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May 23, 1988 | Volume 68, Issue 21

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Magic Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated May 23, 1988

May 23, 1988 | Compiled by Morin Bishop
PRO BASKETBALL—All four best-of-seven semifinal conference series were still in doubt at week's end, as underdogs proved to be a bit tougher than expected. In the East, at first it seemed that...

May 23, 1988
DANI BARRIOWA CITY, IOWADani, a junior at Iowa City High, was the state girls' all-around champion in gymnastics for the second straight year. She won the vault (9.5), uneven bars (9.7) and floor...

May 23, 1988 | Ron Fimrite
Those in charge in sports often don't control themselves

May 23, 1988 | Edited by Craig Neff
SOFT TIME

May 23, 1988 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Bo Schembechler, football coach and newly appointed athletic director at the University of Michigan, on his career plans: "I'll coach as long as I desire or until the new athletic director...

May 23, 1988 | Hank Hersch
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the short end? Mark Eaton, Utah's 7'4" center, had him there until L.A. tied the playoffs 2-2

May 23, 1988 | Jack McCallum
Even as their physical style left various NBA teams in pieces this season, the Detroit Pistons could never quite put together their own. In failing to fulfill their regular-season mission of...

May 23, 1988 | Austin Murphy
Boston's icemen made it to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in a decade, but New Jersey extended them to the utmost

May 23, 1988 | Craig Neff

May 23, 1988 | Franz Lidz

May 23, 1988 | Donald J. Barr
The opening words of Ron Fimrite's story about Martins Ferry, Ohio, the town that produced John Havlicek, the Niekro brothers and other accomplished athletes (page 78), are "The beauty of the...

May 23, 1988 | Robert Sullivan
The Chinese team swept past the rest of the world at the McDonald's meet in Florida

May 23, 1988 | Franz Lidz

May 23, 1988 | Sarah Boxer

May 23, 1988 | Robert Sullivan
Syracuse's Gait twins are a one-two punch in the NCAAs

May 23, 1988 | Sam Moses
Led by Rick Mears, Team Penske filled Indy's front row

May 23, 1988 | Peter Gammons

May 23, 1988 | Peter Gammons
FORTUNE, FAME AND SHAMEThe Pirates wanted to honor Willie Stargell on the occasion of his election to the Hall of Fame. So for the event the club chose May 21—a day on which the Atlanta Braves,...

May 23, 1988 | Bruce Anderson
John Kruk was pulling into the parking lot at the San Diego Padres' Yuma, Ariz., training camp in March when a security guard stopped him. Kruk explained that he was a player. The guard,...

May 23, 1988 | Ron Fimrite

May 23, 1988 | Edited by Gay Flood
GEHRIG'S FAREWELLDavid Noonan's story about Lou Gehrig and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Double Legacy of the Iron Horse, April 4) is one of the finest pieces I've read in your magazine. Could...

May 23, 1988 | Nicholas Dawidoff
Baseball journals prove the pen is as mighty as the bat