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January 19, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 2

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Antonio Freeman Cover - Sports Illustrated January 19, 1998

January 19, 1998
The bottom line is everything in America cannot have a racial overtone.DOC WHITE, Eatonville, Fla.

January 19, 1998
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January 19, 1998 | John Walters
Sunday 1/18

January 19, 1998 | John Walters
If you are one of the many folks at ESPN involved in producing this week's Winter X Games, you might be feeling more than a tad uneasy. Michael Kennedy and Sonny Bono have just met their demise in...

January 19, 1998
Just Desserts for Switzer

January 19, 1998
0,45Free throws attempted, by, respectively, La Roche College of Pittsburgh and host Muskingum College of New Concord, Ohio, in a recent men's basketball game won by Muskingum 87-74.

January 19, 1998
Once again golfers are off on the road to the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, which was set to tee off on Thursday in Indian Wells, Calif. No pros will be wielding this high-profile putter, nor will...

January 19, 1998
High school teams in Jefferson County, Colo., will be playing home games in a stadium named for U.S. West Communications as a result of the Baby Bell's 10-year, $2 million sponsorship deal with...

January 19, 1998
Patrick RafterAustralian tennis player, assuring his countrymen that his U.S. Open victory hasn't changed him: "I'm still the same old sack of crap."

January 19, 1998 | Gerry Callahan
Hose down the sports TV critics and hide the letter openers in the Fox offices. John Madden may be bolting to ABC's Monday Night Football next season, and some people believe Fox chairman Rupert...

January 19, 1998 | Austin Murphy
Denver's rejuvenated defense rose to the occasion against the Steelers, but its biggest test is yet to come

January 19, 1998 | Michael Silver
As the 49ers found out in the NFC title game, the NFL's best team and its best quarterback reside in Green Bay

January 19, 1998 | Paul Zimmerman
Crafty coordinator Fritz Shurmur and his green Bay defense figure to make life miserable for Denver

January 19, 1998 | Tim Crothers
New Jersey rookie Keith van Horn started late but quickly unveiled a dazzling game

January 19, 1998 | Michael Farber
Struggling stars Brian Leetch and Mike Richter may hold the fortunes of The Rangers and U.S. Olympic ream

January 19, 1998 | E.M. Swift
In a pas de deux with perfection, Michelle Kwan regained the U.S. title and became the leading lady on a potent national team.

January 19, 1998 | Grant Wahl
MARCH 10, 1980

January 19, 1998 | Tim Crothers
After letdowns on and off the field in '97, Cleveland closer Jose Mesa dreams of a better '98

January 19, 1998 | Alexander Wolff
New coach Tubby Smith has brought Kentucky a style that's a country mile from Rick Pitino's

January 19, 1998 | Leigh Montville
A Chinese drug bust and a U.S. win in the 100 opened the worlds with a splash

January 19, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Sticking Together

January 19, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
The NHL's most improved team is the Blues. Beset by injuries to key players like Brett Hull, Pierre Turgeon and Al MacInnis, they have put together a corps of former minor league workhorses,...

January 19, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Bye, George?

January 19, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
When the Nets were negotiating their six-year, $21 million deal with point guard Sam Cassell last summer, they were concerned with his shoot-first, pass-later tendencies and his occasionally...

January 19, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal and Heat center Alonzo Mourning trade elbows for the first time this season in a possible NBA Finals preview. The enmity between the big men, both of whom were...

January 19, 1998
Trail Blazers coach Mike Dunleavy loves point guards who distribute the ball. Kenny Anderson, Portland's playmaker, has a scorer's mentality. Sources close to the team say Anderson, who was...

January 19, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Within the first minute of his NBA debut last March 16, guard BruceBowen had reason to believe his future in the league was bright. In themiddle of a game against the Rockets on NBC, Bowen, who...

January 19, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
The Climbing Mountaineers

January 19, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
The 15 members of our mock NCAA tournament selection committee assessed last week's winners and losers and gave the boot to only one team: Marquette, which lost to both Alabama-Birmingham and...

January 19, 1998 | Dana Gelin

January 19, 1998 | Seth Davis

January 19, 1998 | Steve Lopez
Schoolgirl basketball stars are being recruited as heavily as boys, and techniques used by college coaches are often just as crass

January 19, 1998
Mark RuskoskiVINELAND, N.J.Ruskoski, 47, won the lightweight division of the New Jersey weightlifting championships to become the only lifter to win a New Jersey title in four consecutive decades....

January 19, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Blame dump decisions—not skiing—for the deaths of Michael Kennedy and Sonny Bono

January 19, 1998 | Ron Fimrite
A new volume celebrates the career, and record, of Byron Nelson

January 19, 1998 | Jaime Diaz
Phil Mickelson started the season with a bang, outdueling the game's biggest guns

January 19, 1998
Big Bucks Race Starts Now

January 19, 1998
•TIGER WOODS: "The twentysomethings are replacing the Normans, the Watsons and the Wadkins. They're kind of drifting toward the Senior tour."•ANNIKA SORENSTAM: Lost in Tigermania was her...

January 19, 1998
What do these players have in common?

January 19, 1998
12Surgeries undergone by Bill Glasson, who was named the Tour's comeback player of the year at the Mercedes Championships but couldn't play there because he's recovering from an elbow operation.

January 19, 1998 | Walter Bingham
As a boy, Jack Nicklaus was playing golf with his father one day when he hit a terrible shot and, in a fit of pique, hurled his club down the fairway. In a flash, Charlie Nicklaus told his son...

January 19, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle

January 19, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
While preparing to fight the Tour for the right to ride, Casey Martin won the Nike opener