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September 06, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 9

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Edgardo Alfonzo Cover - Sports Illustrated September 06, 1999

September 06, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
Cutting LoosePenn State unveils a wide-open offense to go with its formidable D

September 06, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
•Notre Dame (1-0) at Michigan (0-0)

September 06, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Went to Williamsport, Pa., last week and saw the Phenix City (Ala.) team win the U.S. Little League championship.

September 06, 1999
The only thing lacking in Rick Reilly's stat line for Jesus is that there would be many more saves.—Tim Ferguson, Birmingham

September 06, 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,...

September 06, 1999 | Josh Elliott
August 10, 1964

September 06, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

September 06, 1999 | John Walters
1.5Regular-season average rating of WNBA games on NBC—unchanged from 1998's mark, which was down from 1.9 in '97.

September 06, 1999 | John Walters
The Learning Channel comes perilously close to giving us the first sports snuff film with Sports Disasters (Saturday, 10 p.m.). Nobody dies, but the carnival of carnage includes a track official...

September 06, 1999 | Steve Rushin
ESPN's ballyhooed birthday underscores how much simpler—and duller—life once was for fans

September 06, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
The first toss has gone the way of all pitching—right down the tubes

September 06, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
•That all those umps who keep complaining about being fired remember that they resigned.

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3Members of Parkettes Gymnastics of Allentown, Pa., who won titles last week at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, the most ever from one gym.

September 06, 1999
Be the Ball

September 06, 1999
A South African man who planned a 2,000-mile walk from Cape Town to Johannesburg and back to draw attention to violent crime in his country was mugged at gunpoint by three men and relieved of his...

September 06, 1999
BILL WEIRSports anchor at KABC-TV in Los Angeles: "Dodgers and Angels highlights at 11. Please watch anyway."

September 06, 1999
Brandon Sallee, Westchester, OhioLacrosseBrandon, 18, an attackman, earned MVP honors by leading Team Ohio to the title in the high school division at the Vail (Colo.) Lacrosse Shootout with 15...

September 06, 1999 | Jack McCallum
Larry Bird reveals that he has long suffered from a cardiac condition

September 06, 1999 | Kelley King
A women's pro softball league has found its niche

September 06, 1999 | Kelley King
Football fanatics were back in heaven last weekend when, for the first time in seven months, the pigskin flew in a game that counted. Here are some sites to satisfy the ravenous fan who might want...

September 06, 1999 | Franz Lidz
Shut out in '97, the U.S. rebounded to its best world championship showing ever

September 06, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
When Pride Still MatteredBy David Maraniss Simon & Schuster, $27.50

September 06, 1999 | Mark Beech
In winning the Travers, Lemon Drop Kid proved his Belmont victory was no fluke

September 06, 1999
Despite losing to Osaka, an Alabama Little League team exceeded its dreams

September 06, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Would-be NFL tight end Dan Lyle has taken up a new game—and reinvented it

September 06, 1999 | Franz Lidz
There's a fine line between enjoying the islands' wildlife and endangering it

September 06, 1999 | David Fleming
Sack man Vonnie Holliday is starting to make Packers fans forget Reggie White

September 06, 1999 | Ian Thomsen
Surprising in its manners as well as its might, Miami pounced on favored Ohio State in the Kickoff Classic

September 06, 1999 | Tim Layden

September 06, 1999
This week follow all the action at the U.S. Open. SI's Jon Wertheim and Richard Deitsch pick the winners of each and every match and file notes from courtside daily.

September 06, 1999 | Michael Silver
Bryant Young has returned from a horrific broken leg, which means the aging 49ers defense should get back on its feet too

September 06, 1999 | Tom Verducci

September 06, 1999
Bouncing CzechŠárka Kašparkova of the Czech Republic takes a giant step for womankind en route to finishing sixth in the triple jump at the world track and field championships (page 46).

September 06, 1999 | Tom Verducci
New York's foursome ranks with the best ever

September 06, 1999 | S.L. Price

September 06, 1999 | Richard Hoffer

September 06, 1999 | Steve Rushin

September 06, 1999
BASEBALL

September 06, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman

September 06, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
When the Diamondbacks' Randy Johnson struck out nine Marlins last Thursday to reach 300 strikeouts in a season for the third time, he attained the magic number faster—in only his 29th appearance...

September 06, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
August 28, 1999Braves 3, Cardinals 0

September 06, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Because he refused to sign a lucrative contract extension earlier this year, second baseman Mickey Morandini (.249, three home runs, 34 RBIs through Sunday) has been benched by the Cubs in favor...

September 06, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
After nine years in the minors, Brian Daubach is having a blast in Boston

September 06, 1999 | Peter King
Remember Me?Giants quarterback Kent Graham gets ignored, though he's the starter

September 06, 1999 | Peter King
Quarterback Trent Green was playing like Dan Fouts reincarnated in the Rams' revamped Air Coryellesque attack. He had 28 completions in 32 attempts in preseason play and hadn't missed on any of...

September 06, 1999 | Rick Lipsey
A space-age surveyor is at ground zero in the Tour's effort to produce meaningful statistics

September 06, 1999 | Steve Yingling
Ames's Immigration ProblemHasta La Visa

September 06, 1999 | Steve Yingling
What do these players have in common?

September 06, 1999 | Steve Yingling
The U.S. and European Ryder Cup rosters are set. Which team do you think will prevail in the Sept. 24-26 match?

September 06, 1999 | Steve Yingling
With 10 weeks left in the season, the races for rookie of the year are heading down the homestretch. Here are the contenders on the PGA, LPGA and Senior tours.

September 06, 1999
Maureen Ramini, Topsfield, Mass.Ramini, 46, a retired operating room nurse, won the women's championship at Salem Country Club in Peabody for the 12th time in 13 years. Ramini, a five handicapper,...

September 06, 1999 | Paul Lawrie
Nothing changes the life of a touring pro more than winning a major championship

September 06, 1999
In a League of His Own

September 06, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
In a new event created to foreshadow the Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods was brilliant and the Europeans were left in the dark