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March 13, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 11

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Frank Thomas Cover - Sports Illustrated March 13, 2000

March 13, 2000 | Rick Reilly
Can you believe what happened to PGA Tour player Notah Begay? The Bernalillo County (N.Mex.) District Attorney's office threw him in jail last week, and, get this, they only let him out to work on...

March 13, 2000 | Pete McEntegart
February 7, 1977

March 13, 2000 | Bill Colson/Managing Editor
The combined resources of SI and CNNSI.com will guide you through the NCAA tournament

March 13, 2000
The Essence of SuperThanks for Michael Silver's outstanding article about Super Bowl XXXIV (The Greatest, Feb. 7). In today's world of bad-boy athletes, Kurt Warner's story of faith and football...

March 13, 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, 135 West 50th Street, New York, N.Y....

March 13, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

March 13, 2000 | John Walters
On Feb. 29, SportsCenter's poll asked, "Who has brought the most negative attention to his sport?" Candidates were NFLers Rae Carruth and Ray Lewis (alleged murderers), pitcher John Rocker (page...

March 13, 2000 | John Walters
If you want to follow the NCAA men's basketball tournament games on TV, you have but one place to go: CBS has exclusive rights to all 63 games. However, if like the Indiana Hoosiers you are a...

March 13, 2000 | John Walters
A couple of bad calls made it one embarrassing week for CBS basketball analyst Billy Packer

March 13, 2000 | John Walters
"The guys are getting a kick out of me calling my dad 'Coach,' but, well, that's what he is. And there is an added bonus to having him around.... I have someone who can break in my new gloves for...

March 13, 2000 | Steve Rushin
Here, for your ready reference, is an illustrated (albeit fanciful) index to this week's SI

March 13, 2000 | Alan Dershowitz
A legal scholar weighs in on Marty McSorley's on-ice attack

March 13, 2000 | Alan Dershowitz
Fire up the barbecue and roll out the Red carpet for a reunion in Cooperstown on July 23. With 1975 World Series homer heroes Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez already having been voted to the Hall of...

March 13, 2000 | Alan Dershowitz
70Giants games sold out for the 2000 season at Pac Bell Park, compared with four all of last year at Candlestick.

March 13, 2000
Stay on top of the action at spring training with on-the-scene camp reports from SI's Tom Verducci, Stephen Cannella and Jeff Pearlman at cnnsi.com/baseball.

March 13, 2000
Who's Minding The Shoe Store?Tank Black's indictment leaves Vince Carter's affairs up in the air

March 13, 2000
Auctioned•Former Raiders All-Pro Lester Hayes's Super Bowl XVIII ring, which went to a bidder on eBay for $18,200. According to The Boston Globe Hayes hocked the ring for $800 last April to pay...

March 13, 2000
IOC executive Marc Hodler of Switzerland is leading a campaign to make bridge an Olympic event.

March 13, 2000
BOB McNAIRChairman of Houston's new NFL franchise, after bidding $560,000 for the 1,279-pound grand champion steer at the city's livestock show and rodeo: "Needed an offensive tackle."

March 13, 2000
BLUE BILLBOARDS HERALD ARENA BALL'S ARRIVAL IN L.A.

March 13, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
Ruthian feats by Florida State's Marshall McDougall went largely unrewarded

March 13, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
The three Moore brothers may parlay Harvard educations into NHL careers

March 13, 2000
City slickers venturing into New York's Central Park this Thursday through Sunday might be surprised to see their urban oasis overrun by an exotic contingent. Four denim-clad cowfolks from the...

March 13, 2000
Angie Yoon, San DiegoGolfYoon, a junior All-America at Nevada, shot a two-under-par 142 over 36 holes to beat Oklahoma's Allison Johnson by four stokes in the Mountain View Collegiate Tournament...

March 13, 2000
SPRING TRAINING SKETCHBOOK

March 13, 2000 | S.L. Price
The Braves hope the return of Andres Galarraga, one of the major leagues' most popular players, will help heal their wounds from the John Rocker affair

March 13, 2000 | Screenplay by Alan Shipnuck
THE AMAZING STORY OF KARRIE WEBB, THE SMALL-TOWN GIRL FROM AUSTRALIA WHO HAS ROCKETED TO THE TOP OF WOMEN'S GOLF WITH FOUR STRAIGHT WINS

March 13, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Felix Trinidad battered David Reid to earn a new title and a new edge on rematch-seeking Oscar De La Hoya

March 13, 2000 | Michael Farber
St. Louis, uncelebrated despite having the NHL's best record, finally earned some recognition by tying a league record with victories in 10 consecutive away games

March 13, 2000 | Grant Wahl
Out of the turmoil of his youth, Oklahoma State's Desmond Mason has forged a powerful game on the court and a vibrant creative life off it

March 13, 2000 | William Nack
AFTER STRUGGLING FOR TWO YEARS AT THE PLATE, FRANK THOMAS IS TRYING TO RECLAIM HIS PLACE AS ONE OF THE GAME'S PREMIER HITTERS

March 13, 2000
OLYMPIC SPORTSGraybeard Gray runs toward fifth OlympicsGreene can't goad JohnsonDrummond not kidding around

March 13, 2000 | Tim Layden
A Long Gray LineAt 39, half-miler Johnny Gray is charging toward his fifth Olympic team

March 13, 2000 | Seth Davis
Rush HourUCLA got a huge lift from JaRon Rush that may carry the Bruins to the NCAA tournament

March 13, 2000 | Seth Davis
Alas, our work is done, and now the real selection committee takes over, but we sign off after some dramatic turns of event. Stanford's loss to UCLA last Saturday didn't cost the Cardinal a No. 1...

March 13, 2000 | Seth Davis
After 32 years as a referee, Jody Silvester is hanging up his whistle

March 13, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Scoring PunchThe Caps' Chris Simon is concentrating more on goals than goonishness

March 13, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
RAMOND BOURQUEAVALANCHE DNow in his 21st season, this future Hall of Famer was acquired from the Bruins on Monday night. He has won five Norris Trophies but zero Stanley Cups. Yet, at 39, he had...

March 13, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
Another example of the progressive coaching of the Red Wings' Scotty Bowman: With center Sergei Fedorov distraught following last week's announcement that his old girlfriend, tennis star Anna...

March 13, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Self-Made ManShaquille O'Neal's nocturnal practice sessions have elevated his game

March 13, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Sophomore center Joel Przybilla, who quit the team at Minnesota last month after being suspended for poor academic performance, has signed with agent Bill Duffy and will be eligible for the June...

March 13, 2000 | Marty Burns
At age 20, the Sonics' burger-binging Rashard Lewis is a Grade A talent

March 13, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
If you're a Tour pro, the meter is always running. You just have to be smart enough to know when to turn it off. That's why so-called tee-up programs, the weekly bonus pools of money available to...

March 13, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
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March 13, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Unless it is reversed by the Supreme Court, Casey Martin's resounding victory over the PGA Tour in a U.S. Court of Appeals will open the floodgates. Expect more carts to appear on the Tour because...

March 13, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these people have in common?

March 13, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Should a victory in a Tour event automatically qualify a player for the Masters?

March 13, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
SYNONYMS for a WATER BALLCement shoes, Charlie Waters, damp, fish food, in the soup, Jacques Cousteau, Lusitania, moist, rinsed, swimming, tiny bubbles.

March 13, 2000
Sarah Johnson, Littleton, Colo.Johnson, 30, an assistant pro at Foothills Golf Course in Denver, shot an eight-over 224 to win the PGA Women's Stroke Play at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.,...

March 13, 2000 | Jim McLean
As Jim Furyk proved with his win at Doral, the swing's not always the thing

March 13, 2000
Andy North turned 50 on March 9 and will make his Senior tour debut in the March 17-19 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf as Jim Colbert's partner. An ESPN commentator for the last eight years, North...

March 13, 2000
We've seen how well Tiger Woods can bounce a ball on his sand wedge, but did you know that Chi Chi Rodriguez has hit two balls and made them collide in midair? Or that Paul Azinger can hit shots...

March 13, 2000
•Red ZoneSure, everybody loves Raymond after Jim Furyk did a number on the Blue Monster.

March 13, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
Greg Norman surfaced at Doral, but insisted that his days in the sun are numbered

March 13, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
Meet Aaron Baddeley, the teenage wonder who this week takes his first crack at the Tour