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January 25, 1999 | Volume 90, Issue 3

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Michael Jordan Cover - Sports Illustrated January 25, 1999

January 25, 1999 | Rick Reilly
My mom always had a little crush on Dan Reeves. She liked his looks, loved his accent and admired how he always wore a coat and tie on the sideline during Denver Broncos games. "Doesn't he look so...

January 25, 1999
Although a Giants follower, I've also been a Pats fan and now proudly wear my Jets sweatshirt. Why? Because of Bill Parcells.—Patty Koncelik, Batavia, Ill.

January 25, 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 25, 1999
Jerry Azumah, Worcester, Mass.FootballAzumah, a senior tailback at New Hampshire, won the Walter Payton Award as the top player in his division after setting I-AA career records for all-purpose...

January 25, 1999 | John O'Keefe
March 13, 1978

January 25, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISSFriday 1/29Australian Open Women's Final•ESPN 9:30 PMYes, you've seen former No. Is Steffi Graf in a bikini in this magazine and Martina Hingis (right) in a skintight dress on the cover...

January 25, 1999 | John Walters
1.6CNN's rating for Michael Jordan's Jan. 13 retirement press conference. The next day, the start of President Clinton's impeachment trial got a 1.3 in the same time slot.

January 25, 1999 | John Walters
On Friday ESPN will launch a yearlong series called SportsCentury. In half-hour shows on Fridays at 10:30 p.m., the network will reveal—and profile—its choices for the 50 greatest athletes of the...

January 25, 1999 | Steve Rushin
The coverage of Michael Jordan's retirement was reverent enough to suit a Supreme Being

January 25, 1999 | Peter King
Powered by money, the NFL's coaching carousel keeps picking up speed

January 25, 1999 | Peter King
•That for the sake of Dan Reeves's cardiologist, the Super Bowl doesn't go into OT.

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January 25, 1999
0NHL coaches fired through Jan. 18, the latest a nonlockout season has gone without an axing since 1993-94.

January 25, 1999
Head ButtTy Wilcox of Oklahoma State (in red) kept his head in the thick of the action while being pinned by Steve Blackford during a Jan. 10 dual meet at Arizona State. Despite Wilcox's loss, the...

January 25, 1999
As of Monday top-ranked UConn (15-0) and No. 8 Auburn (17-0) were the only undefeated teams in major college basketball. The Huskies and the Tigers might want to think about tanking a game soon....

January 25, 1999
After writing an editorial for his high school newspaper calling football players "the spouse abusers, drunks and hamburger flippers of tomorrow," a Scottsdale, Ariz., teenager was beaten up by a...

January 25, 1999
LARRY BIRDPacers coach, when asked whether Michael Jordan was the best basketball player of all time: "He was one of two."

January 25, 1999 | Kelli Anderson
Stephanie White-McCarty leads Purdue on a quest to win an NCAA title

January 25, 1999 | E.M. Swift
After decades of mediocrity (or worse), the Princeton Tigers are in the Top 10

January 25, 1999 | E.M. Swift
Momentous hype, wall-to-wall media coverage, endless punditry. We're not talking about presidential impeachment but Super Bowl week. Whether it's obtaining tickets, getting ideas for your game-day...

January 25, 1999 | E.M. Swift
sites we'd like to see

January 25, 1999 | Michael Silver

January 25, 1999
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news. This week stay atop the latest roster developments as NBA training camps open. Check out the complete...

January 25, 1999 | Peter King

January 25, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
Two good defenses cancel each other out, but Terrell Davis will put Denver over the top

January 25, 1999
BULLS VS. HAWKSEven the young Jordan was able to get into the head of rivals, like Doc Rivers.

January 25, 1999 | Michael Farber
Goaltenders from the Continent not long ago faced insurmountable barriers in attempting to make the NHL. Now they're walling off nets all around the league

January 25, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
With this devastating punch, Mike Tyson crumpled Francois Botha and proved he still has the hammer after a 19-month absence from the ring

January 25, 1999
THE NBA

January 25, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Positioning KobeThe Lakers' precocious Kobe Bryant is itching to start—but where?

January 25, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
The message from Chicago behind the Bulls' trade (reported Monday) of forward Scottie Pippen to the Rockets: We're rebuilding. That's why Chicago balked at rewarding Pippen for his years of...

January 25, 1999 | Tim Crothers
Wisconsin may be old-fashioned, but winning never goes out of style

January 25, 1999 | Tim Crothers
The past week was like a game of musical chairs as nine of our 16 seeded teams lost at least once, setting off a scramble that left some where they started, others in new spots and still others...

January 25, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
Wyoming's first-year coach, Steve McClain, an assistant at TCU from 1994 to '98, brought Billy Tubbs's up-tempo style with him to Laramie. Through Sunday the Cowboys (11-4) were averaging 82.4...

January 25, 1999 | Jack McCallum
The book says this Division III star might have a future in the NBA

January 25, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Getting a LiftKing Luc Robitaille's play has been revived by a new workout regimen

January 25, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
C RON FRANCISHurricanes1998-99 salary: $5 millionAfter averaging 1.15 points per game in the first 17 seasons of his NHL career, the 35-year-old Francis had just eight goals and II assists in 43...

January 25, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
After a horrible start (0-6-2) the Sharks are in the playoff race, and a lot of the credit for that should go to second-year center Marco Sturm. He has improved offensively—with 11 goals through...

January 25, 1999 | Jack McCallum

January 25, 1999 | Phil Taylor

January 25, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Speaking OutSweden Sour

January 25, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

January 25, 1999
Philip Francis, Scottsdale, Ariz.Philip, 10, won the 10-11 age group of the Doral Publix Junior Classic in Miami by shooting a two-over-par 54-56-110 on a par-54 executive course to edge Spain's...

January 25, 1999 | Walter Bingham
The Babe Factor

January 25, 1999
Mike and the Small BallBasketball's loss is golf's gain. Michael Jordan hits the Tour this week at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. In two weeks he'll partner Tiger Woods in the AT&T Pebble...

January 25, 1999
Tom Lehman's shoulderMichael JordanAmy Alcott, Beth DanielK ClubFutures tour

January 25, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
With his gifts for humor and golf, Shigeki Maruyama has won the hearts of Japan. Now he's taking his act overseas in search of a bigger world to conquer

January 25, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
Hoping to begin the new season by coming to grips with an old problem, the LPGA proposed a more reasonable standard for gaining entry into its Hall of Fame