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December 21, 1987 | Volume 67, Issue 27

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Dale Murphy Cover - Sports Illustrated December 21, 1987

December 21, 1987 | Jenny Kellner

December 21, 1987 | Ivan Maisel
It's Christmastime and your favorite golfer has already seen the sun set from the 18th at Pebble Beach, has played the Old Course at St. Andrews, owns the latest "miracle" shafts and has a...

December 21, 1987 | Compiled by Merrell Noden
PRO BASKETBALL—Detroit moved into a tie for the Central Division lead with a 3-0 week. The Pistons halted Portland's nine-game winning streak, beating the Trail Blazers 127-117, and then defeated...

December 21, 1987
ANDREA WILSONMESA, ARIZ.Andrea, a junior at Dobson High, won her second consecutive Arizona girls' high school diving title to lead the Mustangs to their first state swimming and diving crown. She...

December 21, 1987 | Steve Wulf
Some uncommonly common celebrations made '87 special

December 21, 1987 | Frank Deford
—RALPH WALDO EMERSON

December 21, 1987 | Peter Gammons
The Atlanta Braves were in St. Louis, a month from the end of another losing season, and this would be their only Saturday night off in four weeks. That morning, the Braves' public relations...

December 21, 1987 | Kenny Moore
Judi Brown King, 26, addresses our most ancient cycle of violence, that of the sins of the fathers being visited upon their sons. "We have had cases," she says, speaking of her volunteer work at...

December 21, 1987 | Douglas S. Looney
Beth Veach, Wake Forest senior and girl-friend of Deacon fullback Chip Rives, was talking about him recently: "I'm a realist. I look at a Christmas tree and I think of all the work involved....

December 21, 1987 | Jack McCallum
The personnel man for the engineering firm didn't understand what Rory Sparrow had written on the Objectives line of his résumé. "What do you mean you want to enhance the quality of life?' " he...

December 21, 1987 | Franz Lidz
Kip Keino Still has the long, Lean look that made him an unmistakable presence on the track. The two-time Olympic gold medalist wears a blue blazer now, and there is a hint of gray in his hair,...

December 21, 1987 | Austin Murphy
For 16 years center Bob Bourne, 33, of the Los Angeles Kings has earned his daily bread in hockey's trenches—in the corners and along the boards, on checking lines and penalty-killing units....

December 21, 1987 | Jaime Diaz
To watch Patty Sheehan swing a golf club is to witness the gift of natural grace. But to watch her soothe, with intuitive ease, the fragile psyches of troubled adolescent girls is to understand...

December 21, 1987 | Sarah Ballard
Reggie Williams was in third grade before anyone knew he was partially deaf. He was slow to learn, his speech was funny, and from his seat at the back of the classroom, among the W's, he often...

December 21, 1987 | Jack McCallum

December 21, 1987 | Donald J. Barr
This week we are honoring athletes who are committed to helping others (page 12). Many of our staffers also donate their time to volunteer work. To cite some examples, executive editor Peter Carry...

December 21, 1987 | Paul Zimmerman

December 21, 1987 | Hank Hersch

December 21, 1987 | W.K. Stratton
What's this? No Texas college football team was even remotely in the fight for No. 1. The Dallas Cowboys, who hadn't gotten past the first round of the playoffs since the 1982 season, were giving...

December 21, 1987 | Timothy P. Egan
Sometime between the last scent of the fall harvest and the first dusting of snow, many people fall into a deep depression that may linger for as long as six months. Much more than a vague...

December 21, 1987 | Austin Murphy

December 21, 1987 | Robert Sullivan

December 21, 1987 | Edited by Gay Flood
LOYOLA-CINCINNATI 1963Ron Fimrite's glorious article in your college basketball '87-88 issue (It Was More Than Just a Game, Nov. 18) on the 1963 NCAA championship game brought a few tears and a...

December 21, 1987 | Peter Gammons
The Red Sox and other clubs received early Christmas gifts at baseball's winter meetings

December 21, 1987 | William Oscar Johnson

December 21, 1987 | Jill Lieber

December 21, 1987 | William Taaffe
Once again we search out and identify the best and worst of the broadcast year

December 21, 1987 | Morin Bishop
SOUR ORANGESyracuse, SI's and a lot of other people's preseason No. 1 pick, may be suffering from the pressures of proving its worthiness. Tenseness among the Orangemen, more than anything...

December 21, 1987 | Morin Bishop
HERSEY HAWKINS

December 21, 1987 | John Garrity
Ask someone to name the top three basketball stars in the Big Eight and you'll get, "Danny Manning, Derrick Chievous and...and, uh...." Unless you're within a short tractor ride of Ames, Iowa,...

December 21, 1987 | Rick Reilly

December 21, 1987 | Edited by Steve Wulf
IT'S HIGH TIME

December 21, 1987 | Edited by Steve Wulf
•Earle Bruce, recently fired as Ohio State football coach, on his prospects of becoming SMU coach: "I don't have a job. They don't have a team. We'd both have to be interested."