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February 05, 1996 | Volume 84, Issue 5

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Emmitt Smith Cover - Sports Illustrated February 05, 1996

February 05, 1996 | Ed Hinton
A new Indy Car circuit makes its debut and throws the sport into a tailspin

February 05, 1996
That Sunshine Is Threatening

February 05, 1996
On Jan. 27,1976, professional basketball's first slam-dunk contest was held at the ABA All-Star Game in Denver and won by a mightily Afro'd Julius Erving, then a New York Net. Twenty years later...

February 05, 1996
Party hosts willing to pay $4,000 per hour per figure may hire, through an Atlanta-based company called Ultimate Sports Challenge, Greek "statues" that are actually live people standing on...

February 05, 1996
John DalyThe pro golfer, on his lack of interest in world literature as a college student: "I couldn't care less about all those fiction stories about what happened in the year 1500 or 1600. Half...

February 05, 1996 | Michael Silver
The Steelers handed the Cowboys two ugly interceptions and a 27-17 victory that kept the NFC's Super Bowl streak alive

February 05, 1996 | Austin Murphy
His Abe Lincoln look may leave you cold. For long stretches of Super Bowl XXX he couldn't hit the side of a butte. But say this for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Neil O'Donnell: The guy believes...

February 05, 1996 | Bill Walsh
Costly turnovers, inconsistent team defense and weaker quarterbacks have plagued the AFC

February 05, 1996 | Peter King
The Party's Over

February 05, 1996 | Craig Neff
John du Pont's love of the sport and his increasingly bizarre behavior converged in the death of a champion

February 05, 1996 | Phil Taylor
Phoenix's aging and injury-riddled stars straggle back hoping to make a belated run for a title

February 05, 1996
No Room at the InnBilly Payne, CEO of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, took his dream, bet his career on it, got the help he needed and brought the Olympics to Atlanta (Atlanta Brave,...

February 05, 1996 | S.L. Price
So said Boris Becker of fellow Australian Open champ Monica Seles after both gutted out their first Grand Slam titles in years

February 05, 1996 | Jackie MacMullan
The Magic Is Back

February 05, 1996 | John Feinstein
Paper Lions No More

February 05, 1996 | Tom Verducci
How a tottering team's bid for a wild-card berth turned into a late-season frenzy—and saved baseball in Seattle

February 05, 1996
Karlyn Pipes-NeilsenCORONADO, CALIF.Pipes-Neilsen, 33, became the first woman in the masters' swimming 30-34 age group to break five minutes in the 400-meter individual medley, with a 4:56.90 at...

February 05, 1996 | Steve Rushin
It was a press-addressing, tongue-tying, dung-diving ring-ding of a week in Phoenix

February 05, 1996 | Michael Bamberger
Karsten Solheim has handed his once omnipotent Ping dynasty over to his sons

February 05, 1996 | Jaime Diaz
Two young stars started a special weekend in Phoenix with a big finish

February 05, 1996
Last month Tom Kite was named captain of the U.S. team for the 1997 Ryder Cup, a choice that surprised the many who were expecting that honor to go to Larry Nelson. Nelson, 48, is a two-time...

February 05, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
Troubled Times at CBS

February 05, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
People who follow golf, and even some who don't, know that Jack Nicklaus's nickname is the Golden Bear; Arnold Palmer is called the King; Greg Norman will respond if Stadler is known as the...

February 05, 1996 | Robinson Holloway
Word spread quickly across the moundings and among the hordes at the TPC of Scottsdale. Midway through the final round of the Phoenix Open, rumor raged rampant. Was the buzz that Grant Waite was...