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December 15, 1986 | Volume 65, Issue 26

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Mark Bavaro Cover - Sports Illustrated December 15, 1986

December 15, 1986 | William Jaspersohn
Ned Gillette wants to row to Antarctica—just why is another matter—and sometime within the next six weeks or so, weather permitting, he will get his chance. In a red 28-foot-long aluminum boat...

December 15, 1986 | Ron Carlson
.PETE ARMINGTONSupervisory Park RangerJenny Lake SubdistrictGrand Teton National Park

December 15, 1986 | Compiled by AMY LENNARD
PRO BASKETBALL—The Celtics' 48-game home-win streak finally ended where it began nearly a year ago, at the Hartford Civic Center. The spoilers were the Bullets, who got their first road win of the...

December 15, 1986
ANDY LOCKEAUSTIN, TEXASAndy, a senior on the Westlake High football team, kicked five field goals (including a 40-yarder) in a 15-0 victory over Lanier High of Austin. The five FGs tied a national...

December 15, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
DOS, DON'TS AND DUKESir:Bravo to Curry Kirkpatrick for setting student values straight in the cover story on David Robinson of Navy in your special college basketball issue (The Mightiest Middle,...

December 15, 1986 | Robert F. Jones
Early one morning last May, two friends and I drove an hour north and a bit west of Colorado Springs to the South Platte River, where it spills out of the front range of the Rockies. We parked the...

December 15, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
A STEROIDS TEST WITH TEETH

December 15, 1986 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
•Lester Hayes, L.A. Raiders cornerback, after playing against the Eagles' scrambling quarterback Randall Cunningham: "He must shower in Vaseline."

December 15, 1986 | Paul Zimmerman

December 15, 1986 | T. Nicholas Dawidoff
Penn State defeated Dan Gable's Iowa wrestlers, upsetting a team that has won nine straight NCAA championships

December 15, 1986 | Ralph Wiley
The torrid Dallas Mavericks have shot and scored their way to the lead in the NBA's Midwest Division

December 15, 1986 | Donald J. Barr
When SI staff photographer John Iacono, who photographed this week's Giants-Skins game (page 22) and the Penn State-Iowa wrestling (page 30), was growing up in the '50s on Manhattan's tough Lower...

December 15, 1986 | Pat Putnam
Dino Ciccarelli has regained his goal-scoring touch, and both he and the North Stars are on top

December 15, 1986 | Frank Deford

December 15, 1986 | Douglas S. Looney
Notre Dame's David Rivers, nearly killed in an auto accident last summer, is up and playing once more

December 15, 1986 | Carter Coleman
On a Friday morning I am biking across the Williamsburg Bridge, which links Brooklyn with Manhattan's Lower East Side. I am alone, hundreds of feet above the East River on a deserted promenade,...

December 15, 1986 | David Bartal
Bill Dwarf and his father, heavyweight wrestler Bill Senior, don't mind getting thumped onto their backs 10 hours a day. The two wrestlers never sweat or get hungry, never whimper or complain and...

December 15, 1986 | Giles Tippette
I'm not going to coach football any more. Not that I have coached all that much; in fact, it was just one game. But that was enough for me, and this is my official resignation.

December 15, 1986 | Curry Kirkpatrick
UCLA's shimmering 89-84 victory over North Carolina in Pauley Pavilion on Dec. 1 was as good a game as we are likely to see so early in any season. More important, it was the Bruins' most...

December 15, 1986 | Curry Kirkpatrick
The number this week is 22.5. That's the percentage of body fat in Auburn sophomore forward Mike Jones, 6'7" and allegedly 234 pounds. This figure absolutely porks out the school BF record of...

December 15, 1986 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Tony Wysinger (right), the slithery 5'10" senior guard from Illinois, showed that there are several ways to skin a Panther by making all 10 of his free throws, including four in the final minute,...

December 15, 1986 | Craig Neff
A meet in Orlando stirred memories for East German defector Peter Berndt

December 15, 1986 | Jill Lieber
Football players are fussier about their helmets than any other piece of equipment. Most wear the same helmets in practice as they do in games. So the helmets get pretty beat up. If an equipment...

December 15, 1986 | Jill Lieber
Three major issues face the owners and the players as both sides begin negotiations for the next collective-bargaining agreement; the current contract expires Aug. 31. Free agency and guaranteed...

December 15, 1986 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: James Brooks ran for 163 yards in 18 carries, scoring once, and caught 6 passes for another 101 yards as Cincinnati amassed 584 yards total offense in a 31-7 win over New England.

December 15, 1986 | Bruce Anderson
Only 16, Charmayne James is a three-time world barrel-racing champion

December 15, 1986 | E.M. Swift