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May 24, 1999 | Volume 90, Issue 21

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Ice Cube Cover - Sports Illustrated May 24, 1999

May 24, 1999 | John Walters
Rock meets jock over chili fries at Alice Cooper's new eatery

May 24, 1999
Many athletes have bestowed musical offerings upon the world, and most of these efforts have been execrable. Says Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan, "I give that stuff about as much credence...

May 24, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Tonight's another war for Sacramento Kings center Vlade Divac. His eyes are red lumps. His face is gaunt. He can't stand to keep going, but he can't stand not to.

May 24, 1999 | Mark Beech
October 16, 1972

May 24, 1999
Dan Duquette runs Mo Vaughn off the Red Sox and then says players constantly change teams today because "that's the way it is."—JEFF WATKINS, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

May 24, 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,...

May 24, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

May 24, 1999 | John Walters
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May 24, 1999 | John Walters
On May 10 the USA Network's WWF Raw and WWF War Zone were seen in more than six million households during prime time, more than doubling the combined viewership of two NBA playoff games in that...

May 24, 1999 | Steve Rushin
With Michael Jordan gone, the NBA playoffs are an audition for the role of the game's next TV star

May 24, 1999 | Kevin Cook
Golf's next superstar has Tiger Woods's power and Zorro's slashing style

May 24, 1999 | Kevin Cook
•That everyone fighting to keep a job had the last-minute luck of Jeff Van Gundy.

May 24, 1999
NBA PlayoffsAll Hail the Kings

May 24, 1999
1,404Major league games played in the 1990s by Rafael Palmeiro through Sunday.

May 24, 1999
Almost as memorable as Charismatic's victory in the Preakness (page 70) was a scene that unfolded earlier last Saturday afternoon at Pimlico. As more than 100,000 shocked spectators looked on, Lee...

May 24, 1999
Tatooine's Anakin Skywalker made one of the most eagerly awaited debuts in sports history last week. The nine-year-old slave boy drove his twin-engine pod racer more than 500 mph over a desert...

May 24, 1999
The NFL is auctioning off the telephones it used on draft day.

May 24, 1999
JOHN BOLESMarlins manager, on the demise of the 1997 World Series champs: "We're going down in history, and nobody is going with us."

May 24, 1999 | Marty Burns
With a jolt of energy from once reviled Latrell Sprewell, the Knicks again shocked archrival Miami in the first round

May 24, 1999 | Michael Bamberger
Energized by a playoff-starved home crowd, Allen Iverson carried the 76ers past the magic

May 24, 1999 | Tom Verducci

May 24, 1999 | Tom Verducci
IF YOU'RE looking for a soft spot in the Cleveland batting order, you won't find one. As the numbers through Sunday demonstrate, among American League teams the Indians were getting the best run...

May 24, 1999
CNN and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED team up on the Internet for up-to-the-minute sports news and stats. Listen up: We've collected a symphony of audio bites to accompany this week's story on jock...

May 24, 1999 | Michael Farber
In a stunning reversal, Detroit's two-game lead evaporated when Colorado stormed back to win three straight

May 24, 1999 | Tim Layden
The Falcons' kamikaze kid, , returned to Iowa to spend the off-season pursuing his second love, sprinting

May 24, 1999 | William Nack
Underappreciated Charismatic was only a step away from the Triple Crown after a resounding win in the Preakness

May 24, 1999
BASEBALL

May 24, 1999 | Peter King
Getting A GripAs he nears 30, Packers quarterback Brett Favre has a new perspective on life

May 24, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
At 40, Oakland's Tony Phillips is still tearing up opposing pitchers

May 24, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
May 15, 1999Cardinals 8, Dodgers 5

May 24, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Think Barry Larkin is enjoying all the grand slam hoopla this season? The Reds shortstop has hit 162 home runs but has gone slamless in his 13-year career, making him the active player with the...

May 24, 1999
When Penguins FlyPittsburgh defenseman Bobby Dollas leaps over Toronto goalie Curtis Joseph while celebrating his goal in the third game of their NHL second-round playoff series. The Penguins won...

May 24, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Rangers reliever Jeff Zimmerman took a circuitous route to the majors

May 24, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Blast the PastThe Blues' Pierre Turgeon has exploded his image as a playoff flop

May 24, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
It's rare to find a team with a veteran backup goaltender these days because of limited budgets and expansion rules, which have usually kept clubs from protecting more than one goalie. A reliable...

May 24, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
MAY 24, 1988/OILERS vs. BRUINS

May 24, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Big ShotDikembe Mutombo's offense can't be ignored

May 24, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Count golden state among the teams that will make a run at free agent Mitch Richmond. Washington has said that it wants to resign its shooting guard, but sources say there have been no contract...

May 24, 1999 | Michael Silver
Everyone's a player: Rappers and rockers want to be jocks, and pro jocks are dying to score in the music business

May 24, 1999 | Michael Silver
Time Line

May 24, 1999
Heads Up, It's Open Season

May 24, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
With El Niño there to provide the heat, the Nelson turned into a barn burner

May 24, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
Although he stood only 5'5", Gene Sarazen was one of the game's giants

May 24, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck

May 24, 1999 | Scott Gummer
The only caddie couple on the Senior tour have found a profitable way to marry a love of golf with a passion for each other

May 24, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit

May 24, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

May 24, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Who will win the $1.5 million match between David Duval and Tiger Woods on Aug. 2?

May 24, 1999 | Nadine Ash
After missing 27 cuts in a row, I found sweet redemption at the Sara Lee Classic

May 24, 1999
Larry McDonald, Falmouth, Mass.McDonald, 57, a financial adviser, took only nine strokes to play three par-5s in a five-hole stretch during a one-over 72 at Woods Hole Golf Club. He two-putted for...

May 24, 1999 | Walter Bingham
They may not know it, but a bunch of majors winners are already washed up