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Books

PICTURES AND WORDS TO SAVOR MANY OF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON'S SPORTS VOLUMES ARE ACTUALLY WORTH READING

By Ron Fimrite

NFL Extra

DOWN, NOT OUT DESPITE A RASH OF INJURIES, THE COLTS HAVE REMAINED COOL AND CONFIDENT--AND IN THE PLAYOFF CHASE

By David Fleming; John Walters; William F. Reed; RICHARD DEUTSCH

TO OUR READERS

By Bill Colson

RAY RHODES'S FIRE AND BRIMSTONE TOOK PHILLY TO THE BRINK OF DEFEAT AGAINST THE LOWLY JETS

By Paul Zimmerman

First Person

STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND OR HOW ONE WOMAN FELT JOINING A TEAM AT THE MACHO NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB

By Grace Cornelius

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Mountain Climbing

ALONE ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD AMONG ELITE MOUNTAINEERS ED VIESTURS STANDS APART

By Douglas Gantenbein

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Games

JOCKS' STOCKING STUFFERS NEW VIDEO RELEASES IN BASEBALL, HOOPS AND HOCKEY ARE MORE REALISTIC THAN EVER

By Albert Kim

Golf

DIFFERENT STROKES AROMATHERAPY AND YOGA HELPED MAHARISHI HIGH WIN THE IOWA STATE TITLE

By Franz Lidz

Sportsman Of The Year

The Chosen One

Tiger Woods was raised to believe that his destiny is not only to be the greatest golfer ever but also to change the world. Will the pressures of celebrity grind him down first?

By Gary Smith

THE BIG BANG TEXTBOOK TECHNIQUE IS ONLY PART OF THE REASON TIGER WOODS, THOUGH SLIGHT, PACKS SUCH POWER

By Jaime Diaz

Baseball

DEEP SIX IN A BLOCKBUSTER $89.1 MILLION SPENDING SPREE, THE MARLINS HAULED IN HALF A DOZEN FREE AGENTS, LED BY NATIVE FLORIDIAN ALEX FERNANDEZ

By Michael Farber

Pro Football

BIG D, VERY LITTLE O SPUTTERING ON OFFENSE AND BESET BY NEW DRUG RUMORS, DALLAS NEEDED STAUNCH DEFENSE TO BEAT THE PATS AND CLINCH THE NFC EAST

By Michael Silver

ON THE EDGE DENNIS GREEN FINDS HIS JOB IN JEOPARDY, THOUGH HE LED THE VIKINGS INTO THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN FIVE YEARS

By Peter King

IT'S JUST NOT THE SAME ALTHOUGH BALTIMOREANS STILL PINE FOR JOHNNY U AND THE OLD COLTS, THEY'RE GLAD TO HAVE THE RAVENS

By Mike Littwin

Boxing

BOWE BY LOW ANDREW GOLOTA AGAIN SANK TO THE DEPTHS TO SQUANDER A SOUND BEATING OF RIDDICK BOWE

By Franz Lidz

Pro Basketball

C'MON, ALREADY! AS THEIR IMPATIENT FANS GRUMBLE, THE REVAMPED KNICKS HAVE BEEN SLOW TO HIT THEIR STRIDE

By Phil Taylor

College Football

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE THE MOVES WITH 22 MAJOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAMS CHANGING COACHES, SCORES OF ASSISTANTS ARE SCRAMBLING FOR NEW JOBS

By John Garrity

College Basketball

SURFACE TENSION NEITHER THE PRESSURES OF FATHERHOOD NOR THE LURE OF THE NBA COULD MAKE KEITH VAN HORN FORSAKE UTAH--AND A PROMISE TO HIS DAD

By Tim Crothers

Inside The NFL

THE TERRIBLE TWOS SECOND-YEAR JAGUARS MAKE A PLAYOFF RUN SIMEON RICE SIMMERS IN THE DESERT WUERFFEL'S FUTURE IN QUESTION

By Peter King

A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO AVOID A STOMPING BY DAVID STERN, THE NEW WOMEN'S ABL SHOULD HEED THIS ADVICE

By Alexander Wolff

Departments

LETTERS

EDDIE ROBINSON HANGS ON...THE WARRIORS' GIVEAWAYS... SULLIED AWARD NOMINEE STEPS ASIDE..."JERRY MAGUIRE"... BOSTON'S CROSS-COUNTRY SURPRISE...NCAA SOCCER

By Tim Layden; Leigh Montville WRITER/REPORTER Kostya Kennedy EDITED BY Jack McCallum AND Richard O'Brien