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June 05, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 23

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Anna Kournikova Cover - Sports Illustrated June 05, 2000

June 05, 2000 | Rick Reilly
Nobody ever sends Goliath a thank you note, so....

June 05, 2000
Notre Dame has chosen academics over football? The admissions director doesn't live to make coaches happy? Notre Dame sounds like heaven to me.-Robert J. Bast, Knoxville, Tenn.

June 05, 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....

June 05, 2000 | Merrell Noden
May 24, 1971

June 05, 2000 | John Walters
The breathless prose practically leaps from the page. "Our cadence will be: Rhythmic: Down-Seeeeeeeeeeeet-Go!" wrote author-coach Terry Bowden in the multiple offense chapter of the 1995 Auburn...

June 05, 2000 | John Walters
For David Letterman and other ABA buffs, a Web site recaptures the league's oddball appeal

June 05, 2000 | John Walters
ncaabaseball.comFollow the college baseball postseason on this official site, which will provide pitch-by-pitch coverage of the eight-city, 16-team super-regionals (June 2 through 4) and the...

June 05, 2000 | Steve Rushin
To this year's grads seeking a future in sports media, we say, Filter neither rays nor emotion

June 05, 2000 | Greg Kelly
Does a player need a championship to certify his greatness?

June 05, 2000 | Greg Kelly
It's gotta be the balls! In his second tournament using a Nike instead of a Titleist off the tee, Tiger Woods knocked the swoosh off the ball and crushed the field to become the first repeat...

June 05, 2000 | Greg Kelly
508Billiards-related injuries in England in 1998 that resulted in visits to hospital emergency rooms.

June 05, 2000
Rocket's Red GlareFrom an early age, Maurice Richard burned with an uncommon fire

June 05, 2000
Whacked•Weeds at a Camas, Wash., cemetery, by two-time U.S. figure skating champion and temporary civil servant Tonya Harding, who took up landscaping as part of the sentence she received for a...

June 05, 2000
Two Roman stadia still host fights to the death

June 05, 2000
A British government pamphlet recommends that schools ban the game musical chairs because it favors stronger and faster children.

June 05, 2000
PETER ANGELOSOrioles owner, on North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms's request that the Justice Department investigate rumors that the Orioles refuse to sign defectors from Cuba: "This presents the...

June 05, 2000
Ben Connell, Lugoff, S.C.WrestlingBen, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High, beat David Leitten of Warsaw (N.Y.) High to win the 275-pound division at the national senior high school championships. He...

June 05, 2000
The single most important activity on which you should spend time outside the office is getting more customers." So reads the gospel according to James Jeffries in his newly released primer for...

June 05, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
Mirroring the calm and confidence of their coach, the Lakers burned the Trail Blazers twice and took the drama out of the Western conference finals

June 05, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
Banged up and down two games, the gutty Knicks twice held off the Pacers to even their Eastern Conference final

June 05, 2000 | Austin Murphy
By smashing pitches at a better than .400 clip, the Rockies' strapping Todd Helton has crashed the upper echelon of hitters

June 05, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Though obscured by the home run barrage, an older, wiser Barry Bonds is in many ways better than ever

June 05, 2000 | Jeffri Chadiha
Feeling unappreciated in Jacksonville, free agent James Stewart cast his lot with the Lions in hopes of becoming a featured attraction

June 05, 2000 | Mike Shropshire
Bobby Morrow, who sprinted to three gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics, is a bitter and all-but-forgotten man

June 05, 2000 | Michael Farber
The convergence of the Devils' hard-hitting Scott Stevens and the Stars' supersniper Brett Hull will have a major impact on what promises to be a memorable final series

June 05, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
The Devils' team speed, which is vastly underrated, is a big reason New Jersey forechecks so well and has one of the top penalty-killing units—led by the quartet of John Madden, Jay Pandolfo,...

June 05, 2000
This week Kostya Kennedy and Pierre McGuire blanket the ice with exclusive on-site analysis of the Stanley Cup finals, while L. Jon Wertheim covers the clay at the French Open.

June 05, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
The stanley cup-defending stars have the grit and swagger of champions, one reason they're so tough to beat....

June 05, 2000
THE NHL

June 05, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
No Holding BackLike the Flyers, these NHL experts would have let Eric Lindros play

June 05, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
JUNE 5, 1997FLYERS vs. RED WINGS

June 05, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
Wayne Gretzky's 10% stake in developer Steve Ellman's purchase of the Coyotes is the best tiling that could have happened to the NHL. Gretzky's involvement will likely help the team get a...

June 05, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
Friendly IntruderJuan Montoya steered the only CART team in the Indy 500 to victory

June 05, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
National hot rod association victories by John Force, whose Funny Car win on Sunday at the Castrol Nationals in Ennis, Texas, tied the alltime NHRA record established by Bob Glidden from 1972...

June 05, 2000
Last-Grasp EffortKnicks forward Kurt Thomas (40) takes a futile swipe at a rebound while being restrained by Pacers forward Derrick McKey (9) during Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals...

June 05, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Behind the 'BacksEven when closer Matt Mantel was out, Arizona was relieved by Its bullpen

June 05, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Tigers catcher Brad Ausmus (left), long known for his defense, is on an uncommon offensive streak. In each of his seven big league seasons Ausmus has set a career high in runs batted in. Through...

June 05, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
The astros' tailspin has begun to grate on at least one Houston veteran. "With the talent we have, we should never be playing as badly as we're playing," first baseman Jeff Bagwell said after...

June 05, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
May 26, 2000 Mets 5, Cardinals 2

June 05, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
And they're off! It's never too early to think about next year—especially for the free-agent class of 2000, which could be the most star-studded ever. Alex Rodriguez (.343, 15 home runs,...

June 05, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
The Expos' second base job his, Jose Vidro has been big with bat—and glove

June 05, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
Dallas StarHunter Kemper beat the Texas heat—and all comers—at the U.S. Olympic triathlon trials

June 05, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
Want evidence that IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch is still running the show in the wake of the bribery scandal that rocked the committee in 1999? With Athens, which will host the 2004 Summer...

June 05, 2000 | Frank Deford
She won't win the French Open but who cares? Anna Kournikova is living proof that even in this age of supposed enlightenment, a hot baby can count as much as a good backhand a good backhand

June 05, 2000 | Tom Hanson
A two-tour pro marriage means never having to say I'm sick of the sight of you

June 05, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Dana Quigley's Perfect LifeAlways Working

June 05, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
The supercharged atmosphere at the Senior tour stop in Kansas City two weeks ago was an aberration, the result of a shootout involving local hero Tom Watson. Another Watson-driven shootout on...

June 05, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

June 05, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Is disqualification too strong a penalty for signing an incorrect scorecard?

June 05, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
SYNONYMS for GOING LOW

June 05, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Does it help to be on a roll going into the U.S. Open? Apparently not. Three of the past five winners missed the cut in their final appearance before the Open. Here are how those five made out in...

June 05, 2000
Most Likely to Succeed

June 05, 2000
January Romero, AlbuquerqueJanuary, a sophomore at Albuquerque Academy, overcame high winds to win a third consecutive A-AAA state title, by three shots with a 21-over 165 at Pinion Hills Golf...

June 05, 2000
Da ManThey call Muirfield Village the Course that Jack Built. Tiger's Alley would be more appropriate.

June 05, 2000
Tiger WoodsThose other guysJenna DanielJustin LeonardVicki Goetze-Ackerman

June 05, 2000 | Gary Van Sickle
Who's the favorite for Pebble? Everyone knew after Tiger Woods's crushing victory at the Memorial