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August 15, 1988 | Volume 69, Issue 7

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August 15, 1988 | Robert F. Jones
Fly-fishing, by all indications, is in the throes of a popularity surge—mainly among young urban professionals who think it's neat to own all that exotic gear. But there's more to the sport than...

August 15, 1988 | Compiled by Roger Jackson
BASKETBALL—Dan Majerle and Danny Manning each scored 13 points to lead the U.S. Olympic team hopefuls to a 90-82 victory over a team of NBA players in the opening game of a nine-game series, in...

August 15, 1988
SANDIE FERNANDEZEL PASOSandie, a recent graduate of Hanks High, won the balance beam and floor exercise and placed third in the uneven bars and fourth in the vault to claim the all-around title at...

August 15, 1988 | Ron Fimrite
A Chinese athlete's story was hidden by a language barrier

August 15, 1988 | Edited by Sarah Ballard
EXPANSION DRAUGHTSports and suds—specifically, hoops and hops—are now courting each other in the Continental Basketball Association. The new CBA franchise that will play in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,...

August 15, 1988 | Edited by Sarah Ballard
•Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, on the wide-legged stance of the Phillies' lanky Von Hayes: "He looks like a pair of pliers."

August 15, 1988 | Ron Fimrite
An era ended Monday night at Wrigley Field as the lights went on for the first illuminated game in the Friendly Confines

August 15, 1988 | Steve Wulf

August 15, 1988 | Jaime Diaz
Gary Player Won his Second straight Senior Open, beating Bob Charles in a playoff

August 15, 1988 | Ralph Wiley
Joe Montana starred for San Francisco, which was bad news for Steve Young

August 15, 1988 | Frank Deford

August 15, 1988 | Donald J. Barr
The number of working SI journalists to visit China in recent months totals 17—seven writers, six photographers, an assistant managing editor, an art director, an executive editor and a managing...

August 15, 1988 | E.M. Swift

August 15, 1988
This portfolio provides glimpses of some things old and some things very new in the burgeoning world of Chinese sports

August 15, 1988 | Sarah Ballard

August 15, 1988 | Rick Reilly

August 15, 1988 | Robert Sullivan

August 15, 1988
DOC AND DARRYLAny baseball fan, whether he likes or dislikes the Mets, has to respect the tremendous talents and abilities of Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden (Doc and Darryl, July 11). I was...

August 15, 1988 | Ron Fimrite
He's short and plump, and thick glasses ride down his snub nose. Though he's only 36, he suffers from a heart condition so grave that during long matches he must play with an oxygen bottle at the...

August 15, 1988 | William Oscar Johnson
The author, back in China again after 15 years, finds the people have run from Mao toward a more hopeful future

August 15, 1988 | E.M. Swift
Two high-flying new stars soared at the U.S. trials

August 15, 1988 | Peter Gammons

August 15, 1988 | Peter Gammons
SLAP SHOT

August 15, 1988 | Herm Weiskopf
Todd Cray, 17, is a rookie with a lot of miles on him