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June 16, 1997 | Volume 86, Issue 24

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Dennis Rodman Cover - Sports Illustrated June 16, 1997

June 16, 1997 | Michael Finkel
The tougher the International Women's Challenge is, the more riders love it

June 16, 1997 | Jim Reisler
Drag racing legend Don Garlits runs a Florida museum full of Swamp Rat racers

June 16, 1997 | Allen Abel
The hour is late and the betting fierce in Toronto when it's post time in Hong Kong

June 16, 1997 | Grant Wahl
DECEMBER 19, 1977

June 16, 1997
Jennifer CieslakWINDHAM, CONN.

June 16, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Hank Hersch

June 16, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Hank Hersch
2,500,000Average annual salary, in dollars, earned by Boston Celtics guard Greg Minor under the five-year contract he signed before last season.

June 16, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Hank Hersch
One of the 247 NFL title rings given out by the Packers last week might eventually end up in the collection of Bill Gallup, an Omaha lawyer who has a trove of 30 such treasures. Here's a sampling.

June 16, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Hank Hersch
A pair of slightly-worn first-edition Air Jordan basketball shoes from 1986 were bought last week at auction by a Japanese businessman for $22,000.

June 16, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien And Hank Hersch
Warren BuffettBillionaire Berkshire Hathaway chairman, after playing a round of golf at the Omaha Country club with Microsoft chairman Bill Gates: "We had a small wager, but the outcome did not...

June 16, 1997 | Michael Farber

June 16, 1997 | Austin Murphy
Unlike in the old days, NHL teams rarely repeat. Here's why

June 16, 1997 | William Nack

June 16, 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,...

June 16, 1997 | Phil Taylor

June 16, 1997 | S.L. Price
In a tournament only Jerry Lewis could love, upstarts Gustavo Kuerten and Iva Majoli made like world-beaters at Roland Garros

June 16, 1997 | Tom Verducci

June 16, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday [6/14]

June 16, 1997 | John Walters
If you're not a country music fan, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and no-hit king Nolan Ryan may be the lone stars you'll recognize in the seventh annual Wrangler/City of Hope Celebrity...

June 16, 1997 | David Fleming
LSU had the dirt on Alabama and won its fourth College World Series in the '90s

June 16, 1997 | Tim Crothers
Bruce Ruffin battles Steve Blass disease, The Clark-Palmeiro rivalry, Schilling disses Deion

June 16, 1997 | Johnette Howard

June 16, 1997 | Tom Verducci

June 16, 1997
If the game has passed Knight by, perhaps it's time for the game to take three giant steps backward.CARL T. QUINN, LEXINGTON, TENN.

June 16, 1997 | Michael Farber
The ritual handshake between Stanley Cup combatants is sports' finest finishing touch

June 16, 1997 | L. Jon Wertheim
John Lucas has segued from the NBA to pro tennis to help Lori McNeil rebuild her game

June 16, 1997

June 16, 1997
4Winners of the first two events of the modern Grand Slam in the same year: Jack Nicklaus (1972), Arnold Palmer ('60), Ben Hogan ('53) and Craig Wood ('41).

June 16, 1997
•NIKE TOUR: The minor leagues? Not when it comes to charity. Since 1990 the junior circuit has raised more than $10 million.

June 16, 1997 | Mike Ditka
Every golfer knows the dream: 18 holes every day for the rest of your life. I pretty much lived that dream for the four years I was out of coaching. My norm was 36 holes a day and a few hours of...

June 16, 1997 | John Garrity
This golf odyssey is heavy on attitude, short on soul

June 16, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
The Kemper proved a perfect prep for the U.S. Open