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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the short end? Mark Eaton, Utah's 7'4" center, had him there until L.A. tied the playoffs 2-2
Boston's icemen made it to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in a decade, but New Jersey extended them to the utmost
Beset by controversy, a drained Zola Budd left England and returned to South Africa
Could the Seattle Mariners' hapless start this season be a case of poetic justice?
The Chinese team swept past the rest of the world at the McDonald's meet in Florida
Mats Wilander is happy being almost the top tennis player in the world. Question is, will he take the next step?
Perennial late starter Gwen Torrence came to sprinting reluctantly; now she's easing her way to the Olympics
Syracuse's Gait twins are a one-two punch in the NCAAs
Martins Ferry, Ohio, and its sister villages have produced a generation of superb athletes
Baseball journals prove the pen is as mighty as the bat
Those in charge in sports often don't control themselves
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