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September 28, 1998 | Volume 89, Issue 13

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Terrell Davis Cover - Sports Illustrated September 28, 1998

September 28, 1998 | Tom Verducci
Even iron has a melting point. Morning newspapers landed a little harder on America's doorsteps on Monday with the affirmation of the scientific reality one man kept suspended for more than 16...

September 28, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
Manny of the YearA second-half power surge has turned the Indians' Manny Ramirez into an MVP candidate

September 28, 1998 | Rick Reilly
I agree. The coverage of this home run chase has been racist, jingoistic and shameful. One man has been ignored in favor of the heroic native son. An entire nation owes this man an apology.

September 28, 1998
Markus Coleman, ChicagoFootballMarkus, a junior tailback at Holy Cross High, ran for 405 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns to lead the Crusaders to a 52-6 victory over Prosser High. He scored...

September 28, 1998
I strongly disagree with the college football rankings in your scouting reports. Northern Illinois is definitely a top 105 team this season.—DOUG KEITH, St. Petersburg, Fla.

September 28, 1998
Letters to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should include the name, address and home telephone number of the writer. They may be mailed to The Editor, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Time & Life Building, New York,...

September 28, 1998 | Bev Oden
April 26, 1982

September 28, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
The Nevada boxing commission weighs Mike Tyson's future

September 28, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
•That the baseball season were a few weeks longer so the Indians' Manny Ramirez, who had eight home runs in five games, could give Sammy and Mac a scare.

September 28, 1998
Hall of FameNBA Double Header

September 28, 1998
20,000Cost, in dollars, of four Prairie View tubas damaged in a brawl—a literal battle of the bands—at half time of last Saturday's 37-7 loss at Lamar.

September 28, 1998
THE NCCA'SSure, the college system of giving each team the ball on the opponent's 25-yard line and letting them have at it isn't really football. Boo hoo! The NCAA's way combines heightened drama...

September 28, 1998
Power statistics have always added fans to seats and zeros to players' paychecks, but baseball's unbuffed could count on the batting race as a competition in which the little guys could shine. No...

September 28, 1998
Michael says he is enjoying spending time with his kids and roiled his eyes when asked if he would play for Tim Floyd. Stay tuned....

September 28, 1998
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lett of Mississippi has threatened to torpedo confirmation of all Interior Department nominees if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service doesn't extend the duck season in...

September 28, 1998
JACQUES ROGGEInternational Olympic Committee physician, on what the IOC will do at the 2000 Olympics if Sydney, which has had three outbreaks of drinking-water contamination in the past year, has...

September 28, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 9/26

September 28, 1998 | John Walters
New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica and former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz square off on Monday, and—surprise!—it's not on Celebrity Deathmatch. Holtz, the subject of many a Lupican rant,...

September 28, 1998 | Austin Murphy
The Dolphins got down and dirty, and beat the Steelers with the kind of defensive playmakers Jimmy Johnson always seems to unearth

September 28, 1998 | Tim Layden

September 28, 1998 | Michael Bamberger

September 28, 1998 | Tom Verducci
Has Sammy Sosa had the most productive season by any power hitter in the past 60 years? Yes, if you consider the glam power stats. From 1939 to this season, through Sunday, hitters had reached 50...

September 28, 1998
Departments

September 28, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats. Get prepped for the baseball playoffs with our blowout postseason preview: team rosters,...

September 28, 1998 | David Fleming
A lifetime of adversity helped prepare coolheaded but little-known rookie Charlie Batch for a true test of character: quarterbacking the hapless Lions

September 28, 1998 | Leigh Montville

September 28, 1998 | Tim Layden
Close your eyes and speak her stage name: Flo-Jo. An image forms in the mind. She's running impossibly fast, drawing clear from others in the race while wearing a uniform that's the child of Nike...

September 28, 1998
MOTOR SPORTS

September 28, 1998 | Ed Hinton
'I Miss Him Bad'In his best season, Mark Martin is haunted by the mystery of his dad's death

September 28, 1998 | Ed Hinton
Martinsville speedway, site of this Sunday's NAPA 500, is the smallest oval on the Winston Cup tour, only .526 of a mile. Bobby Hamilton, a short-track specialist who won the Goody's 500 there in...

September 28, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
No MercyOscar De La Hoya took unseemly joy in humiliating Julio César Chávez

September 28, 1998 | Tim Crothers
On Sunday afternoon Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals launched a monumental 392-foot asterisk toward the left-centerfield bleachers in Milwaukee's County Stadium. As it descended, some...

September 28, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
JackknifedMultidimensional Ohio State looked Ginsu-sharp in dicing up Missouri

September 28, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
•USC (3-0) at Florida State (2-1) UCLA (2-0) at Miami (2-1)

September 28, 1998 | Baylor Cornerback
During a timeout before North Carolina State tried a game-tying 39-yard field goal with four seconds remaining last Saturday, Baxter, a 6'1", 193-pound sophomore, told coaches and teammates that...

September 28, 1998 | William Nack
On the MoneyA Woodward win put Skip Away a nose from the alltime earnings mark

September 28, 1998 | Peter King
BallhawksA speed-oriented defense is the key to Seattle's rapid resurgence

September 28, 1998 | Peter King
1. The Dolts.How bad is Indianapolis? The Jets, who entered Sunday's game ranked 29th in the league in rushing, piled up 302 yards on the ground, including 82 yards from fullback Jerald Sowell...

September 28, 1998 | Michael Silver
During a hectic 12 minutes, the Broncos tweaked their game plan

September 28, 1998 | Paul Zimmerman
What's happening to the NFL's young quarterbacks? Ryan Leaf came down to earth in rain-swept Arrowhead Stadium. Peyton Manning keeps finding open receivers in enemy uniforms. Kordell Stewart is...

September 28, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
The Golden RuleAn old feud got a new twist at the Trophée Lancôme

September 28, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
THE TROONINATOR

September 28, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Which golfer do you root against?Colin Montgomerie 38%Tiger Woods 27%Fuzzy Zoeller 9%Hale Irwin 7%Greg Norman 7%

September 28, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Jim Furyk hasn't won a tournament since the '96 Hawaiian Open, but his accountant isn't complaining. Seventh on the money list with $1,452,544 through the B.C. Open, Furyk may soon break the Tour...

September 28, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
7 Players who made the cut in all four majors this year-Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Brad Faxon, John Huston, Phil Mickelson, Mark O'Meara and Tiger Woods.

September 28, 1998
Gates Crasher: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is reportedly itching to join Augusta National but may not be invited because he's a lousy golfer. The 42-year-old Gates, who sports an unsightly 26...

September 28, 1998 | Tammie Green
At first I craved spaghetti and meatballs. As my pregnancy progressed—I'm now at 25 weeks—it got harder for me to swing a golf club the usual way. I could relate to all the guys out there with...

September 28, 1998
What do these players have in common?

September 28, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

September 28, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck

September 28, 1998 | John Garrity
Why Judy Rankin ranks so high with the Solheim Cup rank and file