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February 23, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 8

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Hermann Maier Cover - Sports Illustrated February 23, 1998

February 23, 1998 | Michael Farber
Canada's Net Result

February 23, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
With the Olympic break upon us, here are some awards for the first half of the NHL season.

February 23, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
The Untouchable

February 23, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
After being dealt to Portland last Friday in the six-player swap that sent Kenny Anderson to Toronto, Damon Stoudamire quickly sought assurances from the Trail Blazers that they wouldn't unload...

February 23, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Garbage In, Garbage OutGetting equal value is an elusive goal, as teams trying to deal before the Feb. 19 trading deadline have found. One swap consummated last June, however, seems the epitome of...

February 23, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Feb. 22SAN ANTONIO ATPHOENIX

February 23, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
Tyrone Hill of the Bucks gives the lowdown on D down low

February 23, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
Refuse to Lose

February 23, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
After a tumultuous week that saw three of our No. 2 seeds lose—Kentucky to Mississippi, Connecticut to West Virginia, and Utah to Wyoming—our selection committee was ready to kick some tail and...

February 23, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
New Mexico at TCUSaturday, Feb. 21

February 23, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
Florida's flashy guard knows no limitations but is acknowledging others'

February 23, 1998 | Rick Reilly
In honor of the single worst debut by a sport in Olympic history, please memorize the following snowboarding terms and have them tattooed somewhere extremely rad.

February 23, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
Augusts 9, 1971

February 23, 1998
If more people could have Gordon Gund's inner drive to succeed in life, regardless of the odds, this world would be a better place.—JOEL FREIMARK, Beachwood, Ohio

February 23, 1998
Letters to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should include the name, address and home telephone number of the writer. They may be mailed to The Editor, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Time & Life Building, New York,...

February 23, 1998
(www.cnnsi.com)SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news. Check out Swimsuit '98 Extra!, including a complete portfolio of photos from the swimsuit...

February 23, 1998 | Gerry Callahan
Fans know the rules. You don't boo a player who has more floor burns than field goal attempts. You don't boo a high school or college athlete unless he drives a more expensive car than you do. You...

February 23, 1998 | Gerry Callahan
•That Hideki Irabu's new translator has a lexicon of colorful New Yorkese handy if the $12.8 million righty again fails to deliver.

February 23, 1998

February 23, 1998
120,250,000Combined value, in dollars, of the top 10 NFL free-agent signings through Monday.

February 23, 1998
SUMMER OR WINTER

February 23, 1998
Assuming the PGA Tour's appeal doesn't park Casey Martin's plans to use a cart in tournaments, he may want to concentrate on his tee shots and leave the driving to one of these well-known...

February 23, 1998
The couple who bought Deer Lake, the six-acre compound in eastern Pennsylvania that Muhammad Ali used for his training camp for nine years, is turning it into a bed and breakfast.

February 23, 1998
HARRO ESMARCHOfficial of the International Luge Federation, on the IOC's nixing of a unisex doubles luge event: "Some people's fantasies have no boundaries."

February 23, 1998 | Merrell Noden
The first female pole vaulting at the Millrose Games was a sight to behold

February 23, 1998 | Charles Hirshberg
A March to Madnessby John FeinsteinLittle, Brown and Company, $24.95

February 23, 1998 | Michael Finkel
Marine cinematographer Al Giddings has filmed in every ocean on the planet

February 23, 1998 | Michael Finkel
Talking about his playing days in the Negro leagues, the great third baseman Judy Johnson once said, "There was always sun shining someplace." In the spirit of Black History Month—and of this...

February 23, 1998
Clint Long, a freshman heavyweight wrestler for Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa, received an unusual greeting before a meet last month. "The other team's coach came up to me and asked,...

February 23, 1998
Harmon Hisek, Tyndall, S.Dak.WrestlingHannon, a senior on the Bon Homme High team, had gone undefeated in the 135-pound class in leading the Cavaliers to a 16-1 dual-meet record through Sunday....

February 23, 1998
Departments

February 23, 1998 | John Walters
Olympics: Final Days

February 23, 1998 | John Walters
Daredevils Live! Shattering the Records. We fervently hope that's all that's shattered in this made-for-TV event, brought to us by—who else?—Fox (Tuesday, 8 p.m.)-Motorcycle stuntman Robbie...

February 23, 1998 | Steve Rushin

February 23, 1998
Foot FaultDespite this aerial misstep, Stacy Dragila became the Millrose Games' first women's pole vault champion with a clearance of 13'9¾" at Madison Square Garden.

February 23, 1998 | Tim Layden

February 23, 1998 | E.M. Swift

February 23, 1998 | Phil Taylor

February 23, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
When John Huston heated up, Hawaii was hit with a record low

February 23, 1998 | John Garrity
Battered by the Martin case, Tim Finchem nonetheless deserves respect

February 23, 1998 | Ed Hinton
After 19 failed attempts, seven-time Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt finally won his first Daytona 500—and even a guy as ornery as the Man in Black got a little misty over that

February 23, 1998 | Alexander Wolff

February 23, 1998 | Alexander Wolff
Here's what has happened to the top 15 prospects in the high school class of 1996 (as ranked by Bob Gibbons, publisher of the All-Star Sports recruiting newsletter): Some went straight to the NBA,...

February 23, 1998 | Tom Verducci

February 23, 1998 | Rick Reilly

February 23, 1998
MOTOR SPORTS

February 23, 1998 | Ed Hinton
Picking Up Speed

February 23, 1998 | Ed Hinton
Looks Are EverythingWhat makes a new NASCAR car model "new"? Mostly body changes, which affect aerodynamics and handling. As a rule, new race cars don't do all that well in their first year on the...

February 23, 1998 | Ed Hinton
The number of races Dale Earnhardt has won in more than two decades of competition at Daytona International Speedway. Although it took the Intimidator 20 attempts before he finally won the Daytona...

February 23, 1998
Brace Yourself: How to follow up the most lucrative season ever by a female golfer? Annika Sorenstam changed everything. She appeared at the Los Angeles Women's Championship in new Nike shoes,...

February 23, 1998
The news from Johannesburg on Monday was that Ernie Els didn't win. South Africa's national hero had won his country's Open title the previous week, then tracked Zimbabwe's Tony Johnstone for...

February 23, 1998
Corey Pavin still hasn't won since shaving off his trademark mustache last fall. "I tried growing it back but didn't like how it came in," says the '95 U.S. Open champ. Maybe he should try a style...

February 23, 1998
What do these players have in common?

February 23, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
Could Sorenstam and Webb keep up with the big boys?

February 23, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
162Slope rating from the back tees at Hawaii's Koolau Golf Course, reputed to be the most difficult in the U.S. The slope at Pebble Beach is 142.

February 23, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

February 23, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
Go ahead, hand it to Huston, but don't forget about San Antonio. Let the record show that there were Texas-sized differences between last week's Hawaiian Open, at which John Huston finished 28...

February 23, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
His Next StepEveryone's wondering where Casey Martin will play

February 23, 1998 | Compiled by Gary B. Smith
Hale Irwin: "Gil Morgan has become a real pain."

February 23, 1998 | Greg Norman
It's unbelievable. Once again my friendship with President Clinton has made me an unwitting player in the biggest news story in the world. As bad as I felt when the President injured his knee in a...