Overlooked or dismissed as inconsequential by the casual observer, face-offs can
be the difference between a win and a lossespecially in the tight NHL playoffs
by Michael Farber
TRACK AND FIELD
Off and Running
Ato Boldon's sizzling 9.86 seconds in the 100 meters served notice that he has
taken dead aim at the world record and the man who holds it, Donovan Bailey
by Tim Layden
Even for a catcher who's a defensive whiz, like Charles Johnson of the Florida
Marlins, working with a Triple A quality pitching staff is a health hazard
by Tom Verducci
Is Kobe Bryant the second coming of Magic or Michael? The NBA playoffs are the
to find out if he's a prodigy or merely a creature of hype
by Ian Thomsen
History of the Final Four
Take a comprehensive look at the who, what, where and why of college
basketball's main event, including dozens of classic Sports Illustrated covers.
Journey to the center of the earth with the Sports Illustrated 1998 Swimsuit Issue: SI Travels the Equator. And don't miss Swimsuit '98 Extra!
SI's photographers take you onto the field and into the action.
Sportsman of the Year
Sports Illustrated honors North Carolina's Dean Smith. View vintage action shots
of Dean's greatest players, hear audio from his greatest prodigy. Also, check
out updated capsules on SI's previous choices for Sportsman of the Year.
1997: The Year in Review
Great moments, top performers, cool photos, sound bites and features from Sports
Illustrated. Don't miss our list of 1997's Top 10 stories. To see what we ranked
No. 1, click ear.
College Basketball '97-98
SI's college hoops preview rocks the rim. Which teams will travel the road to
the Final Four? Check out our men's and women's scouting reports.
The Swingin' A's
The Oakland A's of the swingin' '70s seemed
tailor-made for their era. Check out our very
retro retrospective of the 1972, 1973 and 1974
championship seasons. SI's Ron Fimrite
offers a fond appraisal of baseball's forgotten
Baseball Year in Review
A month-by-month look at the 1997 season,
from Tino Martinez's record-setting April to
Mark McGwire's homer-happy September.
Who will win the Stanley Cup? Check out Sports Illustrated's 1997-98 NHL Preview
and see what our hockey experts are predicting. With in-depth scouting reports
on all 26 teams, SI's look ahead to the season on ice is red hot.
Circumnavigate the globe on a navel expedition with the Sports Illustrated 1997 Swimsuit Issue: Bikini World. And don't miss Swimsuit '96: South African Safari.
The boys of summer are back in town, and Sports Illustrated has the scoop on how your team will fare.
The Cold Wars
Review the highlights of each Winter Olympics, check out classic Sports
Illustrated stories and photos, and catch up with some of the biggest names in
A Perfect Season
Only one NFL team has finished a season undefeated:the 1972 Miami Dolphins. Game
recaps, exclusive SI photos, an update on each of the starters, and Dr. Z's
ranking of the greatest teams of all time.
Super Bowl Summaries
Recaps and photos of every game, from I through XXXI.
Ups and Downs
The best and worst of 1997, as selected by a panel of Sports Illustrated writers
and CNN/SI anchors. Start with the King of all media, and then browse.
The Biggest Games Ever
Ring in the New Year with this classic collection of college football bowl game
photos and memories.
Pro Basketball '97-98
SI Presents preseason previews on all 29 NBA teams. Can Michael
Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls to a sixth title? Or is it Shaq's turn to take the
L.A. Lakers to the top?
World Series Archives
Here's the pitch: Every World Series champion, as covered by Sports Illustrated
from 1954 to 1996. Relive Don Larsen's no-hitter, Carlton Fisk's homer, and the
infamous Mookie ball.
CNN/SI presents a comprehensive look at the tennis champion's full, exemplary and all-too-brief life.
Chicago Bulls Commemorative
A special issue spotlighting the five-time NBA champs, from SI Presents.
The 1996 Olympics
Relive the Centennial Games with this in-depth collection of stories and pictures, including the Sports Illustrated Olympic Daily.
Long before Jackie Robinson stepped on the field for the Dodgers,
black baseball had a history all its own.