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May 29, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 22

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Kobe Bryant Cover - Sports Illustrated May 29, 2000

May 29, 2000 | John O'Keefe
December 9, 1985

May 29, 2000
I have only good words to say about Keyshawn Johnson: Good luck, goodbye and good riddance!—Bill Wilson, Norwalk, Conn.

May 29, 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 29, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

May 29, 2000 | John Walters
Both ABC and NBC had the proper people fortuitously miked last Saturday. ABC's Al Michaels spoke to Jerry Bailey, atop Red-Bullet, no more than two minutes before the start of the Preakness...

May 29, 2000 | John Walters
Boxing took its act into virgin territory with a televised card from the Playboy Mansion

May 29, 2000 | John Walters
"He said he wasn't going to tolerate this [rap] music and it was his duty to change the clubhouse. I could see I was going nowhere fast. I was dealing with someone who hit one or two home runs in...

May 29, 2000 | Steve Rushin
A decade after surgery severely limited his mobility, Bill Walton is having the time of his life

May 29, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
What's behind all the basketball conspiracy theories?

May 29, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
$15,000Cost to attend Michael Jordan's Las Vegas summer fantasy camp, for which all 100 slots have been taken.

May 29, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
Oh, yeah, him. With so many other guys knocking balls out of the park over the early part of the big league season, it was easy to overlook Mark McGwire. Not anymore. Big Mac's recent power...

May 29, 2000
Unartful DodgerArt Schlichter's life continues its downward spiral

May 29, 2000
Forfeited•A spot on the U.S. Olympic taekwondo team, by Esther Kim, 21, who at the start of the flyweight final at the Olympic trials in Colorado Springs conceded the match by bowing out, allowing...

May 29, 2000
Court TV has hired NFL sideline reporter Lynn Swann as a commentator for its coverage of the Ray Lewis murder trial.

May 29, 2000
CLAUDE LEMIEUX

May 29, 2000 | Tim Crothers
Often overlooked, Tina Thompson is again central to the Comets' title hopes

May 29, 2000 | Grant Wahl
Mexican star Luis Hernández drew fans—and defenders—in his MLS debut

May 29, 2000 | Charles Hirshberg
Horse HeavenBy Jane SmileyAlfred A. Knopf, $26

May 29, 2000 | Richard Deitsch
Stella Sampras, Pete's big sister, makes her name coaching UCLA's women

May 29, 2000 | Mark Beech
Don't have enough sporting tchotchkes in your room? Still need something to round out your collection of pennants, logo-bearing lamps, garbage cans, pillowcases, throw rugs and antique SI football...

May 29, 2000
Jerriod Mack, Berkeley, Calif.Track and FieldMack, a sophomore at Cal, returned to competition just 2½ weeks after an emergency appendectomy to win the triple jump, with a leap of 51'4½", and...

May 29, 2000 | Jack McCallum
After beating the Heat in Miami for the third straight year, the Knicks and their unassuming coach drove on to Indiana

May 29, 2000 | Michael Farber
Hockey's postseason is a war of attrition, and the team with the best survival skills is likely to be the one that hoists the Stanley Cup

May 29, 2000 | Tom Verducci
The Detroit Tigers traded a carload of young players for two-time MVP Juan Gonzalez, hoping to seduce him into a long-term relationship. So far it has been a very rocky affair

May 29, 2000 | William Nack
On a muddy track at Pimlico, Red Bullet shot down the Triple Crown hopes of Fusaichi Pegasus with a convincing victory in the Preakness

May 29, 2000 | Tim Layden
Michael and Michelle Muñoz are following in the enormous footsteps of their Pro Football Hall of Fame father

May 29, 2000
THE NBA

May 29, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Mail CallWhy the Jazz should look to deal Karl Malone

May 29, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Minnesota vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale never worried about swingman Malik Sealy. Sealy had interests beyond basketball. He dabbled in acting and clothing design. He loved...

May 29, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Little Big PainCompact, pesky Fernando Viña sets the table for Cardinals' big men

May 29, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Phillies manager Terry Francona has at least one friend in Philadelphia, where fans have been calling for his head in the wake of Philly's 15-27 start through Sunday: Ace Curt Schilling rushed to...

May 29, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
On May 17 the Mariners, seeking to stabilize the top of their lineup, took a chance and agreed to sign 41-year-old leftfielder Rickey Henderson. In his 22-year career the much-traveled Henderson,...

May 29, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
May 18, 2000Padres 6, Marlins 2

May 29, 2000
Follow John Garrity's search for the perfect swing, check out Gary Van Sickle's latest equipment finds, and read Alan Shipnuck's weekly, wacky take on the Tour at golfplus.cnnsi.com.

May 29, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Texas-sized schoolboy slugger Jason Stokes is primed for the draft

May 29, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Here's a look at some other prospects who figure to go high in the June 5-6 draft.

May 29, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Trade WindsA thin free-agent crop means big-name moves must come on swaps

May 29, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
Credit Avalanche netminder Patrick Roy for taking advantage of the NHL's mandate to protect goaltenders. With referees regularly calling interference on players initiating contact with the...

May 29, 2000
Pressing EngagementStars defenseman Darryl Sydor gets his glass waxed by Avalanche wing Dave Andreychuk during Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference finals (page 42).

May 29, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
Smooth-talking agent Tank Black allegedly ensnared nearly two dozen NFL and NBA players, including Vince Carter, in a mind-boggling series of scams and defrauded them of some $15 million

May 29, 2000 | Rick Reilly
To recap, if Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight goes postal one more time with anyone—a player, a fan, yes, even a sportswriter, he's fired, see ya, thanks for stopping by the booth. Knight being...

May 29, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Living by the Rules

May 29, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Phil Mickelson is a warrior. With the third victory of this, his 30th year, Lefty brought his career total to a stout 16, and his closing 63 at Colonial was the best finishing kick by a winner on...

May 29, 2000
Lisa Cave, St. Joseph's, BarbadosCave, a Florida Southern senior, won the first-ever women's NCAA Division II championship while leading the Moccasins to the team title. The 1999 Division II-III...

May 29, 2000 | Polly Riley
I got my start in golf at Colonial, and had special moments there with Babe and Ben

May 29, 2000
Tiger Woods broke new ground last week when he pocketed more than $1 million to play in Hamburg, Germany—the largest appearance fee ever paid a golfer. Here are some other highlights in the...

May 29, 2000
Judd, Rosie Jones's yellow Labrador retriever

May 29, 2000
•FulphiledPhil Mickelson has a lovely wife, a beautiful baby and 16 wins. They say something's missing?

May 29, 2000 | Gary Van Sickle
With a stirring win at the Colonial, Phil Mickelson proved he has all the shots

May 29, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
Tiger Woods may be the man, but he was overtaken in Germany, and on a Sunday no less