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November 09, 1998 | Volume 89, Issue 19

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Doug Flutie Cover - Sports Illustrated November 09, 1998

November 09, 1998 | Lester Munson
When Kevin Pendergast arrived at Notre Dame to study and play soccer in 1989, he was a suburban kid from well-to-do Simsbury, Conn., who thought over and under were just prepositions. He was a...

November 09, 1998
THE NHLNew rules, same old scoring scarcityIs Kings' Legace building a legacy?A ref's ref

November 09, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Elusive GoalsThe league's moves to promote more scoring haven't done the trick

November 09, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
ALEXANDRE DAIGLERight wing, FlyersNo, we're not talking about reports that he was dumped by Pamela Anderson. But Daigle, who was the No. I pick in 1993 but failed miserably in Ottawa, has been...

November 09, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
The Flyers want a reliable right wing to play on their top line with Eric Lindros and John LeClair, they have their eyes on reacquiring Tampa Bay's Mikael Ronberg (below), whom they traded before...

November 09, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
Ordinary PeopleAndy Katzenmoyer and Dre' Bly no longer dominate on defense

November 09, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
•Washington (5-3) at Oregon (6-2)

November 09, 1998
Special Teams Players

November 09, 1998 | Carson Palmer
USC QUARTERBACK

November 09, 1998 | Franz Lidz
Prince of PranksNaseem Hamed's hollow Halloween win was more trick than treat

November 09, 1998
Just one more reason I wish the Mariners were a National League ball club: We'd get to see Mark Grace.—WAYNE SAIL, Marysville, Wash.

November 09, 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,...

November 09, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
The Dating GameRedrafting the schedule will be a headache

November 09, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
WORD IS that the Clippers will hold off until after the lockout ends to announce their coach, thereby banking his salary until then. L.A. has narrowed the field to three: Chris Ford, recently let...

November 09, 1998 | Seth Davis
Rush to JudgmentThe early-signing period has increased, not eased, pressure on recruits

November 09, 1998 | David Fleming
Nick of TimeBacks to the wall, the Bucs had their finest hour against the Vikings

November 09, 1998 | David Fleming
1. And then there was one. By virtue of their 33-26 come-from-behind win over the Bengals, the Broncos became only the 10th NFL team to start a season 8-0. Of the previous nine, seven reached the...

November 09, 1998 | Richard Deutsch
Chad Brown is on the move in Seattle's blitz-happy Okie

November 09, 1998 | David Fleming
Oronde Gadsden goes to the head of the Miami receiving line

November 09, 1998
Jason Wening, Ann Arbor, Mich.SwimmingWening, 24, a double below-the-knee amputee, broke the world record for his disability class in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:48.14. He also holds...

November 09, 1998 | Paul Zimmerman
Once a year, as a service that I've just established, I pick the entire week's card for you. Every game. The amazing thing is, the price of the magazine stays the same. Why do I do it? Because I...

November 09, 1998 | Rick Reilly
In Madison, Tenn., where 1,200 Peterbilt truck workers have been walking the picket lines for six months, they love the NBA labor dispute. It gives them something to finally laugh about.

November 09, 1998 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

November 09, 1998 | John Walters
16.0The overnight rating for last Sunday's 49ers-Packers game on Fox, making it the highest-rated NFL afternoon game this season.

November 09, 1998 | John Walters
NBA players are threatening to boycott interviewers from NBC and Turner Sports when their season starts because they feel the networks are siding with the owners by paying rights fees during the...

November 09, 1998 | Steve Rushin
Put them all together, and the eccentric tidbits of sports TV add up to a heavenly lineup

November 09, 1998 | John O'Keefe
October 15, 1973

November 09, 1998
It's only a matter of time before the peripatetic Muhammad goes to the mountain

November 09, 1998
•That MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch pit preening featherweight champ Prince Naseem Hamed against his own ego in a fight to the finish.

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November 09, 1998
10.5Distance, in feet, that the power alleys at Tropicana Field will be moved back (from 359½ to 370) after Devil Rays' general manager Chuck LaMar accurately guessed that they were closer than...

November 09, 1998
YESLet's hope a desire not to tarnish the record set by homer hero Mark McGwire (above), an androstenedione popper, isn't clouding the vision of the officials who are investigating grounds for a...

November 09, 1998
The top four teams in the Bowl Championship Series standings are undefeated. The lowest-ranked of these is Kansas State, thanks primarily to the platter of cupcakes it has feasted on. But down the...

November 09, 1998
A new MJ sneaker gets U.S. design patent number 400,000; Airness adopts high profile at NBA talks, sparring with owner Abe Pollin. Stay tuned....

November 09, 1998
The Harriet Carter catalog company sells a $14.98 "toilet fishing game," complete with 35-inch-diameter vinyl pond, seven-inch-long plastic "fish" and 14½-inch-long rod, that "lets you land a...

November 09, 1998
MIKE MILBURYNew York Islanders general manager, on Paul Kraus, the agent for free-agent forward Zigmund Palffy, who has spurned several Milbury offers: "It's too bad he lives in the city. He's...

November 09, 1998
Departments

November 09, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news. Cram for the upcoming college basketball season: Check out our exclusive conference previews, vote in our...

November 09, 1998 | Peter King

November 09, 1998 | Peter King
Much has been made of the money spent to acquire defensive-line help during the off-season, but here's how three other eye-opening personnel moves have played out.

November 09, 1998 | Peter King
There were some notable breakthroughs on the seventh annual SI Midseason All-Pro team, chosen last week in a poll of 24 NFL pro personnel directors and scouts. The Seahawks' Michael Sinclair beat...

November 09, 1998 | Peter King
The rest of the season is set up just the way the NFL likes it: More than half the games left on the schedule have playoff implications. Here are a handful of critical matchups.

November 09, 1998 | Peter King
One day in January 1997, Randall Cunningham got a call at his company in Las Vegas, which installs marble and granite counters, from someone in NFL Properties, the league's marketing arm. The guy...

November 09, 1998 | Peter King
Here are 10 players—none of whom is named Peyton or Ryan—who have risen to prominence in the first half of the season.

November 09, 1998 | Peter King
For the first time in a generation, the AFC is not just the better conference but clearly the dominant one. In each of four consecutive seasons, from 1977 through '80, the AFC enjoyed at least a...

November 09, 1998
Flight NightPrince Naseem Hamed's entrance was scarier than his punches on Halloween, when he retained his WBO featherweight title by mostly running from challenger Wayne McCullough (118).

November 09, 1998 | Michael Silver

November 09, 1998 | Tim Layden

November 09, 1998 | Tim Layden
Before this decade, Kansas State had a winning percentage of .373, the worst in college football. The Wildcats' percentage under Bill Snyder in the 1990s, when compared to that .373, makes them...

November 09, 1998 | Michael Bamberger
Travis Taylor is a proud pop and a proud Gator who helped Florida humble Georgia

November 09, 1998 | Michael Farber

November 09, 1998 | Compiled by Cameron Morfit And Jeff Pearlman

November 09, 1998 | Stevin (Hedake) Smith

November 09, 1998
Spring Fling: The USGA announced last week that it will adopt a test to measure the springlike effect in clubheads. According to USGA executive director David Fay, "The best players will be...

November 09, 1998 | P.H. Horgan III
One Shot Shy

November 09, 1998
What do these players have in common?

November 09, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGASubaru Sarazen World Open, The Legends at Chateau Elan, Braselton, Ga.It may be the silly season, but the $360,000 that awaits the champion isn't funny money

November 09, 1998 | Jaime Diaz
Here's what golf needs to do to hit a home run as a spectator sport

November 09, 1998 | John Garrity
A win by revitalized Hal Sutton perfectly fit a Tour Championship and a community, in transition

November 09, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
Presidents Cup hopeful Lee Janzen got stuck once again on number 13

November 09, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
If The World Ranking is any yardstick, the U.S. should have no problem running its Presidents Cup record to 3-0 against a badly overmatched International team. Every member of the U.S. team, a...

November 09, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Order of BattleColin Montgomerie fought off two rivals to win a sixth straight money title

November 09, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Who should be the PGA Tour's player of the year?

November 09, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
IF THE 1999 Ryder Cup were held today, the European roster would feature half a dozen players few Americans have heard of. Here are the leading qualifiers for the 12-man teams, which will square...

November 09, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
13TOP 10 finishes this year by Tiger Woods, whose Tour-leading total was one better than that of runner-up Jim (Mr. Consistency) Furyk.