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December 13, 1993 | Volume 79, Issue 24

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Damon Bailey Cover - Sports Illustrated December 13, 1993

December 13, 1993 | Jeff Bradley
Outside Boulder, one notorious training ride has the locals up in arms

December 13, 1993 | Christian Stone
Alabama-Huntsville has the only NCAA program below the Mason-Dixon line

December 13, 1993 | Mark Jacobs
Bart Vale wants to see his violent sport become as big a hit here as it is in Japan

December 13, 1993
Thoroughbred BreakdownsThank you for bringing national attention to the plight of thoroughbreds in the North American racing industry (Breaking Point, Nov. 1). I emphasize North American because...

December 13, 1993
Phil JonesJEFFERSON CITY, MO.Jones, 37, a first-degree black belt in taekwondo, broke 152 solid concrete blocks in 60 seconds with his right fist. The 16" X 8" X 2" blocks were arranged in stacks...

December 13, 1993 | Edited by Jack McCallum
No-Dream Team

December 13, 1993 | Edited by Jack McCallum
Aficionados of the sitcom Seinfeld might be wondering about the mountain bike that hangs on a wall in Jerry's apartment, even though the title character rarely does anything sweaty. It's there...

December 13, 1993 | Edited by Jack McCallum
•Casey Millsaps, a second-grader at John L. Hanby Elementary in Mesquite, Texas, in a cheer-up letter to Dallas Cowboy Thanksgiving Day goat Leon Lett: "I have made so many mistakes that I can't...

December 13, 1993 | Edited by Jack McCallum
•Shaquille O'Neal, Orlando Magic center and endorsement Goliath, on the possible consequences should his respiratory ailments prove to be asthma: "I could do a Primatene Mist commercial."

December 13, 1993 | Phil Taylor
Hakeem Olajuwon and the streaking Houston Rockets tied an NBA mark in routing the New York Knicks

December 13, 1993 | Phil Taylor
You get the feeling the Atlanta Hawks are kicking themselves because they didn't find out about this defense thing sooner. The Hawks, who ended the Houston Rockets' 15-game winning streak and...

December 13, 1993 | Rick Telander
Chicago defenders outscored their own offense in a key victory over Green Bay

December 13, 1993 | Mark Mulvoy
Sharpen those No. 2 pencils, sports fans. It's time for a few quick brainteasers. Here's a good one. Q: What is the weight of the largest warsaw grouper ever caught? Too tough? O.K., let's try...

December 13, 1993 | Pat Putnam
Sixteen heavyweights, ex-cons and ex-champs alike, vied in a pay-per-view tournament won by an overfed and underpaid Tony Tubbs

December 13, 1993 | William F. Reed

December 13, 1993 | Richard Hoffer

December 13, 1993 | Rick Telander

December 13, 1993 | Nicholas Dawidoff
The author takes on New York's Mario Cuomo, an avid hoopster who was a star in his youth

December 13, 1993 | Tom Verducci
The Philadelphia Phillies were not about to hind out if closer Mitch Williams could get out of his next jam, not even with a season's supply of towels at the ready. The only thing worse than...

December 13, 1993 | Richard Hoffer
Wayne Weaver says he's a passionate NFL fan but admits he probably knows more about wing tips than wing formations. For 40 years, ever since he began selling shoes straight out of high school,...

December 13, 1993 | Hank Hersch
At the NCAA soccer tournament for the last few years, Virginia coach Bruce Arena has carried an attaché case containing everything from Japanese charms to an inspirational letter from a former...

December 13, 1993 | Peter King

December 13, 1993 | Steve Rushin
Wisconsin took the obvious route to Pasadena: via Tokyo, where the Badgers beat Michigan State

December 13, 1993 | E.M. Swift

December 13, 1993 | Amy Nutt
Grainger McKoy's works draw on his studies in architecture and zoology—and on a rare gift

December 13, 1993 | Ron Fimrite
In the shining array of books published for holiday giving, these in particular stand out

December 13, 1993 | Leigh Montville
Despite being baited by boorish bar patrons, Charles Barkley refuses to hide