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May 09, 1994 | Volume 80, Issue 18

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated May 09, 1994

May 09, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum

May 09, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum
When Nolan Ryan retired late in the 1993 season, the people at the Topps baseball-card company breathed a sigh of relief. Topps prides itself on including a statistical breakdown of every season...

May 09, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum
Mitch Gaylord, who won a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympics, has a starring role in the "erotic thriller" Sexual Outlaws.

May 09, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum
Terry FranconaThe Birmingham Baron manager on doling out Double A meal money to his rightfielder: "There's something odd about going up to Michael Jordan and slipping him $16 a day."

May 09, 1994 | E.M. Swift
The NHL playoffs have proved again that hockey's sudden-death overtime is the finest finale in sports

May 09, 1994 | Austin Murphy
Call it a near-sudden-death experience. It was halfway through the final period of Game 7 of the opening-round series between the San Jose Sharks and the Detroit Red Wings, and players on both...

May 09, 1994 | Tom Verducci
What has realignment wrought? The American League West, where a loser can be a winner

May 09, 1994
"Arkansas should be commended for winning the NCAA title. It's just too bad Nolan Richardson stole the spotlight from his players, who truly deserved it."MIKE KRKOSA, NEWARK, CALIF.

May 09, 1994 | John Walters
Tough Indiana defense curtailed Shaquille O'Neal's scoring and Orlando's wins

May 09, 1994 | William Faulkner
In this SI Classic from 1955, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist recounts the drama leading up to the day that Swaps beat Nashua in the Derby

May 09, 1994 | Bruce Newman
Ayrton Senna, the world's finest driver, died in a horrifying wreck at San Marino

May 09, 1994 | Hank Hersch
A soccer feast is being cooked up as the U.S. prepares to host its first-ever World Cup

May 09, 1994 | Amy Nutt
Dawn Riley slows down for no one. The skipper of the 64-foot yacht Heineken, one of 10 W60-class boats now competing in the Whitbread Round the World Race, was caught in a hailstorm off the coast...

May 09, 1994 | Tim Kurkjian
It was midway through the evening of April 27, a few minutes after Scott Erickson had thrown the first no-hitter by a Minnesota Twin in 27 years and the first ever by a pitcher for any team in the...

May 09, 1994 | Merrell Noden
Jon Drummond was a strange little boy, burning with intensity and possessed of mysterious powers. He preached a sermon when he was two, standing on a chair placed on a table in the City of David...

May 09, 1994 | Sally Jenkins
Fans are bored, TV ratings are down, equipment sales are soft, and most pros seem to be prima donnas who don't care about anything but money. What can be done to save this sinking sport?

May 09, 1994
Marc SiegelWILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.Siegel, a sophomore at Williams, led all Division III hockey goalies in save percentage (.922) and was named first-team Division III All-America and All-New England...

May 09, 1994 | Tim Kurkjian
Saving Grace

May 09, 1994 | Tim Kurkjian
Joltin' Joe. Blue Jay Joe Carter is still hampered by a right thumb that was broken in spring training and remains so sore he can't open his car door with it, yet he set a major league record for...

May 09, 1994 | Richard Hoffer
Will the last team to leave Los Angeles please turn out the lights