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June 08, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 23

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Michael Jordan Cover - Sports Illustrated June 08, 1998

June 08, 1998 | Rick Reilly
So I was walking home from that new Robert Redford movie when I heard somebody in the alley go, "Hey, buddy."

June 08, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
June 19, 1978

June 08, 1998
If Jordan wants to leave because of problems with management, then shame on the front office for not repaying him for all he has done for that franchise.—Rob Del Muro, Greenlawn, N.Y.

June 08, 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 08, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
He Ain't So Heavy

June 08, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
•That Zen master Phil Jackson recapture his inner peace and quit whining about the refs.•That the U.S. soccer team fare better in France than U.S. men tennis players did.•That beanball pitchers...

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Departments

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news. Follow the NBA Finals with our real-time scoreboards and analysis from SI's Phil Taylor and Marty Bums....

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250Fine, in dollars, threatened by Royals manager Tony Muser—who had instructed his team to use sunblock—against any Kansas City player to suffer a sunburn during a day off between games against...

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HOME RUNSIn each of the last three seasons in which they played 100 games, Mark McGwire and Ken Griffey Jr. have been zeroing in on 61 dingers. RBIs? Please. No one's come within 30 of Hack...

June 08, 1998
On the seventh day they rested...and on the eighth, ninth and 10th. The way the Utah Jazz talked last week, the team's most fearsome opponent on the road to the Finals wasn't a Western Conference...

June 08, 1998
Designer Ralph Lauren's company, Polo, is suing to force the 23-year-old official magazine of the U.S. Polo Association to give up the name Polo.

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MATTHEW BARNABYBuffalo Sabres right wing, on his team's response to Washington Capitals coach Ron Wilson's attempt to goad the Sabres by calling them "chicken": "I don't think anyone is smart...

June 08, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 6/6French Open Women's Final

June 08, 1998 | John Walters
Steve Martin said it best: "Some people have a way with words and others...not have way." Even if tú no hablas español, you can appreciate the panache that play-by-play man Andrés Cantor brings to...

June 08, 1998
Chris Martinez, Simi Valley, Calif.BaseballChris, a senior second baseman at Chaminade High, hit 20 home runs this season, the most ever by a California schoolboy. He also batted .406 for the...

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UnwaveringAn unidentified water-skier, practicing for a competition in Liverpool, Australia, performs barefoot, backward and upside down.

June 08, 1998 | Phil Taylor

June 08, 1998 | Michael Silver

June 08, 1998 | Michael Farber
Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood has allowed some soft goals in the playoffs, but he's determined to dispel Motown's doubts about whether he's Cup-worthy

June 08, 1998 | Leigh Montville
Quick, who has scored more goals in the last four years than any other player in the league? It's the Capitals' Peter Bondra, hockey's best-kept secret

June 08, 1998 | Tom Verducci

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BASEBALL

June 08, 1998 | Mark Bechtel

June 08, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
The Phillies spent a year wrangling with überagent Scott Boras over J.D. Drew, the second pick in the 1997 June draft. After failing to sign Drew, all the team had to show for its efforts was a...

June 08, 1998 | Keith Olbermann
Shuttling its best players from city to city is nothing new for baseball

June 08, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
Class Dismissed

June 08, 1998 | Ian Thomsen
Goooooaaal-less!

June 08, 1998 | Ian Thomsen
Alan Rothenberg, Who Will conclude his eight-year tenure as president of the U.S. Soccer Federation in August, recently announced Project 2010, a $50 million development plan that includes a...

June 08, 1998 | Alexander Wolff
Clay Pigeons

June 08, 1998 | Tim Layden
A Crowd Pleaser

June 08, 1998 | Tim Layden
Led by nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis (who bowed out last fall), one of the most decorated generations of U.S. track and field athletes is moving toward retirement. Below, a look at...

June 08, 1998 | S.L. Price
, NBC's combative and widely reviled NBA pundit, couldn't be more different from his big brother, , the contemplative and widely respected columnist.

June 08, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
For monster power, nothing beats a Jason Zuback drive

June 08, 1998 | Richard Deutsch
"Miss the green in Calcutta, and you might step on a cobra. That will make you hit the ball straight," says Steve Flesch, a 31-year-old lefty from Kentucky who played the Asian tour from 1993 to...

June 08, 1998 | Donald Trump
I don't buy the idea that golf is too expensive. You may say it's outrageous to pay $300 to play Pebble Beach, but I say it's cheap. Where else can you get a piece of heaven for a price like that?

June 08, 1998
Mattiace's Burden: Len Mattiace, a fan favorite since he fell short at the Players Championship after hitting two balls into the water at 17 with his family on hand, finished 31st at the Memorial...

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TouringStyx 'n' Stones 'n' Flounders

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What do these players have in common?

June 08, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
Nonchalantly adding to a monster year, Fred Couples made winning the Memorial look easy

June 08, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
Check the followers, not the leaders, for the lowdown on low scores

June 08, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
19Age of NCAA players of the year Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech and Grace Park of Arizona State, both of whom were playing high school golf a year ago.

June 08, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

June 08, 1998 | Jaime Diaz
Loose talk by the new USGA president has an entire industry on edge

June 08, 1998 | Seth Davis
Making up for recent disasters in the NCAAs, UNLV went all the way last week