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April 19, 1999 | Volume 90, Issue 16

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Tim Couch Cover - Sports Illustrated April 19, 1999

April 19, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Get me Missing Persons. This Greg Norman they're trying to palm off on us is a fake. A fraud. A phony.

April 19, 1999 | John O'Keefe
September 14, 1959

April 19, 1999
March Madness happens every year. A legend passes on only once. Joltin' Joe should have been on the cover of your March 15 issue.—MATT SCHUSTER, Baltimore

April 19, 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,...

April 19, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

April 19, 1999 | John Walters
10.1Final-round preliminary rating for the Masters on CBS, beating the 9.5 in 1998 but well behind 1997's record 15.8 for Tiger Woods's triumph.

April 19, 1999 | John Walters
Kids, for whom Michael Jordan is not just a basketball legend but also a historical figure, may enjoy Michael Jordan: An American Hero (Fox Family Channel, Sunday, 8 p.m.). But older fans of His...

April 19, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Baseball shouldn't alter its rambling pace to fit our go-go era—or a TV time slot

April 19, 1999 | Kevin Cook
Three cheers for the rouge, blanc et bleu—North America's team

April 19, 1999 | Kevin Cook
•That the Bulls would sign a former star who could help them this year—like Artis Gilmore.

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April 19, 1999
18Consecutive batters struck out by Greenhill, Texas, high schooler Tony Adler in a six-inning victory over Episcopal School of Dallas.

April 19, 1999
Swing ShiftIn 1990 former assistant Bronx D.A. Tony Abbatine launched Frozen Ropes, a chain of baseball training centers in Chester and White Plains, N.Y., Franklin, Mass., and Guelph, Ont., where...

April 19, 1999
When Jockey Julie Krone hangs up her tack later this spring, the curtain will fall on one of horse racing's most spectacular careers. A 4'10½" daredevil, Krone—the top female rider of all time—is...

April 19, 1999
After Everton fans taunted him about his alleged drug use, Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler celebrated a Premier League goal by pretending to snort the goal line.

April 19, 1999
JOE DUMARSPistons veteran, asked if he's part of a dying breed: "Use 'fading breed.' I am not dying."

April 19, 1999
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats. This week Dr. Z breaks down the top NFL prospects position-by-position and Peter King takes you...

April 19, 1999
Jeff Ratliff, Marion, OhioWrestlingJeff, a senior at Marion Harding High, was named outstanding wrestler at the national high school championships after winning the 125-pound class. He beat Zach...

April 19, 1999
During the doping scandal that plagued last summer's Tour de France, it seemed no one in cycling was clean. Now comes the Linda McCartney Pro Cycling Team, which bills itself as "the world's first...

April 19, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Churchill Downs is a come-from-behind winner

April 19, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Baseball fans will be shelling peanut! and spilling beer in a new ballpark by season's end, with four more to come next year. Keep track of the new fields and old ones alike on these sites, which...

April 19, 1999 | David Fleming
Coach Wayne Graham's Owls have the ingredients for a run at the NCAA title

April 19, 1999
Collapsible clubs a traveler's dream

April 19, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Bill Goldberg is the WCW's hottest star, but he's still bitter about his NFL career

April 19, 1999 | Brad Herzog
The 1899 Cleveland Spiders make the 1962 Mets seem like world-beaters

April 19, 1999 | David Davis
Replicas of Yankee Stadium, Fenway and Wrigley dazzle weekend warriors

April 19, 1999 | Merrell Noden
Thrower Connie Price-Smith is the best woman athlete you've never known

April 19, 1999 | Seth Davis
It took Loyola of Maryland a little time to get the traditional powers' attention

April 19, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
BASEBALLS PIVOTAL ERA(1945-1951)By William MarshallThe University Press of Kentucky,$29.95

April 19, 1999 | Jack McCallum
With the cold-blooded skill of a surgeon, carved out his second Masters title by beating crowd favorite Greg Norman and a host of others

April 19, 1999 | Peter King
Only days before they were to make the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, the reborn Browns were torn between passers Tim Couch and Akili Smith

April 19, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
On draft day teams will find plenty of passers to go around

April 19, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
Here's how SI senior writer Paul Zimmerman thinks the first round of the NFL draft, which begins on Saturday, will play out

April 19, 1999 | Michael Farber
Canadians and late-night sports anchors have fallen hard for rookie Vince Carter, whose gravity-defying feats include lifting Toronto into the playoff race

April 19, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Thanks to some coaching sorcery and a sleight-of-hand point guard, has risen to the top of the Eastern Conference

April 19, 1999
Fatal FallPrime Legacy leaps over Smart Jaune, who, with jockey Craig Thornton, had failed to clear the last jump of the Aiken (S.C.) Steeplechase. Smart Jaune had to be put down as a result of...

April 19, 1999 | Gerry Callahan
Looking to prove his miserable 1998 was a fluke, a rededicated got off to a smoking start—but even he couldn't get hot enough to make winners of the callow White Sox

April 19, 1999 | Gerry Callahan
What would the White Sox lineup be like without Frank Thomas (above, right)? Most unthreatening, as suggested by the comparison below between Thomas's career statistics through Sunday and the...

April 19, 1999
THE NHL

April 19, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Dubious DebutsIt's too early to tell who among this year's top rookies will become stars

April 19, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
EASTERN CONFRENCE

April 19, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
Chances are good that the Canadiens' elite defenseman Vladimir Malakhov will be wearing another team's sweater next season. Malakhov, who can become an unrestricted free agent in July 2000, has...

April 19, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
A fateful hat trick of sorts helped Sharks goalie Steve Shields to emerge

April 19, 1999 | William Nack
Coming Up RosesMenifee joined the Derby fray with an inspiring win at the Blue Grass

April 19, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Ante's InfernoOnce discarded by MLS, Ante Razov is a red-hot scorer for the Fire

April 19, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Charles Barkley tears into Allen Iverson and Clyde Drexler and...

April 19, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Don't be fooled by John Stockton's numbers (10.7 points, 73 assists and 28.1 minutes through Sunday). The only reason his stats are down is that Jazz coach Jerry Sloan finally has enough...

April 19, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
This week the league's shooting guards fall under the scrutiny of the SI Player Rating Formula.* Despite a thigh injury and an extremely public misunderstanding with coach Larry Brown, Sixers...

April 19, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
KNICKS AT PISTONSFriday, April 16Ever since bolting from Detroit in July '96 for a seven-year, $56 million deal with New York, Knicks guard Allan Houston has had a hard time putting the ball in...

April 19, 1999 | Mark Beech
Haywoode Workman was down with a bad knee, but never out

April 19, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Royals righty Kevin Appier is being watched by pitching-hungry teams

April 19, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Cleveland 12, Minnesota 7April 10, 1999

April 19, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
The player most often mentioned in trade rumors surrounding A's lefthander Kenny Rogers has been Richie Sexson, the Indians' 24-year-old DH, but several general managers are more impressed with...

April 19, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
The Devil Rays' Randy Winn is learning about larceny

April 19, 1999 | Leigh Montville
Mo Vaughn's spiritual impact on the Anaheim angels may be more powerful than anything he does when he returns to the lineup

April 19, 1999 | Leigh Montville
Last season, while no Angels player drove in 100 runs, Mo Vaughn had one of the best offensive years in baseball history as a member of the Red Sox: .337, 40 home runs, 115 runs batted in and 205...

April 19, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
With the winner, four others in the top 14 and the low amateur, Europeans again dominated Augusta

April 19, 1999 | John Garrity
Can the author, who doesn't drink, smoke, cuss, dance or eat mayonnaise, carry on a grand Masters tradition and transform himself into the life of the party?

April 19, 1999
We should have known it would be José María Olazábal. A nastier National was right up Ollie's alley. There were fewer scores in the 60s last week than in all but one of the last 10 Masters—1994's....

April 19, 1999 | Michael Bamberger
The amateur class of '99 had the most weekend warriors in 14 years and the next Spaniard most likely to succeed

April 19, 1999 | Brandel Chamblee
A veteran Tour pro who finally made it into the Masters chronicles his first trip to Augusta

April 19, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Carrying OnCaddie Dearest

April 19, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

April 19, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
The players say that course conditions on the Tour are too tough. Would you prefer to see pros struggle to save par or make a barrel of birdies?

April 19, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Who says you have to be a big hitter to win at Augusta? At 239.8 yards per poke, José María Olazábal finished second-to-last in driving distance, ahead of only amateur Tom McKnight. Here are the...

April 19, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
The 15th and 17th holes at Augusta used to be easy. Now they've been turned into...

April 19, 1999
Does the green jacket awarded to the winner of the Masters make as much of a statement on the runway as it does on the fairway? We consulted fashion expert Richard Blackwell, the author of the...

April 19, 1999 | Joe Durant
I picked up a Win my first shot at the Masters; maybe that's why I finished last when it counted

April 19, 1999
Kelly Anders, Springfield, Ill.Kelly, a 17-year-old senior at Sacred Heart-Griffin High, was player of the year for the Nike Junior Winternational Series, a 10-tournament tour in the Carolinas....

April 19, 1999 | John Garrity
Nick Faldo sacrificed his life for his game, and now he has neither