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Master of the Games: Peter Ueberroth

Control. Ever since he was a boy, he has needed to be in control. Long before he appeared out of nowhere five years ago to organize and eventually dominate the...

Peter Ueberroth: The Designated Hero

Stepping up to the microphones during a Manhattan press conference last week, Peter Ueberroth looked every inch the Designated Hero. Frank Lorenzo, the embattled...

Sport: Larger and Darker By the Day

Simplifying baseball's drug crisis, leaving out the weasel words anyway, Commissioner Peter Ueberroth made a direct plea to every major league player last week...

Sport: Eve of a New Olympics

Capitalism has never been thought of as an Olympic sport before, so it is a little startling to look up and find that the flag under which the Games will be...

Feeling Proud Again: Olympic Organizer Peter Ueberroth

The flame came fluttering out of the darkness, into an early morning light. Americans in bathrobes would sometimes stand by the sides of the two-lane roads, and...

Sport: A Year to Go and Counting

For a mere $475 million, 12,000 athletes and 17 new events After the showy 1908 London Games, France's Baron Pierre de Coubertin, then president of the...

Baseball: A Win for the Fans

They toil at a summer's game in sweatshops that are green and airy. The rank-and-filer earns an average of $363,000 a year, not counting shaving-cream...

The Struggle Over Who Will Rebuild L.A.

As dozens of mostly black and Latino students at the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center gathered for an open-air press conference in the school parking...

Sport: The Sad Ordeal of Mr. Baseball

Baseball and Pete Rose, once thought to be inseparable institutions, teetered last week on the edge of an almost unbearable sadness. Several Cincinnati-area...

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