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February 07, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 5

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Kurt Warner Cover - Sports Illustrated February 07, 2000

February 07, 2000 | Rick Reilly
Two NFL stars. Two days. Two seat belts unbuckled. Two horrible accidents.

February 07, 2000 | John O'Keefe
January 3, 1972

February 07, 2000
A Piece of the RockCongratulations on saving the worst for last—ending the century by introducing us to John Rocker (At Full Blast, Dec. 27-Jan. 3). A suggestion to Braves management: Take Rocker...

February 07, 2000
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,...

February 07, 2000 | John Walters
SATURDAY 2/5

February 07, 2000 | John Walters
Did President Clinton deliver his State of the Union address last Thursday in the U.S. Capitol or the All-Star Cafe? Sitting directly to Hillary Clinton's right in the gallery was Hank Aaron....

February 07, 2000 | John Walters
Cross-Training,or cross-straining? Nike's ad campaign for its new Air Cross Trainer II urges viewers to turn from their televisions to their computers to learn how each commercial "ends." In the...

February 07, 2000 | John Walter
Brian Kenny pulled an all-nighter to serve ESPN viewers piping-hot tennis with their oatmeal

February 07, 2000 | Steve Rushin
There's burgeoning subculture of devoted sports fans for whom no Jews is bad news

February 07, 2000 | Peter King
Ted Cottrell is the latest black assistant shut out of a top job

February 07, 2000 | Peter King
How do you mend a broken heart? Well, $140 million over eight years—the largest contract in baseball history—might help. That's the offer Tigers slugger Juan Gonzalez reportedly received from...

February 07, 2000 | Peter King
10-2Software designer Dave Holt's record predicting the last 12 Super Bowl winners by computer simulation.

February 07, 2000 | Tim Layden
Teed Up For Trouble Sebastian Janikowski jeopardizes his future in the NFL and the U.S. On the one hand, Sebastian Janikowski is a gifted athlete with a dry wit and a clear vision of his future:...

February 07, 2000 | Tim Layden
On the Australian Olympic Committee's original list of torchbearers for the Sydney Games was former Australian judo champion and 1976 Olympian Warren Austin Richards, who's serving a 12-year...

February 07, 2000 | Tim Layden
ALLAN HOUSTON New York Knicks guard, on having to eat at a McDonald's in Washington, D.C., after snow grounded the team's charter flight: "It was just like a humbling experience."

February 07, 2000
ExposedDick Williams, who pleaded no contest to indecent exposure in Fort Myers, Fla. The skipper of the A's 1970s dynasty, in town for a fantasy baseball camp, told the the New York Daily News,...

February 07, 2000 | Frank Deford
It's doubtful that any American athlete who survived World War II was as penalized by the conflict as was Don Budge, who died last week at 84. When the war came, Budge was in his mid-20s, at the...

February 07, 2000 | Mark Beech
Ever since he was scratched from the Predators' lineup on Nov. II, Nashville defenseman Jan Vopat has been itching to return to the ice. Trouble is, itching is what got him scratched in the first...

February 07, 2000
Erick Baumann, River Forest, Ill.SoccerBaumann, 28, the men's soccer coach at Dominican University, was named Chicago Collegiate Athletic Conference coach of the year for the second time in three...

February 07, 2000 | Michael Silver

February 07, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
When conventional wisdom screamed that he should run down the clock, Mike Martz stuck to his guns and went for broke

February 07, 2000 | Peter King
By taking the Rams all the way, Dick Vermeil erased some of the pain the '81 Super Bowl loss brought to his beloved Eagles

February 07, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Treated to a royal reception in England, Mike Tyson proved that he's still a contender with a brutally efficient second-round knockout of Julius Francis

February 07, 2000 | Marty Burns
Loaded with talent but stuck on the bench, Philadelphia's Larry Hughes may have to go elsewhere to find work

February 07, 2000 | Gary Smith
The world's top-ranked players, Andre Agassi and Martina Hingis, had a chance to escape the heels of their respective nemeses in Australia, but only one of them did

February 07, 2000 | Grant Wahl
High-flying, shot-defying Cincinnati center Kenyon Martin is taking his game and the Bearcats to new heights

February 07, 2000
Loose As a BruceRams receiver Isaac Bruce has plenty of room—and cause—for celebrating after scoring the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXIV (page 38).

February 07, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Scouts who ignored Mexican slugger Erubiel Durazo have huevoson their faces after his dazzling Arizona debut

February 07, 2000
COLLEGE BASKETBALLVolunteers uprisingNCAA plan to bench CinderellaRecovery at Seton HallRhode Island wreckage

February 07, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Mr. ExcitementMarcus Camby sends a charge through the Knicks and their fans

February 07, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
The thinking behind the Raptors' willingness to deal shooting guard Doug Christie for a point guard is that they can then move free-agent-to-be Tracy McGrady into Christie's starting spot, which...

February 07, 2000 | Marty Burns
A new offense has helped Cleveland guard Bob Sura regain his confidence

February 07, 2000 | Seth Davis
It's a Guy ThingThe surprise at Tennessee is that the men's team is making more news that the women's

February 07, 2000 | Seth Davis
While all four No. 1 seeds looked indomitable, an interesting battle shaped up among the second seeds. As things stand now, the No. 2 spot in the Midwest figures to go to the Big Ten's best team:...

February 07, 2000 | Seth Davis
The NCAA play-in plan would stick it to the little guy

February 07, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Since getting the rules down, Betty Lennox has been all but unstoppable

February 07, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Man of MysteryControversy and question dog Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek

February 07, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
WAYNE GRETZKYRANGERS CTwo seasons ago with the Rangers he led the NHL with 67 assists, and his 53 last year ranked sixth. The Great One, now 39, says he misses the game. And the game sorely misses...

February 07, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
NHL director of officiating Bryan Lewis showed poor judgment by not assigning one of the league's top referees to last Saturday's Devils—Red Wings matchup, featuring the return to Detroit of New...

February 07, 2000 | Kevin Conley
New CBA owner Isiah Thomas is selling a high-scoring, high-quality brand of minor league hoops, but is NBA commissioner David Stern buying?