18
HEY, CHAMP
New heavyweight king Buster Douglas is probably the only one who believed he would earn that honorific
BY RICHARD HOFFER

24
CHICKEN BONE ALLEY
After Dale Earnhardt met a bizarre fate, Derrike Cope plucked a last-lap victory in the Daytona 500
BY SAM MOSES

26
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

32
SUFFERING + SACRIFICE = ?
For Temple guard Mark Macon, the solution to that equation used to be success. Now, who knows?
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

40
HOLD ON, LOU...
Schoolboy star Andre Hastings kept anxious coaches like Lou Holtz on hold about his football future
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

56
THE HAWKS ARE HURTIN'
Two years ago, Atlanta was a rising NBA power. Injuries and team chemistry have changed that
BY JACK MCCALLUM

62
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

72
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

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

13
SCORECARD

70
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

91
FOR THE RECORD

92
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK SOLOMON

PHOTOGEORGE TIEDEMANNA REAL BADDY: This smashup, which ultimately involved 23 cars, occurred during the 14th lap of last Saturday's Goody's 300, a prelude to the Daytona 500, which was run on Sunday (page 24).
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)