All Leigh Montville Stories
Smell the Coffee
That's all sports fans can do now that they have no morning box scores to savor
SURVIVORS IN THE WATER
The word sounded to an American ear like another cheer that hadbeen stretched out, syllable by syllable. Vu-ko-var. Vu-ko-var. Vu-ko-var.
IT'S BACK TO THE BAMBINO
Bring on the Brinks truck, boys—Babe Ruth is a free agent.
QUICK, PAINFUL EXITS THE GAMES HAD BARELY STARTED, AND DREAMS WERE ALREADY OVER
They were characters in a little dramatic scene that took placein maybe three feet of Olympic space. Sixteen-year-old AlisonFitch of Hamilton, ...
MAKING A SPLASH THE OLYMPIC SWIM TRIALS WERE AWASH IN COURAGE, CONTROVERSY AND COMEBACKS
The shoulders were acting up again. That was Kristine Quance'sbiggest worry. She had had rotator-cuff problems, same as somebig league ...
I LOVED THIS GAME! SUPERHEROES, SPECIAL EFFECTS, MERCHANDISE GALORE--IS THIS GREAT BASKETBALL OR WHAT?
"Write something about the 100th anniversary of the league,"someone suggests. "What will the NBA look like 50 years fromnow?
A BLOW FOR BRITAIN EVER PERSEVERING, FRANK BRUNO FINALLY WON HIS NATION A HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
The worst prediction had come from a writer named Steve Lillis in Sunday Sport, one of the pile of London newspapers that fight for space at ...
A Far Less Perilous Endgame
If only wars could be fought on playing fields, not battlefields
A Latin Beat
With the return of homegrown stars, winter baseball is hot in Puerto Rico again
HEY, TYSON, I'M THE MAN!
For $1.5 mil, you would fight Iron Mike, too, says the scribe.
No Experience Necessary
With a straight face, rookie Glenn Robinson asked the Milwaukee Bucks for $100 million
'TIS THE SEASON CHRISTMAS WILL COME EARLY FOR SHAQ AND FRIENDS WHEN NBA TEAMS SHOP FOR FREE AGENTS
The dump truck filled with gold arrives at Shaquille O'Neal'sfront door at exactly noon (EDT) on July 9, 1996. The dumptrucks filled with ...
HOCKEY RINK RATS THEY'RE CALLED THE PANTHERS, BUT THEY SIT ATOP THE LEAGUE THANKS IN PART TO A RODENT
The rat died against a wall in the Florida Panthers' crowdeddressing room at Miami Arena. The exact spot, maybe four inchesbelow a shelf ...
A Winner at the Finish Emil Zatopek had a storied distance-running career, but his life wasn't all glory
Emil Zatopek died last week in Prague of complications from a stroke. Arguably the greatest distance runner in history, the. Czechoslovakian ...
Spleen for Green
Norm Green is reviled in Minnesota for his decision to move the North Stars south
Hmmm, Let's See Now...
In picking college football's No. 1 team, there are two, even three, sides to every argument
THE CUP OF SORROW After winning in 1940, the Rangers burned to break a jinx that brought heartache for 53 years
THE CONSTANT WAS THE NUMBER (1940). The players inside theuniforms of the New York Rangers changed and management changed ...