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April 30, 1990 | Volume 72, Issue 18

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Jeff George Cover - Sports Illustrated April 30, 1990

April 30, 1990 | Tom Starner
Harvey Pollack's forte is creative statistics

April 30, 1990 | Sarah Boxer

April 30, 1990 | Ken McAlpine
It was a boisterous lot that crowded the line. Kids, would-be jocks and serious beer drinkers all jostled for advantage before the gun sent them off around the Rangiora racetrack, near...

April 30, 1990 | Edited by Craig Neff

April 30, 1990 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Scott Hastings, little-used Piston forward, who claims to lead the NBA in a category that he calls the "trillion": "That's when the box score reads one minute played followed by 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0...

April 30, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian

April 30, 1990 | Jack McCallum
Heavyweights went at it in an ugly brawl involving the Pistons and the 76ers that produced $162,500 in fines

April 30, 1990 | William Oscar Johnson

April 30, 1990 | William F. Reed
Thirty Six Red's number came up in New York, and next it could be roses for Red in Kentucky

April 30, 1990 | Jay Greenberg

April 30, 1990
BERMANIAThanks for a very nice article by Franz (Flipped His) Lidz on ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman (Yabba-dabba-doo! March 26). Berman appears to be having more fun on the job than Brent...

April 30, 1990 | Leigh Montville

April 30, 1990 | Jay Feldman
In my family, we take our bird feeding seriously. We buy seed in 20-pound bags to supply the year-round stream of avian callers in our backyard in northern California. Depending on the season, we...

April 30, 1990 | Douglas S. Looney

April 30, 1990 | Peter King

April 30, 1990 | Peter King
Since 1987, the Colts have been living for today, the Falcons for tomorrow. In trading for running back Eric Dickerson, linebacker Fredd Young and quarterback Jeff George during the past three...

April 30, 1990 | Peter King
Dexter Carter, the 49ers' first-round pick in the NFL draft, owes Dave Meggett lunch. Or something better, such as a large annuity or a summer home in the Hamptons. "He's earned part of my signing...

April 30, 1990 | Jill Lieber

April 30, 1990 | Robert H. Boyle
Sacrebleu! Is no one sacred? Apparently not Jacques-Yves Cousteau, whose films and televised voyaging have made at least one generation of youngsters hunger to become marine biologists. He is the...

April 30, 1990 | Sam Moses
Al Unser Jr.'s win at Long Beach was a gem

April 30, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian

April 30, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian
STOLEN PERFECTOLast Friday, Seattle pitcher Brian Holman was within one out of a perfect game when he faced Athletics pinch-hitter Ken Phelps, who last year led the league with three pinch-hit...

April 30, 1990 | Peter Gammons

April 30, 1990 | James E. Reynolds
A rock climber is perched 30 feet above the ground, toes and fingers clinging spiderlike to holds no wider than a quarter. He surveys the rough surface above him. Seeking. Calculating. He must...

April 30, 1990 | Steve Wulf
ESPN's exhaustive coverage is (mostly) a delight

April 30, 1990 | Compiled by Tim Crothers
PRO BASKETBALL—As the NBA regular season ended, the Spurs, with David Robinson getting 30 points and 16 rebounds, beat the Jazz 102-93 and thereby set a club record for wins in a season (56) and a...

April 30, 1990
MARGARET WALDRONAMELIA ISLAND, FLA.Waldron, 74 and legally blind, had holes in one on the same hole on consecutive days. After husband Pete helped her line up her drives, she used a seven-iron for...

April 30, 1990 | Robert H. Boyle
At stake, quite simply, is the survival of the planet