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NFL: WEEK ONE

While Joe Montana had a grand K.C. debut, the talk was of his eventual return to the 49ers
BY RICK REILLY

Two old-timers, Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor, rallied the Giants to a 26-20 victory over the Bears
BY RICK TELANDER

32
THE BIG BANG
It seems as if every hitter is waving a big stick this year, and batting stats are going through the roof
BY TIM KURKJIAN

40
THE BIG HURT
No batter causes opposing pitchers more pain than the White Sox' formidable Frank Thomas
BY STEVE WULF

44
SETTLING A SCORE
Slapped with harsh sanctions, the potent Washington football team took out its anger on Stanford
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

52
HURRICANE FROM THE CARIBBEAN
Miami linebacker Rohan Marley, son of the late reggae star, plays football to his own frenetic beat
BY BRUCE NEWMAN

62
A SPECIAL DELIVERY
That was no run-of-the-mill no-hitter that the Yankees' indomitable Jim Abbott threw at the Indians
BY TOM VERDUCCI

64
THE OWNERS
A few of them are household names. Some of them are not. All of them are wealthy. But just how wealthy?
BY JOHN STEINBREDER

DEPARTMENTS

8
LETTERS

11
FACES IN THE CROWD

15
SCORECARD

48
SPORTS PEOPLE

58
PRO FOOTBALL

88
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER

PHOTOPAUL J. BERESWILL/NEWSDAYThe Final Out: Cleveland's Carlos Baerga sends a routine grounder toward New York shortstop Randy Velarde to seal a heroic no-hitter by Jim Abbott (page 62).
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)