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Jan. 16, 1995

The NBA

Kings in the Making The dramatic improvement of the Kings this season was best illustrated by two plays in the first quarter of the game at ...

May 02, 1994

Cliff Gustafson

The winningest coach in college baseball history eats the same thing for lunch virtually every day (a peanut butter and honey sandwich, corn ...

March 17, 1997

FOUL SHOOTING

Magic swingman Nick Anderson is making a run at infamy: He couldbecome the first starter in NBA history to finish the seasonwith a higher ...

Oct. 25, 1993

Johnny Podres

It was the day before game 1 of the 1993 World Series, the first Fall Classic for Johnny Podres in 28 years. He shuffled past dozens of reporters, ...

May 03, 1993

Chris Bosio

Following the final out of his no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox last Thursday, Seattle Mariner pitcher Chris Bosio thrust his arms toward the ...

Oct. 04, 1993

Nolan Ryan

Dennis Eckersley, the Oakland A'S ace reliever, says there's nothing worse for a pitcher than a "walk-off," that lonely stroll from the mound after ...

March 31, 1997

WHERE TO EXPAND?

Prepare the gumbo, alert Bourbon Street and call 7-foot RichKelley to see if he wants to make a comeback. When asked to pickthe best site for ...

Nov. 10, 1997

NO.7 VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES

Normally it's one of the most hazardous moves an NBA club canmake: telling a rookie point guard, You're in charge. It hashappened only a ...

Nov. 10, 1997

NO.4 PHOENIX SUNS

The Suns, 14th in the NBA in steals last season, begin this season as the league leader in that category. On Oct. 1 Phoenix gave up two ...

July 06, 1992

Baseball

Stop the Fighting When the Blue Jays set a major league record by hitting 10 homers in one game against the Orioles in 1987, Baltimore ...

Sept. 19, 1994

34 NOLAN RYAN

One night in 1980 in the Houston Astrodome, Nolan Ryan was throwing his usual unhittable heat for the Astros. It was late in the game, and the ...

April 14, 1997

TO BE CONTINUED

As a tribute to the longest-suffering NBA player of the 1990s,this year's Western Conference playoffs should be renamed theWest Playoffs.

July 13, 1992

Miner League Baseball

Hidden Gems One of the more entertaining aspects of the final month of any baseball season—the only fun part for some noncontenders—is ...

March 17, 1997

MOST ENGAGING PLAYER?

Imagine NBA players, coaches and executives stuck in an airportfor an hour without cellular phones. That, of course, wouldnever happen, but if ...

Oct. 29, 1990

CALL IT RIJO'S REVENGE

Two hours after Cincinnati won the World Series, A's pitcher Dave Stewart walked onto the semidarkened field of the Oakland Coliseum and ...

Jan. 22, 1996

NEW DECK OF CARDS

Busch Stadium just won't be the same next season without theClydesdales, artificial turf and Jose Oliva hitting cleanup forthe St. Louis ...

April 11, 1994

A Major Step Up

If it hadn't been for Nolan Ryan, it would be hard to name five great moments in the Texas Rangers' 22-year history at Arlington Stadium.

Nov. 10, 1997

NO.3 PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

Brian Grant, the rich, new forward for the Trail Blazers,laughed in astonishment after two days of training camp. "Youshould see our practices," ...