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On The Scene

GOING NOWHERE FAST THE URGE TO ERG DRIVES INDOOR ROWERS AT THE ANNUAL C.R.A.S.H.-B. SPRINTS

By Amy Nutt

Golf Plus

NEWS AND NOTES

BACKSPIN ANOTHER TAKE ON THE HEADLINES

By Gary B. Smith

MY SHOT NO HARD FEELINGS

By Justin Leonard

BUSTING LOOSE BY HOLDING HIS TEMPER IN CHECK, JOHN COOK WAS ABLE TO COME OUT SMOKING AT THE HOPE

By Jaime Diaz

BALANCE OF POWER ON THE LPGA TOUR, THE SCALES ARE TIPPING TOWARD A GROWING NUMBER OF PLAYERS WHO HIT THE BALL A MILE

By Gary Van Sickle

NBA Extra

ONE BEAR OF A ROOKIE JUST 20, AND A YEAR REMOVED FROM HIGH SCHOOL, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM OF THE GRIZZLIES IS A SOARING TALENT

By David Fleming

TOP CHARGE-TAKER

By David Fleming

HOOP SCOOP

By Marty Burns

College Basketball

GREAT EXPECTATIONS REGIS COACH LONNIE PORTER DEMANDS MUCH OFF THE COURT FROM HIS PLAYERS

By Kostya Kennedy

PACMEN WHERE ARE ALL THE BRILLIANT PLAYMAKERS? THIS TRIO OF PAC-10 POINT GUARDS PROVES THE WEST HAS THE BEST

By Tim Crothers

Focus

A FREUD FOR FIDO PROBLEM WITH YOUR HUNTING DOG? JACK CASSIDY IS THE MAN TO CALL

By Robert H. Boyle

TAKE THE SHIRT OFF HIS RACK WHEN FILMMAKERS WANT AUTHENTIC UNIFORMS, THEY CALL AL RUEGSEGGER

By David Davis

Viewpoint

NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION FEW VISIT THE U.S. HOCKEY HALL OF FAME IN EVELETH, MINN., AND FOR GOOD REASON

By Jack Falla

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Bowling

AN UNORTHODOX CALLING MINISTER C.K. MOORE JOINED THE PBA TOUR AND BECAME 1996 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

By L. Jon Wertheim

Skiing

THE SNOW KING FOR 20 YEARS DAVE LACOMBE HAS BEEN BLANKETING THE SLOPES AT KILLINGTON, VT.

By Michael Cannell

Pro Basketball

NOT BULLISH WITHOUT BANISHED BAD BOY DENNIS RODMAN, MIGHTY CHICAGO'S STOCK SUDDENLY DROPPED A FEW POINTS

By Phil Taylor

Pro Football

WHIZ KID WITH THEIR BOLD HIRING OF YOUNG STEVE MARIUCCI, THE 49ERS THINK THEY'VE LANDED THE BILL WALSH OF THE FUTURE

By Michael Silver

Tennis

HOT STUFF AFTER 18 MONTHS OF PAIN AND STRESS, STEFFI GRAF FINALLY WILTED IN THE BLAZING AUSTRALIAN SUN

By Alexander Wolff

Hockey

TOP DOG ALL-STAR FORWARD TEEMU SELANNE IS HAVING A BALL IN ANAHEIM, WHERE HE'S MAKING KIDS SMILE--AND OPPONENTS FROWN

By Johnette Howard

Baseball

COLD SWEET HOME LIKE OTHER NATIVE SONS, CATCHER TERRY STEINBACH HAS TAKEN LESS MONEY TO SIGN WITH THE TWINS AND RETURN TO HIS BELOVED MINNESOTA

By E.M. Swift

Super B0wl Xxxi Preview

ON THE SPOT THE PATRIOTS' CHANCES OF BEATING THE PACKERS--AND HALTING THE AFC'S 12-GAME LOSING STREAK--DEPEND LARGELY ON WHETHER DREW BLEDSOE IS UP TO THE CHALLENGE

By Austin Murphy

Super Bowl Xxxi Preview

A TRUE SURVIVAL TEST DON'T TRY TELLING PATRIOTS WIDEOUT TERRY GLENN THAT THERE'S NO GREATER PRESSURE THAN PLAYING IN THE NFL'S ULTIMATE GAME

By Gerry Callahan

Super Bowl Xxxi Preview [bonus Piece]

WARMED UP AFTER GETTING OFF TO A CHILLY START, PACKERS COACH MIKE HOLMGREN AND QUARTERBACK BRETT FAVRE HAVE FOUND THEIR COMFORT ZONE

By Peter King

Inside College Basketball

COLORADO IS PEAKING IN THE BIG 12 BIG CONTINENT CAUSES TREMORS AT ST. MARY'S ALLEN LIFTS TULANE

By Kelli Anderson

Inside The NBA

WHY THE WARRIOR WANTS OUT BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN HELPS THE HAWKS TO TAKE FLIGHT HORRY PLAYS, KERSEY RESTS

By Jackie MacMullan

RUNNING FROM COVER REAL OR IMAGINED, THE SI JINX LEAVES SOME COACHES AND ATHLETES BEGGING TO BE IGNORED

By Rick Reilly

Departments

LETTERS

CURT FLOOD DIES...ANOTHER RODMAN FIASCO...BASEBALL BOSSES SHOULD SLOW DOWN...THE FIRST PREFONTAINE FLICK ... THE TRAVAILS OF GOLD MEDALIST BAIUL...WINTER X GAMES

By Tom Verducci; Richard O'Brien EDITED BY Jack McCallum AND Richard O'Brien WRITER/REPORTER Kostya Kennedy