In a ballyhooed battle that turns out to be no more exciting than, well, an average Super Bowl, the teams with the best records in the NFL can't scare up two TDs between them. One's enough for the 49ers to beat the Giants 7-3.
He passed for an NCAA-record 5,188 yards in 1990, but on the day BYU's Ty Detmer is named the Heisman winner, he throws four interceptions as Hawaii has a luau at the Cougars' expense, 59-28.
Stanford freshman Summer Sanders is unseasonably hot in Indianapolis, where she wins the 200-meter butterfly in 2:12.33 for her third individual title at the U.S. Open swimming championships.
By making good use of a controversial home court advantage‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Üin the form of a slow, European-style red-clay playing surface laid down in St. Petersburg, Fla.‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Üthe U.S., led by Michael Chang (right), wins the Davis Cup for the first time since 1982, by defeating Australia.
December 31, 1990
Some Giant steps: With 26 yards in 15 carries against Minnesota, New York's 33-year-old Ottis Anderson becomes the eighth player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards.
Heavyweight Mike Tyson, hot on the comeback trail, administers multiple canvas burns to Alex Stewart. Iron Mike knocks Stewart to the mat twice before knocking him out, a mere two minutes and 27 seconds after the fight begins.
Before their respective goaltenders and 4,613 other spectators, UCLA and Rutgers play 2¬¨¬®≈í¬© hours of scoreless soccer in the NCAA men's final. The Bruins win, in a shootout.
PHOTO CREDITS, PAGE 153
Woody Allen, on 7'7" Manute Bol:
"He's so thin the 76ers don't bother to take him on the road; they just fax him from town to town."