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June 29, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 26

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Sammy Sosa Cover - Sports Illustrated June 29, 1998

June 29, 1998 | Rick Reilly
When Tom Lehman finally won the U.S. Open on Sunday, he wept. He shot 67 to win by two, smooched the trophy and put a full nelson on his wife.

June 29, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
February 12, 1973

June 29, 1998
The neighborhood in which I grew up was middle-class, yet six Braves lived within 10 blocks of my house.—WILLIAM B. KENNEDY, Columbus, Ind.

June 29, 1998 | Jack McCallum
Forty years ago the NBA's best player faced obstacles unknown to Michael Jordan

June 29, 1998 | Jack McCallum
•That Mark McGwire fans digging pregame pyrotechnics hold the boos when the Big Card doesn't go yard.

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83,870Value, in dollars, paid at a Washington, D.C., auction for a mint-condition Andy Pafko Topps card from 1952.

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YESBaseball owners indicated last week that Bud Selig is ready to accept their longstanding request that he take the job full time. You were expecting Judge Landis? No independent thinker would...

June 29, 1998
The folks at Wimbledon—sorry, The Championships—bill their tournament as the crown jewel of the Grand Slams. But though Centre Court still leads the way in luring royals, old Wimby hasn't exactly...

June 29, 1998
Bob Hill, who has coached the Knicks, the Pacers and the Spurs, has hired a public relations agency to promote his bid for another NBA job.

June 29, 1998
IVAN ZAMORANOChile's captain, upon hearing Madonna proclaim him one of the 10 sexiest players at the World Cup: "She thinks that now, and she has only seen me fully dressed."

June 29, 1998 | Franz Lidz
Will Jana Novotna be remembered only for wilting under Wimbledon pressure?

June 29, 1998 | Loren Mooney
Forget the days of relying on hands for the time, on mercury for the temperature and on needles for the direction in which you're headed. Forget, for that matter, the need for separate gadgets....

June 29, 1998 | Alexander Wolff
Before this season in Europe, the Manuel twins played together or not at all

June 29, 1998 | John Walters
ESPN's Julie Foudy scores in the studio

June 29, 1998 | John Walters
Summer vacation should be relaxing, but who wants to spend a day at the beach just tossing Frisbees and watching sand castles implode at high tide? These sites will help you get your feet wet in...

June 29, 1998 | Tim Layden
After last week's double in the discus and shot, John Godina is eyeing Sydney

June 29, 1998 | Ron Fimrite
In this highly readable though lamentably uneven memoir, the famous sportscaster recalls an eventful 50 years in television. Like so many careers in his curious medium, Jim McKay's owes much to...

June 29, 1998 | Robert H. Boyle
Whirling disease is threatening one of the most prized game fish in the U.S.

June 29, 1998
A recent mountainside feat of Ruth Mahre looms every bit as large as anything her twin brothers, 1984 slalom gold medalist Phil and silver medalist Steve, ever accomplished on skis. On June 11, in...

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Khalilah Carpenter, Columbus, OhioTrack and FieldKhalilah, a freshman at Brookhaven High, won the girls' 100 and 200 meters at the Division I state championships. She was also a member of...

June 29, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 6/27World Cup Second RoundIn Portuguese dunga means "dopey," which is a poor fit as a name for Brazil's 34-year-old captain and midfielder. "Grumpy" would be more appropriate. In his...

June 29, 1998 | John Walters
When we heard that gonzo rock star Ted Nugent was stalking whitetail, our first thought was, Uh-oh, backstage party run amok. Instead, the one they call Motor City Madman is the host of Spirit of...

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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 and stats. Follow the action in France on our real-time World Cup scoreboards and kick around soccer...

June 29, 1998 | John Garrity
For the second time in six years, Lee Janzen put a hurt on Payne Stewart to win the U.S. Open

June 29, 1998 | Ian Thomsen
Exposed as toothless and leaderless and undermined by questionable coaching decisions, the U.S. was booted out of the competition in the first round by Iran

June 29, 1998 | Tom Verducci
Having learned that his personal goals and those of the team can be reached with a single stroke, the Cubs slugger produced the greatest home run streak the game has ever seen

June 29, 1998
Cup Run OverKasey Keller makes a futile lunge at the header by Hamid Estili (second from top in red) that gave Iran the lead for good in a victory that eliminated the U.S. from World Cup...

June 29, 1998 | Steve Rushin
In their 36-year history the New York Mets have employed an astonishing 112 men at third base. In other words, the Mets change third basemen as often as most sportswriters change their underwear....

June 29, 1998 | Michael Farber
Now that Detroit's Scotty Bowman has taken hold of his eighth Stanley Cup, let us, in turn, embrace him for what he is: the best coach ever in a major pro sport

June 29, 1998 | Tim Layden
is the best female sprinter on the planet, a rising star in the long jump and a world-class point guard—and she hasn't even hit her stride yet

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SOCCER

June 29, 1998 | Grant Wahl
MLSward Ho?German standout Jürgen Klinsmann may be California bound

June 29, 1998 | Grant Wahl
Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert is a free-kick specialist who dreams of becoming the first netminder to score a goal in a World Cup. He just might do it, too. He missed by inches in...

June 29, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
No pitcher has lost 20 in a season since 1980, but that might change in '98

June 29, 1998 | Keith Olbermann
A great regular season doesn't guarantee postseason success

June 29, 1998 | Franz Lidz
Ivy Leaguer Doug Glanville is a cornerstone of the vastly improved Phillies

June 29, 1998 | David Fleming
The Missing LinkYancey Thigpen's skillful receiving should pump up the Oilers

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The Mr. Irrelevant award is given out to the last player taken in the NFL draft. This year's honoree is Cam Quayle, a 6'7", 250-pound tight end from Weber State, who was selected by the Ravens in...

June 29, 1998 | John Schulian
No one has ever chased his baseball dreams with more purity of purpose than of the Durham Bulls. But after 16 pro seasons, has his devotion been richly rewarded or cruelly punished?

June 29, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
Amateur Matt Kuchar tickled the fans with his boyish charm, while his dad ticked off Tour pros

June 29, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
An impossible pin made making the cut that much harder

June 29, 1998 | Austin Murphy

June 29, 1998 | Jaime Diaz
Par was an abstract number on Olympic's devilish 17th

June 29, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
For some of the players, just getting to Olympic was a triumph

June 29, 1998 | Michael Bamberger
On target with a solid showing at Olympic, is closing in on his first Tour victory

June 29, 1998 | John Garrity
A simpler, and still practical, form of golf is celebrated every spring at the high school sand-greens championship in Kansas

June 29, 1998
On the LookoutG6 Photographer John Burgess takes a peek at what some fans did to get an unobstructed view at Olympic

June 29, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Spring FeverThe USGA won't start a war over high-tech equipment

June 29, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
What do these players have in common?

June 29, 1998 | Jack Fleck
The way my win over Ben Hogan at the 1955 U.S. Open has gone down in history, you'd think I had no chance. How could an unknown like me beat the great Hogan in an 18-hole playoff at the Olympic...

June 29, 1998
Casey's Driving: The longest drive measured at the U.S. Open, a 373-yarder at the Olympic Club's 437-yard par-4 6th hole, was by Casey Martin (below). He ended the Open with a 291.3-yard average,...

June 29, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
Late Saturday evening, John Daly and Tiger Woods were on Olympic's nearly deserted driving range when four hang gliders floated over the range and began waving at them. Daly sent a drive screaming...

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Match the quote to the speaker at last week's U.S. Open.

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Thousands of fans crowded Olympic, yet everyone found room for a view

June 29, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
When they get near the lead, guys like Lee Janzen shut down the competition

June 29, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
59Tiger Woods's putting rank at the U.S. Open. Woods finished last in putting among those who made the cut, tied with James M. Johnson.

June 29, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

June 29, 1998 | Jaime Diaz
To win the Open two young players must first do some clear thinking