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Golf Plus

A BREAK WITH TRADITION NOTHING WENT AS EXPECTED WHEN GIL MORGAN WON HIS FIRST MAJOR ON THE SENIOR TOUR

By Gary Van Sickle

ON A ROLL BRAD FAXON PICKED A GOOD TIME TO COME UP BIG WITH HIS SHORT GAME

By Robinson Holloway

NEWS AND NOTES

BACKSPIN ANOTHER TAKE ON THE HEADLINES

By Gary B. Smith

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

By Judy Frank Jablow

NBA Extra

TOUCHY SUBJECT PISTONS FORWARD OTIS THORPE IS ONE OF THE LEAGUE'S HARDEST-WORKING AND MOST UNSELFISH PLAYERS--BUT ALSO ONE OF ITS MOST THIN-SKINNED

By William F. Reed

TO OUR READERS

By Donald M. Elliman Jr.

THE DIRTIEST PLAYER?

By William F. Reed

TO BE CONTINUED

By Tim Kurkjian

HOOP SCOOP

By Marty Burns

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Hockey

NO REGRETS MARIO LEMIEUX HAS DECIDED TO END HIS BRILLIANT NHL CAREER, AND FOR HIM--BUT NOT FOR THE PENGUINS--HIS RETIREMENT IS COMING NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON

By E.M. Swift

Pro Basketball

THE LATE SHOW SHAWN KEMP'S CHRONIC TARDINESS HAS THROWN THE SUPERSONICS INTO A TAILSPIN, BUT THE ENIGMATIC SUPERSTAR SWEARS IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN

By Phil Taylor

Baseball

BLOWN AWAY THE CUBS, SCHEDULED TO OPEN THEIR SEASON WITH 11 GAMES AGAINST BASEBALL'S BEST PITCHERS, PROMPTLY LOST THEIR FIRST SIX IN A ROW

By Tom Verducci

BRADY HITS 'EM IN BUNCHES AFTER SURPASSING ALL EXPECTATIONS WITH AN UNWORLDLY 50-HOME-RUN SEASON, WHAT ON EARTH CAN BRADY ANDERSON DO FOR AN ENCORE?

By Michael Bamberger

Pro Football

TOUCH DOWN A REJUVENATED MIKE DITKA WAS IN MIDSEASON FORM AS HE COACHED HIS FIRST PRACTICE WITH THE SAINTS

By Peter King

Special Report [bonus Piece]

OVER THE EDGE AWARE THAT DRUG TESTING IS A SHAM, ATHLETES TO RELY MORE THAN EVER ON BANNED PERFORMANCE ENHANCERS

By Michael Bamberger; Don Yaeger

UNDER SUSPICION AFTER WINNING THREE GOLD MEDALS IN ATLANTA, IRISH SWIMMER MICHELLE SMITH SHOULD BE A BIG STAR--BUT TOO MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT HER VICTORIES WERE DRUG-AIDED

By Michael Bamberger

Inside The NBA

HEAT WAVE MIAMI WILL BE ENTERING THE PLAYOFFS AS PAT RILEY'S BEST ROAD TEAM EVER

By Jackie MacMullan

Inside Baseball

KEVIN MITCHELL AND DEION RETURN IN STYLE SPRING FLINGS HOME RUN BINGE BY LARRY WALKER

By Tim Crothers; Michael Farber

CRASH BUT NO SMASH EVERYTHING IS DELUXE AT THE NEW TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY--EXCEPT THE TRACK

By Ed Hinton

Departments

LETTERS

Scorecard

By Tim Crothers SCORECARD STAFF WRITER Kostya Kennedy EDITED BY Richard O'Brien AND Hank Hersch