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January 13, 1997 | Volume 86, Issue 1

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Kerry Collins Cover - Sports Illustrated January 13, 1997

January 13, 1997
Jason TrumanEUREKA, MONT.Truman, a senior quarterback at Western Montana, ended his 39-game career with the Bulldogs as the NAIA leader in total offense (12,295 yards), passing yardage (11,450),...

January 13, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 1/11

January 13, 1997 | John Walters
Slugging San Francisco Giants leftfielder Barry Bonds guest stars on Nash Bridges (CBS, Friday, 10 p.m.) as arrogant baseball star Rondell Hightower in what may be the most daring thespian leap...

January 13, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

January 13, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
2,500,000Dollars pledged by Atlanta Hawks guard Steve Smith to help build an academic center, in honor of his late mother, at his alma mater, Michigan State.

January 13, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
NCAA Presidents Should Get Real

January 13, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Touting her new Yaz swimwear to Conan O'Brien, Baywatch's Yasmine Bleeth said she'd never heard of Carl Yastrzemski but wondered aloud, "How does he look in a bikini?" You make the call.

January 13, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Miguel Indurain, Spain's most renowned athlete and perhaps the greatest cyclist ever—he won an unprecedented five straight Tours de France—announced his retirement last week at age 32. A few facts...

January 13, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
A recent pro fight card at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Md., was sponsored in part by the Peninsula Regional Medical Center, which took a page in the program to advertise...

January 13, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Scott LaydenVice president of basketball operations for the Utah Jazz, on the incongruity of casting matinee idol Tom Cruise as a sports agent in the movie Jerry Maguire: "They should have used...

January 13, 1997
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January 13, 1997 | Rick Reilly

January 13, 1997 | Michael Silver
Desmond Howard led the Packers over the 49ers and back into the NFC title game

January 13, 1997 | Peter King
Both teams got what they deserved when the Panthers bounced the scandal-plagued Cowboys

January 13, 1997 | Austin Murphy
The Steelers were in a fog against the Patriots, who beat them at their own game

January 13, 1997 | Phil Taylor
The Miami Heat turned it up a notch to win 14 straight on the road and fuel a surprising 24-8 start

January 13, 1997 | Michael Farber
After a slow takeoff the big, talented Philadelphia Flyers have shot to the top of the NHL

January 13, 1997 | Tim Layden

January 13, 1997 | John Garrity
Arizonan Joe Germaine crushed hopes at home by leading Ohio State to a win over Arizona State

January 13, 1997
If only a few more people were like Coach Jones, this world would be a better place for everybody.TODD M. MOORE, MILWAUKEE

January 13, 1997 | Johnette Howard

January 13, 1997 | Kelli Anderson
All for one and one for all, well-balanced Xavier is carving up opponents, Hectic holiday for Cal's Gonzalez

January 13, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan
Why the Mavs gave up Jason Kidd, Nellie's collection woes, The Lakers' two unheralded rookies shine

January 13, 1997 | Michael Finkel
Jake Burton took a childhood toy and launched an international craze

January 13, 1997 | Skip Bayless
The unsavory behavior of the 1996 Cowboys continues a pattern rooted in the 1960s

January 13, 1997 | Marty Burns
With a signature look and a singular game, Chris Gatling has spiffed up the Dallas bench

January 13, 1997 | Marty Burns
For the week of December 30-January 5

January 13, 1997 | David Fleming

January 13, 1997 | Tim Kurkjian
When Toronto backup center Acie Earl was told whom the Raptors had signed on Nov. 29, he was puzzled. "John Long?" Earl said. "I only know one John Long, the shooter, the guy I watched play when I...

January 13, 1997 | Marty Burns
Don't expect Michael Jordan to leave the Bulls as a free agent alter the season. "I can't see myself playing anywhere else," Jordan said recently. Especially since salary-cap limitations make it...

January 13, 1997 | Marty Burns
While a student at McNeese State, Pistons guard Joe Dumars developed an affinity for reading. Now 33, he is often found poring over The Wall Street Journal as he lies on a training table or...