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Yesterday

HOMETOWN HEROES THE FIRST LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES, IN 1947, WAS WON BY WILLIAMSPORT'S OWN

By Robert Strauss

Spotlight

GOODBYE BROADWAY, HELLO BRONX SUZYN WALDMAN LEFT THE MUSICAL STAGE AND NOW COVERS THE NEW YORK YANKEES

By John Solomon

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Golf Plus

YOU DA MAN! LEE JANZEN MADE TOM KITE'S JOB AS CAPTAIN A LITTLE EASIER BY PROVING WITH HIS PLAY AT WINGED FOOT THAT HE BELONGED ON THE RYDER CUP TEAM

By Rick Reilly

STRAIGHT SHOOTER JOHN DALY IS DETERMINED TO MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT, ON AND OFF THE COURSE

By Alan Shipnuck

A MAD MASTER A.W. TILLINGHAST, THE ARCHITECT OF WINGED FOOT, WAS KNOWN FOR HIS OUTSTANDING COURSES AND OUTLANDISH LIFESTYLE

By Ron Fimrite

NEWS AND NOTES

BOTTOM LINES

COMPILED BY Gary B. Smith

THE BIG BOYS AND ME

By MIKE BURKE JR.

A LEAP YEAR THE MESSAGE FROM THIS SEASON'S MAJORS IS THAT THE FUTURE IS NOW

By John Garrity

Catching Up With...

HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER PETE DAWKINS NOVEMBER 24, 1958

By Seth Davis

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Volleyball

SKY'S THE LIMIT THROUGH THE STARLINGS PROGRAM, A NAVAJO GIRLS' TEAM FROM ARIZONA HAS TAKEN WING

By Grant Wahl

Focus

THROW THE JAB, GRANDMA BOXING AEROBICS, TAUGHT BY FORMER FIGHTERS, IS THE LATEST FITNESS FAD

By Daniel Green

Track & Field

TEACH COACHING, SEE THE WORLD TRAVELING TO THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES TO TRAIN COACHES IS LINDA BLADE'S IDEA OF A PERFECT SUMMER VACATION

By Deborah J. Waldman

Reporter-At-Large

EXIT SIGNS THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF TICKTACKS, WHO MIME ODDS AT BRITISH TRACKS, IS DYING OUT

By Franz Lidz

Golf

AT LONG LAST, LOVE DAVIS LOVE III ENDED A CAREER-LONG STRING OF MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENTS WITH A DECISIVE WIN AT THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

By Jaime Diaz

Pro Basketball

AN IMMOVABLE FORCE HAIXIA ZHENG IS 6'8" AND HAS A NICE TOUCH, BUT SHE'S THE SLOWEST PLAYER IN THE WNBA

By Franz Lidz

COMET'S TALE ON AND OFF THE COURT, HOUSTON'S CYNTHIA COOPER IS, INDEED, MOST VALUABLE

By Johnette Howard

Pro Football

REALITY BITES UPSTART JACKSONVILLE LEARNED HOW CRUEL NFL LIFE CAN BE WHEN MARK BRUNELL WENT DOWN

By Leigh Montville

Baseball

LIARS' POKER BLUFF? BLOCK? SNEAK? ANYTHING GOES IN LATE-SEASON WAIVERS

By Tom Verducci

Inside Baseball

CLEVELAND'S SLOPPY PLAY IS KEEPING THE AL CENTRAL RACE TIGHT CY YOUNG TO SAYONARA--AND BACK BEECH READING

By Tim Crothers

College Football 97

HANGIN' ON THE CORNER IN THIS AGE OF THE EIGHT-MAN FRONT AND THE WEST COAST OFFENSE, THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IN THE GAME IS THE BUMP-AND-RUN, LIGHTNING-QUICK, DARE-YOU-TO-THROW-MY-WAY CORNERBACK

By Tim Layden

1.PENN STATE

By Ivan Maisel

2. TENNESSEE

By Jeff Pearlman

3. WASHINGTON

By Marty Burns

4. FLORIDA

By Jeff Pearlman

5. COLORADO

By Kelvin C. Bias

6. FLORIDA STATE

By Ivan Maisel

7. NORTH CAROLINA

By Robbi Pickeral

8. NEBRASKA

By Grant Wahl

9. NOTRE DAME

By Marty Burns

10. LSU

By Jeff Pearlman

11. OHIO STATE

By Seth Davis

12. ALABAMA

By RICHARD DEUTSCH

13. TEXAS

By RICHARD DEUTSH

HIGH STAKES GAMBLER MORE THAN THE BIG 12 TITLE WAS ON THE LINE WHEN TEXAS QUARTERBACK JAMES BROWN ROLLED THE DICE AGAINST NEBRASKA

By Tim Layden

14. MIAMI

By Grant Wahl

15. ARIZONA

By KELVIN BIAS

16. MICHIGAN STATE

By B.J. Schecter

17. SYRACUSE

By B. J. SCHECTER

18. MICHIGAN

By Christian Stone

19. STANFORD

By Paul Gutierrez

20. AUBURN

By Robbi Pickeral

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TOP 20 LOWER DIVISIONS

BEACH BALL QUARTERBACK BRIAN AH YAT IS THE LATEST IN A LONG LINE OF HAWAIIANS WHO HAVE HELPED TURN MONTANA INTO A POWER

By Ivan Maisel

STARTING OVER NINE YEARS AFTER HIS SUPER BOWL HEROICS, DOUG WILLIAMS TRIES TO BRING FOOTBALL RESPECTABILITY TO MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

By Michael Bamberger

CLEANING UP AT MOUNT UNION, HOME TO THE BEST TEAM OF THE '90S, NO PLAYER GETS CUT, AND THE STAR QUARTERBACK DOES THE LAUNDRY

By David Fleming

FIRST-TIME JITTERS TEAMS NEED NOT FEAR USING A ROOKIE QUARTERBACK CAN AN AD CAMPAIGN HOOK YOUNG FANS? COLORADO'S NIKE DEAL

By Ivan Maisel

CUT OFF FROM THE HERD RANDY MOSS, THE MOST GIFTED PLAYER IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL, IS LEADING THE REVIVAL OF A MARSHALL PROGRAM STILL HAUNTED BY A DEVASTATING 1970 PLANE CRASH. BUT MOSS CARES LITTLE ABOUT THE THUNDERING HERD'S PAST--AND WON'T BE AROUND FOR ITS

By S.L. Price

"You Need to Keep Cryin' "

Grief-stricken coach John Chaney leads Temple through a succession of tragedies

By Gary Smith

Departments

LETTERS

TO OUR READERS

By Bill Colson

PITY THE RYDER CUP CAPTAIN...SEXUAL ABUSE IN YOUTH HOCKEY...VOLLEYBALL STAR TURNS AUTHOR...GOOD ATHLETES, BAD MOMENTS...SIS-BOOM-BARBIE...KIPKETER SETS RECORD

EDITED BY Richard O'Brien AND Kostya Kennedy

TAKING HER SHOT BIG GIRL IN THE MIDDLE, BY GABRIELLE REECE AND KAREN KARBO, CROWN, $24

By Michael Silver

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, AUGUST 17, 1997 SEEKING TO DRUM UP INTEREST IN INDIANA FOOTBALL, THE HOOSIERS TOOK TO THE ROAD

By Kelli Anderson