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Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Catching Up With...

DETROIT PISTONS CENTER BILL LAIMBEER NOVEMBER 5, 1990

By Jeff Pearlman

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Pro Football

HEADSTRONG SAN FRANCISCO PROVED IT'S FOR REAL WITH A STEELY WIN OVER DALLAS

By Michael Silver

Hockey

STALEMATE A HALF-DOZEN TOP SCORERS ARE STILL UNSIGNED, AND THE NHL, ALREADY SHORT ON OFFENSE, IS POORER FOR IT

By Michael Farber

Golf

THE HAT TRICK DAVID DUVAL'S THIRD WIN IN A ROW, AT THE SEASON-ENDING TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, WORKED LIKE A CHARM FOR TIGER WOODS

By Jaime Diaz

College Football

DUST BOWL NEBRASKA KILLED OKLAHOMA AND BURIED, AT LEAST FOR A WHILE, WHAT HAD BEEN ONE OF THE FIERCEST RIVALRIES IN AMERICAN SPORTS

By Leigh Montville

Inside College Football

THE PACK AT THE TOP OF THE PAC-10--AIR FLORIDA GROUNDED AGAIN--REBUILDING IS PAINFUL FOR NORTHWESTERN

By Ivan Maisel; B.J. Schecter

CORBY JONES MISSOURI'S RUN-FIRST, PASS-LATER QUARTERBACK

By Franz Lidz

Inside The NFL

THE PATRIOTS AREN'T WHAT THEY'RE CRACKED UP TO BE-- BILLS' SPIELMAN FACES REALITY--MONEY WELL-SPENT FOR HARBAUGH

By Peter King

DR. Z'S FORECAST

By Paul Zimmerman

NBA '97-98

THE HIDDEN WORLD OF THE NBA TALKING TRASH AND SETTING PICKS...PLUSH PLANES AND ASSUMED NAMES...LOCKER ROOM RITUALS AND ROAD TEMPTATIONS...HERE'S A BEHIND-THE-SCENES GUIDE TO THE GRIT AND GLAMOUR OF PRO BASKETBALL

MIGHTY MOUTHS

By Lars Anderson

TRASH DANCE

By Phil Taylor

HEY, IT'S MY MOVE!

By Phil Taylor

PLANE SPEAKING

By Grant Wahl

SCOUT'S HONOR

By Jackie MacMullan

THE PEP BOYS

By Jackie MacMullan

THE NAME GAME

By Jackie MacMullan

STOPS, CHOPS & SHOPS

By Kelvin C. Bias

LOOK BEFORE YOU SHOOT

By Mark Bechtel

STREET BALL, FROM A TO Z

By Kelvin C. Bias

POWER BROKER

By L. Jon Wertheim

FAST TALKERS

By L. JOHN WERTHEIM

HAZY MEMORIES

By Kelvin C. Bias

PICK OF THE PICKERS

By Phil Taylor

HOT (AND COLD) TIPPERS

By Phil Taylor

TROUBLE SPOTS

By Phil Taylor

FAMOUS FEUDS

By Jackie MacMullan

NICE WORK (IF YOU CAN GET IT)

By Jackie MacMullan

PREOCCUPATIONS

By Jackie MacMullan

SIX DEGREES OF BILL FITCH WHEN A GUY HAS COACHED FIVE TEAMS IN 25 NBA SEASONS, HE MAKES CONNECTIONS. SURE ENOUGH, THE CLIPPERS' BILL FITCH CAN BE LINKED WITH ALL 28 OF HIS COACHING RIVALS. TO SEE HOW, TURN THE PAGE

BUZZER BEATERS WHEN A GAME COMES DOWN TO THE LAST FIVE SECONDS, THERE'S PLENTY OF TIME FOR BRILLIANT STRATEGY, DEFENSIVE MANEUVERS, CLUTCH SHOOTING AND, AS MUCH AS ANYTHING, A LOT OF LUCK

By Phil Taylor

NBA '97-98/SCOUTING REPORTS

By PROJECTIONS BY SI SENIOR WRITER Phil Taylor

NO.1 MIAMI HEAT

By Jackie MacMullan

NO.2 NEW YORK KNICKS

By Phil Taylor

NO.3 WASHINGTON WIZARDS

By Jackie MacMullan

NO.4 ORLANDO MAGIC

By Jackie MacMullan

NO.5 BOSTON CELTICS

By Jackie MacMullan

NO.6 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

By JACKIE MACMULLEN

NO.7 NEW JERSEY NETS

By Jackie MacMullan

NO.1 CHICAGO BULLS

By Kelli Anderson

NO.2 CHARLOTTE HORNETS

By William F. Reed

NO.3 DETROIT PISTONS

By William F. Reed

NO.4 ATLANTA HAWKS

By William F. Reed

NO.5 INDIANA PACERS

By William F. Reed

NO.6 MILWAUKEE BUCKS

By Kelli Anderson

NO.7 TORONTO RAPTORS

By William F. Reed

NO.8 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

By William F. Reed

NO.1 UTAH JAZZ

By Phil Taylor

NO.2 SAN ANTONIO SPURS

By Kelli Anderson

NO.3 HOUSTON ROCKETS

By Kelli Anderson

NO.4 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

By Kelli Anderson

NO.5 DENVER NUGGETS

By Tim Kurkjian

NO.6 DALLAS MAVERICKS

By Kelli Anderson

NO.7 VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES

By Tim Kurkjian

NO. 1 LOS ANGELES LAKERS

By Phil Taylor

NO.2 SEATTLE SUPERSONICS

By TIM KURKIJIAN

NO.3 PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

By Tim Kurkjian

NO.4 PHOENIX SUNS

By Tim Kurkjian

NO.5 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

By Phil Taylor

NO.6 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

By Phil Taylor

NO.7 SACRAMENTO KINGS

By Phil Taylor

WHO PUSHED MARTIN KRUZE? MANY SHARE BLAME FOR THE SUICIDE OF A VICTIM OF SEXUAL MOLESTATION AT MAPLE LEAF GARDENS

By Rick Reilly

Departments

LETTERS

USFL STARS STILL SHINE...JORDAN MEETS HIS MATCH... NBA'S FIRST WOMAN REF...REPORTERS UNDER ATTACK... A 60-YEAR-OLD IN THE SECONDARY...BOXING COMES TO THE APOLLO

By Kostya Kennedy EDITED BY Richard O'Brien AND Hank Hersch

NEW YORK, N.Y., NOVEMBER 1, 1997 FIGHT NIGHT AT A HARLEM MECCA BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES-- AND CREATED NEW ONES

By William Nack EDITED BY Richard O'Brien AND Hank Hersch