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October 09, 1989 | Volume 71, Issue 16

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Viacheslav Fetisov Cover - Sports Illustrated October 09, 1989

October 09, 1989 | Donald J. Barr
The way Mona Greenberg Tells it, her husband, Jay, was supposed to have been a Philadelphia Flyer. The tale goes back to 1976 and Mona's days as a secretary in the journalism department at Temple...

October 09, 1989 | Franz Lidz
"Three hundred...three-fifty...four hundred dollars." The auctioneer's chant becomes a kind of elegy for the kid next door who buys packs of bubblegum cards with pocket change. "Thirty...

October 09, 1989 | William F. Reed

October 09, 1989 | William F. Reed
OFFENSE: Andre Ware, a junior quarterback at Houston, established an SWC record by throwing seven touchdown passes in the Cougars' 65-7 victory over Temple. Ware completed 30 of 45 passes for 413...

October 09, 1989 | Peter Gammons
Led by its bullpen, Toronto finally won in the clutch

October 09, 1989 | Peter Gammons
To . On Sept. 26 the big story of the day was President George Bush's speech on chemical weapons, but the Page One lead story in McPaper bore the headline CUBS FANS CALL 27 MILLION TIMES FOR TICKETS.

October 09, 1989 | Jill Lieber

October 09, 1989 | Sarah Boxer
Why in the world would someone invent the Belly Ball?

October 09, 1989 | Stephen Kiesling

October 09, 1989 | Compiled By Sarah B. Schmidt
BOXING—At the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Moscow, the Soviet Union won five gold medals; Cuba, four; and the U.S., East Germany and Romania, one each. The U.S. champion was ERIC GRIFFIN...

October 09, 1989
DANNY CHRISTIANTALLMADGE, OHIODanny, 5, a first-year bowler in the Carpetbaggers (three-to-five) age division, rolled a single-game league record of 159 at the Midway Bowling Lanes, in Akron,...

October 09, 1989 | Rick Telander
At 108, Elva Kling Reyburn kept rooting for the Cubs

October 09, 1989 | Edited by Hank Hersch

October 09, 1989 | Edited by Hank Hersch
•Golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez, following tennis star Jimmy Connors on the dais at a recent benefit: "I have great admiration for Jimmy Connors. In fact, my name used to be Connors, but I changed it...

October 09, 1989 | Austin Murphy
By upsetting Auburn on a damp—and delirious—afternoon, Tennessee watched its winning streak soar to nine

October 09, 1989 | Bruce Newman

October 09, 1989 | Curry Kirkpatrick

October 09, 1989 | Paul Zimmerman

October 09, 1989 | Jay Greenberg

October 09, 1989 | Andy Hjelmeland
Sing Sing, known formally as the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, in Ossining, N.Y., wouldn't be everybody's choice of a place to watch the World Series on TV—or anything else, I suppose. In one...

October 09, 1989 | Paul Fichtenbaum
Wayne Gretzky means lines. Lines of hockey fans waiting to buy tickets at The Forum. Lines at the concession stands waiting to purchase refreshments. Lines at the souvenir stands. Lines of...

October 09, 1989 | Jay Jennings
When Rick Waits arrived in Italy in March 1987 to join the Rimini Pirates baseball club, the team held a press conference to introduce its new American pitcher. With the help of a translator,...

October 09, 1989 | Edited by Gay Flood
HOUNDING HUTSONRegarding your story about Bronko Nagurski and Don Hutson (The Bronk and the Gazelle, Sept. 11): I played two games against Hutson in 1939, when I was a quarterback, a defensive...

October 09, 1989 | Jay Greenberg

October 09, 1989 | Peter King

October 09, 1989 | Peter King

October 09, 1989 | Peter King
Giants at Eagles. This game pits linebacker Lawrence Taylor against quarterback Randall Cunningham, perhaps the best individual matchup in the NFL. It began in earnest two years ago in...

October 09, 1989 | Peter King
Selecting the NFL's best placekicker can be as hard as picking its best tackle. How do you judge? Do you give the most weight to long field goals? To all field goals? To kickoffs not returned? To...