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July 27, 1998 | Volume 89, Issue 4

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Mark O'Meara Cover - Sports Illustrated July 27, 1998

July 27, 1998 | Jennifer Zajac
August 13, 1973

July 27, 1998
Although your article on Scotty Bowman was well-written, it would have been nice to have seen him and Steve Yzerman holding the Stanley Cup on the cover.—Jerry Muzar, Norman, Okla.

July 27, 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,...

July 27, 1998 | Gerry Callahan
Gerry from Boston weighs in with some thoughts on sports talk radio

July 27, 1998 | Gerry Callahan
•That Jim Bouton, spurned for so many years by the Yankees, suits up and pitches a 1-2-3 inning when he makes his Old-Timers' debut on Saturday.

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July 27, 1998
58Leftfielders who have played next to centerfielder Ken Griffey Jr. in the 10 seasons Junior has been with the Mariners.

July 27, 1998
REY ORDOÑEZThe 25-year-old Cuban defector landed on American soil in 1993; in three seasons with the Mets he's shown he can cover nearly every inch of that ground with his glove. No one since...

July 27, 1998
A new league-sanctioned pro football video game, NFL Xtreme, features cyberplayers who limp when injured, talk trash, flex over fallen opponents and, according to a promotional release, perform...

July 27, 1998
JIM BOWDENCincinnati Reds general manager, upon learning that Mark McGwire was sitting out a game during a recent Reds-Cardinals series in St. Louis: "I'm glad. That leaves three less walks I have...

July 27, 1998
Departments

July 27, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats. Follow SI's Peter King as he hits the road and visits NFL training camps—read his exclusive camp...

July 27, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
They held a light heavyweight title bout at the Garden, and all the loons came out

July 27, 1998 | Frank Deford
The author's French forebears were paid no heed before the final—or after it

July 27, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
Nikki McCray was looking out for herself when she bolted the ABL for the WNBA

July 27, 1998 | Ron Fimrite
This Bloody Mary Is The Last Thing I OwnBy Jonathan RendallThe Ecco Press, $23.95

July 27, 1998 | Neil Steinberg
When the NFL wanted to start selling trinkets, Roy Rogers was its man

July 27, 1998
Krystle Newquist, a 14-year-old first baseman from Lemont, Ill., says that after learning recently that her late grandfather had been an alcoholic and had died of cirrhosis of the liver, she...

July 27, 1998
Cory Pickos, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.WaterskiingPickos, 34, a waterskiing instructor, won the men's tricks competition at the U.S. Open with 10,270 points, 210 more than Russell Gay of Winter...

July 27, 1998
The Eyes of England......were upon Justin Rose on Saturday at Royal Birkdale, where the 17-year-old finished fourth in the British Open, the best showing by an amateur since 1953.

July 27, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 7/25

July 27, 1998 | John Walters
We're hooked on Saturday fishin' shows! We sit our bass down to watch ESPN's The Bass Class (9 a.m.) and Inside Big Game Fishing (9:30 a.m.), you bet. Or we flick that remote-control doohickey...

July 27, 1998 | John Garrity

July 27, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
After channeling his anger over an All-Star Game snub into a home run streak, the White Sox' Albert Belle stood accused of turning his wrath on a woman in a case of domestic battery

July 27, 1998 | Kelli Anderson

July 27, 1998 | Peter King

July 27, 1998 | Tim Layden

July 27, 1998
BASEBALLThe Phillies' comeback kidsWohlers's woesIs Gwynn starting to slide?An underexposed Expo

July 27, 1998 | Tim Crothers
The Last LaughThe butt of jokes a year ago, the Phillies are now a wild-card contender

July 27, 1998 | Michael Farber
Save opportunities are few and far between for Montreal's Ugueth Urbina

July 27, 1998 | Keith Olbermann
Even great hitters eventually decline, and Tony Gwynn's time may be near

July 27, 1998 | Franz Lidz
Patriot GamesIn the Davis Cup, Andre Agassi and Jim Courier find a reason to play on

July 27, 1998 | Tim Layden
Still the ManDan O'Brien turned back time, and Chris Huffins, at the Goodwill Games

July 27, 1998 | Jeff MacGregor

July 27, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Even as a boy, Marv Albert hated dogs. "Every time you open the door," he'd complain, "they run away."

July 27, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
He's DrivenA teen barely old enough to drive cruised to victory at the U.S. Public Links

July 27, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
SorenstampedeSe Ri Pak has become such a presence on the women's tour that the QUIET PLEASE signs at last week's JAL Big Apple Classic in New Rochelle, N.Y., included a message in Korean: "Please...

July 27, 1998 | Se Ri Pak
I started playing golf when I was 14, but it was three years later when I saw my future. That was when I saw Nancy Lopez on TV. I didn't know she was a great golfer. All I knew was that she always...

July 27, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
The hopes of a nation soared with 17-year-old sensation Justin Rose

July 27, 1998
The tale of the most cherished trophy in golf began when Young Tom Morris needed a belt. Morris's third straight British Open title, in 1870, gave him the right to keep the championship belt, a...

July 27, 1998
Ole Miss Funkiest: A month after undergoing laser eye surgery and then blowing a Sunday lead at the Kemper Open, Fred Funk stayed on the beam at last week's Deposit Guaranty Classic in Madison,...

July 27, 1998
What do these players have in common?

July 27, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
Hale Irwin has more than a handful of top five finishes

July 27, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
84Official score of Michael Jordan in the pro-am of last week's Ameritech Senior Open. Observers counting his shots, however, had Jordan for an 87.

July 27, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

July 27, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
The Bel-Air Bomber

July 27, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
Tiger Woods didn't win, but he took a giant step forward at Royal Birkdale

July 27, 1998 | Jaime Diaz