11TH
After courting every municipality west of the Ponderosa, Al Davis decides that L.A. is his lady. The Raiders sign a lease to remain at the Coliseum.

14TH
The family that plays together, stays together: The Griffeys of Seattle, Ken Sr. (30) and Jr. (24), are the first father and son to hit back-to-back home runs.

9TH
A real ace, Pete Sampras, 19, becomes the youngest man ever to win the U.S. Open. A hundred times in the tourney, No. 12 seed Sampras serves a ball his foe can't touch.

18TH
Atlanta celebrates its selection as site of the 1996 Summer Olympics, upsetting fronts runner Athens in more ways than one.

8TH
Miami preserves its preseason No. 1 ranking all the way up to its opening game, when Brigham Young razes the Canes 28-21.