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December 04, 1989 | Volume 71, Issue 23

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Steve McGuire Cover - Sports Illustrated December 04, 1989

December 04, 1989 | Compiled by Stefanie Scheer
PRO BASKETBALL—The Hawks' 103-96 victory over the Pistons snapped Detroit's regular-season home winning streak at 25. The Pistons fell despite the efforts of Isiah Thomas, who scored 32 points,...

December 04, 1989
LAURA SCHWEITZERDAYTONSchweitzer, a senior at the University of Dayton, won the Midwestern Collegiate Conference women's cross-country title for the third straight year. Her time of 17:03 for the...

December 04, 1989 | Jack McCallum
The author hints that a sports award may be overhyped

December 04, 1989 | Richard Demak
The Cleveland Crunch wanted to draft Simon Keith, but first there were a couple of questions the newest team in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) wanted to ask him. So at a luncheon the day...

December 04, 1989 | Edited by Hank Hersch

December 04, 1989 | Edited by Hank Hersch
•Jerry Reynolds, on his ups and downs as coach of the Sacramento Kings: "I've been convinced for some time that the Lord is punishing me for past transgressions, and I was a pretty ornery little...

December 04, 1989 | Austin Murphy

December 04, 1989 | Alexander Wolff

December 04, 1989 | Donald J. Barr
When not combing through our copy looking for misspellings and grammatical glitches, proofreader Luc Sante often casts a critical eye toward other copy. He's a book critic renowned for his meaty,...

December 04, 1989 | Peter King

December 04, 1989 | Leigh Montville

December 04, 1989 | Paul Sawyer
"Dad," my 24-year-old son, Kenneth, asked not long ago, "what was your greatest moment in sports?" I suppose Kenneth expected me to tell him about one of my triumphs as a handball player who had...

December 04, 1989 | Mark Stuart Gill
Once a week, Ralph Citro, 63, a retired insurance agent from Blackwood, N.J., loads his black salesman's sample case with an economy-sized jar of Vaseline, an enormous bottle of Maalox, Q-tips,...

December 04, 1989 | Rick Reilly

December 04, 1989
JOHN ELWAYHow sad it is to see the best player in Bronco history subjected to negativism and rumors ("I'm About to Suffocate," Nov. 6). How maddening to see the Denver fans, the NFL's most loyal,...

December 04, 1989 | John Steinbreder
CBS paid $1 billion to keep the NCAA tournament

December 04, 1989 | Peter King
ROOKIE ROULETTE

December 04, 1989 | Peter King
THE FLIP SIDE

December 04, 1989 | Peter King
Bengals at Browns. All four places in the renascent AFC Central (box, below right) are at stake this week. The record in this series, which began in 1970, is Cincinnati 19, Cleveland 19. In the...

December 04, 1989 | Peter King
A decade after the Steelers led the AFC Central to dominance in the late 1970s, that division is again No. 1 in the NFL. The AFC Central has the tightest top-to-bottom standings of the league's...

December 04, 1989 | William F. Reed
ANYONE FOR A TITLE GAME?

December 04, 1989 | William F. Reed
OFFENSE:Houston quarterback Andre Ware, a junior, completed 37 of 63 passes for 475 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-24 win over Texas Tech. Ware has had a Division I-A record seven games this...

December 04, 1989 | Merrell Noden
Pat Porter won an eighth U.S. title with a cruel strategy

December 04, 1989 | Dwight H. Thomas
As the football coach and athletic director of Escambia High School, in Pensacola, Fla., I read with great interest Rick Reilly's POINT AFTER about televising high school games (SI, Sept. 18). Mr....

December 04, 1989 | Gary Smith

December 04, 1989 | Jack

December 04, 1989 | Demmie Stathoplos
Kent Desormeaux's goal is 600 victories this year