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November 15, 1989
Tremors shake the Bay Area. Oil fouls Alaska's waters. Troops crush the Tiananmen students. Reform rocks Eastern Europe. Baseball bans a legend. Batman makes a bundle. Zsa Zsa slaps a cop. The world spins on, and the A's, Flames, Pistons and Michigan's basketball team are on top of it.
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November 15, 1989


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Pete Rozelle retires after XXIX years.

RESODDED: Lou Henson

We'll miss you, Kareem.

Joe Montana engineers a late, 92-yard drive to tame the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII.

Greg LeMond's whirl wind finish yields his second Tour de France victory.

Another milestone for the ageless Nolan Ryan: 5,000 strikeouts.

Chris Drury pitches Trumbull, Conn., past Taiwan in the Little League World Series.

Bart Giamatti (1938-89)

Heroism and repression in Beijing.

The Giants' Kelly Downs after the earth shook.

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