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June 01, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 22

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John Stockton Cover - Sports Illustrated June 01, 1998

June 01, 1998 | Peter King
Elway's Dilemma

June 01, 1998 | David Fleming
Joe Mack is laying the groundwork in Cleveland, but for how long?

June 01, 1998 | John Solomon
Postconcussion syndrome altered Harry Carson's path

June 01, 1998 | John Schulian

June 01, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Every now and then, just when you're ready to burn your Topps, trash your Rawlings and melt your Mr. Coffee, baseball finds a peach-fuzzed kid to remind you why you loved the game in the first place.

June 01, 1998 | Richard Deutsch
April 29, 1974

June 01, 1998
The words athlete and role model are drifting further and further apart.—ANDREW THOMPSON, Richmond

June 01, 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,...

June 01, 1998 | S.L. Price
We don't want to cause a panic, but for the sake of the public welfare we think you should know: The end is coming. No, not of the NHL playoffs; that's still a ways down the road. We mean of the...

June 01, 1998 | S.L. Price
•That, after building a Lakers team that got to the brink of the NBA Finals, vice president Jerry West find an owner who appreciates him.

June 01, 1998

June 01, 1998
42Batters struck out by Kristy Goodrich of Lordstown (Ohio) High in a 21-inning fast-pitch Softball game against Bristol High.

June 01, 1998
YESPitchers who deliver discordant chin music should be punished—by the league, not by vigilantes from the opposing team's dugout. Bench-clearing brawls raise the likelihood of injuries to players...

June 01, 1998
This season the NHL—never known for a baseball-like obsession with numbers—began keeping track of eight new statistics. Sure, these figures give puckheads something to argue about and...

June 01, 1998
At least 16 New York City high school coaches in various sports are alleged to have purchased fake first-aid and CPR certificates (certification is required of all coaches) from another city coach.

June 01, 1998
MARIO ZAGALLOCoach of Brazil's World Cup soccer squad, when asked what he felt about a ban on players' wives and girlfriends from team accommodations during the tournament: "I'm in favor of sex...

June 01, 1998
Departments

June 01, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news. Stay on top of the action at the French Open with complete stats and results. And SI's Phil Taylor and...

June 01, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
At 24, .500 hitter Frank Beckhorn doesn't tempt scouts

June 01, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
There are no Summer Olympics this year, so for many sports fans, sitting through a Michael Johnson soft-drink commercial is probably what passes for paying attention to track and field. But with...

June 01, 1998 | Jay Lovinger
Forget the pageantry at Pimlico—here's Preakness viewing with true grime

June 01, 1998 | John Walters
No player or coach escapes NBC roving inquisitor Jim Gray, if he can help it

June 01, 1998 | Stephen Cannella
Every classroom had one: a kid huddled at his desk with a transistor radio surreptitiously plugged into his ear, trying to tune in to an afternoon game. Transistors—and, for that matter, daytime...

June 01, 1998 | Saul Wisnia
The Jimmy Fund began in 1948 with a hospital visit by the Boston Braves

June 01, 1998
Heidi Seibold, Santa Monica, Calif.JudoSeibold, a senior at Reed College in Portland, won a women's collegiate title for the fourth time in four years, this time in the 70-kg weight division. An...

June 01, 1998 | Joseph Nocera
Barring any last-minute glitches, the Cleveland Indians this month will make available to investors some four million shares of stock in the team. If the public buys the shares at the expected...

June 01, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 5/30College World SeriesTwo strikes and yer out! At the College World Series, the double-elimination format allows all eight schools involved a second chance after a defeat. Each day this...

June 01, 1998 | John Walters
The Knicks fell in the second round, and the Rangers failed to make the playoffs, meaning that Madison Square Garden won't play a role in either the NBA Finals (which start this week on NBC) or...

June 01, 1998 | Leigh Montville

June 01, 1998 | Leigh Montville
It may not be any consolation to the Lakers, but they're in good company. Some superb teams have suffered playoff sweeps. Here are the four other most shocking shutouts in NBA history.

June 01, 1998
Fender RenderJim Guthrie's car (foreground) crashes into that of Sam Schmidt in Turn 3 at Indy during the 500. The worst injury suffered by either driver was a broken arm (page 94).

June 01, 1998 | Marty Burns
Led by the late-game theatrics of Reggie Miller, Indiana beat the Bulls twice to send the Eastern Conference finals back to Chicago dead even

June 01, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Computerized reports, like the one at right and on succeeding pages that the Jazz had on the Bulls for the 1997 Finals, have fast become a prerequisite of postseason planning

June 01, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
(6'6", 198 lbs.) (R)

June 01, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
(6'7", 225 lbs.) (R)

June 01, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
(6'6", 198 lbs.) (R)

June 01, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
(6'2", 180 lbs.) (R)

June 01, 1998 | Tom Verducci

June 01, 1998 | Ian Thomsen

June 01, 1998 | Johnette Howard

June 01, 1998 | Michael Farber

June 01, 1998
BASEBALL

June 01, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
Diamondhacks

June 01, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
If her fellow owners can persuade Marge Schott—who is serving a two-year suspension for racially insensitive remarks—to sell the Reds, one man who would be interested in heading up a group to buy...

June 01, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
Angels shortstop Gary DiSarcina has handled every one of his 4,015 major league chances through Sunday with the same piece of tattered leather. While most big leaguers go through at least one...

June 01, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
On may 11 Cardinals manager Tony La Russa moved Ray Lankford out of the cleanup spot and into the two hole to try to jump-start his bat. The move worked out well enough for Lankford, who hit .316...

June 01, 1998 | Keith Olbermann
Some 30 years before Jackie Robinson, there was Jimmy Claxton

June 01, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
Finally a full-time backstop, Eddie Taubensee is making up for lost time

June 01, 1998 | Ed Hinton
Fortunate 500

June 01, 1998 | Loren Mooney
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is an emerging driver and an expert on tough love

June 01, 1998 | Loren Mooney
5 Victories this season by the resurgent McLaren-Mercedes team, which won Monaco's Grand Prix on Sunday. Including the 1997 finale, McLaren-Mercedes has triumphed in six of the last seven Formula...

June 01, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
Mark James hasn't campaigned to be Ryder Cup captain, as one Euro star did last week, but he's likely to get the job anyway

June 01, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Pixie SticksClubmaker George Todd lightens the load for young golfers

June 01, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
What do these players have in common?

June 01, 1998 | Notah Begay III
My own dad couldn't believe I shot 59 at the Nike Dominion Open two weeks ago. When my brother Greg told him, Dad said, "You heard wrong, son. If Notah shot 59, I'll kiss his butt." Greg said,...

June 01, 1998
Texas Tornado: Laura Davies (below) used a new driver and a tailwind to drive die 368-yard par-4 4th hole at Stonebriar Country Club during last week's LPGA Skins Game in Frisco, Texas. She won...

June 01, 1998
Before they were famous, they were faces in the crowd, kids with a pipe dream shared by thousands of junior golfers. They wanted to be tour pros. Unlike the rest of the crowd, these six—two...

June 01, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle

June 01, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
It's the only way to survive on the PGA Tour

June 01, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
24Years between Tom Watson's first Tour victory, at the 1974 Western Open, and his latest, at last week's Colonial.

June 01, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

June 01, 1998 | Walter Bingham
To be understood on television, announcers are required to talk the talk