANETTE LEE IS WITHOUT PEER ON THE WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TOUR

By Kimberly Wong

THE STRANGE CASE OF BLADES...HOLE-IN-ONE HORROR...OLYMPIC BOXING TURMOIL...REEBOK AND FREE SPEECH...RICE'S ORDEAL...ATLANTA'S WATER WOES..."LONE STAR"

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

BLADES TRIES TO START OVER

By Gerry Callahan EDITED BY Jack McCallum AND Richard O'Brien WRITER/REPORTER Kostya Kennedy

Swimming

THAT TERRIBLE SINKING FEELING A WORKOUT WITH THE U.S. SYNCHRO TEAM LEFT THE AUTHOR GASPING FOR AIR

By P.H. MULLEN JR.

SCARE OF HIS LIFE

By Michael Silver

Departments

Pro Football

THE PARTY'S OVER THE DRUG CASE OF MICHAEL IRVIN TOOK A DARK TURN WHEN A DALLAS COP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO HAVE HIM KILLED

By Richard Hoffer

Olympics

FLIPS AND FLOPS THE U.S. TRIALS PRODUCED A WOMEN'S OLYMPIC TEAM OF MATURITY AND DEPTH, AND A MEN'S TEAM THAT MERELY PLUMBED THE DEPTHS

By E.M. Swift

Food [bonus Piece]

DOG DAYS BASEBALL FANS ARE CHOWING DOWN BIG-TIME, ON EVERYTHING FROM WIENERS TO NACHOS TO SUSHI TO ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTERS. OUR MAN PIGGED OUT FROM COAST TO COAST AND RATED THE FOOD IN ALL 28 MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPARKS

By Steve Rushin

Food

SPEAKING FRANKLY

'TIS THE SEASON CHRISTMAS WILL COME EARLY FOR SHAQ AND FRIENDS WHEN NBA TEAMS SHOP FOR FREE AGENTS

By Leigh Montville