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Online articles from the magazine
August 18, 1997  Volume 87, No. 7
Sports Illustrated Cover
Cover Photograph by
John Huet
Previous Covers

BASKETBALL
Asphalt Legends
Two decades after writing his book on New York summer hoops, the author revisits the city game
by Rick Telander

PRO FOOTBALL
Topsy-Turvy
In decline and disarray since their Super Bowl turn, the Chargers try to retool for the future
by Michael Silver

BASEBALL
No Relief in Sight
For many closers the mental and physical strain of the job has become too much to bear
by Tom Verducci

Inside Baseball

MOTOR SPORTS
Riding Shotgun with Jeff Gordon
Want to hurtle around a banked oval with NASCAR's hottest driver? Strap yourself in
by Tim Layden

GOLF
Golf Plus


Other articles in this week's issue

BASEBALL
Paying Off
The Marlins have plenty to show for their record-breaking spending spree
by E.M. Swift
TRACK AND FIELD
Relay an Egg
The U.S. men's penchant for botching the 4x100 continued, distressingly, at the Worlds
by Tim Layden
 

Special online features

Pro Football '97
A selection from the Sports Illustrated Presents NFL Preview, including complete scouting reports on all 30 teams.

Swimsuit '97
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.

Jock Schools
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.

Women|Sport
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.

Black Baseball
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.


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