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February 22, 1999 | Volume 90, Issue 8

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Elton Brand Cover - Sports Illustrated February 22, 1999

February 22, 1999 | John O'Keefe
February 26, 1979

February 22, 1999
Candie Kung, Fountain Valley, Calif.GolfCandie, 17, won the Doral Publix Junior Classic Tournament with a two-under-par 54-hole 214. She was named to the American Junior Golf Association's...

February 22, 1999
Do columnists get mulligans? If they did, I'd be the first to toss another Titleist to Reilly.—Dave Bayless, Chicago

February 22, 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,...

February 22, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

February 22, 1999 | John Walters
4.1Bow-ffo cable rating on Feb. 9 for USA Network's second and final night of the Westminster Dog Show, the event's highest rating ever. TNT'S Celtics-Heat game telecast opposite the pooches...

February 22, 1999 | John Walters
How, we wondered before Sunday's newly expanded one-hour Sports Reporters (ESPN, 10 a.m.), would the show's producers kill the time? With a "Cooking with Lupica" segment? No. While a nearly...

February 22, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Thanks mostly to the inimitable Buddy Baker, watching Daytona was a gas

February 22, 1999 | Gerry Callahan
Baseball might have to come clean on Mark McGwire's favorite fuel

February 22, 1999 | Gerry Callahan
•That every week featured a show of sportsmanship like the fender-to-fender love tap Dale Earnhardt gave winner Jeff Gordon after the Daytona 500.

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February 22, 1999
0Second-half field goals by Phoenix (Ore.) High in a 58-51 victory over Lakeview High in which Phoenix made 28 of 34 free throws.

February 22, 1999
Tickle a Monster

February 22, 1999
"It took 10 years, but this mad excursion worked out." Andy Garcia is talking about Just the Ticket, a ticket-scalper movie that gets the details right, from scalper jargon—money is cheese and...

February 22, 1999
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence announced its May fundraiser: an aerobic kickboxing marathon.

February 22, 1999
MIKE VEECKDevil Rays senior VP for sales and marketing, on the team's newest promotion, Lawyer Appreciation Day: "We're going to charge them double, bill them by the third of an inning and...

February 22, 1999 | David Fleming
Murray State coach Tevester Anderson, 61, proves it's never too late to begin

February 22, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Little-known Skechers enters the sneaker wars

February 22, 1999
Fantasy Sports leagues are commonplace, especially those that put fans in charge of baseball, basketball or football squads. But sometimes the Big Three aren't enough for the true sports geeks...

February 22, 1999 | Michael Bamberger
Brant Brown's error didn't kill the Cubs, but people won't let him forget it

February 22, 1999 | Tim Crothers
No. 1 Duke is once again playing with the kind of swagger exhibited by coach Mike Krzyzewski's title teams

February 22, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
With a pair of scorching rounds in the Buick, Tiger Woods found the magic that's been missing from his game

February 22, 1999 | Phil Taylor
In Jason Williams, the surprising Sacramento Kings have landed a rookie playmaker whose legerdemain is fast becoming legend

February 22, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
With a thunderous finale against Ike Quartey, his most dangerous opponent yet, Oscar De La Hoya proved that there's guts behind the glitter

February 22, 1999 | Tim Crothers
The Badgers pruned his weight to 371 and blossomed into a bulldozer of a blocker who probably will be the first lineman taken in the NFL draft

February 22, 1999
THE NHL

February 22, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Lost and FoundFailed phenom Alexei Kovalev has rediscovered his game in Pittsburgh

February 22, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
Coyotes general manager Bobby Smith made an excellent deal last month when he acquired 14-year veteran defenseman J.J. Daigneault from the Predators for future considerations. Daigneault is a...

February 22, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
KASPARAITIS KRUNCHER'SPrice: $2.99 per 24-ounce jarThese spicy dill spears, named for Penguins defenseman Darius Kasparaitis, have an unpleasant taste that overwhelms whatever food they're served...

February 22, 1999 | Ed Hinton
Nasty TrafficThough ganged up on by the rest of the field, Jeff Gordon won Daytona

February 22, 1999 | Ed Hinton
4Number of times Jeff Gordon has won a $1 million bonus for meeting qualifying criteria and then finishing first in a designated race, including Sunday's Daytona 500. The only other $1 million...

February 22, 1999 | E.M. Swift
She's Got NextMichelle Kwan won her third title at the U.S. championships, but 13-year-old runner-up Naomi Nari Nam stole the show

February 22, 1999 | E.M. Swift
As new examples of Olympic bribery and corruption ooze out day by day, politicians and pundits continue to wag fingers and scold the miscreants. One group, however, has been largely silent on the...

February 22, 1999
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer the latest sports news and stats. Fight the winter doldrums and hit the beach with the on-line version of SI's annual swimsuit issue:...

February 22, 1999 | Peter King
Star SearchThe Browns have money to burn, but marquee free agents are scarce

February 22, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Thanks to a new coach and point guard from BC, Ohio State is enjoying a dramatic revival

February 22, 1999 | Grant Wahl
The question of the week: What on earth has happened to Cincinnati? The Bearcats, who looked like a lock for a No. 1 seed only two weeks ago, fell to a No. 3 by virtue of three straight road...

February 22, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
It was quite a week for Rhode Island. On Feb. 8 John Bennett, a reserve forward on the Rams team that made the Elite Eight last year and a friend of many current Rhode Island players, died of...

February 22, 1999 | Tim Crothers
George Washington's little big man stands tall in the stats

February 22, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Top free-agent guard Kevin Johnson is on the speed dial of many G.M.s

February 22, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Look for Houston coach Rudy Tomjanovich, who stuck with the U.S. team for the world championships last summer even though the locked-out pros bailed, to be named this week U.S. Olympic coach for...

February 22, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
When asked about the six-year, $70.9 million contract extension that Bucks' guard Ray Allen signed last week, Milwaukee forward Glenn Robinson said, "Keep us together and keep improving, and maybe...

February 22, 1999
Toe JamThirteen-year-old Mikey Caruso, the Junior National Barefoot Waterskiing champion, puts his best foot forward on Lake Ida in Delray Beach, Fla.

February 22, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
How good would Seattle's Moochie Norris be if he could just get some sleep?

February 22, 1999 | John Schulian
When slashed a fellow student's face after a pickup game at Virginia, his big-time college basketball career was over. But thanks to the kindness of a friend's family and a fabled small-time...

February 22, 1999 | Rick Reilly
TO: DON LOGANChairman and CEO, Time Inc.

February 22, 1999
Jeff Bell, Piano, TexasJeff, 15, won the player of the year award in the 13-15 age group of the Texas Junior Golf Tour by amassing 1,085 points in the 13-event series. In six events Jeff, a...

February 22, 1999 | Paul Azinger
Next week's World Match Play will feature a field of the 64 top-ranked golfers in the world. Not necessarily the best 64, just the top-ranked 64. There's a big difference.

February 22, 1999
Never a DoubtA week ago we wondered about a former No. 1, Greg Norman, and the player now atop the World Ranking, Tiger Woods. After Norman opened the Australian Masters with a 74, someone...

February 22, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
Back-to-back wins in his first starts have turned Bruce Fleisher, a nobody on the regular Tour, into a Senior sensation

February 22, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
World Ranking under FireMatch Maker

February 22, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these three players have in common?