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April 15, 1996 | Volume 84, Issue 15

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Christy Martin Cover - Sports Illustrated April 15, 1996

April 15, 1996
As a member of a nowhere team settling for mediocrity, was Gretzky wrong to want to play for a contender?CHRIS LAUGHMAN, SHIPPENSBURG, PA.

April 15, 1996 | Franz Lidz
Entertainer Bob Nickerson mixes expert juggling with excruciating jokes

April 15, 1996 | Walter Bingham
Two new volumes celebrate the first 100 years of the Boston Marathon

April 15, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum And Kostya Kennedy

April 15, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum And Kostya Kennedy
Pinnacle, a Texas-based trading-card company, has hired supermodel Christie Brinkley to photograph selected Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians for a soon-to-be-released set of baseball cards.

April 15, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum And Kostya Kennedy
Eric Dennis

April 15, 1996
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED offers current and past articles, photos and special multimedia features on CompuServe (GO SPORTS) and on the Internet ( To subscribe to CompuServe,...

April 15, 1996 | Phil Taylor

April 15, 1996 | Austin Murphy
Major League Soccer promised U.S. fans high-scoring games but kicked off its season with a quiet night in the nets

April 15, 1996 | Michael Bamberger

April 15, 1996 | Peter King
Looking ahead to next week's NFL draft, in which they have the third overall pick, the Arizona Cardinals recently compiled a 50-play highlight tape of Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips. As...

April 15, 1996 | Gerry Callahan

April 15, 1996 | Michael Farber
The Philadelphia Flyers have the talent to contend for the Stanley Cup, but can maligned goalie Ron Hextall put them over the top?

April 15, 1996 | Richard Hoffer

April 15, 1996 | Jackie MacMullan
Thomas and McHale go at it once again, Barry is pushed to the edge, Draft hopefuls on the rise

April 15, 1996 | Tim Kurkjian
Weathering a miserable opening week, A storm of offense in both leagues, Ozzie's still shining

April 15, 1996 | Tim Kurkjian
Hot Feet I. Pirates rookie righthander Francisco Cordova throws in the low 90's, but according to Pittsburgh bench coach Rich Donnelly, he throws even harder with his shoes off. "We're going to...

April 15, 1996 | Rick Reilly

April 15, 1996
Bill GabelST. FRANCIS, KANS.Bill, a 135-pound senior wrestler at St. Francis High, became Kansas's first four-time Division 3-2-1A champion and was named senior wrestler of the year in his...

April 15, 1996 | Tim Layden
With a rare win, Carl Lewis gave hope, albeit faint, that he'll find his rightful place in history

April 15, 1996 | John Garrity
Jack Nicklaus won his 100th career title with the help of an albatross

April 15, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
An inside look at the champions' dressing room at the Masters, Price's putting problem, Weiskopf's out

April 15, 1996 | Tim Rosaforte
At first glance John Daly's 12 in the second round of the BellSouth Classic had "give-up" written all over it. Not so, says Lanny Wadkins, who was playing with Daly. A recap: Daly drove into a...

April 15, 1996 | Ed Hinton