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April 03, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 14

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Tiger Woods Cover - Sports Illustrated April 03, 2000

April 03, 2000 | John O'Keefe
March 17, 1986

April 03, 2000
It's said that if a ref or ump can get through a game without being noticed, he has done a good job. Perhaps the same should apply to a parent.—PATRICK DILLON, Hamilton, N.J.

April 03, 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....

April 03, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

April 03, 2000 | John Walters
CBS aired the latest round of the Coaches vs. Candor Classic during the waning moments of last Saturday's NCAA Midwest Regional final. When Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy went bonkers and got...

April 03, 2000 | John Walters
According to ESPN: The Uncensored History (Taylor Publishing Co., $24.95), which is being published on April 5, Bristol University is—or at least used to be—one helluva party school. "It was not...

April 03, 2000 | John Walters
A new Web video service will wedge its way into the coverage at Augusta National

April 03, 2000 | John Walters
Golf on NBCThe preliminary Nielsen rating for Sunday's final round of the Players Championship was 5.6, outpointing CBS's NCAA men's basketball regional final (North Carolina versus Tulsa), which...

April 03, 2000 | John Walters
Golf on ABCLast Saturday's third round of the LPGA's Nabisco Championship, featuring an amazing 68 by 13-year-old Aree Wongluekiet, got a barely detectable 0.8 Nielsen.

April 03, 2000 | Steve Rushin
Imagine the possibilities if Phil Jackson began to distribute volumes in even greater volume

April 03, 2000 | Jack McCallum
A long-ago interview with Knight was too touchy for this reporter

April 03, 2000 | Jack McCallum
Sergei Fedorov's attempted floral crosscheck of his rival-in-love didn't work when Anna Kournikova remained engaged to the Panthers' Pavel Bure despite Fedorov's gift of 240 roses. But since...

April 03, 2000 | Jack McCallum
34441Zip code for Hernando, Fla., (now 34442) requested by a crusading Boston baseball fan.

April 03, 2000
Last Orbit For Venus?Venus Williams's rumored retirement may just be more goofing by tennis's fun family

April 03, 2000
Stashed•A Joe DiMaggio autographed baseball, housed in a small display case, in the goody baskets given to award presenters on Oscar night.

April 03, 2000
The recent fluctuations of the stock market have nothing on the life of former Cowboys linebacker Thomas (Hollywood) Henderson, who was back in the news in Texas last week.

April 03, 2000
Iron Miked

April 03, 2000
King County, Wash., still needs to collect $206 million in taxes for the Seattle Kingdome, which was imploded on Sunday.

April 03, 2000
JOSE CANSECODevil Rays DH, on his recently opened Canseco Financial Group, a mortgage and investments firm: "I love this. It's like gambling."

April 03, 2000
For complete major league rosters, team schedules and career stats on every player, plus the latest news and analysis from SI's Tom Verducci, go to cnnsi.com/baseball.

April 03, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
Minnesota's upstart women battled back twice to win the national title

April 03, 2000 | Mark Beech
From captain Yossarian to Corporal Klinger, Hollywood always seems to send its military deserters to sea in rubber rafts that inflate with the yank of a cord. Sure, it's funny to watch someone...

April 03, 2000 | Marty Burns
CCNY won the NIT and NCAA crowns in 1950, a year before falling to scandal

April 03, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
Olympic hopefuls get drilled at Bela Karolyi's Texas ranch

April 03, 2000 | Austin Murphy
With three world records, breaststroker Ed Moses was a commanding figure at the NCAAs

April 03, 2000 | Ron Fimrite
RED SMITH ON BASEBALLIvan R. Dee, $24.95

April 03, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
The writer never knew the beloved and successful coach who became his father

April 03, 2000
Drew Bigda, Stamford, Conn.HockeyDrew, a junior forward at Westhill High, scored a natural hat trick in just 57 seconds in the first period and later added another goal and two assists in a 7-2...

April 03, 2000
If the worth of scouts can be measured by their real estate in Cooperstown, some baseball legends have every right to be offended. The scouts' exhibit—tucked away in a corner of the Baseball Hall...

April 03, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
Smashmouth play that seemed fit for the gridiron propelled Florida, Michigan State, North Carolina and Wisconsin to the Final Four

April 03, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
We asked coaches and assistants who had to prepare game plans against the Final Four teams to give us scouting reports—anonymously, if they wished—on the strengths and weaknesses they saw in the...

April 03, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
The first item in Tennessee's scouting report before the South Regional semifinal said this: "Limit Brendan Haywood's touches." When the Tar Heels' 7-foot center gets the ball in the low post,...

April 03, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
Be patient, for this will be a game of relatively few possessions—and be prudent, as each will loom large. But at the same time, as two Big Ten assistants point out, open looks are so rare, and...

April 03, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
"They want to make it a 94-foot game, so if you make them defend six or seven passes each time in your half-court offense, their legs won't be as good in the press or in their shots," says one SEC...

April 03, 2000
Raze the RoofThe Kingdome in Seattle, the erstwhile unhappy home of the Mariners, the Seahawks and the SuperSonics, goes up in dust on Sunday with a little help from more than 4,450 pounds of...

April 03, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
In his final season Jeff Hornacek is still lifting the Jazz with the kind of good old-fashioned shooting that's rarely seen these days

April 03, 2000
BASEBALL

April 03, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
High FivesAt bargain-basement prices, some Rule 5 pickups bring teams a major league boost

April 03, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
How did the Devil Rays, whose attendance dropped by 31% last year, afford their off-season spending spree? The four free agents they signed, plus four players on the team who got new contracts,...

April 03, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Lenny BruisedThe Hawks are a mess, and the cleanup may begin with the firing of coach Lenny Wilkens

April 03, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
While everyone harps on how critical Sean Elliott's outside shooting will be to the Spurs in the playoffs, San Antonio players are more excited about what he'll do for them on the other end of the...

April 03, 2000 | Franz Lidz
Will Perdue returned to Chicago to play, but mostly he's warming the bench

April 03, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
The Good FightWith the Rose Bowl within their reach, the upstart Illini put themselves in a must-win situation

April 03, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Dare DevilsEast-leading New Jersey took a gamble and fired coach Robbie Ftorek

April 03, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
ED BELFOURG STARSAfter leading Dallas to the Cup last year, he's having another superb season. But he could be plagued by his recent arrest for assault, during which he allegedly offered cops a $1...

April 03, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
One of the better moves at the trade deadline was made by Panthers general manager Bryan Murray, who obtained reliable two-way center Mike Sillinger from the Lightning for center Ryan Johnson and...

April 03, 2000 | Roger Rosenblatt
The Nutt family cast off on a three-year globe-circling adventure that will change their lives and, they're sure, bring them closer together

April 03, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Dogged for years by a hellish reputation, Jim Edmonds is finally out of Anaheim and hoping the outfield grass is greener in St. Louis

April 03, 2000 | Michael Farber
The Red Wings are again pinning their Stanley Cup hopes on a band of rejuvenated graybeard defensemen

April 03, 2000 | S.L. Price
Tiger Woods has pared down his life so that he can focus on golf—and he's dominating the game like no player before him

April 03, 2000 | Rick Reilly
To win an Olympic gold medal, would you:

April 03, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
Unlike some of his fellow Tour pros, who seemed resigned to defeat, Hal Sutton couldn't wait to knock off Tiger Woods at the Players Championship

April 03, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
A look at Tiger Woods's golf genealogy reveals how he got so good

April 03, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
Woods's father, Earl, says his son first struck a golf ball when he was only nine months old. Tiger has been working to improve his swing ever since. Here are the key moments in the development of...

April 03, 2000
•Give 'em Hal!Hal Sutton showed how to be a hero: Stand up to Tiger instead of rolling over for him.

April 03, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
Those closest to Jack Nicklaus expect him to pull off at least one more miracle before he bows out of the majors

April 03, 2000 | Gary Van Sickle
Take our Standard Augusta Test and measure your mastery of Masters minutiae

April 03, 2000 | Gary Van Sickle
15-11They ought to name a bridge after you

April 03, 2000 | Jack McCallum
YEARS BEFORE ROSA PARKS REFUSED TO TAKE A SEAT IN THE BACK OF A BUS, A SMALL GROUP OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN GOLFERS STRUCK A BLOW FOR RACIAL JUSTICE BY DEMANDING TO PLAY A SEGREGATED MUNICIPAL COURSE...

April 03, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
The Trouble with SergioGrowing Pains

April 03, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
The Ryder Cup wound is still fresh. The players, wives and caddies are good at hiding animosity, but there's bad blood between the sides. The Euros believe what happened on the 17th green at the...

April 03, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

April 03, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Should the Players Championship be upgraded to a major championship?

April 03, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
SYNONYMS for a YIPPED PUTTBlank out, cashmere insert, focal distonia, ginsburg, gin stab, go blind, Hoched, rush of s— to the heart, tentative prod, tremor, the wave, the wish, vapors, whiskey...

April 03, 2000
Nicholas Bollini, Yorba Linda, Calif.Nicholas, 16, birdied the second hole of a playoff against Kenji Murayama of Guadalajara to win his second consecutive Mexican National Junior Championship, at...

April 03, 2000 | Jay Haas
There's only one thing that would make my trip to the Masters more special than usual

April 03, 2000 | Linn Strickler
Once an art, caddying has become an easy job

April 03, 2000
These are my favorite tournaments to cover. I selected these events for the things I value most: atmosphere, player access, walkability of the course and nearby amenities.

April 03, 2000 | Walter Bingham
The grand pooh-bah has some words for the wise about the Masters telecast

April 03, 2000 | John Garrity
Karrie Webb's second straight victory in a major came with an added attraction: the Wongluekiet twins