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May 25, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 21

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Mike Piazza Cover - Sports Illustrated May 25, 1998

May 25, 1998 | Ed Hinton
Foyt's Boat Is In

May 25, 1998 | Loren Mooney
Greg Moore is CART's youngest three-time winner and its points leader

May 25, 1998 | Loren Mooney
10The number of racing movies in various stages of production, including a Formula One film to star Sylvester Stallone, a NASCAR action-romance and a feature-length version of the cartoon show...

May 25, 1998 | Grant Wahl
As Right As Reyna

May 25, 1998 | Grant Wahl
Spoon-Bending psychic Uri Geller, an Israeli who now lives near London, has put his supernatural powers to work for England's team. He says that last month he planted "magic crystals" on the field...

May 25, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Thank you, graduates. Please be seated. It's an honor to address the college athletes who are going on to the pros this year. If I may, I'd like to offer just a few pieces of advice.

May 25, 1998
Bryant isn't the next Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson; he's the first Kobe Bryant.—Ashley Neameyer, Rolla, N. Dak.

May 25, 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 25, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
April 26, 1976

May 25, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
We have a winner. All you guys looking to be James Dean or John Belushi can retire the act. The sweepstakes of self-destruction is now over, the contest for talent squandered is closed. So all you...

May 25, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
•That overweight Little League pitchers draw hope from the masterful performances of those big league big boys, David Wells and Kerry Wood.

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May 25, 1998
200,000Yearly savings, in dollars, as a consequence of the Dodgers' closing their executive dining room, a corporate perk offered continuously since the franchise's days in Brooklyn.

May 25, 1998
MICHAEL OLOWOKANDILogic dictates that the Clippers trade the pick, but they would probably swap it to reacquire Stanley Roberts. They should take Olowokandi, a raw talent from England who...

May 25, 1998
Marion Jones's 10.7l-second 100-meter dash last week in Chengdu, China, electrified the world of track and field. No, it wasn't a world record—it was simply within shouting distance of the mark,...

May 25, 1998
If you believe the stories, no roundballer ever performed more magic on the playground than Earl Manigault (right), who died last week at age 53 of heart failure. Considered by some experts to be...

May 25, 1998
A California construction company is building houses that include a room known as the Fort, a "harmless getaway," as the company's brochure puts it, for men "to hang out, smoke cigars, watch...

May 25, 1998
DEL HARRISLakers coach, expanding on forward Robert Horry's description of L.A.'s attack in Game I against Utah as a "Wizard of Oz offense" with no heart, no brains and no courage: "Yeah, and no...

May 25, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 5/23Yankees at Red SoxDeep Impact. Godzilla. Reggie Miller. Burying New York has supplanted baseball as America's pastime. Except when it comes to the Yankees, whose record (28-9 through...

May 25, 1998 | John Walters
He never took a shift off. ESPN hockey commentator Gary Thorne was every bit as entertaining and energetic during the 92nd minute of the May 12 double-overtime thriller between the Blues and the...

May 25, 1998
Departments

May 25, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats. This week stay on track with complete coverage of the Indianapolis 500. And follow all the...

May 25, 1998
Melanie Kosoff, Sumner, Wash.WeightliftingKosoff, 23, a gymnastics coach, won a women's national title for the second straight year, this time in the 53-kilogram class. She established two U.S....

May 25, 1998 | Michael Bamberger

May 25, 1998
Pitcher PerfectThe last delivery that the Yankees' David Wells threw to the last Twins batter he faced, Pat Meares, resulted in the fly-out that sealed Wells's unblemished performance (page 52).

May 25, 1998 | Tom Verducci

May 25, 1998 | Tom Verducci
The top trades in baseball history in terms of the marquee value of the players on both sides of the deal:

May 25, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
Firing a wicked fastball and a snapping curve, the Yankees' David Wells retired 27 straight Twins to complete only the 13th perfect game this century

May 25, 1998 | Austin Murphy

May 25, 1998 | Austin Murphy
Yes, he pops lots of pills and he works out rigorously, but in 10 NFL seasons, Bill Romanowski has 914 tackles and zero games missed. Maybe he's on to something. Here's a look at Romo's daily...

May 25, 1998 | Alexander Wolff

May 25, 1998 | Phil Taylor
With ageless guard John Stockton executing sagely on offense and pestering the Lakers to distraction on defense, the Jazz jumped to a 2-0 lead in the West finals

May 25, 1998 | William Nack
After his improbable victory in the Preakness, only the Belmont Stakes stands between Real Quiet and the first Triple Crown in two decades

May 25, 1998 | Michael Farber
Thanks to extraordinary role players such as Slava Kozlov, defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit remained the team to beat

May 25, 1998
BASEBALL

May 25, 1998 | Tim Crothers

May 25, 1998 | Tim Crothers
In the first inning of a May 12 game in Tampa Bay, Indians second baseman David Bell fielded a double play grounder and flipped the ball to shortstop Omar Vizquel, who stepped on second—but...

May 25, 1998 | Tim Crothers
Doug Bochtler, the Tigers' righthanded reliever, is also the team barber and resident magician. He does about seven haircuts a week, and his clients range from manager Buddy Bell to his teammates'...

May 25, 1998 | Keith Olbermann
The world champion Marlins' fire sale is nothing new to baseball

May 25, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Godzilla Power

May 25, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
When Blues right wing Brett Hull is at the top of his game, he gets lots of shots and scores regularly. But in St. Louis's second-round series against the Red Wings, which Detroit led 3-2 at...

May 25, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
MAY 25, 1994.RANGERS VS. DEVILS

May 25, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
The Hornets' Nest

May 25, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Dismiss all that talk of Sonics coach George Karl's taking the Nuggets job. Sources close to Karl say he's not interested, and word out of Denver is that general manager Dan Issel is leaning...

May 25, 1998 | Ivan Maisel

May 25, 1998 | Curt Sampson
Fans and even Tour pros circle the old man's cart, jostling for a look at golf nobility. "Everybody thanks me for being here, even the players," an amused Byron Nelson said last week at the GTE...

May 25, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
Recovered from an emotional low, Thomas Bjorn aims for a career high

May 25, 1998 | Jaime Diaz

May 25, 1998 | Jaime Diaz

May 25, 1998 | David Noonan
Switch-putter Notah Begay went lower than low on the Nike tour

May 25, 1998
Puckish Jerry Kelly traded his skates for golf spikes

May 25, 1998 | Jerry Haas
Golf is all about decision-making. Choose a club, make a swing and take the consequences. The feedback is immediate. In the real world, however, things can get more complicated.

May 25, 1998
Like a Hole In the Head: While practicing at Iowa City's Finkbine Golf Course, supermarket manager Christian Owen (below) paid special attention to the 8th hole, where a hole in one during a...

May 25, 1998
What do these players have in common?

May 25, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
There was a rare Monty sighting at last week's Benson & Hedges International Open in Thame, England. The winner of the last five Orders of Merit graced the European tour for only the second...

May 25, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
The European tour lacks big names but not serious games

May 25, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
Se Ri Pak went five months without finishing better than 11th in an LPGA event, but her first top 10 showing was a win in a major. Pak's victory at last week's LPGA Championship invites comparison...

May 25, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
European players have won seven of the last II Masters but are 0 for 27 in the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin's triumph in 1970 at Hazeltine. Here are the best Euro finishers in the '90s.

May 25, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
258Senior events played since Larry Ziegler, the winner at last week's Saint Luke's Classic, had won a tournament.

May 25, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA TourTurning Tour Pros Into Alley FightersThe MasterCard Colonial is that rare Tour event in which the fame of the host course rivals that of the players. Forever linked with five-time winner...

May 25, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
Olympic-Sized Pool of VolunteersMore than 3,500 unpaid workers will spend 70,000 person-hours to help stage the 98th U.S. Open on June 18-21 at San Francisco's Olympic Club. Volunteers serve on 52...

May 25, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
How Sweet It WasClayton (Candy Man) Heafner was known for his lumpy physique and the fattening job he had held in a Linville, N.C., candy factory. He was also celebrated for his plainspoken ways....

May 25, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
The men's Hall of Fame should be as tough to get into as the women's