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May 08, 1989 | Volume 70, Issue 20

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Chris Mullin Cover - Sports Illustrated May 08, 1989

May 08, 1989 | Donald J. Barr
There is a wonderful moment in the children's book the Story of Babar when the little elephant returns home to much excitement and is pronounced king of the forest. Everyone in our New York...

May 08, 1989 | Frank Deford

May 08, 1989 | Edited by Craig Neff

May 08, 1989 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Jeff Torborg, Chicago White Sox manager, when asked about the metal plate inserted in catcher Carlton Fisk's broken right hand: I don't think it will affect his mobility. Electrical storms might...

May 08, 1989 | Compiled by Richard O'Brien
PRO BASKETBALL—The NBA playoffs got under way with 16 teams competing in best-of-five series. In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks, who set NBA records for three-pointers attempted and made...

May 08, 1989
MICHAEL LaCROSSECANANDAIGUA, N.Y.LaCrosse, a junior lacrosse attackman, scored an East Coast Conference-record 10 goals to lead Hofstra to a 16-14 win over Virginia. A transfer from Herkimer...

May 08, 1989 | Frank Deford
As the author leaves SI, he offers up a few insights

May 08, 1989 | Rick Reilly

May 08, 1989 | Alexander Wolff
The diminutive Warriors took a surprising 2-0 NBA playoff lead over the Jazz

May 08, 1989 | Austin Murphy
After Jeremy Roenick took a stick to the choppers, the surprising Blackhawks stuck it to St. Louis

May 08, 1989 | Austin Murphy
If there is a more thankless job in sports than that of backup goaltender, it is the job of backup goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers. Ron Hextall is the Flyers' territorial, stick-brandishing...

May 08, 1989 | Ralph Wiley

May 08, 1989 | Edited by Gay Flood
SANDERS & SONIt's unfortunate that pressure applied by his father helped persuade Barry Sanders to leave Oklahoma State without completing his education (Barry Breaks Away, April 10). Barry's...

May 08, 1989 | Dave Scheiber

May 08, 1989 | Jon Bowermaster
When members of the world champion Ultimate Frisbee team—officially known as New York Ultimate—stepped off the plane in San Diego the day before Thanksgiving, their mood was, well, confident....

May 08, 1989 | Demmie Stathoplos

May 08, 1989 | Clive Gammon
In World Cup qualifying play in St. Louis, the U.S. squeaked by Costa Rica 1-0

May 08, 1989 | Peter Gammons

May 08, 1989 | Peter Gammons
UP ON THE FARMThrough April 21, Expo righthander Pascual Perez had allowed two runs in odd-numbered innings and 10 in even-numbered ones. So Montreal's whimsical media relations director Richard...

May 08, 1989 | Peter Gammons
The Green Monster in Fenway Park has turned many fly balls that would have been outs elsewhere into hits. And which batters would benefit most by a move to the Back Bay? Based on the distance of...

May 08, 1989 | Steve Rushin
As Benny Distefano sees it, you can never have too many hyphens. So when the Pirates recalled the first baseman-outfielder from Buffalo last September, he offered to add the word "catcher" to his...