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August 9, 1999
August 9, 1999 cover
Cover photograph by
John Biever

Previous Issues

 
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Other articles in this week's issue

PRO FOOTBALL
Out Like a Lamb
Proving even more elusive off the field than on it, Barry Sanders made a quiet but stunning exit from the NFL
By Peter King

CYCLING
Tour de Amérique
Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong returned triumphantly to the U.S. to peddle a message of hope
By Leigh Montville
 

 

BASEBALL
Single Minded
As they neared hit number 3,000, Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs looked back on eerily similar careers
By Tom Verducci

BONUS
High Rollers
Corkscrews, death dives, knife-edge turns: A new generation of roller coasters raises the stakes for those in search of cheap thrills
By Steve Rushin
 


Special online features

1998: Sportsman of the Year
Sports Illustrated honors Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. View exclusive behind- the-scenes video of the cover shoot, browse SI feature stories, click through our Mac and Sammy covers gallery and check out our complete archive of all the previous Sportsmen.

The Yankees' Greatest Hits
A dazzling, all-star tribute to the winningest team in 92 years. Highlights of 1998, classic SI stories and covers, Robert W. Creamer's all-time Yankees, a virtual tour of Yankee Stadium, and, of course, the Babe.

World Series Flashbacks
Warm up for the Fall Classic with this collection of Sports Illustrated stories and covers.

1998 NFL Preview
Sports Illustrated's Pro Football Preview has scouting reports on all 30 teams, including lineups and stats. SI's experts handicap the races and tell you who's going to win the Super Bowl.

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.

Swimsuit '98
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!

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 the Games.

Photo Galleries
SI's photographers take you onto the field and into the action.

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.

Super Bowl Summaries
Recaps and photos of every game, from I through XXXI.

  1998: The Year in Review
Don't miss our list of 1998's Top 10 stories and most Memorable Moments. We've got cool photo galleries and great sound bites. And be sure to check out the Ups and Downs in the year in sports as chosen by the Sports Illustrated writers.

1998-99 NHL Preview
Where will your favorite finish? Sports Illustrated's NHL Preview has scouting reports on all 27 teams.

33: Larry Bird
This package highlights the career of one of the best ever, with photo galleries, flashbacks, perspectives and a timeline.

CNN/SI College Football '98
Check out this comprehensive look at the 1998 season, featuring conference previews, a photo gallery of the game's top running backs, and a preseason Heisman watch.

1998 College Football Preview
All the info you could want from the magazine, including scouting reports on the Top 25, a master list of all 112 Division I-A teams, and rankings in the lower divisions.

Target: 61
As the Home Run Chase heats up, follow the adventures of Mark McGwire and friends. Stats, profiles, exclusive analysis and photos from Sports Illustrated, and This Week in Mark McGwire HR History.

Baseball '98
The boys of summer are back in town, and Sports Illustrated has the scoop on how your team will fare.

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.

Swimsuit '97
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.


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