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December 18, 1995 | Volume 83, Issue 26

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Cal Ripken, Jr. Cover - Sports Illustrated December 18, 1995

December 18, 1995 | Austin Murphy

December 18, 1995 | S.L. Price

December 18, 1995
Vinay BhatSAN JOSEVinay, 11, finished fourth in the under-12 division of the world junior chess championships in São Lorenco, Brazil. He was named the best U.S. chess player under 13 and last year...

December 18, 1995 | Peter King

December 18, 1995 | Peter King
Ram rookie wide receiver Johnny Thomas, growing weary of the 16-game NFL grind, opened a package of financial information in the club offices recently. When he came to a brochure explaining the...

December 18, 1995 | Tim Kurkjian
Escape from New York

December 18, 1995 | Christian Stone
Big Day for Some Big D

December 18, 1995 | E.M. Swift
Recent incidents prove that hockey players have joined the ranks of ingrate athletes

December 18, 1995
Reilly's article opened my eyes to a man who is trying to hurt the game of basketball more than help it.FELIX CASTILLO, WOODLAND, CALIF.

December 18, 1995 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
Everything Is Not Jake

December 18, 1995 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
A game warden in Virginia's Caroline County charged himself with a misdemeanor—and paid a $50 fine—after he shot a quail and then realized the season didn't open for six days.

December 18, 1995 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
Ruth WysockiThe former U.S. Olympic distance runner, on her relationship with the Brooks footwear company: "In 1984 my shoe sponsor said it would take care of me for life. I guess I died in 1988"

December 18, 1995 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
No More Shopping WoesThe holidays are upon us, and it's time to comb through the books, games, toys and videos now in the stores to find a gift for the sports nut nearest you. SCORECARD has done...

December 18, 1995 | David Fleming
A dubious play call and another loss put the heat on Dallas coach Barry Switzer

December 18, 1995 | Phil Taylor

December 18, 1995 | Michael Farber

December 18, 1995 | Tim Crothers

December 18, 1995 | Franz Lidz
A fifth straight NCAA title eluded Virginia as Wisconsin shut out Duke in the championship game

December 18, 1995 | Ed Hinton

December 18, 1995 | Michael Silver

December 18, 1995 | Richard Hoffer

December 18, 1995 | Mark Mulvoy
Senior writer Richard Hoffer was an appropriate choice to do our Sportsman of the Year story, which celebrates, among other things, diligence, consistency and talent. He has displayed those same...

December 18, 1995 | Michael Farber

December 18, 1995 | William F. Reed

December 18, 1995 | William F. Reed
When Barry Sanders made a 12-yard run in the first quarter of the Lions' 24-17 win over the Oilers on Sunday, he became only the 10th player in NFL history to surpass the 10,000-yard career...

December 18, 1995 | William F. Reed
Lion wideout Herman Moore isn't one of those players who likes to leave the game at the stadium. He brings it home so he can discuss it with his personal trainer, who also happens to be his wife,...