Sport: The Bloody Sand

When Spain's cool, confident Matador Luis Dominguin, 33, was gored four weeks ago, he told friends: "I'll come back as soon as I can stand. I don't want the fans to think I'm afraid of the bulls." Last week, with the horn wound in his right thigh still unhealed, Dominguin went into the ring at Bilbao for another mano a mano with boyish Antonio Ordonez, 27, his brother-in-law, in their current series to decide who is bullfighting's el primero (TIME, Aug. 24).

Dominguin was maneuvering his bull for the picadors when it suddenly charged, sank a horn into his lower abdomen. Struggling...

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