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September 20, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 11

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Serena Williams Cover - Sports Illustrated September 20, 1999

September 20, 1999 | Peter King
Former skycap K.D. Williams now starts at linebacker for the Raiders

September 20, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
The Weirdest sight I saw on Sunday was Falcons backup quarterback Tony Graziani standing on the sideline, not warming up-even though he might have had to try to win the game against the Vikings....

September 20, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Now this message for America's most famous athletes: Someday you may be invited to fly in the backseat of one of your country's most powerful fighter jets. Many of you already have-John Elway,...

September 20, 1999 | Bill Colson/Managing Editor
When you looked to the heavens this past weekend while giving thanks for the season's first full slate of football games, you didn't see any puffy wisps of cloud spelling out college scores or NFL...

September 20, 1999 | Christopher Dietrich
September 24, 1979

September 20, 1999
I'll explain Einstein's theory of relativity if you can explain how a story on roller coasters gets into a sports magazine.—VINCE LAMARCA, Oviedo, Fla.

September 20, 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 20, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

September 20, 1999 | John Walters
7.2CBS's preliminary rating for last Saturday's U.S. Open women's final between Serena Williams and Martina Hingis—double the rating of the 1998 final (Hingis versus Lindsay Davenport).

September 20, 1999 | John Walters
Will people watch Battle Dome—premiering Saturday (syndicated) and featuring regular-folks contestants taking on 10 Battle Dome Warriors in events such as kickboxing while suspended in...

September 20, 1999 | Steve Rushin
This favorite acronym for describing injury-riddled teams is getting lame from overuse

September 20, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
De La Hoya and Trinidad make an oddly perfect match

September 20, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
The Jets sputtered on takeoff. After Vinny Testaverde blew a tire coming off the runway, Bill Parcells encountered emergency quarterback turbulence and proceeded to coach without apparent genius....

September 20, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
3Pitches to the Padres' Phil Nevin with three outs in the seventh inning of a Sept. 9 game against Montreal.

September 20, 1999
Knockout coverage of the Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Trinidad fight: an in-depth preview and prediction, round-by-round reports from ringside and postfight analysis.

September 20, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Jim (Catfish) Hunter spent one of his last days on Earth with me—on the 20th anniversary of Thurman Munson's death, no less—and several times on that hot afternoon last month, in the presence of...

September 20, 1999
Spurned

September 20, 1999
STUBBORN SLUGGERThe Real Crash Davis

September 20, 1999
Young Talks Dirty

September 20, 1999
Each fall the Army Corps of Engineers releases billions of gallons of water from the Gauley River through valves in the Summersville Dam, turning the river into a 27-mile roller coaster. "It's the...

September 20, 1999
Detroit police caught a fan trying to steal a urinal from Tiger Stadium.

September 20, 1999
BRIAN MEADOWSMarlins pitcher, on making contact with a fourth-inning Randy Johnson fastball: "I started swinging in the second inning."

September 20, 1999
James Driscoll, Brookline, Mass.GolfDriscoll, 21, won the North-South Amateur championship 9 and 7 over John Pitt of Wilmington, N.C. A senior at Virginia, Driscoll, the 1995 New England Amateur...

September 20, 1999
Don Coryell drew up the plays that helped him become the only coach in football to win 100 games on both the college and pro levels. But 60 years ago, standing at a blackboard in his Seattle...

September 20, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
The costars of Hoop Dreams didn't make it to the NBA, but that's no tragedy

September 20, 1999 | John Walters
Tim Isaac is the first to bench-press 800 pounds

September 20, 1999 | John Walters
When the Ryder Cup tees off at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass., on Sept. 24, Tiger Woods and his U.S. teammates will try to avenge two straight losses to Europe's top golfers. Get a grip on...

September 20, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Truth be told, the game hasn't capitalized all that well on the home run chases

September 20, 1999 | Mark Beech
Anyone who's ever competed in crew has spent countless hours on an ergometer, a rowing machine made up of a vertical flywheel, a bicycle chain and a seat sliding along a central metal support. But...

September 20, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Former Dallas backup Roman Turek is the new No. 1 netminder in St. Louis

September 20, 1999 | Grant Wahl
The woeful play of its flagship franchise raises serious questions about MLS

September 20, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
A Clever Base-Ballist: The Life and Times of John Montgomery WardBy Bryan Di SalvatorePantheon Books, $27.50

September 20, 1999 | S.L. Price

September 20, 1999 | John Ed Bradley

September 20, 1999 | Jack McCallum
In a rematch that fell far short of their titantic NFC title game, the Vikings took revenge on the Falcons—but didn't meet expectations

September 20, 1999 | Michael Silver

September 20, 1999 | Tim Layden
The pain of a knee injury and of seeing Tennessee thrive without him made Jamal Lewis, the Volunteers' stellar tailback, realize he's not invincible

September 20, 1999
Joltin' JoeReggie Jefferson uses a forceful argument—his left shoulder-to persuade Yankees catcher Joe Girardi to drop the ball on a play at the plate during a 4-1 Red Sox win on Sunday (page 90).

September 20, 1999 | Tom Verducci

September 20, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Over the past 12 seasons, the number of one-batter relief appearances has almost doubled—from 532 in 1987 to 978 last year. (Two expansions, in '93 and '98, helped swell the figures.) Through...

September 20, 1999 | Tom Verducci
Early this century, the ideal pitcher was a man such as Walter Johnson, who, from 1907 through '27, threw a modern-day record 531 complete games. But almost inexorably, the mound has become more...

September 20, 1999 | Michael Bamberger

September 20, 1999 | Mike Shropshire

September 20, 1999
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

September 20, 1999 | Tim Layden

September 20, 1999 | Tim Layden
•Penn State (3-0) at Miami (2-0)Hurricane Floyd is lurking in the Atlantic. Will there be a repeat of last year, when Hurricane Georges forced the postponement of UCLA's visit to South Florida?...

September 20, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
Missouri sophomore Justin Smith is a monster at defensive end

September 20, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
NAME, POSITION, SCHOOLSKINNY

September 20, 1999 | Stephen Cannella

September 20, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
The end of this season will also mark the closing of the Astrodome, 3Com Park and Tiger Stadium, victims of baseball's capital-improvement drive. With the passing of those parks, these stadiums...

September 20, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Sept. 11, 1999 Twins 7, Angels 0

September 20, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Blue Jays assistant general manager Dave Stewart, a candidate for the Brewers' vacant general managership, has stopped talking to the media. Stewart, one of baseball's more loquacious executives,...

September 20, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Jeff Fassero may match Togie Pittinger's historically bad 1903 season

September 20, 1999 | Peter King
In ChargeShowing some of his old college flair, Steve McNair rallied the Titans over the Bengals

September 20, 1999 | Peter King
1. IndispensableA year ago, who would have thought that the Jets would be taking Sunday's loss of injured quarterback Vinny Testaverde so hard? Coach Bill Parcells would be wise to pluck old hand...

September 20, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Walker Cup ReversalSpankin' the Yanks

September 20, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

September 20, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Will Tom Watson dominate the Senior tour?

September 20, 1999
Joe Cheves, Morganton, N.C.Cheves, 81, shot an eight-under 64 on the 6,280-yard Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club course in Morganton. A former head pro at Mimosa, Cheves has bettered his age at...

September 20, 1999 | Nick Faldo
Much has been made of Europe's Ryder Cup rookies, but they don't hold the key to success

September 20, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
By altering the course, Ben Crenshaw has created a home field advantage

September 20, 1999
No More Walkover Cups

September 20, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
Tom Watson recently relived a golf moment frozen in time—and, now, captured in frosting. To celebrate Watson's 50th birthday, the organizers of a fund-raising skins game in Kansas City, Mo.,...

September 20, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck

September 20, 1999 | Alan Shipnuck
Since so many Ryder Cup players think they should be paid for their services, we decided to put a price on the value of this year's competitors to their teams, The players are listed in order of...