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December 24, 1990 | Volume 73, Issue 26

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Joe Montana Cover - Sports Illustrated December 24, 1990

December 24, 1990 | Sonja Steptoe
John Isaacs, 75, is a hero on and off the court

December 24, 1990 | Edited by Merrell Noden

December 24, 1990 | Edited by Merrell Noden
•Phil Esposito, president of the NHL-expansion Tampa Bay Lightning, on how he persuaded Japanese investors to bankroll a hockey team in Tampa: "The more we drank, the more it made sense. Later,...

December 24, 1990 | Wilton Barnhardt
Tom Dempsey's 63-yarder took flight 20 years ago

December 24, 1990 | Joan Ackermann
Sky diver Cheryl Stearns likes nothing better than stepping out of airplanes

December 24, 1990 | Ron Fimrite
Three new coffee-table items should delight the good sports on your holiday list

December 24, 1990 | Compiled by Amy Nutt
BASKETBALL—The Spurs and the Jazz fought a running battle for the top spot in the Midwest Division. With a 95-86 win over the Pistons early in the week. San Antonio remained tied with Utah, which...

December 24, 1990
TODD HENNINKGRAND RAPIDS, MICH.Hennink, a senior at Calvin College, equaled the Division III record for three-pointers in a game when he made 12 (in 14 attempts) during a 121-94 defeat of Malone...

December 24, 1990 | Rick Telander
Does a felon deserve another shot at college football?

December 24, 1990 | Paul Zimmerman

December 24, 1990 | John Garrity
The world's top polo players hammered in 15 goals in a Match of the Century

December 24, 1990 | Curry Kirkpatrick

December 24, 1990 | William F. Reed

December 24, 1990 | John Papanek
The dust jacket of S.J. Perelman's first collection of humor, Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge, sported a memorable blurb by Groucho Marx: "From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I...

December 24, 1990 | Pat Putnam
Hard-hitting Michael Moorer won again and eyed a more profitable bout with WBA champ Virgil Hill

December 24, 1990 | E. M. Swift

December 24, 1990 | Robert H. Boyle
An avian hot line alerted U.S. birders to a stray wood sandpiper in New York

December 24, 1990 | E. M. Swift

December 24, 1990 | James Rodewald

December 24, 1990 | Phil Taylor

December 24, 1990 | Phil Taylor
MENBrent Price, a 6'1" junior point guard for Oklahoma, averaged 41.5 points, eight assists and six steals as the Sooners defeated Coppin State 98-79 and routed Loyola Mary mount 172-112.

December 24, 1990 | Phil Taylor
The difference between a character and a flake, according to Santa Clara center Ron Reis, who has had reason to give the matter extensive thought, is that a flake "does irresponsible things, like...

December 24, 1990 | Peter King

December 24, 1990 | Peter King

December 24, 1990 | Peter King
Raiders at Vikings. In the seven games he has played in domed stadiums, Bo Jackson has rushed for 623 yards on 86 carries. That's an average gain of 7.2 yards on fast-track artificial surfaces...

December 24, 1990 | Nicholas Dawidoff
UCLA's Natalie Williams put the spike into Pacific at the NCAA championship

December 24, 1990 | Austin Murphy
The 49ers-Giants game had an 11-to-9 play-to-plug ratio

December 24, 1990 | Franz Lidz
As their battles continue, Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov have become the best of enemies

December 24, 1990
A WORLD SERIES P.S.I am writing to you from atop the turret of my tank, somewhere in Saudi Arabia. I just put down your Oct. 29 issue, received today from my wife, and feel compelled to write...

December 24, 1990 | Leigh Montville