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March 08, 1999 | Volume 90, Issue 10

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Dennis Rodman Cover - Sports Illustrated March 08, 1999

March 08, 1999 | Paul Gutierrez
December 15, 1980

March 08, 1999
Jason Flint, Tillsonburg, Ont.SwimmingFlint, a senior at TCU, beat Jeff Livingston of Texas by 4.69 seconds to finish his four-year career undefeated in 30 dual-meet 200-yard breaststroke races....

March 08, 1999
Thanks to Rick Reilly for covering an underrated player lost in the shadows of John Elway and Terrell Davis. The story was so good, it made my ears hurt.—JERRY SPRAGUE, Cape Coral, Fla.

March 08, 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,...

March 08, 1999 | John Walters
HIGHLIGHTS

March 08, 1999 | John Walters
7.6

March 08, 1999 | John Walters
The Super Bowl was overshadowed by a Miami vice episode, the NBA All-Star Game didn't happen, and the Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship final pitted the 24th and 50th seeds. The most...

March 08, 1999 | Steve Rushin
To find international matches on TV, American soccer fans must crawl the pubs and search the Web

March 08, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Hockey's hit men are getting squeezed out by guys who can play

March 08, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
•That the NFL would save one Monday Night Football game get fans through the dog days between the Super Bowl and March Madness.

March 08, 1999
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer the latest sports news. Stay in step with all the NCAA tournament developments with our Big Dance Buildup, and check us out on Selection...

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March 08, 1999
10:15Record-setting time of Australia's Paul Crake, 22, who climbed 1,576 steps to win the 22d annual Empire State Building Run-Up.

March 08, 1999
Last week the New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets agreed to merge, forming YankeeNets, a $1.4 billion partnership largely intended to maximize the teams' local TV revenue. If the deal works,...

March 08, 1999
NBA stars and scrubs alike are clanging more iron than Ma Kettle. Through Sunday the Knicks' Patrick Ewing was 78 for 192 (.406), while Timberwolves backup forward Tom Hammonds was 4 for 22...

March 08, 1999
Angered by a call during a soccer game in South Africa, a player pulled a knife and charged the referee, who got a gun from the sidelines and shot the player dead.

March 08, 1999
ANDREW GAZESpurs guard and Australia native, after he hurt himself trying to bench-press too much weight: "I thought it was metric."

March 08, 1999 | John Walters
Following a 103-0 defeat, a tiny school in Texas found a unique way to win

March 08, 1999 | John Walters
Finally, the Grapefruit and Cactus League schedules kick into high gear this week. Log on to keep pace with the rites of spring, when tickets are cheap, the games—and players—are friendly,...

March 08, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
For the first time in their long careers, the Wilkinses suit up on the same team

March 08, 1999 | Merrell Noden
A snake-loving vaulter charmed fans at the indoor nationals in Atlanta

March 08, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
The Corn Palace, in Mitchell, S.Dak., is decorated with kernels of many colors

March 08, 1999 | Mark Bechtel
At the end of a long, cold day of negotiating moguls on the slopes, many a skier has groused, "They can put a man on the moon, so why can't someone make a boot that will keep my feet warm?" Now,...

March 08, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Northeastern's Kathy Waldo shrugs off cystic fibrosis like an opposing check

March 08, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
With the arrival of the flamboyant , Lakers fans expecting a sideshow were treated to something else: a rousing revival of Showtime

March 08, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
Dennis Rodman (above left) is one of six members of last year's championship Bulls team seeking to appear in back-to-back NBA Finals with different clubs. But while Rodman (Lakers), Scottie Pippen...

March 08, 1999
Jump StreetTonya Lawson (270) wins this semifinal heat of the women's 60-meter hurdles at last Saturday's USA Indoor Track & Field Championships only to come in fifth in the final, won by...

March 08, 1999 | Marty Burns
Tough defense and Rod Serlingesque speeches by Pat Riley have turned the undermanned Heat into a mysterious force

March 08, 1999 | S.L. Price
As camp opened, the Orioles were hoping a fan-friendlier but still combative was a harbinger of change

March 08, 1999 | Michael Silver
Ultraconfident Packers wideout rolled the dice in 1998 by rejecting a long-term deal—and he won. Now Green Bay will pay up

March 08, 1999 | Michael Silver
Antonio Freeman gambled last July when he rejected the Packers' multiyear offer and signed a one-year contract. Here's how Freeman's statistics last season stacked up against those of the league's...

March 08, 1999 | Jack McCallum
The year before the NCAA added at-large berths to the big Dance, North Carolina State and Maryland player an epic of a winner-take all final in the ACC tournament. For the Terps, the result was a...

March 08, 1999 | Leigh Montville
SINCE THE MID-'80s, UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH HAS BUILT A POWERHOUSE...WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOMEN'S COACH GENO AURIEMMA HAS DONE. SO YOU'D THINK THE TWO MEN WOULD DE FAST FRIENDS. THINK AGAIN

March 08, 1999 | Leigh Montville
Among the many things Geno Auriemma and Jim Calhoun have in common is that their UConn teams have had only one losing season apiece: the first year of each coach's tenure. Here is how the two...

March 08, 1999 | Leigh Montville
UCONN, Led by Lobo (left), won the NCAA women's basketball title in '95, but the Huskies men weren't able to make it a transgender double. No Division I school, in fact, has achieved the double in...

March 08, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
Florida's Carol Ross and Billy Donovan give each other something rare among college hoops coaches: support

March 08, 1999
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

March 08, 1999 | Grant Wahl
For his scoring and other reasons, Arizona's Jason Terry is the pick

March 08, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Here are SI's picks for the top awards for men and women in the college game:

March 08, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Alas, just when things were starting to get really interesting, we're forced to conclude our poll and turn matters over to the real NCAA Selection Committee this Sunday. We assume that just like...

March 08, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
Trailing 70-69 with 5.4 seconds left in the Ohio Valley Conference title game, Murray State coach Tevester Anderson began diagramming a long inbounds pass play when junior guard Aubrey Reese...

March 08, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
ShowstopperRon Tugnutt of the Senators has emerged as an impenetrable goalie

March 08, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
G FELIX POTVIN

March 08, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
Did you know that any Canadian-based team that has a Group 2 restricted free agent who has been offered a contract from another club in U.S. dollars can match that offer in Canadian dollars with...

March 08, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
The woeful Nets are irked at ailing Sam Cassell

March 08, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Think Rick Mahorn is feeling old? Upon signing with the 76ers last month, the 40-year-old Mahorn revealed that he had attended high school with teammate Allen Iverson's mother, Ann, in Hartford....

March 08, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Last Thursday four players—the Pacers' Mark Jackson, the Suns' Jason Kidd (with ball, above), the Rockets' Scottie Pippen and the Kings' Chris Webber—had triple doubles, tying an NBA single-day...

March 08, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
TIMBERWOLVES AT SONICSSunday, March 7Seattle's Gary Payton and Minnesota's Stephon Marbury might be the two best point guards in the Western Conference, but you wouldn't think they're neck and...

March 08, 1999 | Marty Burns
The architect of Chicago's triangle offense is weathering a harsh season

March 08, 1999 | Rick Reilly
The best sub in college hoops has got to be the one who comes in for Issac Gildea at the College of the Redwoods. Not only does the guy pay Issac's tuition, room and board, but he also nearly...

March 08, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
They tried to bury the Tucson Open, bust last week it proved that it's the Tour stop too tough to die

March 08, 1999
A Million to One Shot

March 08, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Tiger Woods emphasized the loose in the interpretation of loose impediments by rallying his fans to move a VW-sized boulder at the Phoenix Open. David Duval shot a 59 to win the Bob Hope Classic,...

March 08, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

March 08, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Did the World Match Play exceed, meet or fall short of your expectations?

March 08, 1999
Martin Catalioto, Ramsey, N.J.Martin, 16, won the MCI Junior Classic at the Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, S.C., by beating Jason Hartwick of Sacramento in a playoff. A sophomore at...

March 08, 1999 | Jay Sigel
I learned a long time ago that when you're 2 down with two holes to go, you've got four opportunities to win: There are two holes left for you to hit good shots, and two for your opponent to hit...

March 08, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
The Andersen was a hit, for those who understand that the play's the thing

March 08, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
Jeff Maggert's victory in the much-anticipated World Match Play was, like the event itself, a surprise to some and a disappointment to others

March 08, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
There was no shortage of hard news coming out of the World Match Play, but it was a Fluff piece that had everyone talking. For the second time in his last three starts, Tiger Woods had Bryon Bell,...