JULY 28, 1997 VOLUME 87, NO. 4
Rob Tringali Jr./
Nothing could stop Justin Leonard from winning the British Open at Royal Troon
by Rick Reilly
Seven-time hitting champ Tony Gwynn is the most proficient batter since Ted Williams
by Tom Verducci
As Mike Tyson learned, Mills Lane is an iron judge in the ring, not to mention in court
by William Nack
Jim Harbaugh and the Colts reported to camp intent on shedding their Cinderella image
by David Fleming
In the back of the pack, the 100th best athletes toil away, striving to get to the top
by Leigh Montville
Hidden cameras, phony signals, double dealing espionage. It's not the CIA, it's baseball
by Tim Kurkjian
Pro Football '97
A selection from the Sports Illustrated Presents NFL Preview, including complete scouting reports on all 30 teams.
Circumnavigate the globe on a navel expedition with the Sports Illustrated 1997 Swimsuit Issue: Bikini World. And don't miss Swimsuit '96: South African Safari.
Check out Sports Illustrated's guide to America's best sports colleges. Is your school on the list?
Sportsman of the Year
Meet Tiger Woods, Sports Illustrated's 1996 Sportsman of the Year.
The Traveling Road Show
Sports Illustrated Presents NASCAR's 1996 Winston Cup Championship, and 1997 NASCAR Season Preview.
Super Bowl XXXI
The Packers and the Patriots fight it out in New Orleans.
Chicago Bulls Commemorative
A special issue spotlighting the five-time NBA champs, from SI Presents.
A sampler of stories from the inaugural issue of Sports Illustrated Women|Sport.
The 1996 Olympics
Relive the Centennial Games with this in-depth collection of stories and pictures, including the Sports Illustrated Olympic Daily.
Long before Jackie Robinson stepped on the field for the Dodgers,
black baseball had a history all its own.
1996: The Year In Pictures
SI's photographers documented a remarkable year in sports.
Through the Fence: Baseball
in New York
An exclusive photo gallery demonstrates that baseball thrives in America's largest city.