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Pictures '89

Dec. 25, 1989
Dec. 25, 1989

Table of Contents
Dec. 25, 1989

Pro Football
Indiana Pacers
Hagan
Sportsman Of The Year
Hockey
Spotlight
Design
Point After

Pictures '89

Images from a year of roses and thorns

This is an article from the Dec. 25, 1989 issue

Riverfront gambler: For months Pete Rose sparred with his inquisitors, before being banned from baseball.

Sky five: In Cleveland, Reggie Langhorne (88) and Webster Slaughter raised self-congratulation to dazzling new heights.

Blood money: Moments after nailing Frank Bruno with this uppercut, Mike Tyson had a fifth-round TKO and $8 million.

Rocket man: Bruno Gouvy aimed himself earthward on a descent that reached 335 mph—before his chute opened.

Athletic ability: Oakland's Dave Henderson executed a handstand on third base, but Angel Jack Howell wasn't particularly impressed.

End of the line: Lawrence Wilson of Southeast Missouri had a bawl after North Carolina Central's win in the Division II title game.

Body parts: A rugby player in England faced a fist; Texas's Julio Franco got the cold shoulder from Toronto's Kelly Gruber.

Judgment day: No matter that rhythmic gymnast Wang Xiaoyan soared, the panel at this French meet seemed bored.

A face in the crowd: The outlook for Louisville quarterback Browning Nagle wasn't good against the West Virginia defense.

Net result: In his typical knee-scraping fashion, Boris Becker went flat out to hit a drop-shot winner in the U.S. Open.

Rapt audience: Before wondering eyes on a Brooklyn corner, Brian Cleaver pressed onward in the New York City Marathon.

Aquatic sports: In the Ryder Cup, Payne Stewart splashed his way toward 18; in Miami, E.J. Junior looked every bit a true dolphin.

Great escape: Mauricio Gugelmin of Brazil somehow avoided injury after his car flipped over in the French Grand Prix.

Candid camera: Larry Roberts was the picture of relief and exhaustion in the seconds after his 49ers won Super Bowl XXIII.

Special K: After 20 illustrious NBA seasons, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired, leaving a basketful of records for others to aim at.

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