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October 10, 1988 | Volume 69, Issue 16

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Florence Griffith Joyner Cover - Sports Illustrated October 10, 1988

October 10, 1988 | C.J. Hadley
My enormous beast was an arrogant gelding named Sandy. I had been told he was once a nasty camel and had little use for humans. But after two full years of training he easily "whooshed" down to...

October 10, 1988 | Craig Neff
The U.S.'s only golds were won by a twosome from Oklahoma State

October 10, 1988 | Bruce Anderson
The U.S. men spiked their rivals and drinking buddies, the Soviets, for the gold

October 10, 1988 | Craig Neff
Carolyn Waldo gave her country a gift of long-awaited gold

October 10, 1988 | Craig Neff
Yugoslavia's win in OT ended a dream pursued by the U.S. team since '84

October 10, 1988 | Amy Lennard
Rapid-firing Jay Barrs was on target

October 10, 1988 | Anita Verschoth
South Korea savored gold and silver medals

October 10, 1988 | Michel Beaudry
Two U.S. women braved disaster to win the gold

October 10, 1988 | Crosbie Cotton
Greg Barton won two golds in photo finishes

October 10, 1988 | Frank Deford
But are tennis and the Olympics a good match?

October 10, 1988 | Steve Wulf
Yoo Nam Kyu (right) won an all-Korean final

October 10, 1988 | Steve Wulf
Great Britain's men and Australia's women shone

October 10, 1988 | Steve Wulf
The U.S. defeated Japan, its nemesis in 1984

October 10, 1988 | E.M. Swift
The Japanese were humbled by the Soviets and the South Koreans

October 10, 1988 | Robert Sullivan
After 4½ grueling hours, Olaf Ludwig's margin of victory was three seconds

October 10, 1988
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October 10, 1988 | Frank Deford
Politics and money are dead issues, drugs and new sports aren't

October 10, 1988 | Austin Murphy

October 10, 1988 | Peter Gammons
DEAL OF THE YEARThe Red Sox trade of two minor league players, outfielder Brady Anderson and pitcher Curt Schilling, to the Orioles for righthander Mike Boddicker. Last spring, prognosticators...

October 10, 1988 | Peter Gammons
Picking the winners and losers in a year of superlatives isn't easy, but here's how SI's intrepid baseball expert calls 'em.

October 10, 1988 | Jaime Diaz
THE TERRIBLE TEN

October 10, 1988 | Jaime Diaz
OFFENSE: Oklahoma State tailback Barry Sanders (left) set school rushing records with 304 yards and 33 carries and tied another with Jive touchdowns—he nearly had a sixth, but he fumbled as he...

October 10, 1988 | Charles F. Greiner
Logic won, and the author made a parachute jump

October 10, 1988 | Sam Moses

October 10, 1988
DENNIS BAMBURGBOSSIER CITY, LA.Dennis, a senior at Parkway High, won the AAU 17-18 age-group decathlon title at the National Junior Olympic meet. His score of 6,479 points was 112 points better...

October 10, 1988 | Compiled by Jay Jennings
PRO FOOTBALL—The surprising Bengals, leaders in the AFC Central, rode the arm of Boomer Esiason to remain the NFL's only undefeated team after five weeks of play. Esiason passed for 332 yards and...

October 10, 1988 | E.M. Swift
Before 1992, the U.S. must improve in five key sports

October 10, 1988 | Tom Chaffin
Dangling from a rope 55 feet up in an oak tree, psychologist Betsy Hoddinott, 42, is as stuck as a cheap zipper. The first half hour of her climb went well enough, but now there seems to be a...

October 10, 1988 | Ben Fong-Torres
The announcer watches Carney Lansford of the Oakland A's at the plate: "3-2 pitch.... Whoa! Almost hit Lansford!"

October 10, 1988 | Edited by Steve Wulf
VULTURES

October 10, 1988 | Edited by Steve Wulf
•Mike Swain, a member of the U.S. judo team, on being awarded a bronze medal after Kerrith Brown of Great Britain was disqualified for testing positive for a banned diuretic: "I didn't want to win...

October 10, 1988 | Paul Zimmerman
The Bears cut down the previously unbeaten Bills, and may have ignited a rivalry

October 10, 1988 | Hank Hersch
That's all Orel Hershiser gave up over a record-setting 59 straight shutout innings

October 10, 1988 | William Oscar Johnson

October 10, 1988 | Kenny Moore

October 10, 1988 | Donald J. Barr
It was an extraordinary 96 hours. The excitement began in Seoul at 5 a.m. on Sept. 27 when assistant managing editor Jerry Kirshenbaum, head of SI's 64-member team at the Summer Olympics, learned...

October 10, 1988 | Kenny Moore
Ben Johnson's demise revealed a more endearing Carl Lewis

October 10, 1988 | Kenny Moore

October 10, 1988 | Craig Neff
Greg Louganis got the last laugh, with his fourth Olympic gold

October 10, 1988 | Sarah Ballard
Janet Evans, winner of three gold medals, came home to an inescapable media crush

October 10, 1988 | Edited by Gay Flood
BRYANT GUMBELCongratulations to Rick Reilly on his brilliant profile of Bryant Gumbel (The Mourning Anchor, Sept. 26). Gumbel is the antithesis of the "less is more" attitude. Through dedication...

October 10, 1988 | Alexander Wolff
The Soviet men taught the U.S. a humbling lesson, then beat Yugoslavia for the gold

October 10, 1988 | Alexander Wolff
The U.S. women finally rule the international game

October 10, 1988 | Pat Putnam