Sport: Speed & Sweat

In most of the U.S., "squash" is still only a vegetable. But in some large cities, most notably Philadelphia, Boston and New York, it is a fast, sweaty court game for young men, and the middle-aged who cling to the illusion of physical fitness. A businessman who has no afternoons for golf can squeeze in a game of squash racquets after work, shed a few pounds, get home in time for dinner. At Yale, about five times as many students play it on the university's 86 courts (costing some $300,000) as any other sport....

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