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October 19, 1998 | Volume 89, Issue 16

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October 19, 1998
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October 19, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news. This week stay on top of the action at the World Series with exclusive analysis from SI's Tom Verducci,...

October 19, 1998 | John O'Keefe
October 24, 1988

October 19, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Q: How come nobody said a word last week after the Chatfield (Colo.) High homecoming queen accepted a single white rose at halftime of the football game, locked arms with the king and then ripped...

October 19, 1998
It's not about race, it's about who gets there first. McGwire got there first. End of story.—Mike Toto, Los Angeles

October 19, 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 19, 1998
Joe Martinez, ChicagoFootballJoe, a senior at St. Laurence High in Burbank, rushed for 314 yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries in the Vikings 22-20 loss to Fenwick High of Oak Park. In six...

October 19, 1998 | John Walters
DON'T MISSSaturday 10/17World Series•FOX 8 PM; SUNDAY 7:55 PM; TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 8:20 PMIn 1967 St. Louis's Tim McCarver enjoyed a catcher-cam view of perhaps the most dominating...

October 19, 1998 | John Walters
18.5 Overnight rating in New York for Sunday's Yankees-Indians American League Championship Series Game 5 on NBC. It flattened the competing Jets-Rams game on CBS, which got a 7.7.

October 19, 1998 | John Walters
An Erstwhile Ball Stater meets the man who makes balls taters when David Letterman welcomes Mark McGwire to Late Show (CBS, Monday, 11:35 p.m.). Last December on Late Show Letterman tied guest...

October 19, 1998
Riding on AirCompetitors in the motocross 250 Grand Prix in Megalópolis, Greece, which was won by French teenager Sébastien Tortelli, get a lift out of life.

October 19, 1998 | Steve Rushin
With microphones in the dugout and characters in the stands, baseball is becoming a sitcom

October 19, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Carolina's Collins decides he would rather be an armchair quarterback

October 19, 1998 | Rick Reilly
•That all TV analysts could be as graceful—and informative-as Joe Morgan.

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October 19, 1998
62.5Accuracy percentage at picking NFL game winners of Rasha, an elephant at the Fort Worth Zoo, who makes her choices for The Dallas Morning News by touching team logos with her trunk.

October 19, 1998
College Campuses are dotted with players who, with visions of Bo and Deion dancing in their heads, split their time between football and pro baseball. For many their career decisions will have...

October 19, 1998
O Rare Ben Johnson! An interspecies exhibition race scheduled for Oct. 15 is just another stride in a long bumpy run for the 36-year-old Jamaica-born Canadian sprinter.

October 19, 1998
Stuffs Rodman in MTV's Celebrity Death match; tells Chicago Tribune that neither Jerry Krause nor Tim Floyd will keep him away if he wants to play and that when the lockout ends, he will "look...

October 19, 1998
A Kappa, III., strip joint includes an indoor putting green for patrons.

October 19, 1998
GENE ORZABaseball union lawyer, on champagne celebrations: "I don't see it as an occasion for drinking. It's an occasion for spraying."

October 19, 1998 | Franz Lidz
Gwen Adair, the only active female pro referee, aspires to officiate more title bouts

October 19, 1998 | Brad Herzog
In this World Series the Pirates always prevail

October 19, 1998 | Brad Herzog
Most excuses for skipping a run-too hot, too cold, I'm on vacation—are invalid at this time of year, so the highways and byways are crowded with whippetlike Kenyans and spare-tire-toting couch...

October 19, 1998 | Johnette Howard
Can a single mom—the Sparks' Pam McGee—raise a child and play in the WNBA?

October 19, 1998 | Ron Fimrite
Billy Clyde Puckett is back in the game, and the young Ali comes back to life

October 19, 1998 | Michael Bamberger

October 19, 1998 | Tom Verducci

October 19, 1998 | Gerry Callahan

October 19, 1998 | John Garrity
When he retired in 1992 after 31 years in the National League, Doug Harvey was one of the few umpires in the majors who had never attended an umpiring school. His techniques, however, were part of...

October 19, 1998 | David Fleming

October 19, 1998 | Michael Farber
After missing the final 28 games last season because of a concussion, Paul Kariya is back, which is good news for Anaheim and even better news for the NHL

October 19, 1998 | Tim Layden

October 19, 1998
SOCCER

October 19, 1998 | Ian Thomsen
ArenaballD.C. United's Bruce Arena is almost certain to become the next national team coach

October 19, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
Texas S&MThe Aggies beat up Nebraska with a simple mix of smarts and muscle

October 19, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
Ja'Mar ToombsTexas A&M's freshman fullback said no to "big games" promised by recruiters from Florida State and Ohio State. He ran for 110 yards against Nebraska. That's big enough.

October 19, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
•Virginia (5-0) at Georgia Tech (4-1)

October 19, 1998 | Greg Davis
Last Saturday, during Texas's 37-3 victory over Oklahoma, Major Applewhite connected with Wane McGarity for the longest touchdown pass in Longhorns history. Texas offensive coordinator and...

October 19, 1998 | Seth Davis
After a 15-year absence, Silvester Turner, 34, hasn't lost a step

October 19, 1998 | Peter King
Best of the RestIf not for the Broncos, the Patriots might be the team to beat in the AFC

October 19, 1998 | Peter King
SI has learned that at least two teams have taken the unusual step of asking the NFL office not to schedule the officiating crew headed by referee Dick Hantak (above) for their games. Why the...

October 19, 1998
1. O'Donnell's RevengeIn the last three years, the Steelers have chosen Kordell Stewart and the Jets have chosen Glenn Foley and Vinny Testaverde to play quarterback over Neil O'Donnell. On...

October 19, 1998 | Richard Deutsch
Like it or not, the Giants' Michael Strahan is getting the star treatment

October 19, 1998 | Paul Zimmerman
Is it my imagination, or will 1998 go down as the Year of the Quarterback Controversy? Maybe controversy is too strong a word. How about dilemma? Or puzzlement? I can't seem to remember a season...

October 19, 1998 | Steve Rushin