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August 09, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 5

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Barry Sanders Cover - Sports Illustrated August 09, 1999

August 09, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Ricky Williams, you got taken, but good.

August 09, 1999
Brett Hull had about as much control over that puck as I have over the weather.—DWIGHT ANDERSON, Milford, N.Y.

August 09, 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,...

August 09, 1999 | John O'Keefe
March 28, 1983

August 09, 1999 | Franz Lidz
DON'T MISS

August 09, 1999 | Franz Lidz
2.3National rating for the final stage of the Tour de France on ABC, Lance-ing the rating for the network's broadcast of the 1998 Tour by 80%.

August 09, 1999 | Franz Lidz
You won't see Art Modell waving a rubber dawg bone during the new Browns' preseason opener against the Cowboys in Canton, Ohio (ABC, Monday, 8 p.m.). The owner of the old Browns hasn't been...

August 09, 1999 | Steve Rushin
It's easy to pick the greatest sports movies ever made: Just keep your eye on the ball

August 09, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Baseball caught a break when the umpires gave themselves the thumb

August 09, 1999 | Tom Verducci
•That Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. stay healthy and make it a three-way Y3K.

August 09, 1999
Locker Room VoyeursSex Spies and Videotape

August 09, 1999
46,000Tickets sold at $6 each for the Packers' Aug. 7 intrasquad scrimmage at Lambeau Field.

August 09, 1999
Two Jets fans known as Horse and Fireman Eddie have signed a licensing agreement with NFL Properties.

August 09, 1999
ROBERT FORDDolphins wideouts coach, on the coming season: "If we keep our receivers healthy and out of jail, we should be O.K."

August 09, 1999
Sonic Fast BreakSure it's a reach for a sports magazine, but we couldn't resist showing you a supersonic highlight from the mid-Pacific Division. Civilians seldom see a plane at the moment it...

August 09, 1999
Demetrius Dubose had a quick smile and a bright future, but while filling out a questionnaire for the 1990 Notre Dame media guide he gave a chilling response. Asked to finish the phrase, "When I'm...

August 09, 1999
Tiger Woods's Showdown at Sherwood with David Duval on Monday continued a tradition of dubious duels from Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton in 1804 to Muhammad Ali's 1976 draw with Japanese...

August 09, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
More sports disputes are being settled out of court

August 09, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
As ballplayers step up to the plate for the final third of the season, all eyes are on Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs as they pursue membership in the 3,000 hit club. Swing by these sites to track them...

August 09, 1999 | Grant Wahl
In Confederations Cup, the U.S. showed it's the most improved team in the world

August 09, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
AWAY GAMESThe Life and Times of a Latin Ball PlayerBy Marcos BretónPhotographs by José Luis Villegas, Simon & Schuster, $23

August 09, 1999 | John Walters
Reporter Lisa Guerrero-Coles isn't a villainous vamp, but she plays one on TV

August 09, 1999
Joann Holverson, Orland Park, Ill.VolleyballHolverson, 46, became the first Illinois high school coach to win two state volleyball championships in the same school year by guiding Carl Sandburg...

August 09, 1999 | Peter King
Proving even more elusive off the field than on it, made a quiet but stunning exit from the

August 09, 1999 | Peter King
In the two years he coached Barry Sanders, Bobby Ross was criticized for not giving his marquee back the ball more often when the Lions were near the opponent's goal line. But for all his...

August 09, 1999 | Tom Verducci
As they closed in on magic hit number 3,000, and looked back on eerily similar careers that established them as the top contact hitters of their time

August 09, 1999
Check out our exclusive on-line college football conference previews and chat about the upcoming season with SI's B.J. Schecter on Thursday, August 12 at 2 p.m. ET.

August 09, 1999 | Tom Verducci
We may be nearing the end of an era when contact hitters can earn their keep without hitting home runs

August 09, 1999
THE NFL

August 09, 1999 | Austin Murphy
Dumb Luck?Ryan Leaf's injury may be a blessing in disguise for the Chargers

August 09, 1999 | Brian Cazeneuve
Pitcher PerfectUnheralded reliever Dan Wheeler saved the U.S.'s Olympic hopes

August 09, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Can Bobby Valentine's Mets finally dethrone the Braves and give him his first division title?

August 09, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
If Angels general manager Bill Bavasi is convinced that Eric Young's injured left ankle is healed, the Dodgers' disgruntled second baseman and base stealer could join Anaheim after he comes off...

August 09, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Have defenses gotten better than ever in recent years, or are official scorers more inclined to credit hits on plays that are really errors? The question arises because, through Sunday, the Mets...

August 09, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Aug. 1, 1999Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 2

August 09, 1999 | Daniel Okrent
One man's ballot for baseball's best starting nine

August 09, 1999 | William Nack
Hall of Fame heavyweight is on his feet again, only a year after he was found neglected and near death, a virtual prisoner of his own family

August 09, 1999 | Leigh Montville
Tour de France winner used a triumphant whirlwind return to the U.S. to peddle a message of hope

August 09, 1999 | Craig Neff
The 1999 Tour riders may have been the most exhaustively tested athletes ever

August 09, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Corkscrews, death dives, knife-edge turns: A new generation of roller coasters raises the stakes for those in search of cheap thrills

August 09, 1999 | Steve Rushin
10 PNE COASTER, Pacific National Exhibition, VancouverThough the PNE was the site of his NDE (near-death experience), Rodriguez (below) loves this "rickety wooden workhorse."

August 09, 1999
Big ErrJason (Rat Boy) Collins wipes out during the "Big Air" portion of the Panasonic Shock Wave surfing competition off Huntington Beach, Calif.

August 09, 1999 | Michael Bamberger
Almost a decade after his defining moment, soldiers on

August 09, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Ryder Cup ControversyStars and Gripes

August 09, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

August 09, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Were the course conditions at Carnoustie unfair?

August 09, 1999
Chris Jenkins, Little RockJenkins, 29, an insurance broker, won the Arkansas Amateur Stroke Play with a two-over 215 at Paradise Valley Athletic Club in Fayetteville. A scratch golfer, Jenkins was...

August 09, 1999 | Andy Martinez
It shouldn't take a near fatality for the Tour to allow caddies to wear short pants to work

August 09, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
The players who want to cash in on the Ryder Cup are selling out the game

August 09, 1999
Putting the Majors to Bed

August 09, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
With a rush to victory in the du Maurier, Karrie Webb cleared a major hurdle