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December 15, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 24

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Latrell Sprewell Cover - Sports Illustrated December 15, 1997

December 15, 1997 | Lewis Robinson
These prison inmates took their hoops seriously

December 15, 1997 | John Ed Bradley

December 15, 1997 | Robert H. Boyle
It's record trout, not the President, that arouses passions near Whitewater

December 15, 1997 | Robert Horn
A half marathon in war-torn Cambodia is more about hope than personal bests

December 15, 1997 | Chad Millman
Fifty years ago Army was unbeaten and overconfident, until it met Columbia

December 15, 1997 | Michael Farber
Latrell Sprewell's misdeed was only the most notable in a series of diabolical acts

December 15, 1997
Michelle DaCostaHUBER HEIGHTS, OHIOMichelle, a freshman at Wayne High, won the state Division I girls' singles tennis championship by defeating senior Brandy Steinhauser of Boardman High in...

December 15, 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...

December 15, 1997
A.C. Green's example is a testament to his ability to be a positive and life-changing role model for young people.JAMES K. SHEEK IV, COLUMBUS, GA.

December 15, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 12/13

December 15, 1997 | John Walters
Let's face it: More than a few of us watch auto racing only for the crashes, Baywatch only for the babes and boxing only for the knockouts. Catering to such prurient interests, Classic Sports...

December 15, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch

December 15, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
90,000Price, in dollars, that three men allegedly demanded from John Henry Williams, son of Ted Williams, for the return of two of his dad's stolen league championship rings.

December 15, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
Just in time for Christmas, an Indiana-based company has created the Coach Bob Knight Bookends, retailing at $134.95 a pair. The General is busy these days, so we decided to gather some...

December 15, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
The International Ski Federation considered Nagano's 5,512-foot downhill ski run too short for the Olympics. But environmentalists argued that if the start were moved higher up Mount Karamatsu,...

December 15, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
A Seattle-based company has issued a set of six Roy Firestone trading cards.

December 15, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Hank Hersch
Matthew BarnabyBuffalo Sabres forward-enforcer, reacting to a recent string of penalty-filled games that prompted renewed death threats against him: "It's nice to be getting those again."

December 15, 1997 | Grant Wahl
They met and met and met—then they went out and did what was expected

December 15, 1997
Six games went a long way toward determining who's in playoff form and who's in deep chowder. The Packers, the Steelers, the Patriots, the Giants, the 49ers and the Dolphins were the big winners,...

December 15, 1997 | Austin Murphy
The peaking Packers wrapped up the NFC Central by stuffing the Buccaneers

December 15, 1997 | Paul Gutierrez
JANUARY 16, 1989

December 15, 1997 | Peter King
Denver seemed destined for wild-card status after being run over by Pittsburgh

December 15, 1997 | David Fleming
With two of their stars ailing, the Pats turned to old reliable Ben Coates, who did a number on the Jaguars

December 15, 1997 | Richard Deutsch
With their defense setting the tone, the surprising Giants took a big step toward winning the NFC East

December 15, 1997 | Jim Toland
Memories of teammates and foes in San Francisco, circa 1964, put life in perspective

December 15, 1997 | Michael Silver
Steve Young got plenty of protection as the 49ers moved closer to gaining home field advantage

December 15, 1997 | S.L. Price
The Lions learned how dangerous Dan Marino can still be when he drove the Dolphins to a last-minute victory

December 15, 1997 | Michael Farber
Mike Keenan, the NHL's Martha Stewart, is putting his special touch on the Canucks

December 15, 1997 | Phil Taylor

December 15, 1997 | Jack McCallum
This season David Stern finds himself surrounded by men behaving badly, teams playing really badly and superstars not playing at all. His headaches started before the Latrell Sprewell incident

December 15, 1997 | Merrell Noden
Stanford is dominating the field with U.S.-bred, not foreign, talent

December 15, 1997 | Phil Taylor
In a league with mostly black players, mostly white bosses and fans, and strong corporate support, an assault on a coach is almost inevitably more than a story of crime and punishment

December 15, 1997 | Michael Silver

December 15, 1997 | Kelli Anderson
Early defections to the NBA have hurt the game, but they've created chances for freshmen to shine as never before

December 15, 1997 | Kelli Anderson
Here are 10 other first-year phenoms to keep an eye on as the 1997-98 season progresses:

December 15, 1997 | Peter King
Lawrence Phillips gets another shot, but there's little room for error, Dillon cuts loose, Forget replay

December 15, 1997 | Peter King
Travis Hall is from Alaska. Dan Owens was signed as a free agent. Lester Archambeau came in a 1993 trade with the Packers for some wideout named James Milling. Chuck Smith is one of the best...

December 15, 1997 | Peter King
1. KORDELLICIOUSJust keep telling Kordell Stewart he doesn't have what it takes to be a great quarterback. He sure looked like one (303 passing yards, three touchdown passes, two scoring runs) in...

December 15, 1997 | Richard Deutsch
He's Only A Phone Call Away

December 15, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
A few weeks ago it looked like the super matchup of the year: Niners versus Broncos, owners of the two best records in the NFL, going at it in the Dec. 15 Monday-nighter. Now you have to wonder if...

December 15, 1997 | Ivan Maisel

December 15, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
•DIVISION I-AA SEMIFINAL: MCNEESE STATE (12-1) AT DELAWARE (12-1)The Cowboys, coming off a tough 14-12 victory in 24° weather at Western Illinois, won't get another road win here. Delaware coach...

December 15, 1997 | Marty Burns
KANSAS STATE'S STRAIGHT SHOOTER