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January 20, 1997 | Volume 86, Issue 2

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Antonio Freeman Cover - Sports Illustrated January 20, 1997

January 20, 1997
George CintronWELLINGTON, FLA.George, a junior wrestler at Blair Academy, won his third tournament of the 1996-97 season by taking the 112-pound division at the Reno Tournament of Champions with...

January 20, 1997
My advice to today's players and coaches: Look at Celtics-Lakers films of the '80s. The game was more exciting to watch.ERIC GIVNER, OMAHA

January 20, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 1/18

January 20, 1997 | John Walters
Have you ever noticed how closely BodyShaping, which begins its 10th season this month (ESPN2, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., weekdays), resembles Baywatch? Both shows revolve around pectorally endowed...

January 20, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

January 20, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
0Baseball cards of home-run-interfering Jeffrey Maier that will be made after the 12-year-old New York Yankees fan's parents nixed an offer from Upper Deck.

January 20, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
No sooner had Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley announced that he was putting his team on the market last week than the New York tabloids began speculating that da beloved Bums might at...

January 20, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
A Sensible Proposition

January 20, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
After an NCAA-record 117 straight losses dating back to Jan. 18, 1992, Rutgers-Camden's men's basketball team beat Bloomfield College 77-72 on Jan. 7. While the Pioneers were going without winning...

January 20, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Before Magic Johnson and his traveling all-star team arrived in Jakarta last week on a tour to raise money to fight AIDS, Indonesia's health minister urged citizens to get information "so that...

January 20, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
John MaxsonPro high diver, on the dangers of plunging headfirst into a pool from heights of as much as 80 feet: "It's the safest thing in the world, but it could kill you."

January 20, 1997 | Kostya Kennedy
A quarterback from a small-time program has a real big time in the Big Time

January 20, 1997 | Michael Silver

January 20, 1997 | Rick Reilly

January 20, 1997 | Merrell Noden
DECEMBER 19, 1994

January 20, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
The best hope for New England, the latest AFC Super Bowl underdog, will be to cook up an early lead against Green Bay

January 20, 1997 | Jaime Diaz
Tiger Woods began the new season by striking a stunning blow at those who still harbor doubts

January 20, 1997 | Kelli Anderson

January 20, 1997 | Michael Farber
Pittsburgh Penguins rookie goalie Patrick Lalime has made name for himself in just 13 games

January 20, 1997 | Steve Lopez

January 20, 1997 | Michael Farber

January 20, 1997 | Kelli Anderson
After beating Kentucky, Ole Miss makes its first Top 25 appearance, Lady Monarchs return, Tip-top Terps

January 20, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan
Iverson's brash rookie act is wearing thin, How the Spurs can make the playoffs, Brian Williams: hurtin'

January 20, 1997 | Steve Lopez
With one dumb punch, a high school athlete leaves a lot of people hurting, including himself

January 20, 1997 | Tim Kurkjian
Cavaliers guard Bobby Phills is that rarest of breeds: a demon on D who can also nail the three

January 20, 1997 | David Fleming
Being called a coach on the floor has long been considered one of the game's highest compliments. But few of those receiving votes in our poll concerning players best suited to become an NBA head...

January 20, 1997 | William F. Reed
A two-tier salary structure is rapidly developing in the NBA, with stars receiving so much money that little is left under the cap for role players. As a result, most teams now have vital...

January 20, 1997 | Tim Kurkjian
Whatever happened to the playmaker who directed the offense rather than carried it by himself? At week's end nine point guards were their teams' top scorers. Ten years ago only two point guards...

January 20, 1997 | Marty Burns
Before his team's showdown against the Bulls last Saturday in Chicago, Rockets forward Charles Barkley was talking about his plan to run for governor of Alabama in 2002. But it wasn't until after...

January 20, 1997 | Marty Burns
Last week, Lakers center-rapper Shaquille O'Neal and the several other performers on "Stomp," a track from Quincy Jones's Q's Jook Joint, earned a Grammy nomination for best R&B group vocal....

January 20, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
At the Tournament of Champions, the LPGA got a lift from a budding rivalry

January 20, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle

January 20, 1997
Keep an Eye On These Kids

January 20, 1997
1,000,000The difference, in dollars, between the salaries of PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem ($1.4 million) and LPGA commissioner Jim Ritts ($400,000).

January 20, 1997 | Gary B. Smith
ANOTHER TAKE ON THE HEADLINES

January 20, 1997 | Dave Stockton
I was more than a little hot last year when I read, in a TEEING OFF column by Jaime Diaz in the Oct. 14 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, that the Senior tour had lost its appeal. I was also annoyed to...