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July 18, 1994 | Volume 81, Issue 3

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Ben McDonald Cover - Sports Illustrated July 18, 1994

July 18, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
The Tyson Letter

July 18, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
While noting that it "is saddened by these latest events," Signature Rookies, a trading-card company based in Fleetville, Pa., announced that O.J. Simpson will fulfill his contractual obligation...

July 18, 1994 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Chuck PoolThe Florida Marlin publicist, on Cincinnati Red outfielder Kevin Mitchell's upper-deck home run at Joe Robbie Stadium last week: "There have been a plethora of guys to hit it up there,...

July 18, 1994 | Tom Verducci

July 18, 1994 | Alexander Wolff

July 18, 1994 | Merrell Noden
Leroy Burrell eclipsed an absent Carl Lewis by regaining the 100-meter world record

July 18, 1994 | Amy Nutt
Kim Williams finished among the leaders in an LPGA tournament one week after being shot

July 18, 1994 | Ron Fimrite
Can troubled Darryl Strawberry save himself and the sinking Giants at the same time?

July 18, 1994 | Tom Verducci
Teenage sensation Alex Rodriguez debuted with the Seattle Mariners

July 18, 1994
"You left out Isaiah Rider's prediction at last year's NBA draft that he would win the slam dunk contest at the 1994 All Star Game—which he did."MICHAEL HOMEWOOD, ANDOVER, MASS.

July 18, 1994 | Leigh Montville
Traversing the Channel Tunnel, the Tour de France caused more than a little culture shock during a two-day run in England

July 18, 1994 | Sally Jenkins

July 18, 1994 | John Garrity
Hyperactive, Elvis-loving Gregg Jefferies is happily hitting a ton for the St. Louis Cardinals

July 18, 1994 | Austin Murphy
Game time was still 90 minutes off, plenty of time for the doctor to see a patient. "It's my knee," a radio reporter was telling Dot Richardson, M.D., an infielder on the silver-medal-winning...

July 18, 1994 | Austin Murphy
It was one of the more embarrassing moments of the Olympic Festival. In the second round of his gold medal bout with Fernando Vargas, lightweight boxer Datris Biagas reached down to hike up his...

July 18, 1994 | Austin Murphy
In the sauna that was St. Louis last week, some sports looked as if they were more fun than others. The white-water kayaking slalom competition actually took place on the flume ride at the local...

July 18, 1994 | Dan Jenkins

July 18, 1994
Varina MayesFAYETTEVILLE, N.C.Varina, 10, won the girls' age 8-10 blue-belt titles in forms and in sparring for the second consecutive year at the state taekwondo championships. Her coach and...

July 18, 1994 | Rick Telander

July 18, 1994 | Tim Kurkjian
In Case You Missed It

July 18, 1994 | Steve Rushin
There is much to learn from the laws of soccer about sports—as well as life