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May 22, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 21

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Bob Knight Cover - Sports Illustrated May 22, 2000

May 22, 2000
Your article described a fan's nightmare: an owner who cares not about winning but about the outfits people wear to his parties.—PREMAL S. SHAH, Pasadena

May 22, 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 22, 2000 | Richard Deitsch
October 10, 1960

May 22, 2000 | John Walter
The Ray Lewis case again has Court TV reporter Clara Tuma mixing jocks and jurisprudence

May 22, 2000 | John Walter
Chat about baseball's amateur draft on WWW.BASEBALUMERICA.COM

May 22, 2000 | Steve Rushin
Anchor Fred Hickman's vote for Allen Iverson as NBA MVP begets a new awards category

May 22, 2000 | Edited by Mark Mravic
We offer a modest proposal to spice up the summer game

May 22, 2000 | Edited by Mark Mravic
Frustrated by Rickey Henderson's surly attitude and lackadaisical play, the Mets finally released the future Hall of Famer, who was hitting just .219. That he needs 55 runs to jump from fifth to...

May 22, 2000 | Edited by Mark Mravic
$150Payout to Orlando Hernandez for having four numbers in the $360 million Big Game lottery.

May 22, 2000
Tough LoveWhy the brutality of Heat vs. Knicks makes for must-see TV

May 22, 2000
Giants Cornerback Jason Sehorn seems to be everywhere—except on the football field. Since the 1997 season, when he intercepted six passes and broke up 20 others, the oft-injured cornerback has...

May 22, 2000
Amid the cacophony of clichés, even the casual sports fan will notice a relative newcomer in the field of prefab excuses for wrongdoing—a new catchall used by sports figures to cover boo-boos...

May 22, 2000
Kathy Jager, a 56-year-old grandmother, was stripped of her two sprint medals from the 1999 World Veterans Athletic Championships and suspended for two years after testing positive for steroids.

May 22, 2000
BOB CEPARANOIslanders fan, after being invited to a pancake breakfast with prospective team owners Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar: "They're billionaires, and they're taking us to IHOP?"

May 22, 2000
SI's Golf Plus gang goes for the pin seven days a week. Alan Shipnuck takes an irreverent look at the Tour, and Jaime Diaz chats at 1 p.m. ET each Monday at golfplus.cnnsi.com.

May 22, 2000 | John Walters
Last week, while most of the world shuddered as "I Love You" popped up in K-mail in-boxes, some football fans found an even more troubling message on their screens: PATRIOTS, JETS TO SWAP QB'S,...

May 22, 2000 | Leigh Montville
With all its bells and whistles and architectural quirks, Houston's new dinger-friendly Enron Field is every bit as thrilling as the Astrodome was dull. But, as the Astros are finding out, it...

May 22, 2000
When Shadows FallAnne Montminy of Canada takes the plunge in the platform competition at the FINA/USA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale.

May 22, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
After an investigation that uncovered evidence of repeated serious transgressions, the Indiana hierarchy let Bob Knight off with a slap on the wrist

May 22, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Thrown overboard by the Astros, the Mets' hot-hittin', hip-hoppin Derek Bell has been cruisin' since he docked in New York

May 22, 2000 | Michael Farber
Rookies have made their marks in postseasons past, but the depth and quality of the current crop of first-year players makes observers wonder whether this is the start of a youthful trend

May 22, 2000 | Michael Farber
An unprecedented 10 rookies helped Montreal win the Cup in '86

May 22, 2000 | Phil Taylor
By avoiding a sweep at the hands of the Lakers, the Suns may have merely postponed the inevitable, but they again revealed L.A.'s vulnerability

May 22, 2000 | Jack McCallum
Having bulked up his body (well, a little) and embellished his game, Reggie Miller is trying to carry the Pacers to their first Finals appearance

May 22, 2000 | Jack McCallum
Reggie Miller is in a class by himself, and he'd like to get out of it. Of the 32 players who have scored at least 2,000 career postseason points, Miller is the only one who has never reached the...

May 22, 2000
THE NFL

May 22, 2000 | Peter King
Under The GunTroy Aikman thinks the Cowboys are loaded again on offense. But can he hold up his end?

May 22, 2000 | Seth Davis
Magnet SchoolsThe Big East was the big winner in attracting and retaining top talent

May 22, 2000 | Seth Davis
At no time is the college basketball landscape altered more dramatically than in the six weeks following the end of the season. That's when the last recruits announce their choice of schools and...

May 22, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Good Deal All AroundA three-way swap among the Blue Jays, Expos and Rangers looks like a three-way hit

May 22, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
THE BLOOM is off the rose for Mariners reliever Kazuhiro Sasaki, whose ERA had ballooned to 7.36 through Sunday. "Sasaki earned the closer's job in spring training, but he just lost it tonight,"...

May 22, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
May 11, 2000 Marlins 5, Braves 4NO PITCHER wants to expend 12 pitches on one batter, but for Atlanta righthander Greg McMichael, the marathon effort was worth it. With Florida runners on first and...

May 22, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
The Rockies' master plan in the off-season was to improve team speed to take advantage of the expansive outfield at Coors Field. So far, so good. Through Sunday, Colorado was more than halfway to...

May 22, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Stay in SchoolOn-the-job training can be tough for college coaches entering the pros

May 22, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Pacers president Donnie Walsh declined an invitation from the Nets to talk about succeeding their president, Michael Rowe. But Walsh did recommend his G.M., David Kahn, who will interview with New...

May 22, 2000 | Franz Lidz
Slow CookedRoy Jones Jr. took his time—and it wasn't sweet-on Richard Hail

May 22, 2000 | Cameron Morfit
How do you find a cure for the spookiest shot in golf? Forgetaboutit!

May 22, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Hot Drivers at St. AndrewsThe Open

May 22, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

May 22, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Should the Players Championship be moved to give the spring schedule a shot in the arm?

May 22, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
SYNONYMS for PERFORM WELL UNDER PRESSURE

May 22, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
If Tiger Woods had been in the playoff at the Nelson, CBS never would've pulled the plug on most of the country in the middle of sudden death. The Tour, despite serious Nielsen numbers, still gets...

May 22, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
HEIGHT 6'1"WEIGHT 200AGE 25HOMETOWN Andrews, TexasFAMILY Older brother, Mike, was a Division II honorable mention All-America golfer at Abilene Christian in '90 and '91

May 22, 2000 | Blaine McCallister
No Tour pro likes to hear the c-word, but the fact is, choking comes with the territory

May 22, 2000
Brad Mitchell, Fairfield, Ohio

May 22, 2000 | Linn Strickler
Stepping on a crack might break your player's back

May 22, 2000 | John Garrity
Revising Vijay Singh's history only obscures what he has accomplished

May 22, 2000
•Black EyeLet's hope the rest of the U.S. Open run-up is as good as the Nelson—and CBS shows it to us.

May 22, 2000
Jesper ParnevikHamburg, GermanyFirst TeeMark JamesU.S. Open

May 22, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
At the Nelson, Davis Love III missed his best chance yet to end a two-year stretch during which he has been unable to close the deal