New heavyweight king Buster Douglas is probably the only one who believed he would earn that honorific
BY RICHARD HOFFER
CHICKEN BONE ALLEY
After Dale Earnhardt met a bizarre fate, Derrike Cope plucked a last-lap victory in the Daytona 500
BY SAM MOSES
ONLY MORTAL AFTER ALL?
After 10 extraordinary seasons, Wayne Gretzky may be feeling the wear and tear of playing in the NHL
BY JAY GREENBERG
SUFFERING + SACRIFICE = ?
For Temple guard Mark Macon, the solution to that equation used to be success. Now, who knows?
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF
HOLD ON, LOU...
Schoolboy star Andre Hastings kept anxious coaches like Lou Holtz on hold about his football future
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY
THE HAWKS ARE HURTIN'
Two years ago, Atlanta was a rising NBA power. Injuries and team chemistry have changed that
BY JACK MCCALLUM
SHARP AS EVER
Driven by a New England work ethic, the White Sox' Carlton Fisk, 42, is still a cut above other catchers
BY PETER GAMMONS
SONS OF THE WIND
Out of Africa have come generations of runners, forged by the rigors of Kenya's Great Rift Valley
BY KENNY MOORE
FOR THE RECORD
COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK SOLOMON