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May 08, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 19

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Randy Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated May 08, 2000

May 08, 2000 | Steve Rushin
Human running machine Hicham El Guerrouj, world-record holder for the mile and the 1,500, is a towering figure in Morocco and a prohibitive favorite to win the Olympic gold medal

May 08, 2000 | Rick Reilly
One of the captains of the high school football team had something big he wanted to tell the other players. "I was so anxious," remembers middle linebacker Corey Johnson, a senior at Masconomet...

May 08, 2000 | Pete McEntegart
May 6, 1968

May 08, 2000
Rick Reilly: If you hit the lottery, please put me down for a tee time. Your course sounds like golf heaven.THOMAS B. RAY, San Antonio

May 08, 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....

May 08, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

May 08, 2000 | John Walters
In the early going the NBAs delay game—the stretching out of the opening playoff series to a possible 14 days—shot a brick with viewers. According to Nielsen, last weekend's ratings on NBC were...

May 08, 2000 | John Walters
Air Maximus. The name of Nike's newest shoe? No, the handles of the respective heroes of two films, Michael Jordan to the Max and Gladiator, each opening on Friday. One is a sports documentary....

May 08, 2000 | John Walter
A sports Internet confab was teeming with Web plans and schemes

May 08, 2000 | John Walter
Baseball All-Star balloting on the InternetThis Monday marks the beginning of Web voting to help determine the starters in the 71st edition of the Midsummer Classic on July II at Atlanta's Turner...

May 08, 2000 | Steve Rushin
In a long-awaited comeback, Carnac turns his powers of divination to sports

May 08, 2000 | Jack McCallum
The pervasive, pernicious ticker destroys the drama of sports news

May 08, 2000 | Jack McCallum
21Innings pitched by softballer Courtney Fitzgerald of St. John's in a 3-2 complete-game history, loss to Seton Hall.

May 08, 2000 | Jack McCallum
Angered that his alma mater, Oregon, had joined the Workers' Rights Consortium, a labor watchdog group that wouldn't allow Nike representation on its board, the company's CEO, Phil Knight, yanked...

May 08, 2000
Lord Stanley RulesWhy the NHL's postseason is the best in all of sports

May 08, 2000
Engaged•Kentucky basketball fan Ashley Judd, to CART driver Dario Franchitti. According to her mother, Naomi, the two have been affianced since December.

May 08, 2000
Among Michigan State's $1.1 million in expenses for the 2000 Citrus Bowl was $2,250 for a Cher look-alike and $2,150 for psychics and spiritualists for a New Year's Eve party.

May 08, 2000
JAROMIR JAGRThe Penguins' Czech forward, explaining why he sat out two days of practice last week: "I was showing my support for Elian Gonzalez."

May 08, 2000
Got a question for Rick Reilly? Chat with SI's columnist on Monday. May 8, at 2 p.m. EDT. Plus, swap golf talk with Jamine Diza every Monday at 1 p.m. EDT at cnnsi.com/si_online.

May 08, 2000
A survey conducted by organizers of last month's London Marathon found that runners who indulged in sex the night before a race had, on average, faster finishing times than those who didn't. Those...

May 08, 2000
During the NBA season Oregonlive.com has treated visitors to the weekly diary of Trail Blazers dancer Marlene. Here's Marlene on:

May 08, 2000
Jennifer Joyce, Victoria, B.C.Track and FieldJoyce, a sophomore at Cal, was named the Pac-10 field athlete of the week after winning the women's hammer throw at the Brutus Hamilton Memorial...

May 08, 2000 | Phil Taylor
Eight years after Barcelona, the active members of the original Dream Team are still going strong—and teaching their younger counterparts what it takes to succeed in the playoffs

May 08, 2000
It's the PitsKen Schrader's crew scurries around his car during the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at the California Speedway (page 78).

May 08, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis silenced his critics and gave his reputation a much needed boost by mercilessly chopping Michael Grant down to size

May 08, 2000 | Michael Farber
Though he's battling an incurable cancer, Roger Neilson thinks he should be back behind the bench in Philadelphia. The Flyers—and his doctors—disagree

May 08, 2000 | Tom Verducci
With an unprecedented April in which he was all but unhittable, the Diamondbacks' majestic Randy Johnson made his case for the title of the game's best pitcher

May 08, 2000 | Jeffri Chadiha
Unheralded Brian Urlacher of New Mexico shot up in size and on the draft boards—and now he's in the middle of the Bears' defensive plans

May 08, 2000
THE NBA

May 08, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Theo-sophyThe shot blocking of Sixers center Theo Ratliff gets into opponents' heads

May 08, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Mavericks coach and general manager Don Nelson, carefully ministering to his bad back by applying liberal doses of Hawaiian sunshine, says it's "unlikely" he'll return as coach next season, even...

May 08, 2000 | Grant Wahl
Striker ForcePoised and creative, Chris Albright powered the U.S. into the Olympics

May 08, 2000 | Grant Wahl
Former U.S. and MetroStars coach Bora Milutinovic was born in Serbia, lives in Mexico City and, as his friends like to say, speaks five languages, none of them well. We tested that notion last...

May 08, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Playoff PayoffPostseason bonuses make a big difference to low-salaried skaters

May 08, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
May 8, 1988 Bruins vs. DevilsGame 4 of the Wales Conference finals was delayed 66 minutes while the NHL dug up replacement officials after the crew scheduled to work the game refused to take the...

May 08, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
In March, Devils wing Claude Lemieux asked general manager Lou Lamoriello to add another skate-sharpening specialist to New Jersey's equipment staff because Lemieux, acquired four months earlier,...

May 08, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
In the Hot SeatJeremy Mayfield won despite an oil tank that nearly baked him alive

May 08, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
The burden of running his own team lifted, Ricky Rudd is free to win again

May 08, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
Races this season—of the three that have been run—that defending CART series champion Juan Montoya has failed to finish. He dropped out of the Rio 200 in Brazil on Sunday with engine problems on...

May 08, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
April FoolsFor a number of stars, the season's first month was a cruel one

May 08, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Home runs by Jim Edmonds and Mark McGwire in a 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday enabled the Cardinals to tie the league record for homers in a month, 55, set by the New York Giants in July...

May 08, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
April 28, 2000Orioles 4, Rangers 3

May 08, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
With A 3-1 record and a 2.16 ERA through Sunday, Cardinals lefthander Rick Ankiel (right) was at the head of this year's class of National League rookie pitchers. He had also been smashing at the...

May 08, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
The first player taken in the 1992 draft has finally learned how to excel

May 08, 2000 | Gary Van Sickle
Nothing has come easy for Senior tour arriviste Bob Lendzion during his long journey up the golfing ladder

May 08, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
No More Rough StuffGoing Low At the Open

May 08, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

May 08, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Do you think David Duval will win a major this year?

May 08, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
While at Texas from 1991 to '94, Justin Leonard became the only player to win a major conference title four times. Last week Arizona State junior Paul Casey took his third straight Pac-10 crown...

May 08, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
The most pitiful sight in golf is that of a fading champion revealing that he can no longer close out a victory. Greats such as Harry Vardon, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman...

May 08, 2000 | Linn Strickler
Caddies are just expendable pieces of equipment

May 08, 2000 | Bryce Molder
What's the secret to success on the course and in the classroom? Practice, and avoid chemistry

May 08, 2000
Nancy Smith, SavannahSmith, 53, won the Georgia Match Play, beating Ellen Dempsey, 34, of St. Simons Island, 5 and 4 in the final at Sunset Hills Country Club in Cordele. In January, Smith won the...

May 08, 2000
•Crossing PatternIf Craig Stadler can get into a playoff putting cross-handed, think what you could do.

May 08, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
A city's greats past and present held a reunion last week in the best golf town in Texas