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December 22, 1986 | Volume 65, Issue 27

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Joe Paterno Cover - Sports Illustrated December 22, 1986

December 22, 1986
Jesse Orosco made the final toss in a wondrous World Series.

December 22, 1986 | Garrison Keillor

December 22, 1986 | Peter Gammons
A BIG MAC FROM SAN DIEGO

December 22, 1986 | Peter Gammons
Kevin McReynolds, be forewarned. Here are the I Hate New York All-Stars, players who in recent years have blamed disappointing past performances on the Big Apple:

December 22, 1986 | Sarah Ballard
Doug Riggs, a Providence (R.I.) Journal reporter, writes in his introduction to Keelhauled: Unsportsmanlike Conduct and the America's Cup (Seven Seas Press, Inc., $19.95) that the book began as...

December 22, 1986 | Tom Hughes
Marcus Aurelius Burr has been a sports writer for 15 years, and he has no idea how to bet on a football game. Neither does Lieutenant Harvey Danzig, a detective in Brooklyn, who asks Burr to find...

December 22, 1986 | Paul Zimmerman

December 22, 1986 | William Taaffe
The best and the boneheaded of '86 receive their just rewards

December 22, 1986 | Pat Putnam
Bonecrusher Smith won the fight, Don King won the money

December 22, 1986 | Curry Kirkpatrick
SEOUL MAN

December 22, 1986 | Curry Kirkpatrick
St. Leo held Navy to a 92-57 win just 48 hours after losing to Georgetown by 75—a 40-point improvement. Good luck to the Monarchs in their upcoming games against Iowa's twin powers, Cornell...

December 22, 1986 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Vanderbilt had fun with Indiana. The student newspaper published a "Stevie" (Alford) calendar ("Thursday: comb hair.... Friday: admire yourself...."). Then the home team shocked the Hoosiers 79-75...

December 22, 1986 | Sam Toperoff
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December 22, 1986 | Andy Meisler
Sportswear and sporting equipment are not, of course, interchangeable terms. Parkas, slacks and swimsuits are useful but not necessary to skiing, golf and scuba diving. But now an imaginative New...

December 22, 1986 | Compiled by Amy Lennard
PRO BASKETBALL—The highlight of Atlanta's perfect 4-for-4 week came against Chicago on Wednesday in a matchup between the Hawks' Dominique Wilkins, last year's NBA scoring leader, and Chicago's...

December 22, 1986
WINNIEWINNETKA, ILL.Winnie, a six-year-old golden retriever and aspiring ball girl, loves tennis balls and can hold three of them in her mouth at the same time. She can also lie on her back and...

December 22, 1986 | Frank Deford
What began with Jackie Robinson is not yet done

December 22, 1986 | William Barnhardt
In the English village of Buttermere, Cumberland (pop. 50), the winner of the annual fell race crosses the finish line in pleasant spring sunshine. David Cartridge, of Bolton, Lancashire, has run...

December 22, 1986 | Edited by Craig Neff and Robert Sullivan
CALL FOR A FRESH START

December 22, 1986 | Edited by Craig Neff and Robert Sullivan
•Dale Tallon, Blackhawks broadcaster, during a game between Chicago and Winnipeg: "I wouldn't say it's cold, but every year Winnipeg's athlete of the year is an ice fisherman."

December 22, 1986 | Jack McCallum
L.A.'s rejuvenated Lakers snapped the Celtics' Garden winning streak, exposing a barren Boston bench

December 22, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
Cleveland's erratic defense shut down a high-powered Cincinnati attack to take the AFC Central title

December 22, 1986 | Sarah Ballard
The America's Cup challengers are down to the final four, and the New York Yacht Club, alas, is not one of them

December 22, 1986 | Rick Reilly

December 22, 1986 | Rick Reilly
PENN STATE'S 40 BASEAs QB Shaffer does a reverse pivot and pitches the ball to TB Dozier, TE Brian Siverling hooks the left end, and G Dan Morgan pulls right to seal off the inside. Man blocking...

December 22, 1986 | Rick Telander

December 22, 1986 | Craig Neff

December 22, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
As you've no doubt noticed, our cover has a new look this week. The typeface on the logo is new and, to make it more legible, larger. Also, SPORTS and ILLUSTRATED in our logo are stacked,...

December 22, 1986 | Rick Reilly

December 22, 1986 | Kevin Cook

December 22, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
CREAM-PUFF CHAMPIONSAttaboy, Rick Reilly, for your piece on the wimpy schedules that major colleges are playing (It Only Hurts For A Little While, Nov. 24). The Miami Hurricanes would be reduced...

December 22, 1986 | Gary Smith