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December 27, 1993 | Volume 79, Issue 26

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 27, 1993

December 27, 1993
Landon CarterKENTFIELD, CALIF.Carter, 50, a management consultant, won the single sculls competition in the 50-54 age bracket at the world masters rowing championships. At this year's nationals he...

December 27, 1993 | Steve Wulf
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December 27, 1993 | Michael Finkel
British skiers enjoy slaloming down plastic-bristle slopes

December 27, 1993 | William F. Reed
Youngstown State beat Marshall in a I-AA rematch of a rematch

December 27, 1993
At the I-AA title game last week Santa led the Christmas cheers.

December 27, 1993 | Edited by Jack McCallum
Big Day, But No Pelé

December 27, 1993 | Edited by Jack McCallum
In an effort to help notoriously dour Norwegians appear more cheerful during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, local officials planned to distribute 80,000 "smile holders"—strap-on devices...

December 27, 1993 | Edited by Jack McCallum
•Joe Kocur, New York Ranger right wing, on last Friday's fight with his former roommate and still close friend, Detroit Red Wing Bob Probert: "Before, we only fought over who should clean the house."

December 27, 1993 | Steve Wulf

December 27, 1993 | Steve Wulf
ABCMajor League Baseball (including the World Series), NFL (Monday night and wild-card playoffs), college football (regular season and bowls), college basketball (regular season), golf (U.S. Open,...

December 27, 1993 | Ned Zeman

December 27, 1993 | Ned Zeman
The NCAA uses an eye-glazing formula based on teams' won-lost records, the records of their opponents and the records of their opponents' opponents to come up with a yearly power rating of...

December 27, 1993 | Rick Reilly

December 27, 1993 | Sally Jenkins

December 27, 1993 | Franz Lidz

December 27, 1993 | Albert O. Kim
Are the newest basketball video games more fun than the real thing?

December 27, 1993 | Franz Lidz
Inventor Bill Becoat says two-wheel-drive bikes are the sport's next big thing

December 27, 1993 | Chad Millman
A new computer program makes some scribes squirm

December 27, 1993
"I long for a game in the rain and the mud between the Saints and the Seahawks."

December 27, 1993
Which was more disturbing: the stabbing of Monica Seles during a match on April 30 in Hamburg, Germany, by Günter Parche, a fanatic who wanted Seles out of the way so Steffi Graf could reclaim the...

December 27, 1993 | Richard Hoffer

December 27, 1993 | Peter King
The turning point for New York Jet wide receiver Rob Moore came during his first year at Syracuse, in 1986. Like so many gifted collegiate players, he valued the pigskin more than the sheepskin;...

December 27, 1993 | Steve Wulf
One of Santa's helpers approaches Dave Stewart. They are standing on the exact spot where, 56 days before, Joe Carter had hit his dramatic ninth-inning homer off Mitch Williams to give the Toronto...

December 27, 1993 | Shelley Smith
The contrast was startling. Just two days after birdieing the last hole of the last tournament of the season to steal away her third LPGA Player of the Year title, Betsy King was surrounded by...

December 27, 1993 | Jack McCallum

December 27, 1993 | Gary Smith
<b>Willie Roaf's mother wanted him to be a star student, but instead he became a star athlete.</b>