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June 02, 1997 | Volume 86, Issue 22

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Eric Messier Cover - Sports Illustrated June 02, 1997

June 02, 1997
UCLA? No. 1 jock school? Please! The Bruins wear baby blue!SUE THISDELL, GLENDALE, CALIF.

June 02, 1997
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED sometimes carries ads containing perfume or cologne samples. Subscribers who would prefer copies without scent strips should write to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, P.O. Box 60001, Tampa,...

June 02, 1997 | John Walters
Saturday 5/31PRO FOOTBALLFire at DragonsMight Rhein versus Barcelona be a preview of the June 22 World Bowl? Barcelona, behind quarterback and likely MVP Jon Kitna, won the WLAF first-half season...

June 02, 1997 | John Walters
As a color commentator, Bill Walton will be nearly as much a presence during the NBA Finals (beginning this week on NBC) as he was 20 years ago in leading the Portland Trail Blazers to their only...

June 02, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch

June 02, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
13Age of Dmitry Kudryashov, who became the world's youngest pro soccer player when he debuted with Zenit Izhevsk in the Russian second division.

June 02, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Bring up Bobby Jones in a roomful of spoils fans, and confusion sets in. Do you mean (below, clockwise from upper left) the legendary golfer of the 1920s, the Philadelphia 76er of the '80s,...

June 02, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
A man charged with simple battery for punching Diamond Duck, the mascot for the Triple A Richmond Braves, in the stomach admitted striking the costumed woman but told police he had only done what...

June 02, 1997 | Edited by Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
Pete VuckovichPittsburgh Pirates pitching coach, after being ejected from a game against the St. Louis Cardinals for arguing from the dugout with first base umpire Randy Marsh: "I was a victim of...

June 02, 1997 | Hank Hersch
Long Shots: The Life and Times of the American Basketball Association; HBO; premieres June 9

June 02, 1997 | Ed Hinton

June 02, 1997 | Ed Hinton
Auto Racing has never been a sport for the impecunious, and the already substantial cost of fielding a competitive car has risen steeply in recent years. So have the prices sponsors pay to put...

June 02, 1997 | Phil Taylor

June 02, 1997 | Richard Deutsch
MAY 27, 1963

June 02, 1997 | Richard Hoffer
In the West, aging stars of the Rockets and the Jazz gave it their best—and perhaps last—shot

June 02, 1997 | Tom Verducci

June 02, 1997 | Steve Harrison
Without major stars LSU has ruled NCAA women's track for 10 years

June 02, 1997 | Michael Bamberger
Princeton shocked Maryland with an early flurry and then romped to another national championship

June 02, 1997 | Michael Farber
In the fiercest rivalry in pro sports, the Red Wings upset the Avalanche to set up a face-off with the Flyers for the Stanley Cup

June 02, 1997 | Gerry Callahan

June 02, 1997 | Michael Farber
He may have a fast bat, but the Rockies' Andres Galarraga is even faster to flash a smile

June 02, 1997 | Tim Crothers

June 02, 1997
Shane BattierBIRMINGHAM, MICH.

June 02, 1997 | Pat Butcher
Match races are nothing new; passions ran hot in such duels 400 years ago

June 02, 1997 | Michael Bamberger
Frank Robinson is back where he belongs: in the game

June 02, 1997 | Steve Lopez
Requiring a 12-year-old girl catcher to wear a boy's protector was a low blow

June 02, 1997
Bowie Wins NCAA Final

June 02, 1997
•TIGER WOODS: After paying him $13 million over five years, do you think American Express will put him in a "Do you know me?" ad?

June 02, 1997
160The career victories of Gary Player, who this week will be inducted into the Memorial Tournament's Captains Club, after he won the Daiichi Seimei Cup on Sunday in Sanmu, Japan.

June 02, 1997 | Jim Furyk
Most pros love playing in the Memorial Tournament because it's Jack Nicklaus's event, the course (Muirfield Village) is terrific, and the clubhouse has the best food on Tour. But the main reason...

June 02, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
Tigermania a soared to new heights at the Colonial, but Woods himself stumbled over a bump in the road

June 02, 1997 | Gary Van Sickle
Paul Stankowski used to think it was cool to be wild and crazy, but these days he's content to terrorize the Tour with his game