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July 24, 1989 | Volume 71, Issue 4

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Gregg Jefferies Cover - Sports Illustrated July 24, 1989

July 24, 1989 | Edited by Craig Neff

July 24, 1989 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Jim Dent, senior pro golfer known for his long but not always accurate drives: "I can airmail the ball, but sometimes I don't get the right address on it."

July 24, 1989 | Peter Gammons

July 24, 1989 | Peter Gammons
The sweet spot (deepest purple) is technically a single point, and studies show that a ball struck by a big league—quality wood bat in that spot will go farther than one struck by an aluminum bat...

July 24, 1989 | Pat Putnam
Evander Holyfield sent a message to Mike Tyson with his KO of Adilson Rodrigues

July 24, 1989 | Jack McCallum

July 24, 1989 | Hank Hersch

July 24, 1989 | Donald J. Barr
In June, artist Paola Piglia spent three days in Kalamazoo, Mich., doing research for her illustrations of Bil Gilbert's story about the environmental rescue of the Kalamazoo River (page 76)....

July 24, 1989 | William Nack
In the World Basketball League, the maximum height is 6'4⅞", but the players are thinking big

July 24, 1989 | Peter Gammons

July 24, 1989 | Peter Gammons
BACK-BREAKERBrewers outfielder Glenn Braggs swings so hard that he has broken three bats across his back on his follow-through this season. Former Oriole slugger Jim Gentile used to do the same...

July 24, 1989 | Richard Demak
Pitching in the all-star game on July 11 in Anaheim may have been the highlight of the five-year major league career of Montreal reliever Tim Burke, but it wasn't the most rewarding moment of his...

July 24, 1989 | Edited by Gay Flood
JOHNSON'S RECORDI could not disagree more with Merrell Noden's POINT AFTER (June 26) regarding Ben Johnson's 1987 world record of 9.83 in the 100 meters. I do not feel that Johnson should be...

July 24, 1989 | John Garrity
Betsy King reigned supreme at the U.S. Women's Open

July 24, 1989 | Demmie Stathoplos
Houston, all $2.9 million of him, disappointed his backers in a sprint at Belmont

July 24, 1989 | Bil Gilbert

July 24, 1989 | David Levine
Mindful of the drawing power of a good slogan, the people behind the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., call their recently renovated shrine to the racehorse...

July 24, 1989 | Peter Alson
Two tables put end to end made the game a summer smash

July 24, 1989 | Bruce Anderson
NBC has recruited Bill Walsh to beef up its football team

July 24, 1989 | Compiled by Stefanie Krasnow
ARENA FOOTBALL—After the five-team league's second week of play, defending champion Detroit remained undefeated with a 39-7 rout of Maryland. Mike Trigg paced the Drive with four touchdowns. In...

July 24, 1989
LIZ BARKERTRUMBULL, CONN.Liz, a senior-to-be at St. Joseph High, won the boys' singles title at the Class M state tennis tournament with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Hector Scarano of E.O. Smith High...

July 24, 1989 | Robert Sullivan
Here and abroad grass roots environmentalism is growing