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October 06, 1986 | Volume 65, Issue 15

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Darryl Strawberry Cover - Sports Illustrated October 06, 1986

October 06, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
Every organization needs a human conduit, a walking, talking bridge that links the legends of the past to the realities of the present. At SPORTS ILLUSTRATED that conduit is Nancy Hennicke,...

October 06, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
TOWARD AN OPEN OLYMPICS

October 06, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
•Bob Knight, Indiana basketball coach, on the detention of U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff: "I'm going to write a letter to the President. If the Soviets want a journalist, I've got about a...

October 06, 1986
Englishman Peter Harvey, kept warm and aerodynamically correct by a pod harness bag, flies high over North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain during the Masters of Hang Gliding championships. In case...

October 06, 1986 | Rick Reilly

October 06, 1986 | Ralph Wiley
Marc Wilson threw for a pair of TDs and led the L.A. Raiders past the Chargers for their first victory

October 06, 1986 | Peter Gammons

October 06, 1986 | Ralph Wiley

October 06, 1986 | Duncan Brantley
It is increasingly difficult to find traces of Newport's maritime heritage these days. It seems the salty establishments that originally attracted people to the Rhode Island resort are being...

October 06, 1986 | William Taaffe

October 06, 1986 | William Taaffe
A look at sports statistics about America's McPaper

October 06, 1986 | William Taaffe
Henry Freeman, USA Today's managing editor for sports, lists his five favorite books:

October 06, 1986 | Franz Lidz
When NBC's pro football announcers gathered in New York City last month for a preseason meeting with the NFL, Joe Browne, the league's director of communications, offered some career counseling....

October 06, 1986 | Franz Lidz
Rudy Martzke, USA Today's TV sports critic, lists his five favorite television shows:

October 06, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
The Southwest Conference used to at least pretend it wasn't laden with crooks. Now the conference celebrates them. At Saturday's game in Dallas between SMU and TCU, which the Mustangs won 31-21,...

October 06, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
OFFENSE: Holy Cross tailback Gordon Lockbaum, who also plays cornerback, gained 147 yards on 13 carries, scored 3 TDs and hauled in 5 passes in a 41-0 defeat of Harvard.

October 06, 1986 | Rick Telander
Why didn't I go to Princeton? I think it had to do with the stripes. It was 1967, and the Tiger coaches sat me down and showed me game films. All I could see were stripes on sleeves and players...

October 06, 1986 | Hugh McIlvanney
In a Boardwalk lounge, an unknown knocked off Donald Curry's crown

October 06, 1986 | Peter Gammons
AN INDIAN SUMMER NEXT YEAR?

October 06, 1986 | Peter Gammons
HOW I SPENT MY DIVISION-CLINCHING WEEK

October 06, 1986 | Peter Gammons
Presenting the second annual Iron Glove Awards, to those players deemed to be the worst at their positions in a confidential poll of players and coaches:

October 06, 1986 | Ron Fimrite
Let it be recorded here that on this past Mother's Day and the day after, Les Lapins Sauvages, the slo-pitch softball team that more or less represents the Washington Square Bar & Grill of San...

October 06, 1986 | Jill Lieber
Tuesday is traditionally Tryout Day in the NFL, the day out-of-work football players display their talents for coaches, hoping to make a team's "short list." Teams keep such lists in case of...

October 06, 1986 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: The Vikings' Tommy Kramer completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 241 yards and a career-high six touchdowns—five in the first half—as Minnesota crushed winless Green Bay 42-7.

October 06, 1986 | Jack McCallum

October 06, 1986 | Jack McCallum
BYERS ON AN OPEN COLLEGE DIVISION: "The idea was not well received within the college community. The reason I advanced it [in 1984] was because the Olympics had just concluded...and clearly the...

October 06, 1986 | Jack McCallum
First the good news. The NCAA's new testing program may eliminate the use of certain drugs in college sports. Now the bad news. It may transform collegiate sports into an Orwellian theater of...

October 06, 1986 | Veda Eddy
The water is 13 feet deep but the horse's head is bobbing above the surface as his legs move rhythmically below. His eyes are fixed on a woman in jeans who is standing on a small, carpeted island...

October 06, 1986 | Compiled by ROGER JACKSON
ASIAN GAMES—At the halfway point of the 16-day, 27-sport competition in Seoul, China led in the medal race with 131, 58 of them golds. Japan was second with 116 medals, including 38 golds, while...

October 06, 1986
BOB MANZANARESLos ALAMOS, N.M.Manzanares, 36, a mechanical designer, defeated 259 competitors to win the 10K event in 32:50 at the Old Santa Fe Trail Run in downtown Santa Fe on Labor Day. An hour...

October 06, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE BOZ (CONT.)Sir:If any readers need proof that the conduct of "star" athletes affects young people, they have only to turn to page 29 of your Sept. 15 issue (No. 1—And Then Some) to the photos...

October 06, 1986 | Jeremiah Tax
Who remembers Francis X. Shields? For tennis buffs, the record book offers ample reason to do so: He was a finalist at Forest Hills in 1930 when he was 21, a Wimbledon finalist in 1931 and the No....

October 06, 1986 | T. Nicholas Dawidoff
In the annals of basestealing, certain names are paramount: Ty Cobb stole 96 in 1915; Maury Wills beat him with 104 in 1962; and Lou Brock topped them both with 118 in 1974. Today, Tim Raines,...