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July 19, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 3

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Brandi Chastain Cover - Sports Illustrated July 19, 1999

July 19, 1999
Leaving the Indianapolis Motor Speedway out of the top three is questionable; leaving it out of the top 20 borders on insanity.—ROB CLEVELAND, Leesburg, Ind.

July 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,...

July 19, 1999 | Kelley King
June 12, 1972

July 19, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

July 19, 1999 | John Walters
0.9Preliminary rating for last Saturday's Craftsman Truck Series Federated Auto Parts 250 on CBS. The race, which was delayed by rain, was up against ABC's Women's World Cup Final, which was...

July 19, 1999 | John Walters
In the top of the fifth inning of last Saturday's Yankees-Mets game, Fox went to a split screen to show Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa at bat against the White Sox, with audio from Comiskey Park. While...

July 19, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Anagrams of athletes' and celebrities' names can eerily reveal character or destiny

July 19, 1999
Julie Herdic, Peachtree City, Ga.SoccerJulie, a sophomore at McIntosh High, scored a state record 59 goals and was named the 4A attacker of the year for a second straight season. With 87 goals in...

July 19, 1999 | Gerry Callahan
Who's the best living ballplayer now that Joe DiMaggio's gone?

July 19, 1999 | Gerry Callahan
•That future Women's World Cuppers who aren't so good-looking prove just as popular.

July 19, 1999
The Falcons' TroublesHow to Pluck a Dirty Bird

July 19, 1999
1Nine-millimeter slug that a CAT scan showed in the skull of welterweight Charles Young, who had applied for a license to fight in Atlantic City.

July 19, 1999
Fan DangleHere's a whirlybird you can fly without a license—a motorized paraglider called the Whisper GTO, last seen whizzing through the Florida skies over Kissimmee. Basically a big fan attached...

July 19, 1999
After the Mavericks finished practice on July 6, assistant coach Donnie Nelson told players to run an extra set of sprints. "Why don't you run it?" forward Leon Smith shot back. A surprised Nelson...

July 19, 1999
As part of a $615,000 endorsement deal, CFL players will wear the logo of the Canadian government on their helmets.

July 19, 1999
JESPER PARNEVIKPro golfer, after finishing fifth at the Standard Life Loch Lomond: "If you put a rope around the earth and measure it at 26,000 miles and then put another rope three feet above the...

July 19, 1999 | Merrell Noden
Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj shattered the six-year-old mile mark by 1.26 seconds

July 19, 1999 | Grant Wahl
With the Cup on the line, a last-second hunch and a clutch left foot lifted the U.S. to a breathtaking victory over China

July 19, 1999 | Grant Wahl
GOALKEEPERBriana Scurry (U.S.)Allowed only three goals in six matches; stopped Liu Ying's penalty kick in final—biggest save of Cup.

July 19, 1999
Midway through a season of surprises, power is surging, relievers are flourishing, and as many improbable names as familiar ones are making headlines. Here are the breakthrough players, the...

July 19, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
The Rangers unwittingly made the play of the off-season by signing free-agent Rafael Palmeiro

July 19, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
The Mets gave Roger Cedeño a chance to strut his stuff, and the stolen-base leader hasn't looked back

July 19, 1999
This week Gary Van Sickle anchors our coverage of the British Open from Carnoustie, and Jon Wertheim checks in daily from the Davis Cup semifinals in Brookline, Mass.

July 19, 1999 | Gerry Callahan
By relaxing at the plate, the Orioles' B.J. Surhoff has discovered his power stroke—and peace of mind

July 19, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Longtime Angel Chuck Finley heads a list of pitchers who could be traded before the July 31 deadline

July 19, 1999 | Gerry Callahan
Despite his rookie mistakes, Kansas City's dazzling centerfielder Carlos Beltran is at the head of his class

July 19, 1999 | Tom Verducci
A self-made slugger with a screwy stance, Houston's uniquely gifted is Mr. Indispensable

July 19, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Will Sammy hit 60? Will Manny break Hack's record? Will Pedro win 30? Will Arizona play in the postseason? Here are our fearless forecasts

July 19, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
With a dazzling win in Ireland followed by a near victory in Scotland, Sergio Garcia, 19, of Spain is drawing comparisons to a guy named Woods

July 19, 1999
BASEBALL

July 19, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
For many players, the hit-and-sit role does not fit like a glove

July 19, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Look for the players' association to fight baseball's plan to have the Mets and the Cardinals open next season with a series in Japan. Says Mark McGwire, "Major league baseball belongs in the...

July 19, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Mets 9, Yankees 8July 10, 1999

July 19, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Roberto Kelly has produced for eight teams but still pines for the Bronx

July 19, 1999 | Tim Crothers
A Star Is BornGerald Wallace has suddenly rocketed to the top of recruiting lists

July 19, 1999 | Michael Farber
No Penalty CalledBuffalo escapes discipline for ripping the NHL following the finals

July 19, 1999 | Michael Farber
Red wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has given his agent, Don Meehan, permission to negotiate a new contract with Detroit, indicating that Lidstrom is leaning toward rejecting an offer from...

July 19, 1999
Tackle FootballU.S. defender Brandi Chastain (number 6, on ground) thwarts a scoring threat by taking down China's Zhang Ouying in the second half of the Women's World Cup final at the Rose Bowl...

July 19, 1999 | Michael Silver
Music mogul and would-be NBA star is breaking into sports management, with Ricky Williams as his marquee client

July 19, 1999 | Rick Reilly
We really didn't believe it was Jesus Christ, not at first.

July 19, 1999 | Ron Ferguson
If my career in golf is anything like my years as a police officer, it'll be very rewarding

July 19, 1999
Wesley Pate, Pensacola, Fla.Pate, 18, won the American Junior Golf Association's San Antonio Shootout by a stroke over Hunter Mahan of McKinney, Texas. Pate, whose father, Jerry, is the 1976 U.S....

July 19, 1999
Smugly American

July 19, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
The U.S. Senior Open, won by Dave Eichelberger, was the biggest thing to hit Iowa since the Pope

July 19, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
The Nike Tour's Rising StarGo-Go Gogel

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

July 19, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Who do you think is the better pick to win next week's British Open, Sergio Garcia or Tiger Woods?