With strong pitching and pop at the plate, low-budget Oakland is making a startling run for the American League wild-card berth
By Michael Farber
TRACK AND FIELD
Twice as Nice
Marion Jones and
C.J. Hunter made the world championships
a family affair
By Tim Layden
1999 NFL PREVIEW
The Path to Power
How did pro football become the titan of American sports?
Here are eight landmarks that were critical to its ascent and sustained success
Fun in the Sun
SI introduced seven Hall of Famers to seven players expected
to make a splash in the future. The results were, um, revealing
Cool, confident cornerback Charles Woodson is hell on wheels for the Raiders' improved defense
By Michael Silver
SI's Peter King huddled with a handful of NFL heavyweights to discuss the state of the game-and ponder where it's headed
Dr. Z's All-Century Team
The squad includes the top 41 NFL players of all time-don't forget a wedge-buster-and three men to coach them
By Paul Zimmerman
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
The Yankees' Greatest
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.
Ted Williams: The Kid Turns 80
A special birthday gift to Ted Williams, including photo galleries and flashback stories from the magazine.
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!
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
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 here.
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.
1999 College Football Preview|
Check out this comprehensive look at the 1999 season, featuring comprehensive
scouting reports on the Top 25 teams, conference previews, a 5-minute look at
key storylines and a couch potato's guide to fall Saturdays.
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.
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.
The boys of summer are back in town, and Sports Illustrated has the scoop on how your team will fare.
Super Bowl Summaries
Recaps and photos of every game, from I through XXXI.
Evander's Believe It or Not
From Don King's bark to Mike Tyson's bite, relive the madness and
mayhem that has defined Evander Holyfield's career.
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.