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March 15, 1999 | Volume 90, Issue 11

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Mateen Cleaves Cover - Sports Illustrated March 15, 1999

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Stacey Magiera, Barrington, Ill.GymnasticsStacey, a junior at Barrington High, won the girls' state all-around title with first-place finishes in the uneven bars (9.75) and the balance beam...

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March 15, 1999 | Jack McCallum

March 15, 1999 | Kelli Anderson
Can anyone keep the Lady Vols from another title?

March 15, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Commissioner Bud Selig announced today what many had been expecting-the formation of major league baseball's Junior Varsity League.

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If you can see Lawrence Taylor in Canton, why can't you see Pete Rose in Cooperstown?—GARY JORGENSEN, Wagram, N.C.

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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 15, 1999 | Mark Beech
February 5, 1968

March 15, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

March 15, 1999 | John Walters
0.8Rating for TBS's Senior Slam between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on March 3, which means 556,000 homes were tuned in to golf and not to Monica Lewinsky, whose interview on ABC's 20/20 earned a smashing...

March 15, 1999 | John Walters
A sportswriter cavorting with a supermodel? SI's bard of the back page, Rick Reilly, is currently appearing in a beer commercial with swimsuit cover girl Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, who—whatever she...

March 15, 1999 | Steve Rushin
A look back at the '79 NCAA title game recalls the days when TV didn't overwhelm the sport

March 15, 1999 | Frank Deford
France's Jean-Claude Killy might be the hero to save the IOC from itself

March 15, 1999 | Frank Deford
•That more schools follow Notre Dame's example and ban their logos from clothes made in sweatshops.

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Holyfield-LewisReal Deal Meets New Deal

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8Triple doubles in the NBA through Sunday, including four by the Suns' Jason Kidd.

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The Big, Big Chill

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The sidewinder who baffled hitters at the Phillies' camp in Clearwater, Fla., last week seemed washed up two years ago. Sean Fesh blew out his left elbow while in the Padres' system in 1995. After...

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The USOC protested that it had suffered "substantial damages and irreparable harm" after a Salt Lake City alternative weekly used five rings and the phrase "no bribes necessary" to promote a...

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LARRY PARRISHTigers manager, who knocks on wood when asked about injuries: "If you're not superstitious, you'll have bad luck."

March 15, 1999 | Phil Taylor
All it took were missteps, harsh critics and a switch to a new position to help the 76ers' develop into the NBA's most explosive scorer

March 15, 1999 | Phil Taylor
In his third NBA season, 23-year-old Allen Iverson is leading the league in scoring, just as a 23-year-old Michael Jordan did in his third season, 1986-87. In fact, based on league rankings in...

March 15, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Refusing to concede to teams with far bigger payrolls, Cincinnati G.M. Jim Bowden has assembled a ball club that might actually have a shot at making the playoffs

March 15, 1999 | Tom Verducci
With the trade for Greg Vaughn (right), Reds general manager Jim Bowden may have found what Cincinnati has lacked throughout the '90s: a consistent home run threat in the middle of the lineup. As...

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer complete coverage of the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments. Catch the latest news and on-the-scene developments,...

March 15, 1999 | Robert W. Creamer
There were more powerful hitters, flashier fielders and speedier runners, but nobody combined those skills as efficiently, elegantly and effortlessly as the Yankee Clipper

March 15, 1999 | Robert W. Creamer
1,736Major league games played, in which he batted .325 with 2,214 hits, 389 doubles, 131 triples, 361 homers, 1,390 runs scored and 1,537 runs batted in.

March 15, 1999 | Robert W. Creamer
Nov. 25, 1914Joseph Paul DiMaggio is born in Martinez, Calif., the eighth of what will be nine children of Giuseppe and Rosalie DiMaggio, a Sicilian couple who immigrated to America around the...

March 15, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
Through the years the enigmatic DiMaggio endured as both a cultural icon and an American hero

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Joe DiMaggio, 1914-1999

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THE NHL

March 15, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Done in the Sun?Pavel Bure's injury imperils Florida's chances for a postseason berth

March 15, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
While fans are fixated on the big-name players who may be moved before the March 23 trade deadline—Canadiens forward Mark Recchi and Rangers defenseman Ulf Samuelsson (5, below) for instance—some...

March 15, 1999 | Peter King
Ready to ReloadWith an on-the-ball off-season, the Broncos are flush with draft picks

March 15, 1999 | Peter King
With the April 17 draft nearing, the gossip is heating up. Here's the latest. After a terrific workout on campus last week, Miami running back Edgerrin James is a solid top 10 pick. Rams coach...

March 15, 1999 | Ed Hinton
Oh, BrotherIn a sibling rivalry, Jeff Burton had the last laugh in Las Vegas

March 15, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
IRL star Buzz Calkins is also an M.B.A. candidate and a marathoner

March 15, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
82The number of Formula One races in which Eddie Irvine drove before getting his first victory, in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.

March 15, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Green with EnvyCeltics rookie Paul Pierce is making the teams that didn't draft him regret it

March 15, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
On March 2, the same day he was named Rookie of the Month, Celtics forward Paul Pierce went 0 for 11 from the floor, finishing with just two points, in a 116-99 loss at Cleveland. The last time...

March 15, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
No wonder Orlando coach Chuck Daly was so confident Dennis Rodman wouldn't have been a distraction. Daly has canceled most of the Magic's practices this season, hoping to avoid injuries. In light...

March 15, 1999 | David Sabino
Billboard charts record sales, the Nielsens gauge the popularity of TV shows, and The New York Times best-seller list identifies the hottest books. In that spirit SI wanted to come up with a...

March 15, 1999 | Marty Burns
Opponents are tired of blocking Dikembe Mutombo's elbows with their noses

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SI's NCAA TOURNAMENT GUIDE

March 15, 1999 | Jack McCallum

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March 15, 1999 | John Garrity
After years of frittering away his talent, rekindled an old romance and began to light up the Senior tour

March 15, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
SuperstitionsCalling All Karma

March 15, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

March 15, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Would you like to see Arnold Palmer continue to play a full schedule on the Senior tour, or should he retire?

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Casey Cusack, AnchorageCasey, 18, won the prestigious Future Collegians World Tour Cowboy Classic at the Hyatt Bear Creek Golf Club near Dallas by birdieing the first hole of a playoff against...

March 15, 1999 | Gary Player
Nick Faldo was once one of the greatest players in the world, but now he really struggles. I've been asked about this, and I say he's been overcoached. He has paralysis by analysis. Winston...

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Star-Lite? Sit Tight

March 15, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
A Pittsburgh-area real estate magnate has built the course of his dreams

March 15, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
A Woods-Duval rivalry sounds like fun, but don't count on a showdown soon

March 15, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
Steve Elkington's final-round 64—and a couple of 72nd-hole disasters—made for a dynamite Doral