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June 28, 1999 | Volume 90, Issue 26

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Marcus Camby Cover - Sports Illustrated June 28, 1999

June 28, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Drop everything else! There's an injustice to right! There's a cause to champion!

June 28, 1999 | John O'Keefe
June 8, 1959

June 28, 1999
Just once I would like to read an article about a Philadelphia team and not see a reference to how we booed Santa Claus.—A. SOLL, Elkins Park, Pa.

June 28, 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,...

June 28, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

June 28, 1999 | John Walters
7.9Preliminary rating for NBC's telecast of the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday—18% above the number for the same round in 1998.

June 28, 1999 | John Walters
Hey, you! Sitting behind home plate with the cell phone in your hand. Waving at the camera. Asking the person on the other end of the call, "Am I on TV?" Yes, you are, and you look like a dork....

June 28, 1999 | Steve Rushin
When it comes to retirement there's almost no quit in today's sports figures

June 28, 1999
Follow all the action at Wimbledon with our live scoreboards and exclusive on-the-scene reports from Frank Deford. Plus, Jon Wertheim answers your tennis questions.

June 28, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Will Jose's homer binge earn him a ticket to Cooperstown?

June 28, 1999 | Tom Verducci
•That Phil Mickelson comes back to win the Open on Father's Day in Y2K.

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June 28, 1999
$10,000Minimum bid for a Pope John Paul 11-autographed baseball to be auctioned off in Atlanta.

June 28, 1999
Brandon Bender, a 6'9½" Kentucky schoolboy star, says he may skip his senior year of high school to enter the 2000 NBA draft.

June 28, 1999
RICK PITINOCeltics coach, after hearing that point guard Kenny Anderson has hired a track coach to improve his speed and conditioning: "Who's he going to hire to run for him?"

June 28, 1999
George Gervin was no man of mystery. Opponents knew the Iceman would do it 20 times a night-shoot the ball, that is. In Gervin's ABA heyday the ball was red, white and blue and the run-and-gun...

June 28, 1999 | Shane Peacock
Emanuel Yarbrough's the biggest thing in sumo

June 28, 1999
Bob Kelley, PhoenixSquashKelley, 65, a retired lieutenant general and Air Force Academy superintendent, won the U.S. Squash Racquets Association national championship in the over-65 age group by...

June 28, 1999 | Michael Farber
A dubious goal that gave the Stars the Stanley Cup over the Sabres tarnished what had been the best final series in years

June 28, 1999 | Phil Taylor
Down 2-0, the Knicks made a dogfight of the championship series with a gutty Game 3 win over the Spurs

June 28, 1999 | John Garrity
A clutch finishing putt and a new, improved personality helped Payne Stewart reverse last year's narrow loss at the U.S. Open and win a scintillating showdown at Pinehurst

June 28, 1999
Sprawling HomeFlorida State's Brett Groves slid under a tag by Miami catcher Greg Lovelady to score the first run in the College World Series championship game last Saturday, which the Hurricanes...

June 28, 1999 | Tom Verducci
At 19, Rick Ankiel, the best pitching prospect in baseball, is tearing up the minor leagues. So why won't the Cardinals bring him to the Show?

June 28, 1999
BASEBALL

June 28, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
By spending more, the Pirates have amassed the talent to be a spunky wild-card contender

June 28, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Dodgers Manager Davey Johnson has told struggling catcher Todd Hundley that he will be used only as a pinch hitter while the team gives rookie Angel Pena a chance to win the job. Hundley's limited...

June 28, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
June 17, 1999Rangers 4, Yankees 2

June 28, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Talented Tiger Juan Encarnacion needs fewer fractures and more seasoning

June 28, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Love ShaqPhil Jackson digs O'Neal in the triangle

June 28, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Newly named Washington coach Gar Heard wasted little time telling G.M. Wes Unsaid what he wants. "I told him that re-signing Mitch Richmond should be our Number 1 priority," Heard said on Friday...

June 28, 1999 | Grant Wahl
High HopesAs Mia Hamm got the U.S. rolling in the World Cup, was too much expected of her?

June 28, 1999 | Grant Wahl
It took Brazilian striker Pretinha two minutes to score the first of her three goals in a 7-1 thrashing of Mexico last Saturday in the opening round of the Women's World Cup. When she isn't...

June 28, 1999 | Michael Silver
Three years after he seemed to be washed-up, high-energy Broncos quarterback is about to step in as a successor to John Elway

June 28, 1999 | John Ed Bradley

June 28, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle

June 28, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
John Daly may be struggling to make ends meet, but he says he won't play in another Open for any amount of money

June 28, 1999 | Jaime Diaz

June 28, 1999
That's Entertainment

June 28, 1999 | Michael Bamberger
A decade after the defining moment of his career, Curtis Strange may have played in his final Open

June 28, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
A man for all seasons discovered that Pinehurst was the perfect spot to open a collectibles shop

June 28, 1999 | John Garrity

June 28, 1999 | Austin Murphy
For the travel-weary men who operate the Tour vans, the love is in the trailer, not the tractor

June 28, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Europe and the U.S. OpenContinent Adrift

June 28, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

June 28, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Does the focus on the short game make the '99 Open more entertaining than others?

June 28, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
A look at the last 10 U.S. Open champions shows that they were often short off the tee but, with the exception of Steve Jones in '96, they all cracked the top 10 in greens in regulation or putts...

June 28, 1999
Aree Wongluekiet, Bradenton, Fla.Naree Wongluekiet, Bradenton, Fla.

June 28, 1999 | Kaname Yokoo
It was super finishing 57th at my first U.S. Open, even if Mickey Mouse wasn't there

June 28, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
Payne Stewart schooled his juniors with his mastery of the inner game

June 28, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
Despite a bizarre injury, David Duval put himself in a perfect position to pick up the prize that he treasures above all others. Then, out of the blue, came a lost weekend

June 28, 1999 | Mark Beech
There may be no limit to the number of athletic applications for this strong, ultralight metal

June 28, 1999 | David Fleming
With his mom both unable and unwilling to look, Les Gutches made the U.S. team

June 28, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
Say It Ain't So, Joe!By Donald GropmanCitadel Press, $14.95

June 28, 1999 | Tim Crothers
With one of his lesser clubs, Miami's Jim Morris finally got an NCAA title

June 28, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Will a beleaguered franchise finally bid Montreal adieu?

June 28, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
With the 86th Tour de France set to begin on July 3, road racing is switching into high gear. Break away to these sites and catch up with the latest news in the cycling world.

June 28, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
Three gifted young punchers, led by Michael Grant, heat up the top division

June 28, 1999 | Frank Deford
Men's matches won't be so boring once games and sets are shortened