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November 08, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 18

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Walter Payton Cover - Sports Illustrated November 08, 1999

November 08, 1999 | David Fleming
Catching FlakWith its lackluster receiving corps, Dallas is going nowhere fast

November 08, 1999 | David Fleming
1. He said/He said The Hail Mary that gave the Browns their first win, a 21-16 triumph over New Orleans, didn't come without a little help from the bumbling Saints, who used a timeout with 26...

November 08, 1999 | Josh Elliott
Undersized Titans rookie Jevon Kearse is feasting on opposing offenses

November 08, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
What has happened to Cowboys cornerback Deion Sanders? Is he up to the challenge of stopping Vikings wideouts Cris Carter or Randy Moss on Monday night? Those are questions you'd normally never...

November 08, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Up and VanishedBison Dele left behind $36 million and a lot of troubling questions

November 08, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
When Stacey Augmon was traded from Portland to Houston in the Scottie Pippen deal, he went to a team that needed perimeter shooting at small forward. So Augmon, a defensive specialist who can't...

November 08, 1999 | Rick Reilly
All Morty Finsternick wanted out of life was to get through one Sunday at work without hearing the score of the game played by his beloved Green Bay Packers. All he wanted to do was get home, pop...

November 08, 1999 | John O'Keefe
April 8, 1963

November 08, 1999
The De La Hoya-Trinidad fight proved that round-by-round scoring should be posted on a scoreboard for all to see.—CALVIN B. FULLER, Edwardsville, Ill.

November 08, 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,...

November 08, 1999 | John Walters
Highlights

November 08, 1999 | John Walters
Paul Azinger has won 11 times on the PGA Tour, but his finest moment may have been his eulogy at last Friday's televised memorial service for Payne Stewart. Azinger's oration was the most...

November 08, 1999 | John Walters
Falcons running back Jamal Anderson may have been the first big-time athlete to renegotiate a contract through word of mouse. Anderson, who held out last summer, used his Web site to update fans...

November 08, 1999 | John Walter
By dipping its toes into bass-fishing waters, Fox hopes it has its hooks into the next big TV sport

November 08, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Not distinguished members of the sports media, who fall woefully short of the standards they set for others

November 08, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Was Minnesota joking when it slapped itself on the wrist?

November 08, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
101.2Attendance at the Browns' home games as a percentage of Cleveland Browns Stadium capacity.

November 08, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
In their warmup for Saturday's showdown the two front-runners avoided Heismanic depression. Wisconsin's Ron Dayne ran for 162 yards at Northwestern, and Purdue's Drew Brees threw for 283 yards at...

November 08, 1999
Wedded BlitzJ.R. Redmond faked a marriage to stay eligible for football

November 08, 1999
SnubbedThe Phillies, by Hideo Nomo, who wants nomo than about $9 million a year. Nomo, 12-8 with a 4.54 ERA for the Brewers in 1999, broke off talks after the Phils balked at giving him more than...

November 08, 1999
The Pittsburgh athletic department is selling showerheads ($50) and toilet stalls ($450) from soon-to-be-demolished Pitt Stadium.

November 08, 1999
BUTCH CARTERRaptors coach, after cutting rap mogul and aspiring basketballer Percy (Master P) Miller: "He took it hard, just like any multimillionaire."

November 08, 1999
Join SI's Brian Cazeneuve and Rick Lipsey as they run the New York City Marathon. They'll file progress reports during Sunday's race and then check in from the finish line (we hope).

November 08, 1999 | Ed Hinton
Greg Moore's sudden death won't change the way open-wheel racers think

November 08, 1999 | Locomotive Breath
Here's the lowdown on the world's meanest rodeo ride, straight from the bull's mouth

November 08, 1999
Scott Pingel, Perryville, Mo.FootballPingel, a senior wideout at Division III Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., has broken three NCAA career receiving records this season. In the Bluejays'...

November 08, 1999 | Scott Gummer
Tim Scott wanted more than the plaque and the $10,000 winner's check at the third annual EA Sports Internet Tour Championship, which ended on Oct. 15. Scott, 41, wanted vindication.

November 08, 1999 | Peter King

November 08, 1999 | Peter King
Three months ago most of America hadn't heard of Kurt Warner. Today, at least in the eyes of 25 pro personnel directors and scouts polled by SI, the Rams' quarterback is the MVP of the first half...

November 08, 1999 | Peter King
It's too soon to tell how the five quarterbacks chosen in the first round of last April's draft will pan out, but several teams are already getting outstanding play from other rookies. Here are...

November 08, 1999 | Peter King
When quarterback Mike Pawlawski walked onto the 49ers' practice field for a tryout one day last month, he thought to himself, Jeez, it's so wide open out here! How can you miss? After throwing in...

November 08, 1999 | Peter King
In a season marked by so much upheaval that the four teams in last year's conference title games have spent much of the first half in last place in their divisions, it might seem silly to predict...

November 08, 1999 | Jeff MacGregor

November 08, 1999
Sweet AfootFormer Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton, shown here eluding a Detroit Lions tackier in 1987, is remembered upon his death on Monday as the NFL's most prolific rusher and as one...

November 08, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy

November 08, 1999 | David Cone

November 08, 1999 | Tom Verducci
With a trio of titles in four years, the Yanks rank with baseball's alltime best

November 08, 1999 | Roger Rosenblatt
If you don't like the Yankees, it's very possible you don't really like sports

November 08, 1999 | Don Yaeger
After courageously battling medical troubles more severe than the public knew, the incomparable Walter Payton lost his fight for life at age 45

November 08, 1999 | Peter King
That's how coaches, teammates and even opponents recall Walter Payton

November 08, 1999 | Paul Zimmerman
Few NFL players have possessed the fire that burned inside Walter Payton

November 08, 1999
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

November 08, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
The Pathetic-10Call the Pac-10 anything you want, but don't dare call it boring

November 08, 1999 | Ivan Maisel
•Washington (5-3, 4-1) at Arizona (6-3, 3-2)Is it possible that the Wildcats rediscovered their aggressive persona in last week's 33-7 victory at UCLA? Let's put it this way: What isn't possible...

November 08, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
Akin Ayodele, DE, Purdue (Coffeyville [Kans.] Community College)—The 6'2", 250-pound sophomore has ably succeeded All-Big Ten Rosevelt Colvin, a fourth-round selection of the Chicago Bears....

November 08, 1999 | B.J. Schecter
Maryland running back LaMont Jordan has turned over a new leaf

November 08, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
In a time of trouble, the pros were there for one of their own

November 08, 1999 | John Paul Newport
As the country's first pro tournament in 41 years made clear, golf in Cuba has come a long way, and has a long way to go

November 08, 1999
Memorable Moments, and a lasting memory

November 08, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
It wasn't an abiding love of the fourth estate that drew P.H. Horgan to the media room at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Miss., on Sunday. Like many others in...

November 08, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

November 08, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Who should be rookie of the year on the Tour, Notah Begay III or Carlos Franco?

November 08, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
The top 50 players in the World Ranking qualified for the World tour event at Valderrama. Here are the golfers who made the biggest moves into and out of the top 50 this year.

November 08, 1999
Tammie Durdin, Adelaide, AustraliaDurdin, a junior at Pepperdine and the No. 1-ranked college player, shot a tournament-record eight-under 208 at Sahalee Country Club in Redmond, Wash., for a...

November 08, 1999 | Ed Fiori
Here, for the first time, I reveal my secrets to beating the seemingly invincible Tiger Woods

November 08, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle

November 08, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
With seven victories and $5.6 million in earnings, Tiger Woods has left no doubt as to who's the man on the PGA Tour in 1999. The question is, how does his year stack up against the best seasons...