Tyson KO's Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. Bush takes out Dukakis in something like 91 seconds. Wrigley Field gets lights, Ben Johnson gets DQ'd, Orel Hershiser's Dodgers win, as do the 49ers, Lakers and Oilers. Lou Holtz celebrates at Notre Dame and the NBA-bound Larry Brown rejoices at Kansas—for, oh, maybe 91 seconds.
AN AMERICAN HERO
Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? The young viewers of Kid's Choice, a show on the Nickelodeon cable-TV network, selected a male athlete of the year. Their choice was Hulk Hogan.
IN SI'S WORDS
In late May, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson traveled to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts to be treated by his doctor. Jamie Astaphan. Ten days before, he had aggravated a pulled left hamstring, which could have ruined his gold medal chances at the Seoul Olympics. Astaphan administered a variety of therapies during the next 10 days. On Tuesday two sources told SPORTS ILLUSTRATED that Astaphan also injected Johnson with anabolic steroids. SI's sources said that they were present during conversations in which both Johnson and Astaphan spoke of the different steroids Johnson was being given and how Johnson could fool the doping tests in Seoul and at other meets that he might enter before the Olympics. "We can beat them," Astaphan said.
Happy 50th birthday, Superman.
Read his lips.
Billy Martin is fired.
Steffi Graf: grand serve, grand volley, Grand Slam.
A bubbly moment for Pat Riley and Magic, whose Lakers are the first repeat NBA champion since '69.