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December 16, 1996 | Volume 85, Issue 25

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Brett Favre Cover - Sports Illustrated December 16, 1996

December 16, 1996
Eniak MpwoOLATHE, KANS.Eniak, a senior running back at Olathe North High, rushed for 170 yards in a 24-7 win over Wichita Northwest High in the Class 6A state finals. The Zairean-born Eniak, who...

December 16, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Kostya Kennedy

December 16, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Kostya Kennedy
7,031Miles between mounds for pitcher Robinson Checo, whom the Boston Red Sox acquired from the Hiroshima Carp for an undisclosed sum and future considerations, in the first deal between a major...

December 16, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Kostya Kennedy
John Elway has been very, very good this year, so we asked little Johnny what he wants for Christmas. His list:

December 16, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Kostya Kennedy
Chicago Bulls forward Toni Kukoc's entrance into last Saturday's Bulls-Miami Heat game was interrupted when his pager fell from the pocket of his warmup jacket.

December 16, 1996 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Kostya Kennedy
Glenn HealyNew York Rangers netminder, on whether any goalies observe the NHL's limit on the size of leg pads: "Sure, they're all in the minors."

December 16, 1996 | William F. Reed
Alabama and Kentucky have hired Mike Dubose and Hal Mumme, respectively, as their football coaches, which means the SEC and the WAC are the only major conferences never to have had an...

December 16, 1996 | Michael Silver

December 16, 1996 | Austin Murphy
Upstart Carolina beat the mouthy 49ers to gain the upper hand in the NFC West

December 16, 1996 | Tim Layden

December 16, 1996 | Bill Colson
One of the frustrations of publishing a weekly sports magazine is that some of the newsiest news is of only fleeting interest. It's no longer fresh by the time the magazine reaches mailboxes and...

December 16, 1996 | Richard Hoffer
BYU improved to 13-1 by beating Wyoming but still got shut out by the bowl alliance

December 16, 1996 | Alexander Wolff
Kansas is atop the polls and rolling over anything that gets in its way

December 16, 1996 | E.M. Swift

December 16, 1996 | Phil Taylor

December 16, 1996 | E.M. Swift

December 16, 1996 | Gary Smith

December 16, 1996
Holyfield came away from the evening as the champ, but the sport of boxing was the big winner.JOCK PHIPPEN, KINGSTON, ONT.

December 16, 1996 | Peter King
Despite woes, Cowboys remain a threat, Manning not ready for the pros, Steelers in free-agent bind again

December 16, 1996 | Tim Layden
Arizona State's Jake Plummer embodies all that the Heisman Trophy should stand for

December 16, 1996 | David Fleming
Record-setting first-year wideout Terry Glenn helped the Patriots grab a spot in the playoffs

December 16, 1996 | David Fleming
COLTS at CHIEFSKansas City has a score to settle, specifically, 10-7. That was the tally when Indy upset the Chiefs in the '95 divisional playoffs. To knock off K.C. again, the Colts will need to...

December 16, 1996
This year's two breakthrough quarterbacks—Philadelphia's Ty Detmer and Jacksonville's Mark Brunell—are close friends who talk every few weeks during the season and vacation together with their...

December 16, 1996 | John Walters
America's team? In the last 12 months the NFL has suspended 13 players for drug-abuse infractions. Six of them played for the Cowboys, including defensive tackle Leon Lett, who has been suspended...

December 16, 1996
At his current pace of 15.7 yards per punt return, Eddie Kennison of the Rams is in position to break the Super Bowl-era rookie record (16.9) set by Denver's Floyd Little in 1969. Like former...

December 16, 1996 | Paul Zimmerman
A callow quarterback and two unheralded receivers led Carolina past San Francisco