August 4, 1997 Volume 87, No. 5|
Cover Photograph by
Rob Tringali Jr./
|These stories will be available at noon on Wednesday, July 30:|
A longtime rival of Ben Hogan's reminisces about the man who influenced so many
by Byron Nelson
Prickly manager Bobby Valentine has softened, and his Mets are playing their hearts out
by Tom Verducci
Top high school players had a wild month trying to catch the eye of Division I recruiters
by Seth Davis
For better or for worse, the Buffalo Bills have taken on a strikingly new look
by Peter King
From the Depths
Recovered from a heart ailment, Chad Carvin flashed his old form at the nationals
by Leigh Montville
That was one mystery the author plumbed in his search for the world's northernmost 18 holes
by Steve Rushin
John Spano's giddy run as an NHL owner ended quickly amid charges of fraud and deceit
by Alexander Wolff
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.