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March 30, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 13

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Nazr Mohammed Cover - Sports Illustrated March 30, 1998

March 30, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Root for Rick Majerus. Root for Utah. Root for the 300-pound bag of cholesterol in the wrinkled sweater and the crinkled dome. Go ahead. Give into Starch Madness.

March 30, 1998
Pat Summitt sounds more like Bobby Knight than John Wooden.—Dave Bell, Coral Gables, Fla.

March 30, 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,...

March 30, 1998
(www.cnnsi.com)SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN join forces on the Internet to offer complete coverage of the men's and women's NCAA Final Four. Catch the latest news and results, in-depth team matchups...

March 30, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
April 23, 1962

March 30, 1998 | Jack McCallum
While the NBA nervously ponders a future without Michael Jordan, I worry about the larger implications of His Airness's possible departure at the end of this season. To wit: Who will replace...

March 30, 1998 | Jack McCallum
•That the kidney donated by Linda Simmons to hubby Oklahoma State football coach Bob Simmons bring the couple even closer than they already obviously are.

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2Horses used by the Masked Rider, Texas Tech's mascot, who have died in freak collisions in the last four years, the latest having run chestfirst into a fence.

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YESReplay's fate after six years in exile has probably been decided as you read this. The fact is, as long as giant replay screens dot every stadium, networks cover games with replays from at...

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This decade has been unkind to Final Four teams that have—either by beating the highest seeds they could have faced or by finishing with the slimmest victory margins—traveled the most rigorous...

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Clyde Drexler, one of the NBA's alltime greatest and an alum of celebrated Phi Slamma Jamma, will return to the University of Houston as coach after this season. But as the following examples...

March 30, 1998
Thirteen nuns from an order in Edmonton laid a small hockey stick and a puck at the foot of a statue of Jesus as part of a prayer ritual to keep the Oilers from leaving town.

March 30, 1998
MARTY BRENNAMANCincinnati Reds radio man, on an erroneous report that broadcasting partner Joe Nuxhall had expired: "If Joe's dead, that explains a lot."

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Departments

March 30, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 3/28

March 30, 1998 | John Walters
The final minute of the Utah-West Virginia nail-biter in the NCAA regional semifinals last Thursday dragged on for nine minutes in real time partly because it was saturated with 4½ minutes of ads....

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Wanda Rucker, Cocoa, Fla.FishingRucker, 48, a communication specialist, became the first woman to win a Red Man bass tournament when she finished first at the Red Man Gator Division qualifier. She...

March 30, 1998 | Alexander Wolff

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The Soccer Flayer......who mistook his opponent for a hat. Guinea's Souleymane Oulare models the latest in smart millinery—Cameroon's Marc Vivien Foe.

March 30, 1998 | S.L. Price
The four latest Cuban players to defect risked their lives at sea and abandoned their families to anguish back home

March 30, 1998 | Johnette Howard

March 30, 1998 | Michael Silver

March 30, 1998 | Tim Crothers
A lot of ballplayers, like Boston's John Valentin, get off to such each year that not even a séance can awaken their dead wood

March 30, 1998 | Steve Rushin
So you think could run a professional team because you believe you understand free agency, salary caps, luxury taxes and all the other arcania that are the mother's milk of modern-day sports?...

March 30, 1998 | S.L. Price
Behind the grim game fane that has made him one of the NBA's least popular—though most imposing—players, is a vulnerable man still pained by memories of his lonely, awkward youth

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MOTOR SPORTS

March 30, 1998 | Ed Hinton
Safe and Sound

March 30, 1998 | Loren Mooney
Jeremy McGrath has a knack for the Nac Nac—and for winning big

March 30, 1998 | Loren Mooney
297The weight, in tons, of the equipment CART will haul to Motegi, Japan, for the inaugural Budweiser 500 on March 28. The $60 million cargo, which fills three MD-II FedEx aircraft, includes 58...

March 30, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Legend at Large

March 30, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
A Winning Tribute

March 30, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Don't look for the Pistons to make a run at Bulls coach Phil Jackson at season's end. Sources say Detroit won't spend more than $2 million a year on a replacement for Doug Collins, or at least...

March 30, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
March 31UTAH AT SEATTLEKey Arena

March 30, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Three-for-All

March 30, 1998 | Marty Burns
Magic coach Chuck Daly's success hinges on how well he deploys his subs

March 30, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
The Wait Is Over

March 30, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
G KIRK MCLEANHurricanes1997-98 salary: $2.5 million

March 30, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
Could this be the start of a trend? Recently the Canadiens have successfully used defenseman Craig Rivet as a forward on a checking line. The minor leagues are filled with undersized defensemen...

March 30, 1998 | Tom Verducci
The Big Payoff?

March 30, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Dream TeenSpain's Sergio Garcia is a big hit on the Nike Tour

March 30, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
On a Bad Roll: Annika Sorenstam on Laura Davies: "She never practices, so when she misses a few putts, she starts thinking, 'What am I doing wrong?' When you don't practice much, what do you go...

March 30, 1998 | Michael Murphy
In the years since Golf in the Kingdom was published in 1972, scores of people have told me of supernormal experiences They've had while playing golf. These believers speak with such conviction,...

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A Boon from Troon? Seve Ballesteros says he doesn't want to captain the European Ryder Cup team next year, and some players think he meddled too much at Valderrama anyway. So who will captain the...

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Golf went unrewarded at Monday's Academy Awards presentation. Had the ceremony been held at the Leadbetter Academy, Oscars might have gone to:

March 30, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
Ernie Els made sure that a much-anticipated battle for Bay Hill with Tiger Woods was over before it started

March 30, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
For pros at the Players Championship, the notorious 17th hole is practically a par-2

March 30, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
122Combined ages of Charles Coody and Dale Douglass, the first team to win the regular and Legendary (60-and-over) divisions at the Legends of Golf.

March 30, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

March 30, 1998 | Walter Bingham
Jack Nicklaus missed a golden opportunity to bow out gracefully

March 30, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
On Sunday at Bay Hill, John Daly proved that, despite everything, he still retains the ability to shock. Daly did this by taking an eye-popping, head-scratching, headline-making 18 on the...

March 30, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
Due to a chronic case of poor putting, Laura Davies's shot at history came up short