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October 24, 1988 | Volume 69, Issue 18

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Kirk Gibson Cover - Sports Illustrated October 24, 1988

October 24, 1988 | William Nack
Horses kick up their heels on this high-tech track

October 24, 1988 | Compiled by Merrell Noden
BOXING—SIMON BROWN kept his IBF welterweight crown with a unanimous 12-round decision over Mauro Martelli in Lausanne, Switzerland.

October 24, 1988
DORSEY LEVENSSYRACUSE, N.Y.Dorsey, a senior running back at Nottingham High, rushed for five touchdowns, scored two more on a 57-yard reception and a 90-yard interception return and ran in four...

October 24, 1988 | Rick Telander
The author is shaken by a story about steroids

October 24, 1988 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE USOCAs the father of four children who are or have been on U.S. national teams in three sports (gymnastics, speed skating and figure skating) and one 1988 Olympian, bronze medal gymnast Phoebe...

October 24, 1988 | Jack Cavanaugh
Sculptor Mark Lundeen can relate to an athlete failing in the clutch. His high school basketball team in Holdrege, Neb. (pop. 5,624), lost the 1976 state class B title game in the last two seconds...

October 24, 1988 | Edited by Steve Wulf

October 24, 1988 | Edited by Steve Wulf
•Tom Lasorda, Dodger manager, upon meeting A's slugger Jose Canseco during pre-Series workouts: "Jose, I just want you to know that if we can't win this thing, I hope you guys do."

October 24, 1988 | Rick Telander

October 24, 1988 | Peter Gammons

October 24, 1988 | Donald J. Barr
In his 16 years with SI, senior writer Rick Telander has visited prisons and ghettos, and has heard his share of gruesome tales, but none like the one former South Carolina defensive lineman Tommy...

October 24, 1988 | Steve Wulf
He seems to have stepped out of a time machine on which the dial is set for 1934, St. Louis. Mickey Hatcher is Dizzy, Daffy and Pepper all rolled into one, a one-man Gashouse Gang whose antics and...

October 24, 1988 | Bruce Selcraig
New charges of wrongdoing make glum times glummer for Kentucky basketball

October 24, 1988 | E.M. Swift

October 24, 1988 | Pat Putnam

October 24, 1988 | Demmie Stathoplos
Personal Ensign is an unbeaten filly with alluring Horse of the Year prospects

October 24, 1988 | William F. Reed

October 24, 1988 | William F. Reed
OFFENSE: Utah quarterback Scott Mitchell, a sophomore, completed 36 of 60 passes for five touchdowns and a WAC-record 620 yards and fell only one yard short of the NCAA's single-game passing...

October 24, 1988 | Hank Hersch
In 1984, Richard Tardits, then 19, came from France to Augusta, Ga., to stay for a few months with friends of his parents, and because he's an inquisitive sort, he decided to try an American...

October 24, 1988 | Tommy Chaikin