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October 11, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 14

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Terrell Davis Cover - Sports Illustrated October 11, 1999

October 11, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Fighting MadThe Hawks' thuggery gives the league (and their coach) a black eye

October 11, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
PAVEL BUREPANTHERS RWAt 5'10" and 189 pounds, the 28-year-old Bure is a blur on skates and an expert at getting behind defenses. Through Sunday he had 268 goals in 440 NHL games, and though he had...

October 11, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
One reason the Flames traded hard-nosed defenseman Todd Simpson to the Panthers last week for feisty forward Bill Lindsay is that Calgary management felt Simpson had not played with his usual...

October 11, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
Roaring AgainKansas State, supposedly facing a rebuilding year, is 4-0

October 11, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
•Miami (2-2) at Florida State (5-0)By any measure of Hurricane strength, it's obvious that Miami didn't pack much punch in its last visit to Tallahassee two years ago. It lost 47-0, and the game...

October 11, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
Darren Davis, RB, Iowa State—The 5'8", 190-pound senior leads the nation in rushing with 176.7 yards per game, giving the Cyclones (3-1) visions of their first bowl appearance in 21 years.

October 11, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
For Cincinnati quarterback Deontey Kenner, family comes first

October 11, 1999 | Rick Reilly
You think just because every network, newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, Web page, talk show, ham radio operator, beeper service and corner nut screaming at traffic has come out with one of those...

October 11, 1999
What did Tom Hallion think commissioner Bud Selig was going to do in the wake of mass resignations? Cancel the World Series?—Adrienne Pack, Norfolk

October 11, 1999
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 11, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

October 11, 1999 | John Walters
18Percent of households watching TV in Ohio tuned in to the Astros-Reds showdown series on Fox Sports Ohio (Sept. 28 and Sept. 29). In Astros country 11% were tuned into Fox Sports SouthWest.

October 11, 1999 | John Walters
Last Saturday, with the Reds, Astros and Mets playing back-to-back-to-back in their tussle for postseason berths, why couldn't there have been a tripleheader (perhaps on more than one network)...

October 11, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Barraged by cards, letters and now E-mail, sportswriters must be masters of the quick counterpunch

October 11, 1999 | Josh Elliott
April 1, 1957

October 11, 1999 | Joseph Nocera
The SEC sacks Fran Tarkenton for his alleged financial faking

October 11, 1999 | Joseph Nocera
Houston, you had a problem. Now you have six—the half dozen subs and scrubs you got from Portland for Scottie Pippen. Sure, Pippen was dumb to criticize Charles Barkley's fat butt. But was he...

October 11, 1999 | Joseph Nocera
$0Salary in 1999 of Celtics chairman Paul Gaston, who returned $1 million to ease the team's financial woes.

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October 11, 1999
Reborn•The NBA careers of Benoit Benjamin, 34, and John Salley, 35, who between them have played for the Bucks, Bulls, Clippers, Grizzlies, Heat, Lakers, Nets, Pistons, Raptors, Sonics and 76ers....

October 11, 1999
An ad in a Dallas newspaper invited fans to come watch former Cowboy Tony Tolbert's laser eye surgery.

October 11, 1999
SARAH FERGUSONDuchess of York, to George Steinbrenner at a party: "You're obviously someone successful. Good luck in whatever it is you do."

October 11, 1999
Step right up and clobber Akira Hareruya (left), a Japanese businessman who moonlights as a punching bag. Hareruya, 36, a former prizefighter whose name means "feel better, don't give up," charges...

October 11, 1999
Chuck Moore, CincinnatiBaseballChuck, 17, a leadoff hitter and rightfielder, was named MVP of the Dizzy Dean World Series after batting .529 with three homers in five games to lead the Midland...

October 11, 1999
Harold Baines is on nobody's shortlist of future Hall of Famers. The Indians' DH has never had 30 homers or 200 hits in a season. His best finish in MVP voting was ninth. He has played just 81...

October 11, 1999 | Tom Verducci
In an American League MVP race almost too close to call, one candidate stands out with an accomplishment unmatched in the majors in 61 years

October 11, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Pedro Martinez's 1999 performance ranks among the 12 best by a starting pitcher in the 44 years since the Cy Young Award was established. His presence in the dazzling dozen, however, offers mixed...

October 11, 1999 | Tom Verducci
CIVAN RODRIGUEZ, Rangers.His 199 hits were second most ever for a catcher. He also threw out 53% of runners who tried to steal on him. (Runner-up for catcher slot, Mets' Mike Piazza: 21%.)...

October 11, 1999 | Michael Silver

October 11, 1999 | Gerry Callahan
Defensive end Willie McGinest, healthy again after two subpar seasons is back creating havoc for the undefeated Patriots

October 11, 1999 | Tim Layden
Alabama pulled off an upset of Florida, but only after converting to the wide-open offense that's making believers of coaches all across the country

October 11, 1999 | Ivan Maisel

October 11, 1999 | S. L. Price
HIS LEGION OF CRITICS REVELED IN HIS LATE-SEASON MISERY, BUT METS MANAGER , PLAYOFF BOUND, HAD THE LAST LAUGH

October 11, 1999
Stay on top of all the playoff action with our batter-by-batter box scores and on-the-scene reports from SI's Tom Verducci, Stephen Cannella and Jeff Pearlman.

October 11, 1999
Rockin' RobinMets third baseman Robin Ventura can't prevent the Pirates' Pat Meares from reaching base in the top of the 10th last Friday, but he more than evens the score later by hitting the...

October 11, 1999
PRO FOOTBALL

October 11, 1999 | Peter King
Growing UpAs he faces life at 30, Brett Favre shows signs of slowing down-but only when he's off the field

October 11, 1999 | Peter King
If Brett Favre, who turns 30 on Sunday, is as good after that milestone birthday as he was in the 116 games he played in his 20s, he'll have had one of the best careers of any quarterback in NFL...

October 11, 1999
1. Doing Right by RandySo this is what can happen if you walk into the boss's office and stomp your feet. Neglected wideout Randy Moss did just that six days before the Vikings' game against the...

October 11, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
It was one of the most glorious rivalries in the NFL: 49ers versus Rams made the pulses quicken. Frankie Albert, Y.A. Tittle, Norm Van Brocklin, Bob Waterfield lighting it up in the California...

October 11, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Economy DriveThe Reds' near-miss season was no blueprint for low-revenue success

October 11, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Despite their big numbers, McGwire and Sosa aren't that far ahead of the crowd