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December 12, 1988 | Volume 69, Issue 26

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Charles Barkley Cover - Sports Illustrated December 12, 1988

December 12, 1988 | Mike D'Orso
One look at Bill Reese and you have to ask yourself, What kind of a football expert is this? He is a bookish, 70-year-old grandfather who's as likely to curl up in the kitchen with his...

December 12, 1988 | William Taaffe
For 21 years, Billy Edwards has been calling those TV timeouts for ABC football

December 12, 1988
BARBARA STEWARTROCHESTER, N.Y.Stewart, 47, a writer, won 182 masters track and field events in 1988. That total included U.S. age 45-49 women's titles in the heptathlon, pentathlon, 55-meter...

December 12, 1988 | Compiled by Sally Guard
PRO BASKETBALL—With a career-high 35 points from forward Armon Gilliam, the Suns routed the Rockets 124-107. Then Phoenix concentrated on improving its woeful rebounding and pulled down 64 as it...

December 12, 1988 | J.E. Vader
A few words in defense of the villainous Robin Givens

December 12, 1988 | Edited by Craig Neff
COCAINE CONNECTIONS

December 12, 1988 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Jack Haley, Chicago Bulls rookie center, on his NBA debut, in which he played one minute and didn't score: "I'll always remember it as the night Michael Jordan and I combined for 52 points."

December 12, 1988 | Jack McCallum

December 12, 1988 | Rick Reilly

December 12, 1988 | Curry Kirkpatrick

December 12, 1988 | Donald J. Barr
Because they normally put in only three-day work-weeks—to be sure, those days usually consist of 12 or more hours—members of SI's copy department have large blocks of free time. So when they are...

December 12, 1988 | William Oscar Johnson
NBC surprised everyone, including its own staff, by winning the TV rights to the '92 Games for a record $401 million

December 12, 1988 | Rick Telander

December 12, 1988 | Peter Gammons

December 12, 1988 | Edited by Gay Flood
LOSER?Thank you for the story in your special college basketball preview on New Hampshire coach Gerry Friel (On the Spot, Nov. 16). There has been a lack of commitment on the part of the...

December 12, 1988 | John Feinstein

December 12, 1988 | Michael Bamberger

December 12, 1988 | William F. Reed
TROUBLED TIMES

December 12, 1988 | William F. Reed
GEORGE McCLOUDIn two games Florida Slate's 6'6" point guard scored 54 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and handed out 11 assists, as the Seminoles beat Florida International 100-75 and Florida 104-86.

December 12, 1988 | Robert Sullivan
Boris Becker prevailed over a gimpy Masters field, and Ivan Lendl showed he's back

December 12, 1988 | William F. Reed
Alabama beat Texas A & M 30-10 amid the drama of two coaches under siege

December 12, 1988 | Jill Lieber
When the New York Giants won the Super Bowl in 1987, tight end Mark Bavaro became known as one of the toughest players in football, a man capable of carrying tacklers on his back all the way to...

December 12, 1988 | E.M. Swift