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October 13, 1997 | Volume 87, Issue 15

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Emmitt Smith Cover - Sports Illustrated October 13, 1997

October 13, 1997 | Peter King
1. KORDELL STEWARTBad Kordell: The Steelers quarterback threw three interceptions in the first half against the Ravens, and Baltimore cashed in for three touchdowns and a 21-0 lead. Good Kordell:...

October 13, 1997 | Richard Deutsch
Throughout his 16-year NFL career Marcus Allen's specialty has been converting short-yardage situations into first downs or touchdowns. Still, the league's leader in career rushing TDs has trouble...

October 13, 1997 | Paul Zimmerman
Remember that day when the Cowboys went into Three Rivers Stadium and crushed the Steelers 37-7? Seems like two years ago, doesn't it? Well, it's only been a month and a half since that flamboyant...

October 13, 1997 | Ivan Maisel

October 13, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
1. MATT DAVENPORTFor the second straight week the Wisconsin junior made a game-winning field goal in the final minute of regulation. He hit a 48-yarder with six seconds left to lift the visiting...

October 13, 1997 | Steve Rushin
WASHINGTON'S WILD-MAN LINEBACKER

October 13, 1997 | Ivan Maisel
•OHIO STATE (5-0) AT PENN STATE (4-0)If time has dimmed the Nittany Lions' embarrassment at having been thrashed 38-7 by the Buckeyes last season, the memories will now return. Penn State wideout...

October 13, 1997 | Gary Smith
<b>John Malangone had all the tools to succeed Yogi Berra at catcher for the New York Yankees, but his torment over a dark family secret kept him from fulfilling his prodigious promise.</b>

October 13, 1997
Coach Cooper's dignity and decency have won him my long-standing support.SHERI HART, COLUMBUS, OHIO

October 13, 1997 | Leigh Montville
Pro contracts boggling your mind? This remedy to those big-bucks headaches fits the bill

October 13, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

October 13, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
39Minutes that Addyston, Ohio (pop. 1,200), was without police protection while the lone officer on duty drove Bengals quarterback Jeff Blake home to Cincinnati after Blake was stopped for erratic...

October 13, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
An NFL mail-order catalog declares that the league's new line of team-themed body-care products will help fans "feel the power of America's #1 sport." Let's hope that a little scrub will also help...

October 13, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
You could call them Pennsylvania's small wonders of the NCAA, football mighty mites who have proved to be tiny terrors for opposing defenses. A look at some of the littlest starting running backs...

October 13, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Last month the IOC granted "permanent recognition" status to ballroom dancing. Baron de Coubertin may be cha-cha-ing in his grave, but there's still a step or two before dance sport, as it is also...

October 13, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
The Italian rugby team Lazio has signed Jessica Rizzo, an actress in hardcore sex films, to sponsor the team and has adopted the promotional slogan "Have a great scrum with the porn star."

October 13, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Roman HamrlikTampa Bay Lightning defenseman, when asked the difference between his level of performance and that of Metallica, his heavy-metal heroes: "They play great every night."

October 13, 1997
Raven Michael Jackson kept his eye on the ball in making this catch against Randy Fuller, whose Steelers won the game on Sunday 42-34.

October 13, 1997
(WWW.CNNSI.COM)SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats as well as stories and photos from the magazine. You can also find SI articles and...

October 13, 1997 | Kostya Kennedy
Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?; HBO, 60 minutes; premieres on Oct 20 (8 p.m. Eastern Time)

October 13, 1997 | Michael Bamberger
At fabled Old Man's break, the waves were for women only

October 13, 1997 | Steve Rushin
The Division Series proved again that baseball, when it's played at the highest level, can be intoxicatingly good

October 13, 1997
Division Series double winners Mike Mussina and Jaret Wright gave the Orioles and the Indians aces to play in the American League Championship Series

October 13, 1997 | Seth Davis
Saturday 10/11COLLEGE FOOTBALLFlorida at LSUAlthough the 14th-ranked Tigers lost sophomore tailback Cecil Collins and his 194.3 yards a game to a broken leg in their victory over Vanderbilt last...

October 13, 1997 | Seth Davis
During last Saturday's American League divisional playoff game between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees, NBC's Joe Morgan wondered why righthander Chad Ogea was summoned to face...

October 13, 1997 | Tom Verducci
The Orioles' righty silenced his critics by twice outdueling Randy Johnson

October 13, 1997 | Johnette Howard
The audacious Indians rookie stood firm while veteran pitchers quaked

October 13, 1997
After dominating the division playoffs, Atlanta and Florida need sweeping performances from Kenny Lofton and Gary Sheffield in the National League Championship Series

October 13, 1997 | Michael Farber
A catalyst at leadoff who has been as conspicuous in failure as in success

October 13, 1997 | Tim Crothers
After a frustrating season, this superstar finds his stroke in the playoffs

October 13, 1997 | Peter King

October 13, 1997 | Peter King
No player has carried the ball as much in his first 10 seasons of college and pro football as Emmitt Smith (above), who played three years at Florida before being taken in the first round of the...

October 13, 1997
Marline StephensHOUSTONMarline, 15, won the overall title in the junior girls competition at the U.S. gymnastics championships. Her total of 71.062 placed her .338 of a point ahead of runner-up...

October 13, 1997 | Michael Silver
Playing with a championship electricity it had sorely lacked this season, Green Bay jolted the undefeated Buccaneers

October 13, 1997 | Richard Hoffer
Lennox Lewis woke up the heavyweight division by turning out the lights on Andrew Golota

October 13, 1997 | Leigh Montville
The need to be objective on television doesn't stop Hall of Famer Bob Griese from taking pride in his boy Brian, who is quite a quarterback in his own right

October 13, 1997 | Tim Layden

October 13, 1997 | E.M. Swift

October 13, 1997 | Peter King

October 13, 1997 | Peter King
Bill Parcells considers the 1990 Super Bowl champion Giants one of his best teams because of its ability to win close games. Counting the playoffs. New York went 5-2 that season when the margin of...