John Isaacs, 75, is a hero on and off the court
•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
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...
Does a felon deserve another shot at college football?
December 24, 1990 | Paul Zimmerman
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
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...
Hard-hitting Michael Moorer won again and eyed a more profitable bout with WBA champ Virgil Hill
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
THE SUFFERING SPARTANS
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.
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...
ROCKET FUEL NEEDED
A FULL MOON OVER TAMPA NEXT MONTH?
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...
UCLA's Natalie Williams put the spike into Pacific at the NCAA championship
The 49ers-Giants game had an 11-to-9 play-to-plug ratio
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...