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August 23, 1993 | Volume 79, Issue 8

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Mary Pierce Cover - Sports Illustrated August 23, 1993

August 23, 1993 | Edited by Richard O'Brien
A Father Lost

August 23, 1993 | Edited by Richard O'Brien
Despite rumors of a comeback, Sugar Ray Leonard insists his fighting days are over. But that doesn't mean the five-time world champion—who will marry Bernadette Robi on Friday in Los Angeles—is...

August 23, 1993 | Edited by Richard O'Brien
•Ron Rapoport, in the Los Angeles Daily News: "Let's see, we've got dirty secrets, conflicting stories, a whole cast of unsavory characters and more overheated media coverage than all of Elizabeth...

August 23, 1993 | Edited by Richard O'Brien
•Lawrence Taylor, New York Giant linebacker, when asked in the presence of New Jersey governor Jim Florio, who was visiting the Giants' training camp, if he was considering a postfootball career...

August 23, 1993 | Rick Reilly
After years of frustration in the majors, Paul Azinger—helped by a familiar-looking caddie—won the PGA in sudden death over (who else?) Greg Norman

August 23, 1993 | Kenny Moore
...for a new American and an aging Brit at the World Track and Field Championships

August 23, 1993 | Leigh Montville

August 23, 1993 | Sally Jenkins

August 23, 1993
As the summer draws to a close, it seems an ideal time to salute a few great men in the autumns of their baseball careers. These paintings by artist Brent Benger pay tribute not only to Nolan...

August 23, 1993 | Mark Mulvoy
When SPORTS ILLUSTRATED commissioned Artist Brent Benger in May to create paintings of five future baseball Hall of Famers (page 38), Benger found his muse on Southern California's Golden State...

August 23, 1993 | Amy Nutt
If it's Sunday, Helen Alfredsson, the Willowy, redheaded LPGA player from Göteborg, Sweden, is most likely scorching another golf course—and the ears of another gallery. Alfredsson, the tour's...

August 23, 1993 | Bruce Newman
From his position as inside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, John Offerdahl has often looked across the line of scrimmage and seen panic in a quarterback's eyes. But until a week ago, Offerdahl...

August 23, 1993 | Steve Wulf
So what if Toronto's John Olerud hits .400 this season. Since 1900 as many as eight batters have done it. Ted Williams hit .406 as recently as 1941. No big deal.

August 23, 1993 | Tim Kurkjian
A FATEFUL NIGHT?

August 23, 1993 | William Nack

August 23, 1993 | David Butwin
Few sports bars compare with this homey little pub, a fan's paradise in Newport, R.I.

August 23, 1993 | John Grossman
Miles from the ocean, bodyboarders catch Flow Rider's radical man-made tubes

August 23, 1993
Sam RiceMy father, Joe Callahan, of Milford, Ill., played with and against Hall of Famer Sam Rice. Your story (The Secrets of Sam, July 19) jibes with everything he ever told me about Rice,...

August 23, 1993 | Steve Rushin
A new literary technique helps the author explain Kevin Mitchell's inexplicable season

August 23, 1993
Josh SchuetteST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.Josh, now 16, broke three world records in the 123-pound class for 13- to 15-year-olds at the Southeastern Powerlifting Championships in Port Charlotte, Fla., in...