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May 18, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 20

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May 18, 1998
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May 18, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news. This week get the inside word on the NBA and NHL conference finals. SI's Phil Taylor, Marty Burns, Kostya...

May 18, 1998 | Paul Gutierrez
October 20, 1986

May 18, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Before there was Dateline, Nightline, Outside the Lines, Inside Edition, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, there were heroes.

May 18, 1998
Let's forgive George Toliver, but let's not blame someone else—IRS agents and prosecutors—for his troubles.—RICHARD F. TEETSEL TONAWANDA, N.Y.

May 18, 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,...

May 18, 1998
Divus InterruptusVin Baker of the Sonics has fallen and can't get up, mainly because Derek Fisher of the Lakers has a firm hold on Baker's arm as the two struggle for a loose ball in their playoff...

May 18, 1998 | Gerry Callahan
Mickey mantle died nearly three years ago, but in an age when advertising is far more advanced than medical science, no one ever really dies. The deceased or, rather, his heirs, just hire agents...

May 18, 1998 | Gerry Callahan
•That Monica Lewinsky show up at a Capitals game so someone in Washington would get interested in the NHL playoffs.

May 18, 1998
Big Loss for the NCAAA $67 Million Blunder?

May 18, 1998
78Percent more alcohol consumed on average by college athletes than by students who aren't athletes, according to a study in the Journal of American College Health.

May 18, 1998
YES

May 18, 1998
SATURDAY IS Pole Day at the Brickyard, the day drivers jockey for the inside spot on the front row of the May 24 Indianapolis 500. But how much does the pole matter once the green flag falls? Only...

May 18, 1998
Before Patrick Ewing suited up for Game 2 of the Knicks-Pacers series, countless scribes evoked the image of another New York big man's return—Willis Reed's heroic hobble onto the Madison Square...

May 18, 1998
Saying that men and boys want their hair cut where there are "no strange smells, crazy curlers or female gossip," the owners of Sports Clips sports-themed barber shops will allow males to "huddle...

May 18, 1998
BILL PULSIPHERLefthanded pitcher for the New York Mets' Triple A club in Norfolk, Va., on his request to be called up or traded: "What does it hurt to ask? All they can say is yes or no, and I...

May 18, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
By being an impatient patient, Patrick Ewing forged a remarkable comeback

May 18, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
Puny purses force many good fighters to moonlight

May 18, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
May and June are to soccer fans what April is to accountants—the busy time of the year. Major League Soccer is in full swing in this country, championship cups are being contested across Europe,...

May 18, 1998 | Seth Davis
Brothers Casey and Ryan Powell lead Syracuse's quest for another NCAA title

May 18, 1998 | Loren Mooney
Mountain bikes bearing the names of high-performance cars—among them BMW, Mercedes and Porsche—have been available for several years. Mercedes, in fact, supports a pro mountain biking team, and...

May 18, 1998 | Michael Finkel
When the river thaws in Nenana, Alaska, a pile of money changes hands

May 18, 1998
If you remember John Home at all, ifs no doubt from his meltdown in the moments after last June's Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield fight. Then one of Iron Mike's two managers—installed by promoter Don...

May 18, 1998
Gabe Downey, Merriam, Kans.DivingGabe, a senior at Shawnee Mission North High, won the state one-meter springboard crown with a record score of 525.00 points, to become the first Kansas schoolboy...

May 18, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 5/16

May 18, 1998 | John Walters
Nebuchadnezzar erected an oasis in the desert and called it the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; Jerry Colangelo built (for $355 million) an oasis and named it the Bank One Ballpark. In a piece on...

May 18, 1998 | Tom Verducci

May 18, 1998 | Phil Taylor
Piling up points, pounding the boards and passing shrewdly Shaquille O'Neal proved to the Sonics that's he's both an irresistible force and an immovable object

May 18, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim

May 18, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
It may not have been the best game ever pitched. It wasn't a perfecto, at least by baseball's definition. It certainly wasn't as efficient as the 78-pitch gem thrown by the Braves' Greg Maddux a...

May 18, 1998 | Michael Farber
Quicker whistles in cases of obstruction have resulted in a sweeping change in the way hockey is played. In this postseason, a team must be quick, with a lethal power play, or it will be dead

May 18, 1998 | Michael Farber
SI RATES the power plays of the eight teams remaining in the playoffs.

May 18, 1998 | Ian Thomsen

May 18, 1998 | Tim Layden

May 18, 1998 | Tim Layden
Ricky Williams (above) enters the 1998 season with a chance to eclipse three longstanding career records: He needs 1,928 yards on the ground to break Tony Dorsett's NCAA mark, 20 rushing...

May 18, 1998
THE NHLHow playoffs shape the free-agent marketBellows's comebackLeague should have suspended Marshall

May 18, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Bucks Stop Here

May 18, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
MAY 18, 1971, CANADIENS VS. BLACKHAWKSTrailing 2-0 in the second period of Game 7 in Chicago, Montreal roared back. Jacques Lemaire blasted a 65-foot shot past Blackhawks goalie Tony Esposito, and...

May 18, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
Two players who have made a huge impact for the Senators, trailing 2-0 at week's end in their second-round series against the Capitals, are defenseman Lance Pitlick and forward Bruce Gardiner....

May 18, 1998 | Tim Crothers
Not-So-Fab Five

May 18, 1998 | Tim Crothers
On May 6 at Veterans Stadium, the Rockies trailed the Phillies 5-1 in the sixth but had the bases loaded against lefthander Matt Beech, who had allowed five straight batters to reach base....

May 18, 1998 | Tim Crothers
When the Blue Jays acquired rookie sensation Jose Cruz Jr. from the Mariners for middling relievers Paul Spoljaric and Mike Timlin last July 31, it was considered the steal of the year. Cruz...

May 18, 1998 | Keith Olbermann
Wunderkind fireballers, like Kerry Wood, often burn out early

May 18, 1998 | Paul Gutierrez
The death of his infant son turned Melvin Nieves's values right side up

May 18, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
One for the Road?

May 18, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Sources say the Kings are close to signing 6'9" forward Predrag Stojakovic, 20, whose contract with PAOK in Greece expires on May 24. Vice president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie was...

May 18, 1998 | William Nack

May 18, 1998 | John Garrity
All systems are go for John Mahaffey, who is fired up now that it's time to hit the Senior tour

May 18, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
Slump? What slump? Tiger Woods wondered after his win in Atlanta

May 18, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
A wagering man looking for a good bet to win this week's GTE Byron Nelson Classic in Irving, Texas, would be wise to put his money on one of the players whose 1998 numbers are listed below. Woods,...

May 18, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Casey's Last StandAs he fights for a place in the game, Casey Martin voices fears about his future

May 18, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
What do these players have in common?

May 18, 1998 | Ron Del Barrio
Big egos? Power trips? As the pro at a course where stars from Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Eddie Van Halen and Heather Locklear practice, I deal with celebrities every day. My...

May 18, 1998
Gary McCord, who turns 50 on May 23, is already celebrating. At a birthday party attended by Cheech Marin, Johnny Bench, Mark and Sheryl Calcavecchia, Phil and Amy Mickelson, and other dignitaries...

May 18, 1998
Jim Dent successfully defended his Home Depot Seniors Invitational crown on Sunday, the day after his 59th birthday. His 12th Senior tour title was worth $165,000. He built a five-shot lead in the...

May 18, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
Yup, Corey Pavin is king of the Tour's Lone Star swing

May 18, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
189.4Net income, in millions of dollars, earned by the PGA Tour in 1997 on revenue totaling $359.4 million.

May 18, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGAByron Nelson Classic, TPC at Las Colinas (below) and Cottonwood Valley, Irving, TexasThe Nelson champ has gone on to win the money title seven times, as Tiger Woods did in '97

May 18, 1998 | Jack McCallum
You're not inconsistent my friend. You're no good

May 18, 1998 | Jaime Diaz