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Pictures '88
December 26, 1988
Savor these images of triumph and trouble in one of the most remarkable of all years in sport
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December 26, 1988

Pictures '88

Savor these images of triumph and trouble in one of the most remarkable of all years in sport

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HE GAVE IT EVERYTHING HE HAD, BUT BALTIMORE SECOND BASEMAN BILLY RIPKEN COULDN'T GET THE GLOVE ON THIS ONE

VICTORY IN THE MASTERS WAS JUST OVER THE BRIDGE FOR SCOTLAND'S SANDY LYLE, WHO ALSO WON AT PHOENIX AND GREENSBORO IN A LUCRATIVE YEAR ON AMERICAN COURSES

IN THE U.S. OPEN AT THE COUNTRY CLUB IN BROOKLINE, MASS., CURTIS STRANGE'S AIM WAS TO GET UP AND DOWN FROM THIS BUNKER AT THE 18TH. HE DID, AND TIED NICK FALDO, WHOM HE THEN BEAT IN A PLAYOFF THE NEXT DAY

IN SPITE OF THE MUD, ANGEL CORDERO (ARM RAISED) MADE NEAT WORK OF THE BREEDERS' CUP SPRINT, GUIDING GULCH TO VICTORY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

WAYNE GRETZKY'S LAST STANLEY CUP FOR EDMONTON WAS SUPER

A NEW ERA BEGAN AS THE GREAT ONE BECAME A KING IN L.A.

START TO FINISH, BEN JOHNSON BEAT EVERYONE IN THE OLYMPIC 100-METER FINAL, BUT IN THE END HE WAS DONE IN BY A POSITIVE TEST FOR STEROIDS. NOTE THE RATHER IMPLAUSIBLE DELTOID MUSCLE

WITH STUNNING PERFORMANCES TO MATCH HER LOOKS, SPRINTER FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER WAS A WONDER AT THE U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS (UPPER RIGHT) AND IN SEOUL (NO. 4 AT LEFT), WHERE HUSBAND AL AND SHE CELEBRATED HER THREE GOLDS AND A SILVER (LOWER RIGHT)

DURING OLYMPIC PRELIMINARIES, GREG LOUGANIS BANGED HIS HEAD AGAINST THE SPRINGBOARD, WHICH CAUSED A GASH THAT NEEDED FIVE STITCHES. A DAY LATER, HAVING REGAINED HIS COMPOSURE, HE WON ANOTHER GOLD MEDAL

AMID THE GRIPPING AND HAIR-RAISING MOMENTS OF THE SUMMER GAMES, SWIMMERS MATT BIONDI (UPPER RIGHT) AND JANET EVANS (LOWER RIGHT) WERE THE HEART OF AQUATIC SEOUL FOR THE U.S. EXPEDITION

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