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September 18, 1989 | Volume 71, Issue 12

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Boris Becker Cover - Sports Illustrated September 18, 1989

September 18, 1989 | Donald J. Barr
Long before she became a reporter at SI, it was clear that Stefanie Scheer had the right instincts for journalism. Ever since her formative years in Brookline, Mass., she has kept files—some of...

September 18, 1989 | Rick Reilly
High school games don't belong on national TV

September 18, 1989 | Edited by Hank Hersch

September 18, 1989 | Edited by Hank Hersch
•Tom Paciorek, Chicago White Sox broadcaster, when asked for his definition of boredom: "Having to listen to someone talk about himself when I want to talk about me."

September 18, 1989 | Curry Kirkpatrick

September 18, 1989 | George Plimpton
Steffi Graf made swift work of almost all of her victims at the U.S. Open

September 18, 1989 | Paul Zimmerman
Thanks to two crafty old pros on defense and a plucky young quarterback, the Chicago Bears stuck it to the Cincinnati Bengals in their NFL opener

September 18, 1989 | Edited by Gay Flood
RYAN'S K'SIn perusing the list of Nolan Ryan's strikeout victims (K, Aug. 28), I noticed that Steve Carlton had eight of those K's. How many times did these two future Hall of Famers face each...

September 18, 1989 | Peter Gammons

September 18, 1989 | Austin Murphy
Penn State, on the heels of its worst season in 50 years, was upset by Virginia

September 18, 1989 | Michael Sokolove
It was the middle of the night, and John Kibler was flat on his back in the emergency room of a mid-town Manhattan hospital when the thought occurred to him that he might soon be ejected from this...

September 18, 1989 | Rick Reilly

September 18, 1989 | Peter King

September 18, 1989 | Peter King

September 18, 1989 | Peter King
Eagles at Redskins: Philadelphia begins a four-week stretch against the last five Super Bowl winners—Washington, San Francisco (which won twice), Chicago and the Giants. In fact, after the...

September 18, 1989 | William F. Reed

September 18, 1989 | William F. Reed
OFFENSE: Auburn wideout Alexander Wright, a senior who is also a sprinter on the Tigers' track team, caught five passes, four of them for touchdowns (of 78, 60, 41 and 73 yards), in the Tigers'...

September 18, 1989 | Merrell Noden
U.S. hurdlers David Patrick and Sandra Farmer-Patrick starred in soggy Barcelona

September 18, 1989 | Peter Gammons

September 18, 1989 | William Nack

September 18, 1989 | Compiled by Sarah B. Schmidt
PRO FOOTBALL—In the NFL's season openers, the 49ers defeated the Colts 30-24 as Jerry Rice caught his 50th career touchdown pass, a 58-yarder from Joe Montana. Indianapolis's Eric Dickerson also...

September 18, 1989