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May 12, 1997 | Volume 86, Issue 19

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Karl Malone Cover - Sports Illustrated May 12, 1997

May 12, 1997 | Gerry Callahan

May 12, 1997
Cheers to Mario Lemieux for 12 successful seasons and for ending his NHL career with style and class.CLARANCE EVAN DALE SANTOS, ADELANTO, CALIF.

May 12, 1997 | Rick Reilly
With his latest tome, Dennis Rodman continues the venerable tradition of athlete as author

May 12, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 5/10PRO BASKETBALLBulls at Hawks, Jazz at LakersAtlanta hosts Chicago for weekend Games 3 and 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal, one that, with Atlanta center Dikembe Mutombo...

May 12, 1997 | John Walters
How difficult is it for a big-time football coach to go nine seasons without being fired? How much more difficult is it when your top assistant is Jerry Van Dyke? All good—and, in the case of the...

May 12, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

May 12, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
37,000,000,000Cumulative TV viewers expected for the 64 matches of soccer's 1998 World Cup, more than twice the number who watched the '96 Olympics.

May 12, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
With deftly placed fingers and a lot of practice, top pitchers can make baseballs behave in ways that leave batters baffled. Here's a look at four of the game's nastier pitches moments before they...

May 12, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Since the NBA popularized Dream Team as a moniker for the 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball squad, the phrase has been used to describe many groups of elite professionals, from O.J. Simpson's lawyers...

May 12, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
A survey by the men's and women's college basketball coaches' associations drew responses from 689 male and 1,086 female players to statements about sportsmanship. A sampling:

May 12, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
In efforts to end a season long slump, Exeter City, a third-division English soccer club, hired psychic Uri Geller to place special "energy-infused" crystals behind the team's goal.

May 12, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Bill Fitch Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, who were swept in the first round of postseason play by the Jazz, on why he wouldn't speculate on Utah's chances in the second round: "I don't get...

May 12, 1997 | Ron Fimrite
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, Villard, 288 pages ($24.95)

May 12, 1997
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED offers current and past articles, photos and special multimedia features on CompuServe (GO SPORTS) and on the Internet ( To subscribe to CompuServe,...

May 12, 1997 | Leigh Montville
A dramatic NCAA men's volleyball final ends with a dynasty in disrepair

May 12, 1997 | Phil Taylor

May 12, 1997 | S.L. Price
The Heat wavered before making the Magic disappear

May 12, 1997 | David Fleming
The fired-up Jazz came at the Lakers with uncharacteristic ardor in the opener of their semifinal series

May 12, 1997 | Bill Colson
Those who passed by the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress outside Orlando one day in March 1995 would have seen a curious sight: SI senior writer Gary Smith heaving the contents of his roommate's...

May 12, 1997 | William Nack
After a stride-for-stride stretch duel and a photo finish, the Kentucky Derby went to Silver Charm

May 12, 1997 | Michael Farber
Fast, bruising Avalanche power forward Adam Deadmarsh is ready to be a big-time NHL star

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May 12, 1997 | Michael Bamberger

May 12, 1997 | John Garrity

May 12, 1997 | John Ed Bradley

May 12, 1997 | Tom Verducci

May 12, 1997 | Tim Crothers

May 12, 1997 | Jackie MacMullan
Even in defeat, the Magic's Hardaway comes out a winner The Timberwolves look to lock up Garnett

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May 12, 1997
•HALE IRWIN: Last week, after he had won for the fourth time this year, we wondered if anyone could beat him. On Sunday, when he shot 75 in the Bruno's Memorial, we learned that Hale Irwin could.

May 12, 1997
35Consecutive tournaments in which Vijay Singh has been in the money, the longest current streak on Tour. Singh last missed the cut at the 1995 PGA.

May 12, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
Phil Blackmar overcame a late mistake at the Houston Open for his first win since 1988

May 12, 1997 | Allen Doyle
When I turned pro two years ago, at 46, I had an eye on the Senior tour, which I'll be eligible for in June 1998. Little did I know I would wind up spending two years on the regular Tour competing...

May 12, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle

May 12, 1997 | Kelli Anderson
Tammie Green got her career back on track by winning what some see as an extra LPGA major