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PICTURES of 1990

Game to make the best of a bad situation, U.S. troops in the Saudi Arabian desert battled boredom with football.

It's hard to believe, but this NBA slam-dunk contest was not won by New York Knick forward Kenny Walker.

Pitt strong safety Bobby Boykin (17) performed a chiropractic crack on Boston College tailback Mike Sanders.

Unseeded John McEnroe was flying high until he met future champ Pete Sampras in the semis of the U.S. Open.

Boardsailor Mike Eskimo rode an avalanche of water at Hookipa Beach in Hawaii. The wave won.

Waiting for a vet to arrive, Belmont Park outrider Steve Erck tried to soothe the doomed filly Go for Wand.

Goodwill Games gymnast Miguel Rubio of Spain gave his dismount from the rings an unexpected twist.

In a February warmup for the World Cup, U.S. midfielder John Harkes took a flyer against the Soviets.

In a shattering experience, Islander defenseman Joe Reekie burst helmet-first through the Nassau Coliseum Plexiglas.

Despite age and ailing knees, Martina Navratilova beat Zina Garrison to win a record ninth Wimbledon singles final.

Iron Mike Tyson lacked his usual mettle in getting knocked out by Buster Douglas in Tokyo.

Reds pitcher Danny Jackson faced up to a bungled bunt during the third game of the National League playoffs.

UNLV's Larry Johnson showed boundless ability in saving a loose ball as his Rebels won the NCAA title.

This was not a monster of the deep seen in a Cleveland pool, just a very large visitor from Philly, Manute Bol.

Japan's Kideo Sasayama got an eyeful from Turkey's Mustafa Cetin in a Goodwill Games' 115-pound-class bout.

Ronnie Lott got an NFC playoff payoff when he ran an interception back for a TD against the Vikings.

A miss at St. Andrews' Road Hole during the first round of the British Open left Greg Norman weak-kneed.

When the temperature soared in Anaheim, Chicago White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen used his head.