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February 10, 1997 | Volume 86, Issue 5

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Terrell Brandon Cover - Sports Illustrated February 10, 1997

February 10, 1997
Danica HardySANTA MARIA, CALIF.Danica, a senior tennis player at Ernest Righetti High, finished her varsity career undefeated (168-0) in Northern League matches. She dropped only one set in four...

February 10, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

February 10, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
42Years after the Syracuse Nationals won their only NBA title that a commemorative banner went up in their home arena, the Onondaga County War Memorial.

February 10, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Feb. 6 marks 102 years since the birth of George Herman Ruth, who spent his bambino years in Baltimore before becoming the greatest ballplayer of all time.

February 10, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Assaults Give New Meaning to Norwegian Wood

February 10, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Stogie-chomping linksmen have formed the Cigar Smoking Golfers Association and adopted the slogan, "Cigars and golf—they're not just a habit, they're a lifestyle."

February 10, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Dave NutbrownMen's basketball coach at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, after his team rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit against Saint Mary's of nearby Halifax, only to lose...

February 10, 1997
Sports Illustrated offers current and past articles, photos and special multimedia features on CompuServe (GO SPORTS) and on the Internet ( To subscribe to CompuServe,...

February 10, 1997
Ann Hall of Carlsbad, Calif., let the good times roll during the women's snow mountain-biking speed race at the Winter X Games at Big Bear Lake, Calif.

February 10, 1997 | Phil Taylor

February 10, 1997 | Phil Taylor
To rate NBA point guards, SI senior writer Phil Taylor selected 16 whom he considers the cream: ten who are or have been All-Stars, and six who have All-Star potential. (The New York Knicks' Chris...

February 10, 1997 | Richard Hoffer

February 10, 1997 | Michael Farber
Surprisingly, the Sabres are among the NHL's best teams. Certainly they're its most entertaining

February 10, 1997 | William F. Reed
Reduced to nine players after losing their star, Kentucky's Wildcats refuse to give up hope for another title

February 10, 1997 | Tim Crothers

February 10, 1997 | Michael Silver

February 10, 1997 | P.H. Mullen Jr.
Former Olympian Pablo Morales is behind Finis, the sole U.S. maker of monofins

February 10, 1997 | Ken McAlpine
When you hook up dogs to cross-country skiers you get the sport of skijoring

February 10, 1997 | L. Jon Wertheim
The hottest thing in Seattle does not come in a Starbucks cup or on a disk

February 10, 1997 | Franz Lidz
Pacer Steady Star has been making owner Chester Ault happy for 29 years

February 10, 1997 | Jeff Pearlman
APRIL 7, 1969

February 10, 1997 | Kelli Anderson
Shooting is lousy, defense is unyielding, and scoring is way down, Memphis blues, Pacific's lucky phone call

February 10, 1997 | Ed Hinton

February 10, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 2/8

February 10, 1997 | John Walters
O.K., gang, spell apocalypse backwards: "E-S-P-Y...." In its fifth year, the ESPY Awards show (ESPN, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.) is becoming as much of a fixture as the Grammys or the Emmys. But does anybody...

February 10, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan
Webber didn't get jobbed; Dumars did, Something's foul in Orlando (as usual), The Mullin Market

February 10, 1997 | Peter King
Bills quarterback Jim Kelly came up a winner one more time when he decided to retire

February 10, 1997
As I flipped through the Spirit of '96 section, I came to the page with Ekaterina Gordeeva and tears filled my eyes.KRISTEN SHUMAN, COATESVILLE, PA.

February 10, 1997 | L. Jon Wertheim
Bob Knight's son Pat treads lightly as an assistant coach in the CBA

February 10, 1997 | Tim Kurkjian
A malcontent with the Warriors, Rony Seikaly has proved to be a godsend for the Shaqless Magic

February 10, 1997 | Tim Kurkjian

February 10, 1997 | David Fleming
Here's a tip for Houston's upcoming opponents: Take the double team out of your defensive game plan. Nearly two thirds of the ballots from this week's poll—which queried a coach or executive from...

February 10, 1997 | Tim Kurkjian
NBA broadcasters got a reprieve this season: They haven't often had to work tongue twisters such as Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Virginius Praskevicius or Sasha Djordjevic into their play-by-play. Unlike...

February 10, 1997 | Marty Burns
At week's end the Pistons had the second-best defense in the NBA (86.3 points allowed per game), the fourth-best record (33-12) and the second-best player (forward Grant Hill). Yet Detroit coach...

February 10, 1997 | Marty Burns
Raptors coach Darrell Walker is an avid collector of African-American art. He owns more than 40 paintings and has exhibited several of his pieces at Arkansas-Little Rock. Here are Walker's...

February 10, 1997 | Jaime Diaz
What's stopping Cypress Point from rejoining the AT&T?

February 10, 1997 | Michael Bamberger
Looking to relive the glory years, the new team at ABC is focused on the big events

February 10, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
Mark O'Meara hung tough for a stirring win over Tiger Woods as the AT&T returned in style

February 10, 1997
Oh, Brother, What a Family

February 10, 1997
When a touring pro has a problem with his swing, he turns to his teacher. We thought you might be curious about the wisdom they impart, so we have formed an exclusive panel of the game's top 20...

February 10, 1997
81Lee Trevino's first-day score in last week's Royal Caribbean Classic in Key Biscayne, Fla., his highest round in eight seasons on the Senior tour.

February 10, 1997 | Gary B. Smith

February 10, 1997 | Juli Inkster
Ever since Nike signed Kelli Kuehne to a $1.3 million endorsement deal but didn't offer contracts to any LPGA members, many players on the tour—myself included—have been doing a slow burn. It's...