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Golf Plus

JOHNNY ON THE SPOT JOHNNY MILLER FOUND HIS SENIOR DEBUT PLENTY OF FUN BUT LESS THAN FULFILLING

By Alan Shipnuck

ONE OF A KIND BEN HOGAN WAS OFTEN IMITATED, BUT THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE HIM

By Jaime Diaz

NEWS AND NOTES

BOTTOM LINES

COMPILED BY Gary B. Smith

LIVING WITH THE YIPS

By Shirley Huggan

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Catching Up With...

SWIMMING CHAMPION MARK SPITZ SEPTEMBER 4, 1972

By Merrell Noden

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Baseball

VALENTINE DAYS PRICKLY MANAGER BOBBY VALENTINE HAS SOFTENED, AND HIS SURPRISING METS ARE PLAYING THEIR HEARTS OUT

By Tom Verducci

Pro Football

FRESH LEGS FOR BETTER OR WORSE, THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE TAKEN ON A STRIKINGLY NEW LOOK

By Peter King

CHIEF WORRY

PUBLIC ACTIVIST AND CELEBRITY QUARTERBACK STEVE YOUNG FACES A PRIVATE CHALLENGE: FINDING A MORMON WIFE AND STARTING A FAMILY

By Peter King

Swimming

BACK FROM THE DEPTHS RECOVERED FROM AN ANGUISHING HEART AILMENT, CHAD CARVIN FLASHED HIS OLD FORM AT THE NATIONALS

By Leigh Montville

Hockey

BUSTED JOHN SPANO'S GIDDY RUN AS AN NHL OWNER ENDED QUICKLY AMID CHARGES OF FRAUD AND DECEIT

By Alexander Wolff SPECIAL REPORTING BY Michael Farber, Lester Munson, Sonja Steptoe AND Don Yaeger

College Basketball

JULY MADNESS

By Seth Davis FOR PLAYERS LIKE Richard Jefferson, TRYING TO CATCH THE EYE OF COLLEGE RECRUITERS MADE FOR A WILD MONTH

Golf [bonus Piece]

THE CADDIE WAS A REINDEER OR WAS IT? THAT WAS ONE OF THE MYSTERIES THE AUTHOR PLUMBED AS HE DROVE INTO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE, PAST SANTA'S WORKSHOP, IN SEARCH OF THE NORTHERNMOST 18 HOLES ON EARTH

By Steve Rushin

Inside Baseball

A REST BEFORE THE STRETCH RUN MIGHT BE JUST THE THING FOR RIPKEN SUTTON BELONGS IN THE HALL HAMELIN'S RETURN

By Tim Crothers

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS A CYCLIST WITH NO CHANCE OF WINNING THE TOUR DE FRANCE STILL FINDS IT IRRESISTIBLE

By Michael Bamberger

Departments

LETTERS

A GERMAN TOUR-IST MAKES HISTORY...NOTRE DAME MUDDIES THE BOWL PICTURE...NHL OWNERS AND THE FEDS...BASEBALL'S NEW NO. 2... A DOLPHIN WORTHY OF THE HALL

EDITED BY Hank Hersch AND Kostya Kennedy

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, JULY 27, 1997 TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AFTER HELPING BRIDGE TWO NATIONS, TWO PING-PONGERS MET AGAIN

By Richard Hoffer