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July 29, 1996 Table Of Contents

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First Person

NO CHECKS. IT'S CASH ONLY THE AUTHOR FOUND THAT SWIMMING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL IS DRAINING IN SEVERAL WAYS

By P. H. MULLEN JR.

Golf Plus

TOUR DE FORCE THE U.S. SHOW OF STRENGTH AT ROYAL LYTHAM PROVED THAT THE WORLD'S BEST PLAYERS ARE MADE IN AMERICA

By Jaime Diaz

By Bill Colson

WISH YOU WERE HERE WHEN THE OPEN COMES TO THIS WACKY, TACKY TOWN, IT'S JUST ANOTHER VISITOR

By John Garrity

FACES IN THE CROWD

GRAHAM STEPS DOWN AS CAPTAIN IN THE WAKE OF A PLAYER MUTINY TIGER'S MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT NEW FAN PLAN

By Tim Rosaforte

DROP THE DREAM TEAM...ENDLESS CRICKET...GRETZKY SIGNING... THE FASTEST BUTTERFLYER ISN'T IN ATLANTA...TWA CRASH... '36 OLYMPICS RETROSPECTIVE...DOCTOR/SURFER/SCULPTOR

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

HONORING THE EFFORT NICK FALDO WON THE HEARTS OF BRITONS BY REACHING FOR THE GAME'S HIGHEST PRIZE

By John Garrity

BLUE (COLLAR) HAWAII MUNI-HARDENED TIM HOGARTH MIXED BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE AT THE PUBLINKS IN PARADISE

By Alan Shipnuck

Baseball

PLAYING FASTBALL AN ALARM CLOCK KEEPS THE BRIDGETON (N.J.) INVITATIONAL MOVING ALONG SMARTLY

By Matt Toll

THE BEST YEARS OF THEIR LIVES A BUNCH OF PLAYERS ARE IN THE MIDST OF CAREER SEASONS. ARE THEIR PERFORMANCES JUST FLUKES, OR DO THEY BODE WELL?

By Tom Verducci

MARTINEZ IS THREATENING TO BREAK THE 65-YEAR-OLD RECORD FOR TWO-BAGGERS THE MARLINS' BIG FISH THE LAST STRAW

By Tim Kurkjian

Olympics

It's Greek to U.S.

The Atlanta Olympics began with an orgy of commercialism that was classicly American

By Gary Smith

OUTTA THERE IN THE GAMES PLAYED AWAY FROM THE OLYMPIC ARENA, ATLANTA'S STREET PEOPLE ARE LOSING OUT

By ROY BLOUNT JR.

Swimming

GO BLUE! TOM DOLAN AND ERIC NAMESNIK MOVED THEIR PRICKLY RIVALRY FROM THE MICHIGAN POOL TO THE OLYMPICS, WITH TELLING EFFECT

By Leigh Montville

Fencing

A SPORT UNMASKED PASTIME OF THE NOBILITY OR DIRTY LITTLE SECRET OF THE GAMES? THE IMAGE OF FENCING IS NOTHING LIKE ITS REALITY

By Michael Farber SPECIAL REPORTING BY Jeff Lilley

Departments

Track And Field

FAST COMPANY FRANKIE FREDERICKS OF NAMIBIA IS THE LEADING MAN IN A STAR-STUDDED CAST HEADING FOR THE STARTING BLOCKS OF THE 100 METERS IN ATLANTA

By Tim Layden

Golf

THE ANTI-SHARK AT THE BRITISH OPEN, ROUGH AND RUMPLED TOM LEHMAN DID WHAT GREG NORMAN COULDN'T: HOLD OFF NICK FALDO TO WIN A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP

By Rick Reilly

Basketball

KAZAAM! IN BIG-BUCKS BIDDING, NEW LAKER (AND MOVIE GENIE) SHAQUILLE O'NEAL AND OTHER TOP NBA FREE AGENTS CONJURED STAGGERING RICHES

By Phil Taylor

Cycling

END OF AN ERA BJARNE RIIS, A LATE-BLOOMING DANE, OVERCAME CLIMATIC CHAOS TO BRING THE LONG REIGN OF MIGUEL INDURAIN TO A DECISIVE CLOSE

By Tim Crothers

Collectibles [bonus Piece]

HOUSE OF CARDS DRIVEN BY GREED, THE SPORTS- TRADING-CARD INDUSTRY ALL BUT COLLAPSED. CAN IT REBUILD ITSELF?

By John Garrity

PROTECTING THE INVESTMENT NBC'S OPENING-NIGHT COVERAGE WAS AS COMMERCIAL AS THE GAMES THEMSELVES

By John Schulian