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September 08, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 10

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Steve Young Cover - Sports Illustrated September 08, 1997

September 08, 1997 | Leo W. Banks
Russell Houston has struck gold by painting cowboy duffers in the Old West

September 08, 1997 | Bill Colson
In football, defensive coordinators answer the need for more coverage by inserting one or more extra backs. When one defensive back is added, the alignment is known as a nickel package; when two...

September 08, 1997
David GossettGERMANTOWN, TENN.Gossett, 18, shot a tournament-record 13-under-par 275 to beat Wil Collins, 18, of Rapid City, S.Dak., by five strokes to win the Independent Insurance Agent Junior...

September 08, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 9/6

September 08, 1997 | John Walters
Boston College at Temple on pay-per-view (Saturday, noon)? O.K., we'll bite: How much will the folks at ESPN pay us to watch? (Viewers of the syndicated Big East Network will get the game for...

September 08, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

September 08, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
0Errors or passed balls by Florida Marlins catcher Charles Johnson in his 103 games this season.

September 08, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Despite their nominal, geographical and statistical similarities, quarterbacks Jon Denton of UNLV and John Dutton of Nevada have never met. "I'm familiar with him," says Denton, "but only through...

September 08, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Since Tiger Woods turned pro last year, the golf world has been feeling the financial impact—and laughing all the way to the bank. Here's an accounting of the fortune Tiger has made for golf, as...

September 08, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
The New Hampshire Pari-Mutuel Commission has approved a pilot program that will give gamblers back a credit based on a percentage of their wagers if they agree to use the rebate to place new bets.

September 08, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Mike ShanahanCoach of the Denver Broncos, when asked whether he was surprised at any of the Broncos' final roster cuts: "No. I made them."

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September 08, 1997 | Don Yaeger
Two years ago Bob Shannon, who had won six state football championships and the 1985 USA Today national title at East St. Louis (III.) High, quit his job in protest, charging that school...

September 08, 1997 | Michael Silver
The Cowboys showed that old championship form during a resounding victory over the Steelers

September 08, 1997 | David Fleming
The 49ers,reeling from injuries to Jerry Rice and Steve Young, were humbled by the Bucs

September 08, 1997 | Jeff Pearlman
The Oilers' debut in Tennessee was a winning—though not well attended-occasion

September 08, 1997 | Gerry Callahan

September 08, 1997
No wonder Steve Young is having a hard time finding a wife. His decision making is simply not up to Joe Montana's level.DAVID DECAMILLA, SACRAMENTO

September 08, 1997 | Johnette Howard

September 08, 1997 | Gerry Callahan

September 08, 1997 | Jeff Pearlman
Jan Hutchinson is the first woman coach in NCAA history to win 1,000 games

September 08, 1997 | Alexander Wolff
Cynthia Cooper led Houston to the WNBA title, capping a triumphant summer for the women's game

September 08, 1997 | Peter King
Vermeil's new-look Rams outlast the Saints, Carroll's Mr. Nice Guy image, A rookie's baptism of fire

September 08, 1997 | Peter King
The 49ers' signing of pass-rush specialist Kevin Greene to a six-year, $13 million contract last week demonstrated how easily teams loaded down with big contracts can circumvent the salary cap....

September 08, 1997 | Peter King
1. Jerry Rice Welcome to the NFL, Steve Mariucci. An MRI confirmed the 49ers' worst fears when Rice wrenched his left knee against the Buccaneers: torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral...

September 08, 1997 | Peter King
Seahawks cornerback Shawn Springs, the third pick in the April draft, made his NFL debut on Sunday against the Jets. It was a rude introduction as Neil O'Donnell threw five touchdown passes in a...

September 08, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
Let's not get too hysterical over what we saw on opening day. Hold off, please, before you assign Dallas a Super Bowl berth. Don't tell me the Steelers and the 49ers are finished, kaput. It's only...

September 08, 1997 | Ivan Maisel

September 08, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
MIKE O'CAIN The N.C. State coach, winner of the preseason hot seat award, showed guts in going for a two-point conversion in a 32-31 overtime upset of Syracuse. "We made the decision to go for the...

September 08, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
•AUBURN AT VIRGINIA, SEPT. 4The Cavaliers' defense, which is missing four starters who were taken in the first five rounds of last spring's NFL draft, is vulnerable. The Tigers have a man who...

September 08, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
ALABAMA'S NEW COACH OUTDOES THE BEAB

September 08, 1997 | Leo W. Banks
Fire scholar Stephen Pyne believes the U.S. wilderness needs more blazes

September 08, 1997 | Franz Lidz

September 08, 1997 | Franz Lidz
The author and his family led Andean pack animals through the California Sierra

September 08, 1997 | S.L. Price
Amid the pomp of the U.S. Open, tennis squandered a chance to shed its elitist image

September 08, 1997 | Tim Vanderpool
Hobbled, uninsured ex-athletes find help in the hands of Dr. James St. Ville

September 08, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
Scott Hoch provided a dramatic ending to the Greater Milwaukee Open

September 08, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
The U.S. Ryder Cup team, gifted but green, should look up to Mark O'Meara, even if he looks down on the event

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September 08, 1997
•ANNIKA SORENSTAM: "Now that I've had time to dissect my performance [in missing the cut] at the U.S. Women's Open, I have reached this conclusion: I still don't know what happened."

September 08, 1997
83.33The average score reportedly shot by President Clinton in the first six rounds he played during his vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

September 08, 1997
What do these players have in common?

September 08, 1997 | Jeff Sluman
This time of year is distracting for me because it's the start of the college football season, which means I'll be spending my Saturday afternoons thinking almost as much about my Florida State...