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December 28, 1992 | Volume 77, Issue 27

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Carl Lewis Cover - Sports Illustrated December 28, 1992

December 28, 1992
3For the second straight year, a Florida State kicker misses wide right in the final minute against Miami, and the Hurricanes prevail, this time by a 19-16 score.

December 28, 1992
1Despite finishing fifth at the Tour championship in Pinehurst, N.C., Fred Couples clinches PGA Player of the Year honors, his second consecutive Vardon Trophy (for best scoring average) and the...

December 28, 1992
Hammy Faye BaconPICNIC, FLA.Hammy Faye Bacon, 8 months old, tore up the pig racing circuit in her first year of competition, with 420 wins in 630 starts. She had a top speed of 17.5 mph over the...

December 28, 1992
2NBA phenom Shaquille O'Neal appears on The Arsenio Hall Show and proves basketball is not his only talent: He sings with his favorite rap group. Fu-Schnickens.

December 28, 1992 | Steve Wulf

December 28, 1992 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
A Helping Hand

December 28, 1992 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
Tony Kornheiser in The Washington Post, commenting on the Green Bay Packers' quarterback: "I mean, really, Brett Favre? The only one in the world who can correctly pronounce this guy's name is...

December 28, 1992 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
No sooner did we figure out what heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe meant when he said, "I am the man who beat the man who beat the man who beat the man"—Bowe decisioned Evander Holyfield, who...

December 28, 1992 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Al Albert, sportscaster, after junior welterweight Pernell Whitaker KO'd Ben Baez in 37 seconds of the first round: "Joan Baez would have lasted longer."

December 28, 1992 | Gary Belsky
Marion Tinsley hasn't met the man or machine that can beat him at his game

December 28, 1992 | Steve Rushin
Like sled dogs a-mushin' and sports payrolls a-gushin', the year past went so fast. A look back...

December 28, 1992
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December 28, 1992 | Alexander Wolff

December 28, 1992
1April fools' Day: NFL owners agree to pay back $28 million on then television contracts with the three major networks.

December 28, 1992 | Amy Nutt
Adventurer Dwight Collins pedaled his way across the Atlantic to England in a record 40 days

December 28, 1992
1Two NBA playoff series and three Dodger-Expo games in Los Angeles and a Giant-Phillie game in San Francisco are postponed because of civil unrest growing out of the acquittal of L.A. police...

December 28, 1992
1The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 to sweep the series and win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

December 28, 1992
Fanatical FansYour article Out of Bounds (Nov. 30) did the public a big disservice by glorifying idiots like Robin Ficker. Ficker and other hecklers think it's funny to abuse members of the...

December 28, 1992
4In a Wimbledon final interrupted by multiple rain delays, Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1.

December 28, 1992
1At the Summer Olympics, U.S. light flyweight boxer Eric Griffin wins on all five judges' score sheets but, because of the vagaries of the new computer scoring system, loses to Rafael Lozano of...

December 28, 1992 | Kenny Moore

December 28, 1992
9The Games close with ceremonies featuring the introduction of Whatizit, the computer-generated official mascot of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

December 28, 1992
2Bobby Fischer wins his first public game of chess in 20 years, defeating old rival Boris Spassky in Sveti Stefan, Yugoslavia.