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July 15, 1996 | Volume 85, Issue 3

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Drew Rosenhaus Cover - Sports Illustrated July 15, 1996

July 15, 1996 | Michael Silver

July 15, 1996
China's future Olympians are already training at the National Sports School in Nanjing. Divers ages six to eight are dropped from the platform by coach Cheng Erheng to practice their entries into...

July 15, 1996
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED offers current and past articles, photos and special multimedia features on CompuServe (GO SPORTS) and on the internet ( to Subscribe to CompuServe,...

July 15, 1996 | Bill Colson
Imagine it's the morning after the Atlanta Olympic final of the men's 200 meters, and Michael Johnson of the U.S. has become the first male runner to win the 200 and the 400 meters at the same...

July 15, 1996
The story was so evenhanded, so balanced, that readers will have to form their own opinions. Daring.KEN RHODES, NASHVILLE

July 15, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

July 15, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
1,000,000Salary cut, in dollars, requested by the Baltimore Ravens from receiver Andre Rison—and rejected by him—to free up money under the NFL salary cap.

July 15, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Namibia's Frankie Fredericks upset Olympic favorite Michael Johnson in the 200 meters last Friday in Oslo, but Johnson still goes into the Atlanta Games with the world record, a 19.66-second...

July 15, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
In the Finnish farming village of Sonkajarvi last week, 32 men, each carrying a woman on his back, competed in a 780-foot obstacle-course race in which the winner, toting a 97-pounder, was awarded...

July 15, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Colleen RosensteelThe 210-pound U.S. Olympic judo heavyweight, on the challenge of facing 300-pound opponents, as she might at the Atlanta Games: "It's not so much trouble throwing them—it's...

July 15, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Mike Tyson continued a trend last week when he canceled for medical reasons his July 13 fight with Bruce Seldon. Illnesses and boo-boos have forced Tyson to postpone or cancel seven bouts over the...

July 15, 1996 | Cheryl Rosenberg
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July 15, 1996 | Steve Rushin

July 15, 1996
Monique HackerCROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.Hacker, a freshman on the Binghamton University track team, became the school's first female national champion when she won the NCAA Division III indoor triple...

July 15, 1996 | Tim Crothers
The Dream Team beat back a gang of college kids, then beat up on Brazil

July 15, 1996 | Tom Verducci

July 15, 1996 | Peter King
As NFL training camps kick off, here are the answers to five of the biggest questions about the 1996 season

July 15, 1996 | Michael Bamberger
His no-holds-barred tactics infuriate NFL executives, but Drew Rosenhaus, the self-styled Dark Knight of sports agents, isn't about to apologize

July 15, 1996 | Tim Kurkjian
Our midseason awards go to the players, managers and teams that have already made this a year to remember

July 15, 1996
With a reflective eye—and an arched eyebrow—artist Loren Long paints a different picture of some great moments in sports history

July 15, 1996 | Jaime Diaz
At 60, three-time British champion Gary Player isn't ready to tread water

July 15, 1996 | William F. Reed
At the Senior Open, Dave Stockton ran off to a place where no one could touch him

July 15, 1996 | Alan Shipnuck

July 15, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
The R&A has dumped the 10-shot rule, Will the USGA follow suit?, Squeeky's sad news, Mallon DQ'd

July 15, 1996 | James Dodson
The author returned to the Road Hole at St. Andrews for a final tribute to his father

July 15, 1996 | Jaime Diaz
Colin Montgomerie used a victory in Ireland as a warmup act for the British Open