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February 21, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 7

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Ken Griffey, Jr. Cover - Sports Illustrated February 21, 2000

February 21, 2000
The next chair Ted Ernst should sit in should be the electric chair.—Richard Kolb, Louisville

February 21, 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 21, 2000 | Connie Aitcheson
December 10, 1962

February 21, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

February 21, 2000 | John Walters
As evidenced by his 13-rebound debut in a Dallas uniform on Feb. 9, Dennis Rodman still can work the boards—and the ratings. The local Nielsens for the Mavericks' game against the Sonics on Fox...

February 21, 2000 | John Walters
Backstage at The Arena in Oakland during NBA All-Star weekend, a turnabout took place: Athletes lined up to speak with a reporter. As Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal and Rockets rookie point guard...

February 21, 2000 | John Walter
A sports game show premiering next month may be a lifeline for the trivia-obsessed

February 21, 2000 | John Walter
A day at spring training with Derek Jeter, offered by ultimatebid.com

February 21, 2000 | Jeff MacGregor
By applying a rigorous set of standards it's possible to separate sport from shinola

February 21, 2000 | Michael Silver
An open letter to young NFL fans across America

February 21, 2000 | Michael Silver
58Rank of Greg Norman Estates' Cabernet-Merlot Coonawarra among the Wine Spectator 100 best wines of 99.

February 21, 2000
Flagrant FoulA San Antonio schoolboy threw an elbow in a game. His penalty: five years in jail

February 21, 2000
Stalked•World 200-meter champion Inger Miller, who pulled out of an indoor meet in Ghent, Belgium, last Thursday for fear that an admirer who had been sending her love letters from Leuven,...

February 21, 2000
Angered by baseball's treatment of Pete Rose, the Cincinnati city council has proposed the establishment of a city wide Bud Selig Exclusion Zone.

February 21, 2000
KOBE BRYANTOn the impending return of the Spurs' Sean Elliott from a kidney transplant: "As soon as he steps on the court, that means he's healthy. I'll have no problem putting an elbow to his gut."

February 21, 2000
Talk of fixed fights taints Japan's sacred sport

February 21, 2000 | Shane Peacock
When Myriam Bédard, Canada's double gold medalist in the biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics, saw the likeness of a grimacing biathlete (below, right) looking out from an ad for Wrigley's gum,...

February 21, 2000 | Kenny Moore
Common sense shaped Jack Scott's views

February 21, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
Randy Vataha will help you buy a team or sell it

February 21, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
Andy Roddick is the first American boy to win the Australian junior since 1959

February 21, 2000
Kyle Farmer, Columbia, Md.Track and FieldKyle, a junior at Oakland Mills High, led the Scorpions to the boys' title at the Howard County indoor championships. He finished first in the 300-meter...

February 21, 2000 | John Rosengren
You're the coach of a premier girls' high school basketball program, but other schools keep wooing your top assistant. How do you ensure he'll stick around to give your team a chance to become...

February 21, 2000
Fight the winter doldrums and hit the beach with the on-line version of SI's annual swimsuit issue. More than 100 photos, plus video clips, coming Feb. 22 at swimsuit.cnnsi.com.

February 21, 2000 | Tom Verducci
The inside story of the deal, engineered by Reds G.M. Jim Bowden, that sent Ken Griffey Jr. back to Cincinnati at a bargain rate

February 21, 2000 | Tom Verducci
Few Players have backed a team into so tight a corner as Ken Griffey Jr. did the Mariners, but he's only the latest star to leverage his way out of town. Here are five other franchise players who...

February 21, 2000
Like, Totally Slippery Runway, DudeDavid Jenkins, a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines, rides the barrel of a big wave at Ponto Beach in Southern California.

February 21, 2000 | E.M. Swift
In what should have been his finest season, high school star Derek Paulsen is mourned throughout South Dakota, by Native Americans and everyone else

February 21, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
While his teammates celebrate an improbable Super Bowl victory, injured Rams quarterback Trent Green is left to wonder what might have been

February 21, 2000 | Grant Wahl
The frontline play of odd-couple twins Jarron and Jason Collins has opponents seeing double and Stanford flying unexpectedly high

February 21, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Colorado's Jeff Cirillo is already driven, but he might feel even more heat as the key to the Rockies' transformation

February 21, 2000
THE NHL

February 21, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
AwestruckCatching the Rocket on the alltime goals list is a humbling feat for the Kings' Luc Robitaille

February 21, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
JOHN VANBIESBROUCKFLYERS GHe's 36, and his trip to the finals with the Panthers in 1996 is the closest he has come to winning the Cup. Philly signed him for '98-99, hoping he would take it over...

February 21, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
Look for 30-year-old Avalanche center Joe Sakic, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, to try to hammer out a long-term extension that would keep him in Colorado for the rest of his...

February 21, 2000 | Seth Davis
Sour OrangeAfter 19 straight wins, Syracuse's streak ended with a double thud

February 21, 2000 | Seth Davis
There was blood on the ballots again this week as 10 of the 16 teams in last week's report lost at least once. The biggest loser, of course, was Syracuse, which validated the cynicism over its...

February 21, 2000 | Seth Davis
A career game by center Joel Pryzbilla brightened Minnesota's down year

February 21, 2000 | E.M. Swift
No. 2 With a BulletAt the nationals, runner-up Sasha Cohen, 15, augured a dazzling future for U.S. skating

February 21, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Silent but DeadlyIn a gallery of shooting All-Stars, quiet Tim Duncan's aim was truest

February 21, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
All-star Eddie Jones says he couldn't "care less" that he wasn't selected to play in the 2000 Olympic Games. Jones says that NBA players resent USA Basketball's selection process, which is...

February 21, 2000 | Franz Lidz
Magic center John Amaechi, the NBA's lone Brit, is playing just to finance his Ph.D. in psychology

February 21, 2000 | Peter King
Strictly BusinessThe Bills took the unsentimental route, waiving a trio of aging stars

February 21, 2000 | Peter King
Unless Dan Marino gets a call from the Bucs, offering him a chance to compete with Shaun King for the starting job—which is unlikely, considering the sideshow it would create—his NFL career...

February 21, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
The image—a man stoically standing on the sideline in his trademark headwear—is enduring. "Vie man who wears the funny hat" is how Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach described his coach, Tom...

February 21, 2000 | Rick Reilly
You know the coolest thing about Tiger Woods's streak?

February 21, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Where Mickelson FloppedWedge Worries

February 21, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Don't Expect Tiger Woods to start another winning streak this week at the Nissan Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Woods will lay low for a while then work toward a peak effort for the Masters at...

February 21, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
HEIGHT5'10"

February 21, 2000 | Lisa DePaulo
I'm finally making my LPGA debut as a 34-year-old rookie

February 21, 2000
Sutton Barbrey, RaleighSutton, 16, won the 52nd Donald Ross Junior Championships at Pinehurst No. 5, beating a field of 134 boys in the 15-17 age division. After tying Andrew Lanahan at...

February 21, 2000
THE VIEW FROM THE CADDIE SHACK

February 21, 2000 | Walter Bingham
Under the new Augusta guidelines, Tour winners are the big losers

February 21, 2000
•Seventh Heavenwho was happier when Tiger's streak ended, Phil Mickelson or Byron Nelson?

February 21, 2000 | John Garrity
Just as he was about to become victim number 7, Phil Mickelson got off the mat and KO'd Tiger Woods