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Golf Plus

GET WELL SOON LOREN ROBERTS SALVAGED HIS SEASON, BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON OTHERS AS THE TOUR TURNS FOR HOME

By Gary Van Sickle

A NEW DAWN THERE ARE NO MORE MANANAS FOR VALDERRAMA, WHERE ALL IS READY FOR THE FIRST RYDER CUP IN CONTINENTAL EUROPE

By Jaime Diaz

MAKING THE GRADE IF YOU CAN CORRECTLY ANSWER THESE 25 QUESTIONS, YOU'RE AN EXPERT ON THE RYDER CUP

By Gary Van Sickle

BULLETPROOF SCOTT HOCH HAS NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN AT VALDERRAMA

By Michael Bamberger

A PERFECT MATCH

By Alan Shipnuck

DREAM TEAMS THE 24 PLAYERS WHO HAVE HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON THE RYDER CUP

NEWS AND NOTES

BOTTOM LINES

COMPILED BY Gary B. Smith

RYDER REDUX

By Mark Calcavecchia

PAPER TIGER THE LESSON NOT LEARNED: THE U.S. TEAM IS NEVER AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS

By Alan Shipnuck

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Catching Up With...

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION DANNY LOPEZ FEBRUARY 12, 1979

By JON WERTHEIM

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Reporter-At-Large

IN BALBOA'S BOOTSTEPS THE AUTHOR SLOGGED THROUGH PANAMA'S JUNGLE TO THE PACIFIC

By Franz Lidz

Books

A COUPLE OF CURVEBALLS TWO WRITERS WANDER THROUGH BASEBALL, ONE LOOKING FOR AMERICA, THE OTHER FOR HIMSELF

By Ron Fimrite

Pro Football

SOUND AND FURY ALLEGEDLY MELLOWED COACH MIKE DITKA WENT BALLISTIC ON HIS INEPT SAINTS AS THEY WERE BEING CRUSHED BY THE 49ERS

By Michael Silver

TUNA BOWL THE PATRIOTS HELD OFF THE JETS IN OVERTIME, BUT NOT BEFORE GETTING A LESSON OR TWO FROM THEIR OLD BOSS

By Austin Murphy

College Football

MAN OF THE HOUR WITH ITS NEWFOUND PRESTIGE ENDANGERED NORTH CAROLINA TURNED TO NO. 2 QUARTERBACK OSCAR DAVENPORT, WHO WAS FIRST-RATE

By Tim Layden

Putting Peyton in His Place

That’s what Florida coach Steve Spurrier has been doing to Tennessee’s Peyton Manning with his one-liners and what the Gators may well do to him on Saturday

By Tim Layden

Boxing

OSCAR WORTHY BY DOMINATING A GAME BUT OVER-THE-HILL HECTOR CAMACHO, OSCAR DE LA HOYA RETAINED HIS WELTERWEIGHT CROWN AND ENHANCED HIS STAR QUALITY

By Richard Hoffer

Beach Volleyball

SAND BLAST THE FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL WERE A HIT, BUT THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SPORT'S FUTURE CONTINUES

By Michael Bamberger

Baseball

SOMEBODY'S PERFECT ALREADY THE GAME'S BEST DEFENSIVE CATCHER, FLORIDA'S CHARLES JOHNSON HAS BEEN ERROR-FREE THIS SEASON

By Tom Verducci

Inside The NFL

THE SEAHAWKS WENT BACK TO BASICS AND OVERWHELMED THE COLTS THE VIKINGS' WISE INVESTMENT GREEN BAY STOCK

By Peter King

THE INNER GAME DEFENSING DESMOND

By David Fleming

DR. Z'S FORECAST

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Football

A SMASH HIT BRIAN GRIESE GETS THE NOD AT MICHIGAN AND A BIG WIN OVER COLORADO EARTH TO ARKANSAS SOME NOT VERY SPECIAL TEAMS SUN DEVIL SURPRISE

By Ivan Maisel

DAUNTE CULPEPPER CENTRAL FLORIDA'S BIG-TIME PASSER

By Marty Burns

Boxing [bonus Piece]

THE LONG COUNT SEVENTY YEARS AGO, IN A HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE BOUT IN CHICAGO, JACK DEMPSEY KNOCKED GENE TUNNEY TO THE CANVAS. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT MADE THIS THE MOST FAMOUS FIGHT IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF SPORTS

By William Nack

RYDING HIGH A ROUND OF REASONS WHY THE RYDER CUP IS THE BEST THING GOING IN SPORTS

By Rick Reilly

Departments

LETTERS

HOW ATHLETES PAY FOR THEIR CRIMES...THE SABRES RATTLE THEIR STAR...EMPTY SEATS IN NFL STADIUMS...TRANSPLANTED CRICKET RIVALRY...CARL LEWIS MAKES HIS FINAL RUN

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

HOUSTON, TEXAS, SEPTEMBER 13, 1997 BETWEEN HALVES OF A FOOTBALL GAME, CARL LEWIS'S STORIED CAREER CAME TO A CLOSE

By Franz Lidz EDITED BY Richard O'Brien AND Hank Hersch