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January 11, 1993 | Volume 78, Issue 1

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Jim Valvano Cover - Sports Illustrated January 11, 1993

January 11, 1993 | Gary Smith
Gravely ill with cancer, Jim Valvano is fighting for his life the same way he coached basketball, by learning all he can, talking up a storm and insisting on the last shot.

January 11, 1993 | Austin Murphy

January 11, 1993 | Sally Jenkins
It is apparently Gino Torretta's role in life to wrinkle everything he wears, including the mantle of Heisman Trophy winner. Sloppy has always been Torretta's style. It was part of his charm...

January 11, 1993 | Rick Reilly

January 11, 1993 | Peter King

January 11, 1993
Sportsman of the YearCongratulations on your choice of Arthur Ashe as Sportsman of the Year (The Eternal Example, Dec. 21). It is heartening to see such an exemplary person receive recognition....

January 11, 1993 | Jill Lieber

January 11, 1993 | Amy Nutt
Making their way up Pikes Peak, electric and solar-powered vehicles sped quietly toward the finish

January 11, 1993
Juliana FurtadoBOULDER, COLO.Furtado, 25, an off-road cyclist for just 2½ years, won the women's mountain bike world championships one day after dislocating her kneecap in the cross-country part...

January 11, 1993 | Paul Zimmerman

January 11, 1993 | Paul Zimmerman

January 11, 1993 | William F. Reed

January 11, 1993 | Phil Taylor

January 11, 1993 | Phil Taylor
MENIn a loss to Notre Dame and wins over Texas A&M, Bucknell, Monmouth and Jacksonville, center Ervin Johnson, a 6'11" senior at New Orleans, averaged 19.2 points, 14 rebounds and 5.4 blocks.

January 11, 1993 | Leigh Montville

January 11, 1993 | Mike D'Orso
The residents of tiny Harbour Island in the Bahamas are crazy about basketball

January 11, 1993 | Rick Reilly
The world seems overrun by athletes, coaches and fans eager to take the best out of our games

January 11, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
Off the Tour

January 11, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
Whatizit, the Atlanta Olympics' bug-eyed blob of a mascot, is on the ropes. Though Billy Payne, president of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, calls Whatizit "an incredible marketing...

January 11, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Jim Mullen, in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, on bungee jumping: "It takes no skill, lasts less than a minute, and you can brag to your friends how terrific you were. No wonder men love it."

January 11, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Karl Malone (below), Utah Jazz star, insisting to disbelievers that he considers Shaquille O'Neal, the Orlando Magic's heralded rookie, A just another player: "I guess I'm just a hard guy to please.