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September 15, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 11

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Venus Williams Cover - Sports Illustrated September 15, 1997

September 15, 1997
Too often we hear a son condemning his father for not being perfect. It lifts my spirits to see how loyal Pete Jr. is.BILL DONLON, EAST HAMPTON, CONN.

September 15, 1997
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED sometimes carries ads containing perfume or cologne samples. Subscribers who would prefer copies without scent strips should write to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, P.O. Box 60001, Tampa,...

September 15, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
1. VIRGINIA Was Ronald Curry the nation's most-sought-after high school quarterback? Or the most coveted point guard? After the 6'3", 195-pound Hampton, Va., standout verbally committed to the...

September 15, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
COLORADO (1-0)AT MICHIGAN (0-0)The 14th-ranked Wolverines are the last Division I-A team to begin play this season, and the eighth-ranked Buffaloes are probably one of the last teams they would...

September 15, 1997 | Randy Alfred
For some fans baseball is a religion. It all depends on how deeply you believe in the game

September 15, 1997
Ashton WhiteMISSION VIEJO, CALIF.Ashton, 12, led Mission Viejo to the U.S. championship in the Little League World Series. He batted .562 with a home run and 10 RBIs in five series games and also...

September 15, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

September 15, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
11, 10Height, in feet and inches, of the rim on which Harlem Globetrotters Michael Wilson and Fred Smith dunked, breaking the slam-dunk altitude record by two inches.

September 15, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
At the U.S. Open, Romania's Irina Spirlea signaled a photographer to go focus himself, raising, along with her middle finger, memories of an earlier Bucharest bad-ass.

September 15, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Danger, Will RobinsonOn the Pitch and On the Track: Keeping Up with Japan's Most Athletic Robots

September 15, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
On Sept. 21, 10 boats will set sail from England in the eight-month Whitbread Round the World Race. The U.S. entries are Neil Barth's America's Challenge, George Collins's Chessie Racing and...

September 15, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
The First State Bank of Brownsville, Tenn., is offering customers a certificate of deposit with an interest rate that is based on the local high school football team's margin of victory each week.

September 15, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Todd JonesDetroit Tigers reliever, on his recent contract extension, which will pay him $2.25 million in 1998 and $2.95 million in '99: "Am I worth it? No. Is anybody?"

September 15, 1997 | Jeff Pearlman
There was hope even in defeat as La Salle fielded its first football team since 1941

September 15, 1997 | S.L. Price

September 15, 1997 | Michael Silver

September 15, 1997
(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...

September 15, 1997 | David Sabino
DEC. 18, 1965With the Colts' Johnny Unitas and Gary Cuozzo injured and a playoff berth on the line, running back Tom Matte shared quarterback duties with Ed Brown in the season finale against the...

September 15, 1997 | Tim Crothers
Tab Ramos's goal moved the U.S. past Costa Rica and close to a berth in the World Cup

September 15, 1997 | Rick Reilly

September 15, 1997 | Richard Hoffer
Emanuel Steward, boxing's guru, has created a mecca for fighters in need of repair

September 15, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 9/13

September 15, 1997 | John Walters
With rare exceptions, finding Saturday-morning programming attractive to kids and acceptable to their parents has been as difficult as searching for intelligence on Saved by the Bell. Enter The...

September 15, 1997 | Tim Layden
Florida State squeaked by Southern Cal in the kind of early-season game that's gradually replacing the old-fashioned blowout

September 15, 1997 | Phil Taylor

September 15, 1997 | Paul Gutierrez
AUGUST 9, 1965

September 15, 1997 | Michael Farber
Movie buff, mimic and 20-game winner, the Braves' Denny Neagle makes quite an impression

September 15, 1997 | Michael Farber
The celebrity endorsements pour in for Montreal Expos righthander Pedro Martinez. San Diego Padres hit master Tony Gywnn says Martinez has "the Cy Young kit." St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark...

September 15, 1997 | Ed Hinton
A mystifying ailment gives new urgency to a lingering question: What's wrong with Dale Earnhardt?

September 15, 1997 | Peter King
Rhodes rouses his Eagles to upset Green Bay, Sapp's coming-of-age, Can Collins still lead the Panthers?

September 15, 1997 | Peter King
The Bengals are closing in on a dubious NFL record. Not since Dec. 20, 1992, when Harold Green ran for 190 yards against the Patriots, has Cincinnati had a 100-yard rusher. The streak reached 67...

September 15, 1997 | Peter King
THE BUZZ AROUND THE LEAGUE THIS WEEK

September 15, 1997 | Peter King
Two-time league MVP Brett Favre estimates that of the 65 or so plays the Packers run every game, he calls an audible on only three or four. Most quarterbacks make more changes, but Favre has such...

September 15, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
Everyone in the NFC East is 1-1. The Vikings meet the Buccaneers for the undisputed lead in the NFC Central. The 49ers, just barely clinging to life and down to their third quarterback, are tied...

September 15, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
Notre Dame has some leaks that need fixing, The Mid-American uprising, Washington makes its case

September 15, 1997 | Marty Burns
NORTHWESTERN'S BATTLING BACK

September 15, 1997 | John Garrity
THE EUROPEANS DESERVE A BLACK EYE FOR SACKING MIGUEL ANGEL MARTIN

September 15, 1997 | William F. Reed
Fans in Montreal backed Steve Jones's win at the Canadian Open because he made such an open book of his emotions

September 15, 1997
Newsman Has Prez's Number

September 15, 1997
•DAN QUAYLE: Late-breaking news from a Golf Channel chat between the former vice president and Jim McLean: "Obviously, I'm looking at running for President in the year 2000." Who needs CNN?

September 15, 1997
What do these players have in common?

September 15, 1997
31Second-place finishes in PGA Tour events by Greg Norman, who was runner-up to Steve Jones on Sunday. Norman has won 18 times in 18 years.

September 15, 1997 | Peter Alliss
The row President Bill Clinton recently created when he called out to his ball after an errant shot, "Don't go too far right! Sit down, Alice!" is a sad commentary on the state of journalism in...