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August 22, 1988 | Volume 69, Issue 8

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Magic Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated August 22, 1988

August 22, 1988 | Edited by Austin Murphy
POETIC LICENSEThe Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears 28-21 on Sunday in Göteborg, Sweden. Unaware that William (Refrigerator) Perry had checked into a fat farm and would not be making the...

August 22, 1988 | Edited by Austin Murphy
Tommy John, the New York Yankees' 45-year-old pitcher, upon learning that his three errors in one inning tied a record for pitchers set in 1898 by J. Bentley (Cy) Seymour: "Good old Cy. Yeah, I...

August 22, 1988
The 17-ton scoreboard in the brand-new Charlotte (N.C.) Coliseum crashed to midcourt Friday, just hours after opening ceremonies the night before. The only injuries were to board and floor.

August 22, 1988 | E.M. Swift

August 22, 1988 | Steve Wulf
Was the Wayne Gretzky Deal the biggest trade in history? Well, Esau dealt his birthright to Jacob for "bread and pottage of lentiles" back in Genesis 25:34. Then there was the time Richard III...

August 22, 1988 | Jaime Diaz
Jeff Sluman avoided the snares of a punishing golf course to win the PGA

August 22, 1988 | Douglas S. Looney

August 22, 1988 | Robert F. Jones
NASCAR's thundering stock cars have brought big crowds and close racing back to Watkins Glen

August 22, 1988 | Craig Neff

August 22, 1988
BEERYour article Sports and Suds (Aug. 8) was right on target. The TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) approach at Shea Stadium seems to be working. Two years ago, when I took my...

August 22, 1988 | Peter Gammons

August 22, 1988 | Stu Stuller
On the morning of Jan. 30, a clutch of bird-watchers combing residential Ventura, Calif., spotted a hummingbird they couldn't identify from the standard U.S. field guides. Someone suggested trying...

August 22, 1988 | Rick Telander

August 22, 1988 | Hank Hersch
The U.S. Olympians lost four of seven games to Cuba, but they may turn out darn well

August 22, 1988 | Peter Gammons

August 22, 1988 | Peter Gammons
IT BEATS BURNING TWIGSOakland second baseman Glenn Hubbard had played through Aug. 7 without hitting a single home run. Then he borrowed rightfielder Jose Canseco's bat and pitcher Dave Stewart's...

August 22, 1988 | William Nack

August 22, 1988 | Sarah Boxer
When she was eight, Monica Seles of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, visited Monte Carlo with her family. She put a coin in a slot machine, pulled the lever and shut her eyes. Three lemons. Coins rained upon...

August 22, 1988 | Laura Hilgers
Coaches in New York City are learning how to lighten up

August 22, 1988
PAUL GASTONGUAYLEWISTON, MAINEGastonguay, who will be a senior at Bates College, won his third consecutive state men's open tennis singles championship with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Mike Auger, in...

August 22, 1988 | Compiled by Demmie Stathoplos
BASEBALL—The U.S. Olympic team, led by Andy Benes, who threw a seven-hitter, and Doug Rob-bins, who ignited a three-run rally in the third inning, defeated Cuba 5-2 at the Carolinas Invitational,...

August 22, 1988 | Jim Taylor
A Canadian writes of Gretzky and his country's grief