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July 04, 1988 | Volume 69, Issue 1

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Michael Spinks Cover - Sports Illustrated July 04, 1988

July 04, 1988 | Edited by Douglas S. Looney

July 04, 1988 | Edited by Douglas S. Looney
•Dave Righetti, New York Yankee pitcher, when told he had a new leader: "Oh? Did George quit?"

July 04, 1988 | Pat Putnam
And Mike Tyson did, knocking out Michael Spinks at 1:31 of Round 1

July 04, 1988 | William Oscar Johnson
Since ancient times, the people of Korea have called their peninsula the Land of the Morning Calm. But for the past 15 months. South Korea has been the setting for a series of political...

July 04, 1988 | Peter Gammons

July 04, 1988 | Edited by Gay Flood
BELOVED CLOWNRight after I read Steve Wulf's wonderful profile of Max Patkin (Max, June 6), Max performed at Holman Stadium, home of the Class A Vero Beach Dodgers. That was the first time I ever...

July 04, 1988 | Franz Lidz
The U.S. men's volleyball team, the Olympic favorite, won the USA Cup in L.A.

July 04, 1988 | Peter Gammons

July 04, 1988 | Jay Feldman
Most guys play their last game of baseball in high school. The majority wind up settling for recreational softball as a substitute, but many never stop yearning for "the real thing." Now, thanks...

July 04, 1988 | Jack McCallum

July 04, 1988 | Robert Sullivan
Star athletes Kirsten Hanssen and Jan Ripple train like mad, then go at it but good

July 04, 1988 | Peter Gammons

July 04, 1988 | Peter Gammons
NIXON REDUXLast week brothers Otis and Donell Nixon returned to the majors, with the Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants, respectively, while former President Richard M. Nixon was sighted June...

July 04, 1988 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Struggling U.S. star David Robinson finally reigned in Spain

July 04, 1988 | Craig Neff
Butterflyer Melvin Stewart is poised to star in Seoul

July 04, 1988 | Dan Geringer

July 04, 1988 | Joel Schwarz
The nine Ladenburg brothers and their seven sisters have all of the bases covered

July 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf
'Bull Durham' is a movie with something on the ball

July 04, 1988
ARENA FOOTBALL—Chicago, 9-0 on the season, clinched the regular-season title by winning twice during the week over third-place Pittsburgh. Bruisers quarterback Ben Bennett threw for 13 touchdowns...

July 04, 1988
JOHN WINKINORONO, MAINEWinkin, 68, won his 700th game as a college baseball coach when Maine beat Miami of Florida 6-5 in 13 innings. At the end of this season, Winkin had a 701-449-10 record for...

July 04, 1988 | Peter Gammons
This episode of the Yankee drama had a tired plot