Ingrid Kristiansen cut an amazing 45.68 seconds off her world record for the 10,000 at the Bislett Games
Steve Carlton had not talked to the media through two Cy Young Awards, two World Series and his 300th victory. But he agreed to a press conference on July 4 at Candlestick Park to explain his...
July 14, 1986 | Rick Reilly
July 14, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
SI's copy chief, Ed Clarke, tends to be precise. Some might even call him picky. "Our best copyreaders and proofreaders are great nitpickers," says Clarke. "They love to argue about shades of...
July 14, 1986 | Bob Kravitz
When former Nebraska quarterback Turner Gill was being wooed by the Canadian Football League's Montreal Concordes (now Alouettes) in 1984, he stayed at the opulent Bonaventure Hilton and dined at...
HORNER HOMERS INTO HISTORY
NICKNAME OF THE WEEK"Sony," for the Walkman, given to Red Sox outfielder Mike Stenhouse after he walked six times in nine plate appearances as a pinch hitter.
The Statue of Liberty isn't France's only gift to the U.S. Here is a list of the major leaguers born on French soil:
July 14, 1986 | Hank Hersch
The Brewers' Teodoro Valenzuela Higuera has much in common with his middle-namesake. Like Fernando of the Dodgers, he's a stubby southpaw from Mexico's western plains and, pelota en mano, has the...
There was pomp aplenty at a big new sports competition in Moscow
July 14, 1986 | Frank Deford
July 14, 1986 | Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
In 1979 I spent
most of my spare time doing research for what I hoped, as a passionate fan of
the N.Y. Yankees, would be a book reporting the team's triumphal march to a
third consecutive world...
July 14, 1986 | J. Patrick Wright
Sunset and evening star,And one clear call for me!And may there be no moaning of the bar,When I put out to sea....TENNYSONCrossing the Bar
July 14, 1986
JANU WILLIAMSBROOKLYNJanu, a South Shore High senior, ran the 300 meters in 38.9 at the state indoor track championships in Syracuse, N.Y., to set a new state record. She later won the 100- and...
July 14, 1986 | Compiled by DUNCAN BRANTLEY
BOWLING—MATS KARLSSON of Sweden became the first foreigner to win a PBA event when he defeated Dave Rusted 243-218 at the Southern California Open in Riverside. Karlsson won $16,000.
July 14, 1986
DEATH OF AN ATHLETESir:Thank you for Jack McCallum's sensitive, compassionate and downright decent article about the death of Len Bias ("The Crudest Thing Ever", June 30). In this day and age,...
These three golf adventures are not going to remind the faithful of the classic chronicles of Bernard Darwin or Herbert Warren Wind; for one thing, they are fiction, but they do reflect that...
AN ECONOMIC TOUR DE FORCE
•Bill Russell, basketball Hall of Famer: "When I was growing up my mother wouldn't allow me near a golf course. She didn't think the people were very nice. Now I play every day, and you know what?...