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December 11, 1995 | Volume 83, Issue 25

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Pat Riley Cover - Sports Illustrated December 11, 1995

December 11, 1995
Cleveland may be losing its football team, but it has fared better than the owner, who has lost his reputation.JIM SULLIVAN, HERNDON, VA.

December 11, 1995 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
Susan and Warren Ganden realized early in their son Chad's swimming career at Naperville North High in suburban Chicago that his learning disability might jeopardize his chances of meeting NCAA...

December 11, 1995 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
Last month two teenage boys pilfered a Babe Ruth autographed baseball from a Florida memorabilia store. The youths, later apprehended with other stolen goods, tossed the $6,000 ball into a...

December 11, 1995 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
Angry that a Green Bay Packer rooter was gloating over the Packers' 35-28 defeat of the Chicago Bears on Nov. 12, several Bear fans forcibly removed the man from a tavern near the...

December 11, 1995 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
Mary HegartyThe women's basketball coach at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., addressing her Panthers after they had committed 20 turnovers and trailed Cal Baptist 30-17 at half time: "Who are...

December 11, 1995 | Phil Taylor
In Miami the Dolphins are down and the Hurricanes are out, but Pat Riley's surprising Heat, led by rampaging Alonzo Mourning (above), is on the rise

December 11, 1995 | Phil Taylor
After the Charlotte Hornets traded center Alonzo Mourning to the Miami Heat on the day the NBA season opened, the mural depicting Mourning and two teammates, guard Muggsy Bogues and forward Larry...

December 11, 1995 | Michael Silver

December 11, 1995 | S.L. Price
The Hurricanes got whacked by the NCAA, but don't look for the penalties to doom the program

December 11, 1995 | Richard Hoffer
Azumah Nelson won Gabriel Ruelas's title, but the fighter who haunted Ruelas was Jimmy García

December 11, 1995 | Mark Mulvoy
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED art director Craig Gartner had his professional epiphany as a teenager at a Rolling Stones concert. It was at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, and though his ticket was supposed to...

December 11, 1995 | Leigh Montville
The U.S. Davis Cup victory over Russia was stars and stripes and Sampras forever

December 11, 1995 | Rick Reilly

December 11, 1995 | Albert Kim
Even Luddites could find delight in these CD-ROMs and video games

December 11, 1995 | Franz Lidz
Ed Dougherty has spent most of his 25-year PGA Tour career looking for Lionels

December 11, 1995 | Mark Bowden
George Zameska was the first boy to play varsity field hockey in Philadelphia

December 11, 1995 | Perri Knize
Every fall, hunting season gives rise to marketing madness in Montana

December 11, 1995 | Gerry Callahan

December 11, 1995 | Tim Crothers

December 11, 1995 | Austin Murphy

December 11, 1995 | Ron Fimrite
Readers in search of admirable athletes will find satisfaction in these works

December 11, 1995 | Peter King
Defeated by Success

December 11, 1995 | Michael Bamberger
Sixer owner Harold Katz's big plans for 7'6" Shawn Bradley came up—like Katz—short

December 11, 1995 | William F. Reed

December 11, 1995 | William F. Reed
With 63 catches for 1,016 yards through 12 games, Jeff Graham is the first Bear receiver to reach the 1,000-yard plateau since Dick Gordon in 1970. Now, after going 24 seasons without a 1,000-yard...

December 11, 1995 | William F. Reed
When the U.S. House Appropriations Committee met early this year to consider how to allocate tax dollars, no organization had a more riveting advocate than the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. At...