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May 16, 1994 Table Of Contents

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Girls of the Golden West

With dazzling trick rides, the Cowboy Girls keep alive a grand rodeo tradition

By Susan Davis


Lord of the Flies

Buck Metz's prize chicken feathers make anglers cluck with delight

By Ted Gup


A Striking Resemblance

The Brothers Traber are alike in their bowling talent, but not much else

By Franz Lidz


Beware of Cat

Encounters between cougars and humans, sometimes fatal, are rising

By David Guterson

Harness Racing

Old-Fashioned Horse Sense

Amish used-horse dealers drive some hard bargains at Eastern tracks

By Merlisa Lawrence

Special Report

Anatomy of A Scandal

Florida State won the 1993 national football championship, but because of unsavory agents; rule-breaking players and its own lack of vigilance, it ended up a loser

By Sonja Steptoe

Horse Racing

Mud In Your Eye

By mastering a sloppy track at the Kentucky Derby, Go for Gin was the toast of the town

By William Nack

NBA Playoffs

It's All Up For Grabs

The inexperienced and unheralded Nuggets snuffed the mighty Sonics and helped turn the NBA playoffs into a free-for-all

By Phil Taylor

NHL Playoffs


With the surprising success of their team, San Jose Shark fans have been bitten by hockey fever

By Austin Murphy


Bucking Up The Yanks

Remade in the image of workaholic manager Buck Showalter, the Yankees displayed their new grit by sweeping the Red Sox

By Tom Verducci


Head Case

Julio Cèsar Chàvez got his title back thanks to Frankie Randall's noggin

By Richard Hoffer

Sports People

John Daly

By Jaime Diaz

Andrea Jaeger

By Franz Lidz

Ramón Hernàndez

By Shelley Smith

World Cup '94

Soccer Chic

If anybody can make this game fashionable in the U.S., it is Roberto Baggio, Italy's stylish superstar

By Michael Farber

SI 40th Anniversary

King of The Sports Page

This SI Classic from April 1986 examines the life of Jim Murray, America's top sports columnist, who, despite a series of tragedies, always keeps 'em laughing

By Rick Reilly

On The Scene

Part Dash, Part Bash

After a zany cross-country hash run, things usually come to a head—of foam

By Tom Dunkel


A Tradition with Legs

Alas, this spring the Red Wings' house specialty became Shark bait

By Mark Mandernach



By Tim Kurkjian

Point After

Victory, but Not Success

Florida State is only the latest big winner in college football to become a big loser

By S.L. Price



By Donald M. Elliman Jr.




Edited by Jack McCallum