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January 26, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 3

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated January 26, 1998

January 26, 1998 | John Walters
The most remote marathon ever, in Antarctica, drew a hardy group

January 26, 1998
Dean Smith epitomizes what we long for in athletics and in society: goodness, integrity and humility.JOEL T. SCHAEFER, WICHITA, KANS.

January 26, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
December 20, 1982

January 26, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday½4

January 26, 1998 | John Walters
Last week Fox Sports president David Hill said that besides televising next year's Super Bowl, his network might air a 24-hour pregame show. No joke. The Game is already in need of liposuction. If...

January 26, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

January 26, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
40Minutes of an Oklahoma State-Missouri basketball game in Columbia, Mo., called off a TV feed by Oklahoma State radio announcers after icy conditions kept the broadcasters in Stillwater.

January 26, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
The NFL Quarterback Club, a promotion/charity arm of the league, has named its all time top five TV ads. Here they are in order:

January 26, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
A recent Nike press release suggested that the company's new "form-fitting" uniforms, which provide for "greater range of motion and improved performance," make it "no coincidence" that the Denver...

January 26, 1998 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
J.T. HayesFormer sprint car and midget racer, on the recent sex-change operation that made him Terri O'Connell: "I not only wanted to be A.J. Foyt, I wanted to be Marilyn Monroe."

January 26, 1998 | Austin Murphy

January 26, 1998
Brittany SaccoDALLASBrittany, 10, set three Texas girls' 10-and-under breaststroke records at the state short-and long-course swimming championships. At the latter she won the 50 meters in 37.27...

January 26, 1998 | Michael Silver
Denver's line, the smallest in the NFL, is a huge—and generally offensive—part of the Broncos' success

January 26, 1998 | Michael Silver
GARY ZIMMERMAN, LEFT TACKLESize: 6'6", 294 pounds Age: 36 College: Oregon

January 26, 1998 | William Nack
Many Packers and Broncos think the Lord will decide the outcome. Theologians beg to differ

January 26, 1998 | Peter King
When the NFL negotiated $17.6 billion in new TV deals, the players, as well as the owners, struck gold

January 26, 1998 | Richard Hoffer

January 26, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
The 1972-73 Sixers weren't just bad—they were horrid

January 26, 1998 | Dick Friedman
How Denver could win enough to escape infamy

January 26, 1998 | Leigh Montville
It took 26 years, but Bill Pilczuk of the U.S. finally made his mark as a champion

January 26, 1998 | Allen Abel
Curling is an official sport in Nagano because of this grandmother's bright idea

January 26, 1998 | Alexander Wolff

January 26, 1998 | Alexander Wolff
While Pacific has the most formidable foreigner in Michael Olowokandi (above), other schools have enjoyed having classy imports. Here are the top-of-the-line models.

January 26, 1998 | Michael Farber

January 26, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Back in Your Cage!Six ways to boost sewing, The All-Star Game you won't get to see, Hockey's biggest zero

January 26, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
D Zarley ZalapskiFlames'97-98 salary: $1.6 millionA locker room whiner and a defensive liability who had only two goals at week's end. Acquired for Suter in '94.

January 26, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
Last season the Sharks were classic underachievers with no will to win. During the summer general manager Dean Lombardi engineered an attitude overhaul by hiring no-nonsense coach Darryl Sutter...

January 26, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan

January 26, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Center Vlade Divac was devastated in July 1996 when the Lakers traded him to the Hornets. But the team and the city of Charlotte have grown on Divac—and on his wife, Snezana, an actress who spent...

January 26, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Forgive the Heat for being concerned about the lingering pain in center Alonzo Mourning's surgically repaired left knee. Mourning concedes that the knee, which was operated on on Sept. 27,...

January 26, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
With stars now taking eight-figure bites out of salary-capped payrolls, it's increasingly important for teams to find low-cost players capable of making significant contributions. Rookie center...

January 26, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
With the Bulls' Scottie Pippen and the Jazz's John Stockton having returned from injuries, all but one of the principals from last year's NBA Finals are back for the teams' first meeting of...

January 26, 1998 | Marty Burns
For SuperSonics swingman Dale Ellis, the NBA's alltime leader in three-point field goals, making a three really isn't all that difficult—it's getting open that's tough. "All I need is one step to...

January 26, 1998 | Kelli Anderson

January 26, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
The biggest change in this week's seedings, according to our poll of ersatz NCAA tournament selection committee members, occurred at the top as Duke and North Carolina switched regions. If you...

January 26, 1998 | Seth Davis
NOTRE DAME'S HIGH-SCORING FORWARD

January 26, 1998 | Seth Davis
UTAH AT UNLV SATURDAY, JAN. 24

January 26, 1998 | Steven Crist

January 26, 1998 | Steven Crist
Vegas-style sports bets—and a world of others—are now available in every home through the Net

January 26, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
Women M.B.A. students at Dartmouth build esprit by sticking together

January 26, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Rejuvenated John Elway isn't through—if his wife and kids have anything to say about it

January 26, 1998
A Dangerous Step by Martin

January 26, 1998
The Corey Pavin we saw at last week's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic was very different from the Corey Pavin we had grown accustomed to seeing the last few years. First, Pavin made the cut and finished...

January 26, 1998
•MARTINA HINGIS: "All the time it's Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods. I've been on top longer, and I'm younger. I'm better than he is."

January 26, 1998
Many pros don't hit their stride until March, when the PGA Tour gets to Florida, yet by then they've already made a ton of birdies. Two of the tournaments in which par annually takes the biggest...

January 26, 1998
What do these players have in common?

January 26, 1998
2Inches by which new USGA president F. Morgan (Buzz) Taylor, 66, missed earning a spot on the '52 U.S. Olympic team in the long jump.

January 26, 1998 | Colleen Walker
I was a nervous wreck a year ago when I opened my season in Orlando at the HealthSouth Inaugural. Not because I'd hardly practiced over the holidays or because I hadn't played in a tournament in...

January 26, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
Fred Couples, having survived a traumatic 1997, was a popular winner in Palm Springs

January 26, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
Kelly Robbins's win in the season opener struck the right chord for the LPGA