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16 Fatal Attraction?
O.J. Simpson stands accused of brutally killing two people, one of them the woman he loved
by Richard Hotter

32 A Look Back at the Glory Days
This SI Classic of 1973 recalls how O.J. Simpson surpassed Jim Brown's single-season rushing record
by Ron Fimrite

38 From Trouble to Triumph
Ernie Els strayed all over Oakmont but ended up in clover as he won a playoff at the U.S. Open
by Rick Reilly

50 Down to the Wire
The Rockets squeaked past the Knicks to set up a decisive seventh game in the NBA Finals
by Phil Taylor

56 A Day to Be Irish
In a game between the ancestral homelands of millions of Americans, Ireland beat Italy 1-0
by Alexander Wolff

70 An Exclusive Club
Forty years after Roger Bannister broke four minutes, the mile record holders met to fete each other
by Gary Smith


6 Letters
10 Faces in the Crowd
13 Scorecard
64 Sports People
89 Inside Baseball
92 Point After

Cover Photograph by Ken Lubas/The Los Angeles Times



Cup Caravan

Ranger captain Mark Messier held the Stanley Cup aloft during the ticker tape parade celebrating New York City's first NHL championship in 54 years.