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July 31, 1989 | Volume 71, Issue 5

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Greg Lemond Cover - Sports Illustrated July 31, 1989

July 31, 1989 | Franz Lidz

July 31, 1989 | Pat Putnam
Mike Tyson KO'd another victim, and a battle looms for the champ's future

July 31, 1989 | Rick Reilly

July 31, 1989 | Peter Gammons

July 31, 1989 | Jack McCallum

July 31, 1989 | Edited by Gay Flood
STEFFII thoroughly enjoyed Curry Kirkpatrick's piece on Steffi Graf (Serving Her Country, June 26), but the references to her nose were disturbing. What's wrong with Graf's nose? As with the...

July 31, 1989 | Robert Sullivan

July 31, 1989 | Peter Gammons

July 31, 1989 | Peter Gammons
DELUSIONS OF GRANDEURThe Mets' Kevin Elster isn't happy about being platooned at short. "A guy my age having to sit, it's just awful," said the 24-year-old Elster last week. "If I was on any other...

July 31, 1989 | Peter Gammons
Pitchers often walk dangerous hitters intentionally if first base is empty with a runner on second. But that strategy is risky. This year the next batters up in such situations are hitting 45...

July 31, 1989 | Merrell Noden
A New York City meet produced big-time performances

July 31, 1989 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Boris Becker's heroics led West Germany over the U.S. in a Davis Cup semifinal

July 31, 1989 | Nicholas Dawidoff

July 31, 1989 | Edited by Craig Neff

July 31, 1989 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Pete Rose, Cincinnati manager, after being told that outfielder Kal Daniels, who had just been traded by the Reds to the Dodgers, was complaining to reporters that he hadn't gotten enough...

July 31, 1989 | E.M. Swift
This anthology of fishing selections is a keeper

July 31, 1989
MARK PATTERSONVENICE, FLA.Mark, 8, a shortstop in the Venice T-ball league, went 30 for 31 for the Reds during a 12-game stretch. He finished the season with a .968 batting average, 57 RBIs, 26...

July 31, 1989 | Compiled by Stefanie Krasnow
ARENA FOOTBALL—Led by quarterback Mike Rhodes's 115 yards passing, Denver (2-1) fought back from a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat Detroit 15-14. Dynamite lineman Quinton Knight sacked Drive...

July 31, 1989 | Peter King
Al Davis, of all people, is now an NFL peacemaker