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May 21, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 21

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Baron Davis Cover - Sports Illustrated May 21, 2001

May 21, 2001
Definition of HeroI applaud the selflessness and generosity of soccer player George Weah (A Good Man in Africa, April 16). If our baseball, NBA and NFL superstars had half the heart that Weah...

May 21, 2001
Letters

May 21, 2001 | Mark Beech
MAY 22, 1989

May 21, 2001 | Steve Rushin
The mass deaths of fans is soccer's recurring tragedy, but it's barely noticed here

May 21, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

May 21, 2001 | John O'Keefe
A new DVD lets pro basketball fans mix and match body parts to create the mythical ultimate player

May 21, 2001 | Chris Ballard
While growing up in Lexington, Ky., Tom Hammond believed he'd be involved in the Triple Crown. He achieved his goal, but not in the way he thought he would. Hammond, the anchor at the Kentucky...

May 21, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Sure, ESPN's miking of Penguins star Mario Lemieux for Game I of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals seemed like a nice idea, but mild-mannered Mario gave a predictably tame audio...

May 21, 2001 | Peter King
Unlike their defunct league, a few Ex-FLers do have a football future

May 21, 2001 | Peter King
Howard EhmkeFamed winner of 1929 Series Game 1 for A's began 15-year career with Federal League's Buffalo Blues in '15.

May 21, 2001 | Mark Beech
The bluegrass state had barely recovered from its annual Kentucky Derby bacchanal when grim news hit: Pregnant mares were experiencing an unusually high number of stillbirths and miscarriages. By...

May 21, 2001
Last week Charles Whitcomb, chair of the NCAA's Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, said his group would look into banning the likes of Illinois's Chief Illiniwek (left) and Florida...

May 21, 2001 | Mark Beech
19Straight times, dating to the 2000 Masters, that the Dow Jones Industrials closed higher on the first trading day after Tiger Woods finished a U.S. golf tournament.

May 21, 2001
Ever wonder why the sports reruns you see on ESPN Classic rarely predate the early 1970s? According to Ron Simon, a curator for the Museum of Television and Radio in New York City, the networks...

May 21, 2001
Where you've seen him: In those ubiquitous commercials for the Emanski video series, his all instructional tapes.

May 21, 2001
Ordered•By arbitrator Alan Symonette, the reinstatement of nine of the 22 big league umps who lost their jobs following a July 1999 mass resignation. In a case-by-case analysis, Symonette ruled...

May 21, 2001
History can be less than kind to the wearer of the headband, the signature 1970s headdress that has experienced a minirenaissance in this year's NBA playoffs. Vince Carter (center) and his fellow...

May 21, 2001
Despite his glowering visage, we always knew there was a kinder, gentler Lawrence Taylor. Now the NFL Hall of Famer is going to showcase his softer side. Taylor, who's been attempting to...

May 21, 2001
Claiming that the promotion of milk is racist because many blacks and Hispanics are lactose intolerant, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called for the Indy 500 to replace the winner's...

May 21, 2001
DEION SANDERSReds outfielder and sometime NFL cornerback, on reports that the Redskins were considering cutting him: "That's a positive move for them. They need to move on."

May 21, 2001
Bill Straub, LINCOLN, NEB.BowlingStraub, 50, the women's and men's coach at Nebraska, guided the women Cornhuskers to a 4-1 defeat of Arizona State for their fifth national title in the past 10...

May 21, 2001
Go for the pin as Alan Shipnuck takes an irreverent look at the Tour and Gary Van Sickle brings you into the bunker, each week at golfplus.cnnsi.com.

May 21, 2001 | Michael Farber
To get past the Devils, the Penguins first must get past New Jersey's chippy and worldly star, Bobby Holik

May 21, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
In a star-studded lineup, the Avalanche player to watch at crunch time is Chris Drury

May 21, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
With new manager Larry Bowa laying down the law, the formerly phlegmatic Phillies have gone from grim to grins

May 21, 2001
St. Louis BluesCardinals centerfielder Jim Edmonds is tagged out by Cubs catcher Joe Girardi while trying to score from second on a single by J.D. Drew (page 76).

May 21, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Finally playing like champions again, the Lakers floored the Kings with a deadly one-two: Shaquille O'Neal's power and Kobe Bryant's speed

May 21, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
The Spurs rolled into the conference finals with four unsung veterans manning the backcourt

May 21, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
IN ROUND 2 OF THE NBA PLAYOFFS, THE STAKES ARE HIGH, AND MOST TEAMS PLAY IT CLOSE TO THE VEST. BUT SI SHARED A WEEK WITH THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS AS THEY PLAYED THE BIGGEST GAMES OF THEIR BASKETBALL...

May 21, 2001
Boxing

May 21, 2001 | Franz Lidz
Middle MarchFélix Trinidad began his 160-pound campaign with a brutal TKO of William Joppy

May 21, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
In the SwingThe Cardinals swept into first, thanks in large part to surprising slugger J.D. Drew

May 21, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
An advance scout who covers both leagues reflects on what he saw and heard last week.

May 21, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
MARLINS 3, PADRES 0 May 13

May 21, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
While power-hitting shortstops have become the norm in the American League, they remain a rarity in the National. The sole exception is the Giants' Rich Aurilia (left), who through Sunday had...

May 21, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Jumbo-sized reliever Rich Garces is a big hit among Red Sox fans

May 21, 2001 | Seth Davis
A Risk Worth TakingFor many high school and college stars, the decision to go pro early is a sound one

May 21, 2001 | Seth Davis
If you thought North Carolina coach Matt Doherty had it tough last season, which came to a tearful conclusion after a second-round loss to Penn State in the NCAA tournament, wait till next season....

May 21, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Do you have an annoying brother-in-law? Mr. Can I Help You with the Dishes, Mrs. Cleaver? Mr. Always One Better? Bill Laurie does.