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Golf Plus

A BUICK TUNE-UP A NEW MODEL VIJAY SINGH ROARED PAST ERNIE ELS AT THE TOUR'S FINAL ROAD TEST BEFORE THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

By Gary Van Sickle

A HAIL OF A WIN JOHN HARRIS MADE SURE THAT THE U.S. TURNED THE WALKER CUP INTO A WALKOVER

By Rick Lipsey

NEWS AND NOTES

BOTTOM LINES

COMPILED BY Gary B. Smith

A TAXING SITUATION

By Michael C. Fondo

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Catching Up With...

SHOT PUT CHAMPION PARRY O'BRIEN MARCH 21, 1955

By Merrell Noden

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Motor Sports

RIDING SHOTGUN WITH JEFF GORDON WANT TO HURTLE AROUND A BANKED OVAL WITH NASCAR'S HOTTEST DRIVER? STRAP YOURSELF IN

By Ed Hinton

Baseball

PAYING OFF THE FLORIDA MARLINS HAVE PLENTY TO SHOW FOR THEIR RECORD-SETTING OFF-SEASON SPENDING SPREE, INCLUDING ONE OF THE BEST RECORDS IN THE GAME

By E.M. Swift

NO RELIEF IN SIGHT FOR MORE AND MORE CLOSERS, THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRAIN OF THE JOB HAS SIMPLY BECOME TOO MUCH TO BEAR

By Tom Verducci

Track And Field

RELAY AN EGG THE U.S. MEN'S PENCHANT FOR BOTCHING THE 4X100 CONTINUED, DISTRESSINGLY, AT THE WORLDS

By Tim Layden

Pro Football

TOPSY TURVY IN DECLINE AND DISARRAY SINCE THEIR SUPER BOWL TURN, THE CHARGERS TRY TO RETOOL FOR THE FUTURE

By Michael Silver

Basketball [bonus Piece]

ASPHALT LEGENDS TWENTY YEARS AFTER HIS GROUNDBREAKING BOOK ON SUMMER HOOPS, THE AUTHOR RETURNED TO NEW YORK TO CHECK OUT THE STATE OF THE CITY GAME

By Rick Telander

Inside Baseball

STRIKEOUTS ARE PILING UP AT AN ALARMING RATE A SCINTILLATING SEASON FOR SCHILLING HARNISCH'S RETURN

By Kelli Anderson

COINCIDENCE? WE THINK NOT! THE BABE AND ELVIS DIED ON THE SAME DATE--AND THE EERIE PARALLELS ONLY BEGIN THERE

By Scott Ostler

Departments

LETTERS

MADDUX IS WORTH IT...ROY JONES'S HEAVY CHALLENGE...BOMB JOLTS STOCKHOLM'S OLYMPIC HOPES...BASEBALL EJECTIONS...A WINNING STORY IN THE HAMBLETONIAN

EDITED BY Richard O'Brien AND Hank Hersch STAFF WRITER Kostya Kennedy