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October 05, 1998 | Volume 89, Issue 14

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Mark McGwire Cover - Sports Illustrated October 05, 1998

October 05, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
The Toast of '98Here's to the folks who distinguished themselves this season

October 05, 1998 | Peter King
Signature GameIn a vintage performance Brett Favre led the Packers over the Panthers

October 05, 1998 | Peter King
As players continue to get bigger, stronger and faster, the collisions between them cause more—and more serious—injuries. Just look at this lineup of prominent players who are or have been on the...

October 05, 1998 | Peter King
1. Ditka for President. The Saints, who looked like the NFL's worst team before the season started, are one of the league's seven unbeatens. Locker room frenzy ensued after their 19-13 overtime...

October 05, 1998 | David Fleming
Doug Evans provided Carolina with inside information on Green Bay

October 05, 1998 | Paul Zimmerman
Unless he changes his number to 50-something and takes the field as a linebacker—and lord knows, he's big enough—Ryan Leaf will not be facing Peyton Manning at the RCA Dome on Sunday. Leaf will be...

October 05, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Look at college football. Players tearing each other's uniforms off. Squads crushing each other bloody. Fights that send people to hospitals.

October 05, 1998
Does McGwire, the good father, want his kid taking androstenedione? Somehow, I doubt it.—ALAN KRISTMANSON, Vancouver

October 05, 1998
Letters to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should include the name, address and home telephone number of the writer. They may be mailed to The Editor, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Time & Life Building, New York,...

October 05, 1998 | Richard Deitsch
August 15, 1977

October 05, 1998 | Kevin Cook
The PGA's reluctant revolutionaries tee off on the Tour's bunker mentality

October 05, 1998 | Kevin Cook
•That the late-season fireworks from phenoms J.D. Drew (Cardinals) and Shane Spencer (Yankees) are a preview of another home run race a few years from now.

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October 05, 1998
10Minutes between holes in one on the 17th at Losantiville Country Club in Cincinnati shot by John Berman, 30, from the 173-yard blue tees, and his 60-year-old father, Dolph, from the 159-yard whites.

October 05, 1998
EVANDER HOLYFIELD

October 05, 1998
Move over, Bleacher Bums and Fenway Faithful, and make room for another set of tormented fans: the Anaheim Anguished. The Angels are one of four teams, not including the 1993 and '98 expansion...

October 05, 1998
Flip-flopping on an earlier pronouncement, Michael's good buddy Charles Barkley says he believes that MJ will return to the Bulls if Chicago re-signs Scottie Pippen. Stay tuned....

October 05, 1998
Fulham, a soccer team in England's Second Division, is offering advertising space on the Craven Cottage Stadium bathroom stalls and urinals, which the team calls "tightly targeted markets."

October 05, 1998
ROB NIEDERMAYERFlorida Panthers center, upset by rumors that he might be traded: "I don't want to go anywhere. I want to be able to play golf year-round."

October 05, 1998
Departments

October 05, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats. Send an E-mail to George Steinbrenner; tell us why you love or loathe his storied franchise....

October 05, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
Boxer Bobby Hinds started with jump ropes and built a $12 million enterprise

October 05, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
There are drills to run and skull sessions to nap through, but NFL players have no shortage of free time during the week. For most, that means more hours in the weight room. But a few technophiles...

October 05, 1998 | Ian Thomsen
A sport tries a pro-am format on for size

October 05, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
In Las Vegas the inaugural Triple A World Series was only a sideshow

October 05, 1998 | Dan Dickison
Once again France's Isabelle Autissier has set off around the world

October 05, 1998 | John Walters
Disciples of the single wing loudly sing its praises and ardently seek converts

October 05, 1998
In eight major league seasons with the California Angels, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox from 1989 to '96, Jim Abbott had an 80-100 record that included a no-hitter in '93 against the...

October 05, 1998
Adam Longoria, HoustonTaekwondoAdam, 17, a black belt, won two age-group titles at the National Blackbelt League world games. He was the 15-to 17-year-old breaking champ, using his hands, feet and...

October 05, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 10/3

October 05, 1998 | John Walters
Not even the NBA lockout could prevent a battle royal between Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan (above, left) and Dennis Rodman on Celebrity Deathmatch (MTV, Thursday, 10 p.m.). After Jordan swings a...

October 05, 1998 | Tom Verducci

October 05, 1998
Raked...Like the leaves of autumn, Chargers rookie quarterback Ryan Leaf has fallen this season. Here the Chiefs drop him during a game in which he completed more passes (2) to K.C. defenders than...

October 05, 1998 | Steve Rushin

October 05, 1998 | Phil Taylor
With talks stalled, exhibition games canceled and the start of the season in peril, the NBA lockout has the owners and the players facing hard time

October 05, 1998 | Tim Layden

October 05, 1998 | Michael Silver
Coach Norv Turner is feeling the heat in Washington, where losses are mounting and Redskins fans are out for his scalp

October 05, 1998
PRO FOOTBALL

October 05, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
All Is Not Yet LostThanks to the new bowl formula, teams with one defeat need not give up their title dreams

October 05, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
OregonThe Ducks whip Stanford 63-28. The last team to score that many on the Cardinal (UCLA, 72-0, 1954) finished No. 1.

October 05, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
•Penn State (3-0) at Ohio State (3-0)In two Big Ten games at the Horseshoe, the Nittany Lions haven't scored a touchdown against the Buckeyes' first-team defense. So far this year Penn State has...

October 05, 1998 | B.J. Schecter
Quincy Carter, QB, GeorgiaThe 6'3", 225-pound Carter, who spent the past two years as an outfielder in the Chicago Cubs organization, has completed 66.1% of his passes for 639 yards and four...

October 05, 1998 | Notre Dame Safety
Last spring Tony Driver (above), then a freshman, was shocked when coach Bob Davie asked him to switch from tailback to free safety. He reluctantly accepted, but after the Fighting Irish lost to...

October 05, 1998 | Grant Wahl
An Old FlameBora Milutinovic is back, using matches to ignite the MetroStars

October 05, 1998 | Grant Wahl
Walter (Spiderman) Zenga returned last month from his native Italy to coach his old MLS team, the Revolution. Zenga, a former Inter Milan star, is a 38-year-old man of many passions. He drives a...

October 05, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
Arrivederci, TomAfter a Davis Cup wipeout against Italy, it's time for Gullikson to go

October 05, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
0American juniors ranked among the top 20 internationally in boys and girls singles.