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Pictures '88

Savor these images of triumph and trouble in one of the most remarkable of all years in sport
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MIKE TYSON HAD HIS ROBIN BOBBIN' AT AN APRIL OUTING

ICE QUEEN KATARINA WITT WAS A CHARMING CARMEN IN CALGARY (LEFT). THE ENGLISH SKI JUMPER EDDIE EDWARDS EARNED WORLDWIDE NOTORIETY AS EDDIE THE EAGLE, THE MOST INEPT YET MOST ENTHUSIASTIC JUMPER ALIVE, WHILE U.S. SKATER BRIAN BOITANO WON GOLD, AS DID THE SOVIET HOCKEY TEAM

HOW D'YA MAKE IT THROUGH THE KREISEL CURVE AT CALGARY? NOT THIS WAY, FOR SURE. JAMAICA'S FOUR-MAN BOB TEAM TURNED HEADS AND TURNED OVER AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS

THE SLOPES OF MOUNT ALLAN WERE DOTTED WITH GOLDEN GATES FOR ITALY'S SLALOM SPECIALIST, ALBERTO TOMBA

MOVING AT 60 MPH, THIS OLYMPIC LUGER WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A BRILLIANT BLUR OF RED LYCRA

MICHAEL JORDAN SOARED OFF THE RUNWAY BEFORE A HOME CROWD IN CHICAGO AND LANDED HIS SECOND STRAIGHT NBA SLAM DUNK TITLE

IT WAS 36 YEARS BETWEEN NCAA TITLES FOR KANSAS (LEFT, LED BY THE AIRBORNE DANNY MANNING), BUT A MERE 12 MONTHS FOR COACH PAT RILEY, MAGIC JOHNSON AND THE REST OF THE LAKERS, WHO BECAME THE FIRST TEAM TO REPEAT AS NBA CHAMPIONS SINCE THE CELTICS OF 1968-69

MATS WILANDER (TOP LEFT) DOMINATED MEN'S TENNIS, SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT WITH WIMBLEDON WINNER STEFAN EDBERG (MIDDLE) AND TEEN IDOL ANDRE AGASSI (BOTTOM). BUT NO ONE WAS GRANDER THAN STEFFI GRAF (RIGHT), THE 19-YEAR-OLD WEST GERMAN WHO BECAME ONLY THE THIRD WOMAN TO WIN ALL FOUR MAJORS IN ONE YEAR

ON AUG. 8 THE LIGHTS WENT ON, BUT THE RAINS CAME AND WASHED AWAY THE GAME, SO THE FIRST COMPLETE NIGHT OUTING IN THE FRIENDLY CONFINES OF WRIGLEY FIELD TOOK PLACE THE NEXT EVENING

SCORE ONE FOR CANDY MALDONADO (LEFT) AND A COUPLE OF GREAT BIG ONES FOR NL MVP KIRK GIBSON (WITH STEVE SAX, RIGHT), HE OF THE MIRACLE POSTSEASON HOMERS, AND JOSE CANSECO, BASEBALL'S FIRST 40-40 MAN

HE GAVE IT EVERYTHING HE HAD, BUT BALTIMORE SECOND BASEMAN BILLY RIPKEN COULDN'T GET THE GLOVE ON THIS ONE

VICTORY IN THE MASTERS WAS JUST OVER THE BRIDGE FOR SCOTLAND'S SANDY LYLE, WHO ALSO WON AT PHOENIX AND GREENSBORO IN A LUCRATIVE YEAR ON AMERICAN COURSES

IN THE U.S. OPEN AT THE COUNTRY CLUB IN BROOKLINE, MASS., CURTIS STRANGE'S AIM WAS TO GET UP AND DOWN FROM THIS BUNKER AT THE 18TH. HE DID, AND TIED NICK FALDO, WHOM HE THEN BEAT IN A PLAYOFF THE NEXT DAY

IN SPITE OF THE MUD, ANGEL CORDERO (ARM RAISED) MADE NEAT WORK OF THE BREEDERS' CUP SPRINT, GUIDING GULCH TO VICTORY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

WAYNE GRETZKY'S LAST STANLEY CUP FOR EDMONTON WAS SUPER

A NEW ERA BEGAN AS THE GREAT ONE BECAME A KING IN L.A.

START TO FINISH, BEN JOHNSON BEAT EVERYONE IN THE OLYMPIC 100-METER FINAL, BUT IN THE END HE WAS DONE IN BY A POSITIVE TEST FOR STEROIDS. NOTE THE RATHER IMPLAUSIBLE DELTOID MUSCLE

WITH STUNNING PERFORMANCES TO MATCH HER LOOKS, SPRINTER FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER WAS A WONDER AT THE U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS (UPPER RIGHT) AND IN SEOUL (NO. 4 AT LEFT), WHERE HUSBAND AL AND SHE CELEBRATED HER THREE GOLDS AND A SILVER (LOWER RIGHT)

DURING OLYMPIC PRELIMINARIES, GREG LOUGANIS BANGED HIS HEAD AGAINST THE SPRINGBOARD, WHICH CAUSED A GASH THAT NEEDED FIVE STITCHES. A DAY LATER, HAVING REGAINED HIS COMPOSURE, HE WON ANOTHER GOLD MEDAL

AMID THE GRIPPING AND HAIR-RAISING MOMENTS OF THE SUMMER GAMES, SWIMMERS MATT BIONDI (UPPER RIGHT) AND JANET EVANS (LOWER RIGHT) WERE THE HEART OF AQUATIC SEOUL FOR THE U.S. EXPEDITION

OKLAHOMA STATE TAILBACK—AND HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER—BARRY SANDERS WENT OVER BIG IN THE COLORADO GAME, SCORING FOUR TOUCHDOWNS IN HIS TEAM'S 41-21 VICTORY

CATCHING THIS TODD ELLIS PASS FOR A TOUCHDOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA FRESHMAN ROBERT BROOKS HAD A PROMINENT HAND IN THE GAMECOCKS' 23-10 VICTORY OVER GEORGIA

NOTRE DAME WOKE UP THE ECHOES OF ITS ILLUSTRIOUS PAST BY BEATING MIAMI (RIGHT), THEN GOING UNDEFEATED FOR THE
SEASON, WHILE IOWA (LEFT) COULDN'T MASK A DISAPPOINTING SEASON

GEORGIA LINEBACKER NORMAN COWINS TOOK A STRAIGHT-AND-NARROW APPROACH TO MATTERS TONSORIAL

THE MOST SPARKLING MOMENTS AT THE BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX MAY HAVE COME FROM THE MAGNESIUM SKID PLATE OF THIERRY BOUTSEN'S BENETTON RACE CAR

IN THE CYCLO-CROSS WORLDS IN SWITZERLAND, MARC MADIOT OF FRANCE (LEFT) AND FELLOW RIDER WEREN'T STOPPED BY THE SLOP; THEY SHOULDERED THEIR BIKES ON A STEEP HILL AND KEPT SLOGGING ON

IN THE SUPER BOWL, WASHINGTON QUARTERBACK DOUG WILLIAMS WAS DOWN BUT NOT OUT. HE RETURNED TO ENGINEER THE REDSKINS' 42-10 ROUT OF DENVER AND WON GAME MVP HONORS FOR HIMSELF

FOUR-YEAR-OLD DAVID KRUEGER SUITED UP FOR A DOLPHINS-PATRIOTS GAME IN SULLIVAN STADIUM. NO, THE PATRIOTS WEREN'T AFTER ANOTHER FLUTIE-SIZED QUARTERBACK—DAVID'S MOTHER WON A CONTEST FOR AN ON-THE-FIELD APPEARANCE

49ER JERRY RICE, '87 NFL MVP, CAUGHT A CARDINAL OFF-GUARD

TOP RUSHER ERIC DICKERSON GAVE COLT FANS A REAL KICK

CINCINNATI'S RICKEY DIXON (29) GOT CARRIED AWAY HANGING AROUND GERALD McNEIL (89) OF THE CLEVELAND BROWNS

ZEBRA JERRY MARKBREIT HAD ZERO LEVERAGE IN THIS NFL MELEE

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JOHN W. McDONOUGH

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BONGARTS SPORTPRESSEBILD

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JEAN-YVES RUZKNIEWSKI/GILBERT IUNDT-TEMSPORT

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MANNY MILLAN

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RICHARD MACKSON

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BILL EPPRIDGE

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LOU CAPOZZOLA

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WALTER IOOSS JR.

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NATHANIEL BUTLER/NBA

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LEO MASON/SPLIT SECOND

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STEVE POWELL/ALLSPORT

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ALAIN SCHROEDER/AGENCE TEMP SPORT

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DAVID WALBERG

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V.J. LOVERO

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JOHN IACONO

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J. RETTALIATA/ ALLSPORT

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JACQUELINE DUVOISIN

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SIMON BRUTY/ALLSPORT

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PAUL BERESWILL

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ANDREW D. BERNSTEIN

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PRESSEFOTO GES/KARLSRUHE

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BOB MARTIN/ALLSPORT

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BRIAN SMITH/AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE

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RONALD C. MODRA

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PETER READ MILLER

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HEINZ KLUETMEIER

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DAMIAN STROHMEYER

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ANTHONY NESTE

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JOHN BIEVER

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SIMON BRUTY/ALLSPORT

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BRUNO BADE/PRESSE SPORTS

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DAVE EINSEL/HOUSTON CHRONICLE