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January
29
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Valeria Mazza and Tyra Banks
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Pro Basketball - Toy Story (The Bulls are making child's play of foes as they shoot for a record 70 wins.), Figure Skating - A Real Gem Dandy (Michelle Kwan and Rudy Galindo sparkled at the nationals.(, Hockey - The East is a Beast (The NHL, like the NFL, has one conference that keeps clobbering the other.), College Basketball - Trying Times (For Purdue's Gene Keady, usually a winner, it was a week of personal losses.), Swimsuits - Hot Spots (At Phinda, a private game reserve in the Natal Bush, you can get as close to the animals as you like.), (From the Cape Peninsula to the Kalahari Desert, out models warmed to their days in South Africa.), (Soweto's talented young athletes are striving to excel. But they remain hindered by the harsh legacy of apartheid.) Baseball - Do Not Disturb (Roberto Alomar, the Orioles' new second baseman, keeps a low profile off the field.), Super Bowl Preview - Seems Like Old Times (The Cowboys and Steelers of today are heirs to a championship tradition.), (The Dallas offense figures to tear through Pittsburgh.), (If the Steelers' D can harass Troy Aikman, Pittsburgh might upset Dallas.), (Greg Lloyd, the Steelers' top linebacker, levels his adversaries with direct hits.), (By doing things his way, Dallas coach Barry Switzer is silencing his critics.), (Super Bowl host city Phoenix is sizzling.)
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March
4
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Dennis Rodman
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Pro Basketball - Tricks of the Trade (With elbows and erudition, the Bull's Dennis Rodman rules over nBA rebounders), Baseball - Now Hear This (A lot of major league teams are addressing diffucult questions during spring traning), College Basketball - Top Gun (That's how Ray Allen of UConn ranks in a conference that's full of high-flying shooters), Pro Football - Paup Fiction (The Bill's Bryce Paup had to cook up a buzz-cut, tough-guy demeaner to offset a family-man image), Horse Racing - Frivolous Youth (Built for Pleasure, at 143-1, made a mockery of Derby prospects in the Fountain of Youth), Boxing - Dark Days (After a beating in the ring, Gerald McClellan is blind, oblivious and buffeted by feuds)
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April
1
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Manny Ramirez
Contents - College Basketball - The Final Drive (Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi State and Syracuse make up a formidable Final Four), Figure Skating - Red Hot (Flawless performances by Michelle Kwan and Todd Eldredge helped the U.S. rule the Worlds), Pro Football - Dropping The Ball (By getting caught in a hotel room during a drug bust, Cowboy Michael Irvin lost luster) Pro Basketball - On Spring Break (Cedric Ceballo's bizarre vacation threatened the good chemistry of the Magic Johnson Lakers) Baseball Preview 1996 - Good Hands People (These days players are fielding their positions better than ever), Playmaker (Omar Vizquel, the Indians shortstop, fields so well, sometimes he doesn't even need a glove), Wall Bangers (Outfielders can only go so far after a fly ball, but some stop at nothing to prevent a run from scoring), AL Scouting (The Orioles, the Indians and the Angels are our choices to win the division championships), Second Effort (A work ethic instilled by his father helped Astros All-Star Craig Biggio go from catcher to infielder), NL Scouting (The Braves and the Dodgers should repeat as division champs, with the Astros joining their company) Departments - Letters, Faces In The Crowd, Scorecard, Inside The NBA, Point After
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May
6
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Albert Belle
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Hockey - Full Tilt (In the NHL's fiercest first-round playoff series, the Blues upended the Maple Leafs), Pro Football - Patriot Games (New England fumbled in picking Christian Peter of Nebraska and tried to recover by cutting him), NBA Playoffs - Up in the Air (Both teams struggled as the Lakers tried to put an early end to the Rockets' hopes of three-peating) (A loss to the Kings had the SOnics wondering if they were doomed to relive past pratfalls), Baseball - New York...New York (New shortstops Derek Jeter and Rey Ordonez stir memories for Yankees and Mets fans) (He Thrives on ANger (Albert Belle is all the rage in Cleveland, because he can turn his fury into power at the plate), Pro Basketball - Schools's Out (Philadelphia schoolboy star Kobe Bryant is headed straight for the NBA draft), Tennis - Master Strokes (Because all his best works are done on clay, Thomas Muster's brush with greatness irks rivals), College Football - Now for the Hard Part (After a magical season Northwestern tries to maintain its integrity while it keeps on winning)
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May
27
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Phil Jackson
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Bitter Pill (Green Bay's Brett Favre talks about his addiction to painkillers), A New High (Dwight Gooden throws a no-hitter), Pick 'em (Seattle and Utah meet in the Western Finals), Fast Times in Hotlanta (Track and Field in their Olympic Stadium), Coming of Age (Ed Jovanovski helps Florida in their quest for the Stanley Cup), Night and Day (Pat Day wins his fifth Preakness), Part of the Crowd (Gary Sheffield is happy playing for Florida), Sitting Bull (Phil Jackson as coach of the Chicago Bulls)
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July
1
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Emmitt Smith
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Olympics - Hot Stuff (Michael Johnson's blazing 200 was the highlight of U.S. track and field trials), Don't Look Now (Diver Scott Donie wins the springboard trials) Baseball - Triple Threats (No one has won the triple crown in 28 years, can it be done?), One Lucky Buck (Arizona manager Buck Showalter) NBA Baskebtall - Poof! (Free agents, like Shaquille O'Neal, who could disappear from their teams) Boxing - Battle of the Bulge (Buster Douglas loses weight and wins a fight) NFL Football - Emmitt Unplugged (Emmitt Smith of the Cowboys)
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July
8
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Alex Rodriguez
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Baseball - Trading Places (In a striking reversal of roles, the bickering Orioles took on the coolheaded Yankees.), Fairest Of Them All (Mariner's shortstop Alex Rodriguez is the best young player in the game.) Tennis and Soccer - Toffs and Yobs (In one week Wimbledon swells and Wembley proles inhabited the same universe.) Pro Football - The Party's Over (Michael Irvin's drug case took a bare turn when a cop allegedly tried to have him killed.) Olympics - Flips and Flops (The U.S. Women's gymnastics team has depth, while the men's team plumbs the depths.) Food - Dog Days (Our man pigged out from coast to coast and rated the fare in all 28 major league ballparks.) Departments - Letters, Faces In The Crowd, Scorecard, Inside Baseball, Inside The NBA, Point After
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July
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Olympic Preview Issue
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The Games - Made in the U.S.A. (These Olympics will be a tribute to capitalism as well as brotherhood) The Cities - Atlanta, Savannah The U.S. - The Home Team (Factoids and figurres from our survey of the members of the U.S. Olympic team), Michael Johnson (The world's greatest sprinter), Dominique Moceanu (14 year old gymnast), The U.S. Women (Basketball team), Tom Dolan (Swimming), Amanda Beard (Swimming), Rebecca Twigg (Cycling), Bruce Baumgartner (Wrestling), Ruth Davidon (Rowing) The World - Franzi van Almsick (German swimmer), Donovan Bailey (Canada's track star), African Runners (They live to run), Chinese Women (China's most valuable Olympic resource is it's female athlete), Ariel Hernandez (Cuban boxer) Five Nations - Indian Field Hockey, Russian Wrestling, Australian Swimming, Indonesian Badminton, Romanian Gymnastics Medal Picks
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August
5
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Carl Lewis
Contents - Stained Games (A bloody blast in Atlanta forever changed the games), Munich's Message (A 1972 Olympian realizes anew that the games must go on), Coming On Strong (Three stirring victories helped to return focus to the athletes), Leap To Glory (Carl Lewis added a thrilling final chapter to his Olympic story), Profile In Courage (With emotion and heroism, the American women won gold), Pot Of Gold (An Irish champion's medals were tarnished by controversy), Both Worlds (Cuba beat the U.S. in a prelude to a probable showdown for the gold), Fun In The Sun (A venerable U.S. champ was among those who won on the sand), Southern Exposures (Arresting images of bodies in motion surfaced during the first half of the 1996 games), Family Tree (Thanks to a bond with a small African nation, a Georgian finds his roots), Ediface Rex (The Georgia World Congress Center is the colossus of venues) Departments - Faces In The Crowd, Letters, Scorecard, Inside Baseball, Point After
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August
19
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Hall of Famer Al Simmons
Contents - Baseball - Dodger Blues (Los Angeles struggles as it defends its championship of the National League West), Lost In History (From 1929 to '31, the Philadelphia A's bested Babe Ruth's Yankees, but few have heard of them) Pro Football - A Real Bear (Outspoken Bryan Cox has made himself right at home as the new leader in Chicago), Running On Empty (The 49er's are no closer to filling the holes in their rushing game than they were at the end of last season) Golf - Victor At Valhalla (Mark Brooks beat local hero Kenny Perry in the PGA in Louisville) Boxing - Down And Dirty (Andrew Golota, a heavyweight, has been accused of more than riot-inciting low blows) Horse Racing - Up In Smoke (Worn down by a speed duel, mighty Cigar saw his hopes for a record winning streak vanish) College Football - Tough Love (Coach Butch Davis aims to save Miami no matter how many players he has to suspend) Departments - Letters, Faces In The Crowd, Scorecard, Inside Baseball, Point After
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October
14
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Roberto Alomar
Contents - Baseball - Game Show (In the Division Series, compelling action on the field was upstaged by endless controversies), Public Enemy No. 1 (Apologies and postseason heroics have not restored the reputation of the Orioles' Roberto Alomar) Pro Football - One More Run (Buffalo staked another claim as a Super Bowl contender by holding off Indianapolis), Delay Of Game (The next generation of star quarterbacks, who should be up and coming by now, instead are down and out) College Football - Altered States (Ohio State vaulted to No. 2 in the land after manhandling highly regarded Penn State), Answered Prayer (Danny Wuerffel, Florida's clean-living, hard-driving quarterback, is everything a coach could ask for) Golf - Jackpot! (By winning in Las Vegas, Tiger Woods' proved beyond a doubt that his time has come), Pro Basketball - So Young, So Old (The Nets' Jayson Williams is a 28-year-old grandfather still haunted by the death of two sisters from AIDS) Departments - Letters, Faces In The Crowd, Scorecard, Inside College Football, Inside The NFL, Point After
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November
4
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Joe Girardi and John Wetteland
Contents - World Series - Stroke Of Fate (As New York rallied to win four straight games from Atlanta, it's title seemed preordained), Pro Football - Second Coming (At 36, John Elway is back, leading revived Denver to the best record in the AFC), Horse Racing - Stubbed Out (Cigar bade farewell with a loss in the Breeder's Cup, leaving the sport bereft), Pro Basketball - Listen Up! (Newcomer Charles Barkley has already given - and gotten - an earful in Houston), College Football - Jake The Snake (A slithery son of former hippies is the tough and cool quarterback for 8-0 Arizona State), High School Football - An Easy Choice (Daniel Huffman gave up a kidney to save his grandmother - and then gave up football), Lifestyle - Madonna & Me (The Material Mom, His Airness and the author have this in common: personal trainers) Departments - Letters, Faces In The Crowd, Scorecard, Inside College Football, Inside The NFL, Point After
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November
18
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Holyfield - Tyson
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Contents - Boxing - Real Deal (In a monumental upset, Evander Holyfield handed Mike Tyson a genuine whopping.) Pro Football - Past Their Prime (The Cowboys outlasted the 49ers in a game pitting teams that aren't what they need to be.), About Face (The season took a new turn for the resurgent Chief's, thanks to a 27-20 upset victory over the Packers.) College Football - Double Threat (Michigan's Charles Woodson is a dazzling two-way player, and he's not alone in his versatility.), Dark Days At BC (Players who wagered against their own team brought new shame to Boston College.) Hockey - Book on Brendan (An NHL star who gies in for rough stuff and poetry? Brendan Shanahan of the Red Wings is a character.) College Basketball - Out To Dinner (UCLA fired coach Jim Harrick for lying about an expense-account meal that violated NCAA rules.) Tennis - Trials of Steffi Graf (With her father in jail and her own innocence being questioned, Steffi Graf is taking control of her life.) Departments - Faces in the Crowd, Letters, Scorecard, Inside College Football, Inside the NFL, Point After
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December
9
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Warrick Dunn
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College Football - How Sweet It Is (Florida State earned a trip to the Sugar Bowl and a shot at it's second national championship in four years.) Pro Football - Carolina Teeming (The rapidly ascending Panthers moved closer to a playoff berth by swamping the Bucs.) College Basketball - Lord of the Rims (Andrae Patterson led a rejuvenated Indiana to the championship of the preseason NIT.) Hockey - Two Much (Peter Forsberg and Joe Sakic are the best NHL center pairing since Gretzky and Messier.) Pro Basketball - Flash Point (The Sixer's Allen Iverson's crossover dribble and lightning-fast quickness have the NBA buzzing.) Boxing - Singin' The Blues (If boxing has a soul, it may well reside in this throwback of an arena: Philly's Blue Horizon.) Departments - Letters, Faces in the Crowd, Scorecard, Inside College Football, Inside the NFL, Point After
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