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September 16, 1996 | Volume 85, Issue 12

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Ahman Green Cover - Sports Illustrated September 16, 1996

September 16, 1996

September 16, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

September 16, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
7,000,000Approximate dollar value to the NHL Kings and NBA Lakers of deal with Coca-Cola that Coke squelched after the Lakers signed Pepsi flack Shaquille O'Neal.

September 16, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Different athletes require different forms of protection for their delicate parts. Here are a few of them:

September 16, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Two seniors on the football team at Mather High in Chicago dedicated last Friday's 40-6 victory over Young High to former teammate Yarmo Green, who is serving a 40-year sentence for attempted murder.

September 16, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Mike TysonHeavyweight boxing champion, explaining why, after reading Tolstoy novels during his three-year prison term, he now reads comic books: "I'm not as deep and complicated as people think."

September 16, 1996 | Kostya Kennedy
Rachel Robinson: Jackie's widow discusses their life together

September 16, 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,...

September 16, 1996 | S.L. Price

September 16, 1996 | Tim Layden

September 16, 1996 | Michael Silver

September 16, 1996
I could feel myself sitting in the stands as Al Simmons crossed the plate to win the 1929 Series.MARK ZELEZNY, COLUMBUS, OHIO

September 16, 1996 | Richard Hoffer
Bruce Seldon bowed—all too eagerly—to Mike Tyson in 109 seconds

September 16, 1996 | Steve Rushin
Major League Soccer—yes, soccer—has put fans in the stands and U.S. stars on the field

September 16, 1996 | Franz Lidz
George Paterno, Penn State's radio color man, often gently skewers brother Joe

September 16, 1996 | Tom Verducci
Brett Butler of the Dodgers gladdened hearts with his stirring return from throat cancer

September 16, 1996 | Christian Stone
The Bloom Is OffThe Rose Bowl seemed far away after Northwestern lost to upstart Wake ForestCarolina cuts loose

September 16, 1996 | William F. Reed
The bats inside the new Louisville Slugger Museum could tell tall tales

September 16, 1996 | Michael Bamberger

September 16, 1996 | Peter King
Capital CrunchRedskins rally behind Turner, An odd take on expansion, Quarterback Banks's inauspicious debut

September 16, 1996 | Peter King
The Cowboys' Emmitt Smith (right) entered his seventh NFL season with plenty of wear on his tires, but it's still his fervent hope to one day surpass Walter Payton's career-rushing record of...

September 16, 1996 | Perri Knize
Rent an old fire lookout from the U.S. Forest Service and enjoy the scenery

September 16, 1996 | Austin Murphy

September 16, 1996 | Austin Murphy
Former NFL tackle Darryl Haley makes most triathletes look like midgets

September 16, 1996 | Austin Murphy
She was tired, she had a headache, and now this. It was a night in the spring of 1993, and Jeanne Lavelle was waiting to board a flight from Chicago to New York. Nearby, a crazed man with a speech...

September 16, 1996 | Leo W. Banks
Louis Tewanima ran like the wind and is still a hero to young Hopi racers

September 16, 1996 | William F. Reed
Russell Baze, who rarely leaves Northern California, brings home the winners

September 16, 1996 | Eileen Hansen
Speed climber Hans Florine is adept at scaling peaks, as he'll quickly tell you

September 16, 1996 | E.M. Swift
Everything has been just right about the first World Cup—except the timing

September 16, 1996 | Jim Reisler
Former Yankees star Gil McDougald regained his hearing after a cochlear implant

September 16, 1996 | John Walters
It's not easy to win the annual greased codfish relay race in Milbridge, Maine

September 16, 1996 | Paul Zimmerman
Where have you gone, Jim Brown? Today's new-breed fullback is a blocker first

September 16, 1996 | David Fleming
After falling flat in Week 1, Dallas rebounded with a crushing victory over the Giants

September 16, 1996 | David Fleming
LIONS at EAGLESThe Philadelphia defensive backfield hungrily awaits the return to the Vet of Detroit quarterback Scott Mitchell, who has thrown 24 interceptions on the road since the start of '94,...

September 16, 1996 | David Fleming
Here's our advice to Trent Dilfer of the Buccaneers, who have yet to score a touchdown this season: Abandon ship! Some of the most successful folks we know are former beleaguered Tampa Bay...

September 16, 1996 | William F. Reed
He produced the game of his dreams when the Steelers needed it, so why did Mike Tomczak keep dwelling on his only serious mistake? Well, maybe because it could have allowed Baltimore to get back...

September 16, 1996
Four of the five AFC East teams used their first-round picks to select wide receivers. Here's an early progress report.

September 16, 1996 | John Walters
When Rams coach Rich Brooks sent rookie quarterback Tony Banks in for his first series in the league, St. Louis had the ball on its own one-yard line against a 49ers defense that was ranked No. 1...

September 16, 1996 | John Walters
"The Raiders need to go see the Wizard of Oz. They don't have any heart, they don't have any courage, they don't have any brains."—Ronnie Lott, Fox NFL Sunday

September 16, 1996 | Robinson Holloway
With time running out on his injury-plagued year, Dudley Hart hit the jackpot in the Canadian Open

September 16, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
Looking to Cash InSome players think they deserve a piece of the action at the Presidents Cup, Taking on Tiger, Kite's assistant

September 16, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
Tiger Woods needs to earn about $150,000 in seven tournaments to finish 125th or better on the money list and win a Tour card for next year, but finishing 126th to 150th would be almost as good....

September 16, 1996 | Jaime Diaz