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August 11, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 6

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Ivan Rodriguez Cover - Sports Illustrated August 11, 1997

August 11, 1997 | Brad Herzog
Few remember Don Bowden's U.S. milestone

August 11, 1997 | Myles Schrag
Folks in Farmington, New Mexico, love hosting the Connie Mack World Series

August 11, 1997 | Bud Collins
Johnny Van Ryn and the U.S. would have won the Davis Cup in 1932 but for a bad call

August 11, 1997 | Paul Gutierrez
MAY 8, 1989

August 11, 1997
Jenn BerghoffHOLLAND TOWNSHIP, N.J.Jenn, a senior pitcher for Delaware Valley Regional High, threw 17 shutouts and 10 no-hitters, including three perfect games, en route to a 27-1 record and a...

August 11, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

August 11, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
45,600,000Americans age six and over who played basketball in 1996, making it the country's No. 1 participatory team sport.

August 11, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
A major league isn't major without action figures of its players. Representing the two-year-old MLS:

August 11, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
The 38-year-old Welsh soccer club Llansantffraid has changed its name to Total Network Solutions in exchange for $400,000 from a cellular phone company.

August 11, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Dan ReevesAtlanta Falcons coach, on the series of grudge matches on his team's schedule, including one against the Denver Broncos, his former team: "I just hope we can do some vendetting."

August 11, 1997 | Kostya Kennedy
Air Bud; Disney; directed by Charles Martin Smith

August 11, 1997 | Tom Verducci

August 11, 1997 | Tom Verducci
With division races a flurry of curious last-minute trades

August 11, 1997
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 photos on...

August 11, 1997
Atlanta—Fulton County Stadium, where Hank Aaron broke the home run record and the Braves played four World Series, was blown up on Aug. 2 to make way for a parking lot for the new home of the...

August 11, 1997 | Johnette Howard

August 11, 1997 | Johnette Howard
In spring training Rangers general manager Doug Melvin pointed out that a catcher's offensive production usually falls off after he's played 900 games in the majors. But that didn't stop Texas...

August 11, 1997 | Austin Murphy

August 11, 1997 | Tim Layden
Maurice Greene and Marion Jones recharged U.S. sprinting with wins at the Worlds

August 11, 1997 | Jane Leavy

August 11, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 8/9

August 11, 1997 | John Walters
There's a pleasing and unexpected trend in WNBA coverage at midseason: a willingness to deal with the downside of life in the first-year league. Last Friday, at half time of the Houston Comets-Los...

August 11, 1997 | Austin Murphy

August 11, 1997 | John Ed Bradley

August 11, 1997
It is gratifying to read about Joe Namath and learn how his life has evolved into that of a real family man.G. KINSEY ROPER III, ATLANTA

August 11, 1997 | Tim Crothers
Despite injuries and a no-name roster, Milwaukee is in the thick of the playoff race, Steals of the deals, Tampa, cradle of stars

August 11, 1997 | Steve Wulf
The way teams were dumping players last week, the majors looked like a Rotisserie League

August 11, 1997 | Chuck Barney
Bobby Bonds Jr. has found it's a long way from Class A to the Show

August 11, 1997 | William F. Reed
After a record win at the International, Phil Mickelson focused on a bigger prize

August 11, 1997 | Jaime Diaz
As the last of the four majors, the PGA usually receives the least attention, but last week's reemergence of Phil Mickelson is one more reason that this year the old rules won't apply. A victory...

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August 11, 1997
•BOOM OR BUST? Your course just seems more crowded. The National Golf Foundation says there are 3 million fewer golfers today than in 1990, when the number peaked at 28 million.

August 11, 1997
40Hale Irwin's winning percentage on the Senior tour this year (six of 15 after Sunday's victory at the Bank Boston Classic), a rate that would top Peter Thomson's record (minimum: 15 events) of...

August 11, 1997 | Laura Davies
Anybody who plays golf knows that the game is only slightly less difficult than splitting the atom. That's why after 12 years on the LPGA and European tours, I've come to accept the fact that life...

August 11, 1997 | Alan Shipnuck
With a new son in tow, Colleen Walker won the du Maurier, an event that may be going up in smoke

August 11, 1997 | Grant Wahl
Bob McCoy has become the first person to play the top 100 courses in 100 days