CONTENTS

August 08, 1993

12
THE A.L. FEAST
Given a delicious slate of games, our correspondent happily devoured the best race in baseball
BY STEVE WULF

20
A CITY MOURNS
Boston turned out to say goodbye to Reggie Lewis, whose death has raised troubling questions
BY E.M. SWIFT

28
AWOL AND UNLAMENTED
By holding out, Indianapolis quarterback Jeff George is enhancing his reputation as a quitter
BY BRUCE NEWMAN

32
DASH FOR CASH
In a lucrative showdown in England, Linford Christie beat his "old" rival, Carl Lewis, in the 100
BY STEVE RUSHIN

34
THE UNTOUCHABLE
Pernell Whitaker expects to beat Julio Cèsar Chàvez on Sept. 10 by running, clowning and playing
BY TOM JUNOD

44
DOES SPEED KILL?
Los Angeles Raider boss Al Davis has assembled a team of track stars, but can they play in the NFL?
BY RICHARD HOFFER

64
PLINK-RUMBA-BARUMBA-BOOM
Without doubles and triples, baseball would be just plink-BOOM, and what fun would that be?
BY ROY BLOUNT JR.

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

6
FACES IN THE CROWD

9
SCORECARD

49
PRO FOOTBALL

52
SPORTS PEOPLE

58
GOLF

60
BASEBALL

78
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY MANNY MILLAN

PHOTOJOHN IACONOWall Hanging: That's all Yankee Randy Velarde was as he tried in vain to rob Brewer Juan Bell of a home run, but New York still won to stay in the picture in the red-hot American League East race (page 12).

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)