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January 18, 1999 | Volume 90, Issue 2

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Keyshawn Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated January 18, 1999

January 18, 1999
I don't know what Bible J.D. Drew is reading every night but my version has several warnings about greed.—Vassilis Dalakas, Eugene, Ore.

January 18, 1999
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,...

January 18, 1999
Jenna Wrobel, Naperville, Ill.VolleyballWrobel, a senior outside hitter for Michigan State, was named first team All-America after leading the nation in kills, with an average of 5.93 per game....

January 18, 1999 | John O'Keefe
September 7, 1981

January 18, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

January 18, 1999 | John Walters
3.6 Overnight rating for Sunday's women's basketball game between Connecticut and Tennessee on CBS—more than twice the rating the same matchup got on CBS a year ago.

January 18, 1999 | John Walters
Truly, Washington, D.C., is the resig-nation's capital. On Saturday, Dec. 19, during a televised mid-morning address, Speaker of the House-elect Robert Livingston, citing marital woes, resigned...

January 18, 1999 | Steve Rushin
As a recent book tour proved, a sports-talk guest is all too often a silent partner

January 18, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
Heads up—this may be the year golf takes the sports world by storm

January 18, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
•That the NBA will now put a cap on ticket prices.

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5Pounds by which lightweight boxing contender Golden Johnson is outweighed by his 140-pound girlfriend, pro fighter Teddy Benitez.

January 18, 1999
Dakar QuestRacers peeled out across Mauritania toward Dakar, Senegal, during the 5,843-mile Granada-to-Dakar rally. On Monday, leaders were France's Jean-Louis Schlesser in the auto division,...

January 18, 1999
The NBA's new labor deal (page 48) places a cap on how much a player can earn in the first year of a contract—a cap that varies with service time. The deal means no more Jordanesque $30 million...

January 18, 1999
Less than 24 hours after Tennessee won the Fiesta Bowl, Adidas lit up TV screens around the country with a commercial congratulating the Volunteers on their national title. It was a thoughtful...

January 18, 1999
After his Gators defeated Syracuse 31-10 in the Orange Bowl, Florida coach Steve Spurrier awarded himself a game ball.

January 18, 1999
KEITH GLASSRepresentative for 10 NBA players, on how he and his colleagues will react to the league's new collective bargaining agreement: "Agents are like rats. We can adjust to anything."

January 18, 1999 | Peter King
Playing the best football of his career, a cool, confident Vinny Testaverde helped the Jets conquer the Jaguars and move within one win of (gulp!) the Super Bowl

January 18, 1999 | Michael Silver
The Broncos showed their old Super Bowl form—and some new wrinkles—in a runaway win over the Dolphins

January 18, 1999 | David Fleming
The Vikings' offense gets the attention, but as Arizona discovered, Minnesota has improved dramatically on the other side of the ball

January 18, 1999 | Austin Murphy
Following the lead of the Prophet, safety Eugene Robinson, Atlanta shut down San Francisco and advanced to its first NFC title game

January 18, 1999 | Michael Bamberger

January 18, 1999 | Phil Taylor

January 18, 1999
Sports Illustrated and CNN team up on the Internet to offer the latest sports news and stats. Keep up to date with our blowout NFL playoff coverage as the league's coaching carousel continues to...

January 18, 1999 | Jack McCallum

January 18, 1999 | Jack McCallum
A look at how the 20 players selected ahead of Randy Moss (right) in last April's draft fared during their rookie seasons.

January 18, 1999
Yo, Adrian!Arkansas forward Sergerio Gipson gets a cold reception on the road from Auburn forward Adrian Chilliest, who drew a charge on this play as the Tigers won 83-63 (page 76).

January 18, 1999 | Richard Hoffer

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THE NHL

January 18, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Easy Does ItLowly Tampa Bay isn't cavalier about developing Vincent Lecavalier

January 18, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
LW RYAN SMYTHOilers1998-99 salary: $900,000Projected as a first- or second-line player this season, he had three goals at week's end and was skating on the fourth line. "I've lost confidence," he...

January 18, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
On the heels of last week's decision by the NHL to fine the Blues $1.5 million and a first-round draft choice for tampering with free agent Scott Stevens in 1994, don't be surprised if the league...

January 18, 1999 | Peter King
StrappedCap woes may end Terrell Owens's days as a 49er

January 18, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
Jets left tackle Jumbo Elliott remembers the last time he played in a conference championship game. It was nine seasons ago. He was a Giant. Bill Parcells was the coach. The team traveled to San...

January 18, 1999 | Tim Crothers
Long-sleeping Auburn is a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 15-0

January 18, 1999 | Tim Crothers
Last week's report ended with a note of skepticism about the lofty standing of the Big Ten in our rankings, and, sure enough, the conference of the big shoulders underwent great upheaval this...

January 18, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
What has happened to Massachusetts? The Minutemen were 21-11 last season and have most of the same crew back, but after last Saturday's 53-50 loss at St. Bonaventure, they were 5-8. A clue to...

January 18, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Michael Jordan has people who wax his wheels and shine his shoes and buff his brass. He has people who fashion his clothes and tend his toes and powder his nose. He has three guys to watch his...

January 18, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
In Fat CityIt took 12 years, but ex-boxer Esteban Toledo finally has a grip on pro golf's brass ring

January 18, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
How will the huge increases in purses this year affect your interest in the PGA Tour?Don't care 55%More interested 36%Less interested 9%

January 18, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
The Andersen Consulting Match Play, Feb. 24-28 at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., is the first of three new $5 million World Golf Championships in '99. Only the top 64 players on the...

January 18, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

January 18, 1999 | Scott McCarron
People often ask me questions about my long putter, my trademark on the PGA Tour. I remember once I answered, "It's handy for killing snakes on the course." But I really use it, quite simply,...

January 18, 1999
Emmett Below, Naples, Fla.Below, 89, a 15 handicapper who has been playing golf for 68 years, made his first hole in one on Nov. 6 with a pitching wedge on the 75-yard 7th hole at Bentley Village...

January 18, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
Everything will change in '99, with some unexpected consequences

January 18, 1999
A Numerologist's 1999

January 18, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
David Duval, a special player, got what could be a special season off to a spectacular start