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July 28, 1997 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

BRITS ON THE BRINK FRIENDS LEE WESTWOOD AND DARREN CLARKE HEAD A NEW WAVE OF EUROPEAN STARS

By John Garrity

SHADES OF ROYAL TROON A STUDY IN CONTRAST: THE SPECTACLE OF LAST WEEK'S BRITISH OPEN AND THE SIMPLE SPLENDOR OF THE LINKSLAND

LINKS, LOCHS AND LUXURY THE AUTHOR FOUND A BARGE TRIP IN SCOTLAND TO BE JUST THE RIGHT MIX OF GOLF, SIGHTSEEING AND HEDONISM

By E.M. Swift

NEWS AND NOTES

BOTTOM LINES

COMPILED BY Gary B. Smith

KO'D BY GOLF

By Oscar De La Hoya

TRIPLE THREAT THE CREATION OF A NEW BIG THREE IS EXACTLY WHAT THE GAME NEEDED

By Jaime Diaz

Sailing

THIS KIWI IS ONE SLY SKIPPER IN YACHT RACING NO ONE PLAYS THE GAME LIKE NEW ZEALAND'S RUSSELL COUTTS

By Julian Rubinstein

Baseball

PUNK WITH A NASTY DELIVERY DODGERS RELIEVER SCOTT RADINSKY THROWS SMOKE AND SINGS MUSIC THAT BURNS

By Franz Lidz

Bat Man

At 37, seven-time hitting champion Tony Gwynn has become so good that he is the most proficient batter since Ted Williams

By Tom Verducci

SIGN LANGUAGE HIDDEN CAMERAS, PHONY SIGNALS, DOUBLE-DEALING ESPIONAGE. NO THIS ISN'T THE CIA--WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE GAME WITHIN THE GAME OF BASEBALL

By Tim Kurkjian

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Focus

NEITHER NEW NOR IMPROVED BEHOLD THE WIFFLE BALL, STILL DIPPING AND DIVING 43 YEARS AFTER ITS MODEST DEBUT

By Franz Lidz

TO OUR READERS

By Bill Colson

Catching Up With...

DETROIT TIGERS CATCHER BILL FREEHAN APRIL 14, 1969

By Ron Fimrite

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Golf

JUSTIN TIME NOTHING--NOT PRESSURE, NOT BEING DOWN FIVE STROKES--COULD STOP JUSTIN LEONARD FROM WINNING THE BRITISH OPEN

By Rick Reilly

Pro Football

CHANGE OF IDENTITY JIM HARBAUGH AND THE COLTS REPORTED TO CAMP INTENT ON SHEDDING THEIR CINDERELLA IMAGE

By David Fleming

Boxing

THE ULTIMATE ARBITER AS MIKE TYSON LEARNED, MILLS LANE IS AN IRON JUDGE IN THE RING, AND IN COURT

By William Nack

Inside Baseball

AS THE TRADING DEADLINE NEARS, SOME BIG NAMES ARE ON THE BLOCK HEAVENLY ANGELS RADKE'S RADICAL REVERSAL

By Tim Crothers;Tom Verducci

Rankings [bonus Piece]

100TH BEST IN THE BACK OF THE ATHLETIC PACK, FAR FROM THE BRIGHT LIGHTS AND THE BIG MONEY, THE 100TH-BEST PERFORMERS TOIL AWAY, STRIVING AS HARD AS THE SUPERSTARS IN THEIR SPORTS AND DREAMING OF THE MOMENT THEY WILL TAKE THEIR PLACES AT THE TOP

By Leigh Montville

Departments

LETTERS

EX-CAL COACH SANCTIONED...FATHER HOLYFIELD...WHO WILL OWN THE ISLANDERS?...FIRST BOXING NATIONALS FOR WOMEN...THE CREATINE CRAZE...LEE SMITH RETIRES

EDITED BY Hank Hersch AND Alexander Wolff