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November 11, 1996 | Volume 85, Issue 20

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Cover - Sports Illustrated November 11, 1996

November 11, 1996 | William F. Reed
THE KNICKS go on the offensive, Penny will carry the Shaq-less Magic, and Strickland triggers the Bullets

November 11, 1996 | William F. Reed
ALLAN HOUSTON The title-hungry Knicks hope this Detroit import will shoot them to the top

November 11, 1996 | William F. Reed
THE BULLS show their age but remain a handsome pick to win it all—further frustrating the Pacers

November 11, 1996 | William F. Reed
DIKEMBE MUTOMBO The shot-blocking big man eagerly accepts the Hawks' invitation to score

November 11, 1996 | Phil Taylor
THE SPURS again have the horses, but Barkley and the Rockets may be stronger finishers

November 11, 1996 | Phil Taylor
VERNON MAXWELL Back in San Antonio, the volatile guard pledges to control his combativeness

November 11, 1996
Nicole KellyWILLIAMSBURG, VA.Nicole, 16, earned three medals in the girls 15-16 age group at the AAU Junior Olympics national track and field meet when she won the long jump (19'1"), was second in...

November 11, 1996 | Phil Taylor
THE SONICS are bigger up the middle, but the Lakers, with Shaq, have muscled into contention

November 11, 1996 | Phil Taylor
JIM McILVAINE Seattle is gambling $35 million on a former backup center to help it hit the jackpot

November 11, 1996 | Rick Telander

November 11, 1996 | Rick Telander
1946 to '56Horace (Bones) McKinney, Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, Slater (Dugie) Martin, Myer (Whitey) Skoog, Harry (the Horse) Gallatin

November 11, 1996 | Rick Telander
OPENING SPREAD: JEFFREY SCHIFMAN (3); PETER READ MILLER; HEINZ KLUETMEIER. TIMELINE (LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM): UPI/BETTMANN; AP; FRED KAPLAN; ROBERT HUNTZINGER; WALTER IOOSS JR.; GEORGE...

November 11, 1996 | Peter King
Beebe, Nash and Odomes return to spotlight, McCardell catches on in Jacksonville, Bettis has last laugh

November 11, 1996 | Leigh Montville
Superheroes, special effects, merchandise galore—is this great basketball or what?

November 11, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

November 11, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
70Percentage of all autographs on sports memorabilia that are "fraudulent," according to the FBI.

November 11, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Jessica Gandolf's oil paintings of her "American heroes" are on display at the Baumgold gallery in New York City.

November 11, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
A Committee Divided

November 11, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
As a publicity stunt, Eddie (the Eagle) Edwards, the British ski jumper who finished last in the 1988 Calgary Olympics, is planning to perform an exhibition jump wearing only a safety helmet and...

November 11, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Alberto TombaThe three-time Olympic gold medalist skier and bon vivant, on his future cinema career: "We will make a series of films like Baywatch, but in the mountains. And I am the star."

November 11, 1996
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November 11, 1996 | Austin Murphy

November 11, 1996 | Peter King

November 11, 1996 | Jackie MacMullan
JANUARY 9, 1956

November 11, 1996 | Michael Farber
The Florida Panthers' over-the-top start proves last season's run for the Stanley Cup was no fluke

November 11, 1996 | Kimberly Wong
San Francisco's Steve Negoesco has won more games than any other coach

November 11, 1996 | Mike Finkel
Chris and Pam Schmick turned abandoned silos in Illinois into a climber's paradise

November 11, 1996 | Albert Kim
When you tee it up on new computer simulations, your game looks a lot better

November 11, 1996 | Susan Davis

November 11, 1996 | Gerry Callahan

November 11, 1996 | Tim Layden
Penn State's quarterback redeems himself, What are the chances Ohio State could end up in the Sugar Bowl?

November 11, 1996 | Phil Taylor
CHANGE, a hallmark of the league during its 50 years, will be evident again—though not in the Finals—as the golden anniversary season takes off

November 11, 1996 | Richard Hoffer

November 11, 1996
Most of these quarterbacks have had too high expectations placed on them. If they fall short, then they're no good.BRIAN TILLEY, BUFFALO GROVE, ILL.

November 11, 1996
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November 11, 1996 | Johnette Howard

November 11, 1996 | Rick Lipsey
Though a tiny island school, Nantucket High regularly beats the mainland big boys

November 11, 1996 | David Fleming
While Lions coach Wayne Fontes can still coax a few laughs, wins may be another matter

November 11, 1996 | David Fleming
COWBOYS at 49ERSDallas continues to hit the snooze button in '96, but in two earlier must-win road games this year—at Philly and at Miami—the defending champs' focus was Super Bowl-caliber. The...

November 11, 1996 | John Walters
Through three quarters the sibling skirmish being waged on the Metrodome turf between Chiefs cornerback Dale Carter and Vikings wide receiver Jake Reed had remained a stoic affair. As often as not...

November 11, 1996 | Richard Deutsch
The Green Bay defense has become the newest Waterloo for opposing quarterbacks. The Packers have held them to a league-best 43.0 rating. The next lowest is the 49ers' 60.6....

November 11, 1996 | Richard Deutsch
Average total rushing yards of the Colts' Marshall Faulk over his last 10 games: 27.9.

November 11, 1996 | Paul Zimmerman
Danny Kanell bailed out the Giants, but he is not—repeat not—replacing Dave Brown