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August 04, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 5

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Steve Young Cover - Sports Illustrated August 04, 1997

August 04, 1997 | Merrell Noden
SEPTEMBER 4, 1972

August 04, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 8/2

August 04, 1997 | John Walters
"If I'm not mistaken," says Katie Haas, the sparkplug cohost of Motor Madness (TNN, Friday, 8 p.m.), "our highest-rated show has been a demolition derby." With this week's installment bringing...

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15Percentage of major league ballplayers who are African-American.

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Today's athletes don't rely merely on ankle tape for support or ice to heal their wounds. Here are some devices that competitors in a variety of sports can't do without.

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In February the NHL approved John Spano's purchase of the New York Islanders with money he didn't have (page 44). This month, after the NHL caught on and Spano relinquished control of the team,...

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Thanks to the NBA's well-oiled marketing machine, the eight-team WNBA has created a lot more hoopla than the eight-team ABL, whose inaugural season ended in March. When the caliber of play and...

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NBC Olympic TV commentator and new age composer John Tesh's latest album, "Victory: The Sports Collection," comes with two John Tesh sports cards and a catalog enticing fans to buy such goods as a...

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Sandy AldersonOakland A's general manager, on his team's inept pitching: "[Outfielder] Jose Canseco asked me if he could pitch. I told him I'd let him know in the bottom of the first."

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(WWW.CNNSI.COM)SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats as well as stories and photos from the magazine. You can also find SI articles and...

August 04, 1997 | Richard Hoffer
Twenty-five years after helping bridge two nations, two Ping-Pongers met again

August 04, 1997 | Byron Nelson
After the death last week of the legendary Ben Hogan, his longtime rival reminisces about the man who influenced so many but befriended so few

August 04, 1997 | Tom Verducci

August 04, 1997 | Peter King

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"Mike Tyson disgraces himself and his sport"? How can one dishonor two entities that have no honor?LEAH SETTLE GIBBS, MONROE, VA.

August 04, 1997 | Leigh Montville
Recovered from an anguishing heart ailment, Chad Carvin flashed his old form at the nationals

August 04, 1997 | Alexander Wolff

August 04, 1997 | Peter King

August 04, 1997 | Seth Davis

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Tony MinerAUGUSTA, MAINEMiner, a senior third baseman at Southern Maine, set a Division III consecutive-game-hitting-streak record when he hit safely for the 35th straight game during the Huskies'...

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August 04, 1997 | Tim Crothers

August 04, 1997 | Michael Bamberger
A cyclist with no chance of winning the Tour de France still finds it irresistible

August 04, 1997 | Skip Bayless
In the late 1970S I became obsessed with Ben Hogan. A columnist for the Dallas Morning News, I had heard what sounded like ghost stories about how Hogan could be glimpsed only through the trees...

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Masters champion Tiger Woods has the lowest stroke average in the first three majors of the season, but Ernie Els (right), winner of the U.S. Open, has a better average finish (a figure determined...

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78The professional tournaments Gary Player, winner of last week's Senior British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, has won worldwide.

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•GRAND SLAM: Forget about it. A different player has won each of the last 12 majors.

August 04, 1997 | Alan Shipnuck
Johnny Miller found his Senior debut plenty of fun but less than fulfilling

August 04, 1997 | Shirley Huggan
I read last week that Johnny Miller said one of the reasons he quit the Tour was that he had a classic case of the yips. Boy, can I relate to that—except my problem isn't putting. For the last 12...

August 04, 1997 | Jaime Diaz

August 04, 1997 | Jackson Bradley
Ben Hogan wasn't always the world's most intense golfer. Actually, he was kind of a clown in his early days as a pro, in the 1930s. Back then I got a firsthand glimpse of him in the Tour events I...