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June 23, 1997 | Volume 86, Issue 25

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Michael Jordan Cover - Sports Illustrated June 23, 1997

June 23, 1997 | Merrell Noden
As baseball's fences move in, some of the game's most exciting plays move out

June 23, 1997
Of all the people Tiger has brought in to help manage his career, his best choice has been Fluff.ART PRUETT, MONTEREY, CALIF.

June 23, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 6/21

June 23, 1997 | John Walters
Holy Toledo...and Dayton...and Peoria. After 36 years together, ABC and the Pro Bowlers Tour are suddenly farther apart than a 7-10 split. The network, averaging a 2.0 Nielsen rating this season,...

June 23, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

June 23, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
6NCAA team championships won in the 1996-97 school year by Stanford, a record.

June 23, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
The Chicago Bulls won their fifth title in seven years last week; the Detroit Red Wings clinched their first Stanley Cup since 1955 earlier this month. While those championships meant different...

June 23, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Last week's Sporting Life auction at Leland's in New York offered a lineup of rare baseball-related items. A sampling:

June 23, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Protecting the race car driver is only part of a helmet's task. It's also a communications center, drink dispenser and work of art. Here's how Team Penske star Paul Tracy heads into an Indy Car race:

June 23, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
The Meadowdale (Ohio) High girls' 4 x 400-meter relay team was disqualified in the semifinals of the state track and field championships because the colors of the runners' sports bras didn't match.

June 23, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Chris DarkinsGreen Bay Packers second-year naming back, when asked to compare his academic work at Minnesota with learning football plays at minicamp: "The studying is a lot more words. The...

June 23, 1997 | Richard O'Brien
For an athlete, a shoulder separation can be a harrowing injury, entailing a long and, in a majority of cases, incomplete recovery. Among people who suffer a first dislocation at age 24 or...

June 23, 1997 | David Fleming
Boxing's Hall of Famers showed they can still deliver a KO—if only off the tee

June 23, 1997 | Phil Taylor

June 23, 1997 | Marty Burns
Here are Michael Jordan's most memorable postseason performances

June 23, 1997
Keith HoardLOUISVILLE

June 23, 1997 | Austin Murphy
Cheers turned to prayers in Detroit after a car crash left Red Wings star Vladimir Konstantinov in a coma

June 23, 1997 | Rick Reilly

June 23, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan

June 23, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan
Sometimes it can take years—not to mention a few personnel moves—before the final verdict can be reached on the wisdom of a team's choices in the NBA draft. Consider the Golden State Warriors'...

June 23, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan
Do you think that having the No. 1 choice in the NBA draft brings a cornerstone for long-term success? Think again. None of the six players selected first overall from 1988 through '93 remains...

June 23, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan
Being drafted by an NBA team has been compared to holding a winning lottery ticket, but for many players, such as Thomas Hill of Duke (left), it can also be a quick ticket out of the league. Here...

June 23, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan

June 23, 1997 | Tim Layden
Eye-popping performances by Marion Jones and Maurice Greene brought new life to the nationals

June 23, 1997 | Gerry Callahan

June 23, 1997 | Tom Verducci

June 23, 1997 | Tim Crothers
L.A.'s bickering players don't look like contenders, One pitcher has Griffey's number, Reds become chessmates

June 23, 1997 | Tim Crothers
On June 10 the Marlins' Kevin Brown became the 129th major leaguer to throw a no-hitter, beating the Giants 9-0. That gave him the chance to try to match one of the singular achievements in...

June 23, 1997 | Bernard Lefkowitz

June 23, 1997 | Seth Davis
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June 23, 1997 | William F. Reed
The killer par-4 holes at Congressional turned out to be a lot tougher than anyone had expected

June 23, 1997 | Kelli Anderson
David White's pro career was rejuvenated by a special week at Congressional

June 23, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
After another close call in a major championship, star-crossed Colin Montgomerie was put in the familiar position of questioning his destiny

June 23, 1997 | John Garrity
Working the Open is the ultimate assignment for golf's rules gurus

June 23, 1997 | Michael Bamberger
Peter Teravainen, an American who plays abroad, felt like a foreigner at his country's Open

June 23, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle

June 23, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
The projected makeup of the 12-man U.S. Ryder Cup team has changed markedly during the first six months of '97, partly because double points are awarded for top-10 finishes during the year of the...

June 23, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
What price victory? For pro golfers in the U.S., that depends on which tour you play. Annika Sorenstam has won four times on the LPGA in 1997 but has earned $253,263 less than Gil Morgan (right),...

June 23, 1997
Daly Commits Cardinal Sin

June 23, 1997
Quips, commentary and repartee overheard at the U.S. Open.

June 23, 1997
1Position Tiger Woods occupies in the World Golf Ranking despite finishing 19th in the U.S. Open.

June 23, 1997
•AIR SHARK: Greg Norman buys a $30 million 737. And you thought it was tough to get your dad a neat Father's Day gift?

June 23, 1997 | Adam Lenkin
Recently I received a new golf bag from Spike McRoy, whom I have represented for six months. Embroidered on the front is SHOW ME THE MONEY. It could just as easily have read SHOW ME THE NINE-IRON,...

June 23, 1997 | Michael Bamberger
THE COST OF HIS WAYWARD DRIVES MAY HAVE SET TIGER WOODS STRAIGHT