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November 3, 1997
Sports Illustrated Cover
Cover photo by
V.J. Lovero
Previous Issues

Inside the NFL

Inside College Football

Inside Motor Sports

Happy Ending
Florida's stirring defeat of Cleveland in Game 7 redeemed an otherwise lackluster World Series
by Tom Verducci

United They Stood
A Latino-dominated crowd resolutely spurred D.C. to its second MLS title
by Michael Bamberger

Vermont Made
John LeClair of the Flyers has become a force on the ice and a hero in his home state
by Michael Farber

Holy Moses!
Will Gary McCord give up TV to lead an increasingly colorless Senior tour out of the wilderness?
by Gary Van Sickle

News & Notes

This week's Contents photo

Headin' the Wrong Way
A star-spangled Tony Purler of the U.S. found his fortunes taking a downturn in this bout at the World Wrestling Championships.
Photograph by Peter Read Miller

Other articles in this week's issue

Spartan Life
After a grueling week of pain and preparation, Michigan State met archrival Michigan
by Tim Layden

Late Show
Kordell Stewart rallied the Steelers past the Jaguars and into first place in their division
by Austin Murphy

All Guts, No Glory
The World Wrestling Championships were no place for a U.S. athlete to find fame or fortune
by Leigh Montville


Special online features

The Swingin' A's
The Oakland A's of the swingin' '70s seemed tailor-made for their era. Check out our very retro retrospective of the 1972, 1973 and 1974 championship seasons. SI's Ron Fimrite offers a fond appraisal of baseball's forgotten dynasty.

Baseball Year in Review
A month-by-month look at the 1997 season, from Tino Martinez's record-setting April to Mark McGwire's homer-happy September.

Pro Football '97
Sports Illustrated's Pro Football Preview has scouting reports on all 30 teams, including lineups and stats. SI's experts handicap the races and tell you who's going to win the Super Bowl.

College Football '97
In-depth scouting reports on SI's preseason Top 20, and a ranking of all Division I-A schools from 1 to 112.

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.

Pro Basketball '97-98
Preseason previews on all 29 NBA teams. Can Michael Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls to a sixth title? Or is it Shaq's turn to take the L.A. Lakers to the top?

World Series Archives
Here's the pitch: Every World Series champion, as covered by Sports Illustrated from 1954 to 1996. Relive Don Larsen's no-hitter, Carlton Fisk's homer, and the infamous Mookie ball.

Photo Galleries
SI's photographers take you onto the field and into the action.

A sampler of stories from the Fall 1997 issue of Sports Illustrated's new women's sports magazine. Also check out the Spring '97 issue.

Arthur Ashe
CNN/SI presents a comprehensive look at the tennis champion's full, exemplary and all-too-brief life.

Chicago Bulls Commemorative
A special issue spotlighting the five-time NBA champs, from SI Presents.

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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