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April 29, 1996 | Volume 84, Issue 17

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David Robinson Cover - Sports Illustrated April 29, 1996

April 29, 1996 | Jim Bolus
The greatest U.S. jockey of the 19th century was a black man, Isaac Murphy

April 29, 1996
Your April Fools' joke must have been leaving Don Mattingly off the best alltime first basemen list.ARMANDO E. BATASTINI, PROVIDENCE

April 29, 1996 | Steve Rushin
The NBA won't be the same when the son of a meddlesome maverick buys the Dallas team

April 29, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy

April 29, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
The most earthshaking event of the young baseball season happened on April 2, when Cecil Fielder took off on Minnesota Twins pitcher Dan Naulty and rumbled his way to second base for the first...

April 29, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
Can you make out Allen Edwards in this large picture that appeared on the front page of the Lexington Herald-Leader on April 2, the day after Kentucky won the NCAA championship? Edwards, standing...

April 29, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
The Barber at the Lewis and Clark County Jail in Helena, Mont., an ardent fly-fisherwoman, plans to use clippings from the hair and beard of inmate Theodore Kaczynski to tie artificial lures she...

April 29, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
Joe TorreNew York Yankees manager and father of an infant daughter, on whether nighttime feedings disturb his sleep: "I'm 55 years old. I get up three times a night to go to the bathroom. The baby...

April 29, 1996
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April 29, 1996 | Tom Verducci
Off to their worst start in history, the butterfingered Boston Red Sox have been embarrassingly bad afield—and in almost every other phase of the game

April 29, 1996 | Phil Taylor
Probably not. But postseason rivals will have a better chance of a historic upset if they study Chicago's handful of defeats

April 29, 1996 | Jack McCallum

April 29, 1996 | Bill Colson
In the summer of 1993, several weeks after delivering the keynote address at a Sports Careers seminar, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED director of communications Art Berke received an unusual gift: a...

April 29, 1996 | Peter King

April 29, 1996 | Tim Layden
Images appeared on the giant video screens at two corners of Memorial Stadium. In the seats below, the fans fell silent. This is where people sit each autumn, giving voice to their passion for...

April 29, 1996 | Robert H. Boyle
The definitive illustrated guide to trout is the work of a Yale undergraduate

April 29, 1996 | Richard Deutsch
The wraps are off U.S. Cycling's secret weapon: sleek, swift Superbike II

April 29, 1996 | Dana Gelin
Indian River has 40 national men's and women's junior college titles in 22 years

April 29, 1996 | Robert Horn
Junko Tabei defied Japanese views of women to become an expert climber

April 29, 1996 | Charles Salter Jr.
Billy Stevens wants to turn an obscure Asian game into a household word

April 29, 1996 | John Garrity
Can astrology or military tactics improve your game? Two new books claim so

April 29, 1996
Nate DusingVILLA HILLS, KY.Nate, a junior swimmer at Covington Catholic High, was named outstanding male swimmer at the Kentucky high school championships. He won the 200 freestyle in a...

April 29, 1996 | Michael Farber
Detroit is almost sure to reign when the Stanley Cup playoffs come to an end. Here's why

April 29, 1996 | Richard Hoffer
After 27 years of piques and valleys, Antonio Tarver heads for Atlanta as the top U.S. hope

April 29, 1996 | Tim Kurkjian
Everybody's hitting homers these days, but who's setting the table?, O's blows and O's woes, Trouble in K.C.

April 29, 1996 | Jackie MacMullan
It's open season on coaches, Hidden gems of the free-agent market, The Mailman delivers again

April 29, 1996 | Leigh Montville

April 29, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
Hale Irwin, the former football star and three-time U.S. Open champion, won his first Senior major

April 29, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
Weiskopf: Courses for Senior majors picked to lure Nicklaus, $10 millon putter, Tough week for caddies

April 29, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
Ed Sneed can finally stand down, his place among those branded by dubious achievement having been taken by Greg Norman. But Sneed, whose five-shot collapse on the final day in the 1979 Masters had...

April 29, 1996 | Robinson Holloway
A funny thing happened to Greg Norman after his disaster at the Masters