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March
24
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Sweet 16
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College Basketball - Big Shots (The top seeds prevail in this year's first two rounds) Baseball - Catch of the Day (Catchers nay not hit much but they are still in demand), Boatload of K's (Mariano Rivera is ready as the new closer for the Yankees) Pro Football - Looking Forward (Garrison Hearst thinks he has finally found a home in the 49ers backfield) Boxing - Fresh Prince (The boxer formerly known as Naseem Hamed now has a pair of Featherweight belts) Pro Basketball - Rider on a Storm (Isaiah Rider is kicking up dust in Portland) Hockey - Worst Job in Sports (Being an NHL enforcer)
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June
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Stanley Cup
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Motor Sports - Whither Indy (The 500 is losing its place as the top race to NASCAR) NBA Playoffs - The Big Chill (The Bulls icing the Heat), Twilight of the Gods (Aging stars of the Rockets and the Jazz gave it their best shot) Baseball - Strike Back (Improved pitching in both leagues have cooled off the hot hitting of 1996), Cat Quick (Andres Galarrage with his fast bat is even faster to flash a smile) Lacrosse - Outta Sight (Princeton beats Maryland for the national crown) NHL Playoffs - Down and Dirty (The most intense pro rivalry is between the Red Wings and the Avalanche), Complete Package (Eric Lindros has a chance to win the Stanley Cup) Pro Basketball - Impossible Dream (Some of the 47 early entrants for the NBA draft are, at the best, long shots)
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June
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Michael Jordan
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NBA Finals - Close Call (In beating the Jazz in Game 1, the Bulls showed they don't have to be at their best to be great.) NHL Playoffs - The Red Shark (Vladimir Konstantinov puts bite in the Red Wings as they battle the Flyers for the Stanley Cup.) Track and Field - Pulling a Fast One (The match race between Michael Johnson and Donovan Bailey turned into a travesty.) Baseball - Teeing Off (Workaholic Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez is crushing the ball as he never has before.) Tennis - Deja Vu (Pete Sampras left the French Open in familiar fashion - as an upset victim thinking of a friend.) Soccer - Artist at Work (The MetroStars masterly Roberto Donadoni is trying to raise the MLS game to his level.) Golf - Four! (Tiger Wood's chances of winning the Grand Slam look better than anyone else's ever.), Yikes! (Just because the U.S. Open finishes on a par-3 doesn't mean that it will come to a bad end.) Circus - Delicate Balance (High above the big top floor, the Amazing Guerreros walk a thin cable that binds family and fate.)
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September
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Venus Williams
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Tennis - Venus Envy (Others won at the U.S. Open, but Venus Williams was a bigger story, much to her rivals' dismay.) Pro Football - Backup Power (With star quarterbacks dropping like flies, subs are being called on to give their teams a jolt.), Losing His Head (Bears linebacker Bryan Cox is a swell fellow - until the game starts and he goes stark raving mad.) Soccer - Sure Shot (Tab Ramos's goal moved the U.S. past Costa Rica and close to a berth in the World Cup.) Boxing - Mr. Fix-It (Emanuel Steward, a guru for the sport, has created a new mecca for fighters in need of repair.( College Football - No More Pushovers (Florida State squeaked by USC in the kind of game that's replacing the old-fashioned blowout.) Special Report - Tangled Web (Marcus Camby was a victim and villain in his dealings with agents.) Baseball - Matinee Idol (Movie buff, mimic and 20-game winner, the Braves' Denny Nagle makes an impression.) Motor Sports - Asleep at the... (A mystifying ailment gives new urgency to the question, What's wrong with Dale Earnhardt?)
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October
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Tiger Woods
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Pro Football - Mr. Cool (Redskin Gus Frerotte was unflappable in beating the Jaguars.), Ryder Cup - Ole! Ole! (A European team led by Seve Ballesteros gored the U.S.), Pro Basketball - Happy Kemper (A three-way trade delighted all parties, even Shawn Kemp.), Baseball - MVP? (The Rockies' Larry Walker gets the call in the National League.), The Retro Astro (Larry Dierker's old-fashioned ideas helped the Astros win.), College Football - The Long Way Back (Two Washington State players struggle to save their friendship.) >b>NHL 97-98 - What's Old is New Again (As they did in the 1950s and in the '60s, goalies are exciting.), Then and Now (Better protective gear has made the goaltender's job hockey's safest.), Kid Glove (The Devil's Martin Brodeur got a head start on greatness.), Scouting Reports (In June the league will crown the world's best hockey team - the Avalanche.)
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October
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Emmitt Smith
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Baseball - Octoberfest (The Division Series proved again that baseball can be intoxicatingly good), National League (The Braves and the Marlins swept into the next tound with Kenny Lofton and Gary Sheffield in key roles), American League (A pair of underrated aces led the Indians and the Orioles into the championship series) Damned Yankee (John Malangone's torment over a family secret kept him from fulfilling his promise0, Pro Football - Bottomed Out? (As the Cowboys' offense sputters, the question is: Are Emmitt Smith's best days behind him?) Power Pack (Playing with an electricity they had lacked earlier this season, Green Bay jolted the unbeaten Buccaneers(, Boxing - Drawn and Cornered (Lennox Lewis woke up the heavyweight division by quickly turning out the lights on Andrew Golota), College Football - His Father's Son (The need to be objective on TV doesn't stop Bob Griese from taking pride in his boy Brian), His Mother's Son (Hines Ward took three seasons to find his place at Georgia - and far longer to appreciate the woman who raised him), Hockey - Odd Man Out (Proven buy prickly winner Mike Keenan cannot get another coaching job).
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October
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Kevin Faulk
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Colege Football - Scarlet Letter (Inspired by a harsh note from an Ohio State fan, Curtis Enis carried Penn State back to the top), Gator Getters (The LSU Tigers pulled the defending national champion,. Florida, down to earth) Pro Football - Headache Time (Panther Kerry Collins struggles with his passing and with charges that he's a racist and a drinker) Baseball - Tribal Warfare (The pennant battle didn't ruin a family weekend for the Alomars, the Indians' Sandy and the Orioles' Roberto), Hardball (The scrappy Marlins battle to beat the odds, untimely injuries and the still daunting Braves) College Basketball - Dean Emeritus (A coach for the ages, Dean Smith retired from North Carolina, as he did all else, on his terms) Hockey - Battle Cry (The Red Wings fiercely defended the Stanley Cup despite their grief over two fallen comrades) Horse Racing - Rough Riders (Deep in Cajun country is one of the last bush tracks in America, where the rules are few)
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October
27
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Larry Bird
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Pro Football - Wake-Up Call (It took the unbeaten Broncos to bring out the beast in the underachieving Raiders.), The Hot Corner (Whether covering a receiver or leading a good life, Aeneas Williams is tough to beat.) College Football - Top Guns (Three hot quarterbacks from the Pac-10 can take the heat from the aggressive new defenses.) Baseball - Faux Classic (Tradition bit the dust as the Indians and the wild-card Marlins met in a football stadium.), High Standards (The fickle, front-running fans of South Florida demand only that their teams win, and win big.) Hockey - Natural Disaster (The Hurricanes have stormed into North Carolina but haven't blown anyone away.) Pro Basketball - World Domination (Michael Jordan was l'idole of all Paris as the Bulls won the McDonald's Championship.), Back Home Again (Larry Bird, bored by retirement, has returned to Indiana to coach the Pacers.)
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November
10
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NBA
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Pro Football - Headstrong (The 49ers proved that they're for real with a steely 17-10 victory over the Cowboys.) Hockey - Stalemate (A half-dozen top scorers are still unsigned, and the NHL, already short on offense, is poorer for it.) Golf - The Hat Trick (David Duval's third victory in a row, at the Tour Championship, was a win for Tiger Woods too.) College Football - Dust Bowl (Nebraska killed Oklahoma and buried, at least for awhile, what had been a fierce rivalry.) NBA '97-'98 - The Hidden World (Here's a comprehensive behind=-the-scenes guide to the grit and glamour of pro basketball.), Six Degrees of Bill Fitch (A guy who as coached five teams during his 25 NBA seasons makes a whole lot of connections.), Buzzer Beaters (When a game comes down to the last five seconds, there's plenty of time to shoot.), Scouting Reports (The Knicks and the Jazz will butt heads in the Finals, where New York will come out on top.)
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December
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White Athletes
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Special Report - The White Athlete (The young white male is dropping out of the athletic mainstream.) Pro Football - Catching Fire (With a sizzlilng win over the 49ers, the Chiefs bacame an AFC favorite.), Lion King (Barry Sanders of Detroit is running circles around NFL defenses.), Dumb and Dumber (With two silly acts the Skins' Michael Westbrook slowed his rise to stardom.) Hockey - Tough Save (Ken Dryden is conjuring up ideas he hopes will revive the Maple Leafs.) College Basketball - Basket Case (Our travel-weary correspondent found the top teams are local rivals.), Someone Say Meek? (Tennessee relies on three players called Meek, but the Lady Vols aren't.) Pro Basketball - Miami Likes Ike (For the Heat, center Isaac Austin has gone from sub to savior.) College Football - A Cut Above (Pat Tillman of Arizona State is the hest player you've never heard of.), The Maelstrom (An idyllic day ended in tragedy for Hawaii kicker Shannon Smith.) Tennis - Swede Spot (Davis Cup hero Jonas Bjorkman has shot up to No. 4 in the world.) Departments - Faces In The Crowd, Letters, Television, Scorecard, Inside College Football, Inside The NFL, Point After
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December
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Dean Smith
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Sportsman of the Year - Uncommon Man (We honor Dean Smith, the winningest college basketball coach.), In His Own Words (Dean Smith talks of his career, a certain Chicago Bull and how to fix college sports.) Pro Basketball - What a Steal! (Rookie Brevin Knight has given the Cavaliers an unexpected spark.), Back in the Game (The Warriors learned that there's life after Latrell Sprewell.) Soccer - An L.A. Story (A skateboarder and a yellow=toed keeper led UCLA to the NCAA title.) Hockey - Goal Oriented (Paul Kariya signed for big bucks and buoyed the Mighty Ducks.) Pro Football - Leap of Faith (Coach Jim Fassel led the Giants from worse to first in the NFC East.), Carnell Knowledge (Pittsburgh's All-Pro safety Carnell Lake plays a mean corner, too.) College Basketball - The Next Wave (Ticha Penicheiro has brought old glory back to Old Dominion.), Queen City Kings (Crostown rivalry still exists in Cincinnati, where Xavier reigns.) Winter Olympics - Lord of the Board (Are the Olympics ready for snowboard freestyle master Terje Haakonsen?) Sports and Politics - Curtains? (Minnesota said bye to its NHL team and may lose the Twins and Vikings, too.)
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