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Golf Plus

PAVING THE WAY THE KEMPER PROVED A PERFECT PREP FOR THE U.S. OPEN

By Gary Van Sickle

NEWS AND NOTES

COMPILED BY Gary B. Smith

COMPILED BY Gary B. Smith

BACK TO REALITY

By Mike Ditka

THE ROAD TO NOWHERE THIS GOLF ODYSSEY IS HEAVY ON ATTITUDE, SHORT ON SOUL

By John Garrity

Focus

CALL HIM COACH JOHN LUCAS HAS SEGUED FROM THE NBA TO PRO TENNIS TO HELP LORI MCNEIL REBUILD HER GAME

By L. Jon Wertheim

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Cycling

THE ULTIMATE TORTURE THE TOUGHER THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CHALLENGE IS, THE MORE RIDERS LOVE IT

By Michael Finkel

Motor Sports

BIG DADDY STILL LOVES SPEED DRAG RACING LEGEND DON GARLITS RUNS A FLORIDA MUSEUM FULL OF SWAMP RAT RACERS

By Jim Reisler

Reporter At Large

A NIGHT AT THE RACES THE HOUR IS LATE AND THE BETTING FIERCE IN TORONTO WHEN IT'S POST TIME IN HONG KONG

By ALLEN ABEL

Catching Up With...

JOCKEY STEVE CAUTHEN DECEMBER 19, 1977

By Grant Wahl

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

NHL Playoffs

CRUSHED THE RED WINGS SWEPT TO THEIR FIRST STANLEY CUP IN 42 YEARS BY OUTSKATING, OUTHITTING AND OUTPLAYING THE OVERMATCHED FLYERS

By Michael Farber

DON'T EXPECT AN ENCORE UNLIKE IN THE OLD DAYS, NHL TEAMS RARELY REPEAT. HERE'S WHY

By Austin Murphy

Horse Racing

SILVER LINING SILVER CHARM LOST HIS BID FOR THE TRIPLE CROWN, BUT HIS QUEST WON FANS FOR A SPORT SORELY IN NEED OF THEM

By William Nack

Pro Basketball

PASS MASTER JOHN STOCKTON'S COURT SAVVY HELPED THE NEVER-SAY-DIE JAZZ FIGHT ITS WAY BACK INTO THE NBA FINALS

By Phil Taylor

Tennis

FRENCH FARCE IN A TOURNAMENT ONLY JERRY LEWIS COULD LOVE, UPSTARTS GUSTAVO KUERTEN AND IVA MAJOLI MADE LIKE WORLD-BEATERS AT ROLAND GARROS

By S.L. Price

Baseball

WHAT A STEAL A LOW-PRICED LINEUP STOCKED WITH HIGH-SPIRITED YOUNG PLAYERS HAS GIVEN PENNY-PINCHING PITTSBURGH A LOT OF BANG FOR ITS BUCS

By Tom Verducci

College Baseball

TIGER MANIA LSU HAD THE DIRT ON ALABAMA AND WON ITS FOURTH COLLEGE WORLD SERIES IN THE '90S

By David Fleming

Inside Baseball

BRUCE RUFFIN BATTLES STEVE BLASS DISEASE THE CLARK-PALMEIRO RIVALRY SCHILLING DISSES DEION

By Tim Crothers

Pro Football

RUNAROUND BARRY SANDERS SKIPPED ANOTHER LIONS MINICAMP AS HIS CONTRACT TALKS WENT NOWHERE FAST

By Johnette Howard

Baseball [bonus Piece]

LIVIN' LARGE OFT-INJURED KEVIN MITCHELL LOVES TOYS AND CLUBHOUSE HIGH JINKS, BUT THE FORMER MVP IS ALSO A GUARDIAN ANGEL--AND MORE

By Tom Verducci

WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON THE RITUAL HANDSHAKE BETWEEN STANLEY CUP COMBATANTS IS SPORTS' FINEST FINISHING TOUCH

By Michael Farber

Departments

LETTERS

FLAWED FORMAT IN THE NBA FINALS...A ROWING TRADITION RUNS AGROUND...INDY CAR FIGHTS AND FOUL-UPS...A SOUTHPAW MAKES HER PITCH...DALE BROWN HUNTS BIGFOOT

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