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October 07, 1996 | Volume 85, Issue 15

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Wayne Gretzky Cover - Sports Illustrated October 07, 1996

October 07, 1996
Calvin HasselGRAND ISLAND, NEB.Hassel, 32, a copier service technician, won three canoe events for the second straight year at the national canoe and kayak championships when he claimed the men's...

October 07, 1996
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED offers current and past articles, photos and special multimedia features on CompuServe (GO SPORTS) and on the Internet (www.sportsillustrated.com). To subscribe to CompuServe,...

October 07, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'Brien

October 07, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'Brien
5Miles from target that Army paratroopers delivering the game ball to Kennewick (Wash.) High landed, alighting on a different gridiron and prompting fans there to suspect a terrorist attack.

October 07, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'Brien
Last week's Louis Vuitton Classic car show—celebrating 100 years of the U.S. auto industry—parked 50 of the world's rarest vintage cars in Manhattan. Three that caught our eye:

October 07, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'Brien
The cover of Texas Tech's 1996-97 course catalog features an action photo of former Red Raiders basketball player Darvin Ham, who left school after last season without having earned a degree.

October 07, 1996 | Edited by Michael Bamberger and Richard O'Brien
Kerri StrugOlympic gymnast, on her search for a boyfriend in college: "I don't want a party animal guy...but I don't want a nerd. I don't want some macho hunk jock guy, but I don't want him to be...

October 07, 1996 | Kostya Kennedy
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October 07, 1996 | Tim Layden
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October 07, 1996 | Torn Verducci

October 07, 1996 | Michael Farber
The man on the April 2, 1973, cover of SI was just another fan in the stands last month at Montreal's Molson Centre for a World Cup game between the U.S. and Canada—or so he thought. But when a...

October 07, 1996 | Michael Silver
The Oilers talked tough, but the Steelers, led by Jerome Bettis, had the last word

October 07, 1996 | S.L. Price

October 07, 1996 | William F. Reed
Bill Curry hasn't had a winner in six years at Kentucky, where patience is wearing thin

October 07, 1996 | E.M. Swift

October 07, 1996 | Michael Farber
A NEW GENERATION OF YOUNG DEFENSEMEN, LED BY THE LIKES OF THE FLORIDA PANTHERS' ED JOVANOVSKI, IS READY TO HIT THE BIG TIME

October 07, 1996 | Michael Farber
Western Conference

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October 07, 1996 | Richard Hoffer
Former daredevil Evel Knievel is still a gambler, so look for him in Las Vegas

October 07, 1996
The faceless, high-tech-racket-assisted game of today would benefit from having a player like McEnroe around.STEVE WINIECKI, MORRISVILLE, N.C.

October 07, 1996 | Christian Stone
Sarkisian is airing it out and quieting his critics at BYU, Florida State's defense takes up the slack

October 07, 1996 | Peter King

October 07, 1996 | Gerry Callahan
The American League MVP award belongs in the hands of Alex Rodriguez, not Albert Belle

October 07, 1996 | David Fleming
The Jaguars, tired of looking up to expansion-rival Carolina, took the Panthers down a peg

October 07, 1996
Tampa Bay quarterback Trent Dilfer has thrown four passes for touchdowns this season, but three of those TDs were scored by opposing defenses. Dilfer's fourth-quarter QB rating is 0.0....

October 07, 1996 | David Fleming
COLTS at BILLSBuffalo linebacker Bryce Paup should have invited Indianapolis's offensive line to attend the Pro Bowl with him last February. Paup got six of his league-leading 17.5 sacks versus...

October 07, 1996 | David Fleming
GROUNDED JETS

October 07, 1996 | John Walters
With Sunday's 31-16 win over the Jets, Washington improved its record to 4-1, its best start since 1991—a season that ended with a Skins Super Bowl victory. Much of the credit for the fast getaway...

October 07, 1996 | Paul Zimmerman
There's a rule against overly raucous crowds, and it's time the NFL started enforcing it