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June 12, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 24

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Kobe Bryant Cover - Sports Illustrated June 12, 2000

June 12, 2000 | Rick Reilly
Pssssst. Keep this under your hat.

June 12, 2000
The Big UnitIt's true that Randy Johnson is off to a great start this season, but I would think twice before granting him the adoration that your article did (Total Command, May 8). He finished...

June 12, 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 12, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

June 12, 2000 | John Walters
To Bee or Not to Bee: Last Friday on The Last Word, Jim Rome talked smack about 12-year-old George Abraham Thampy, winner of the National Spelling Bee, saying that anyone who could take first...

June 12, 2000 | John Walters
Last week Jay Kossoff spent each workday watching home movies. Kossoff is no idler toiling in the devil's workshop. A senior producer at The Golf Channel, he had roughly three weeks to prepare a...

June 12, 2000 | John O'Keefe
A former newspaperman is putting some bite into the Bengals' new Web site

June 12, 2000 | John O'Keefe
There is no stoppingAll the dreaded treys he shoots,Give up East, go home.

June 12, 2000 | Steve Rushin
At the flick of a finger, we travel to sporting events around the globe—and we take it all for granted

June 12, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
Barriers to protect baseball crowds might create worse problems

June 12, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
In the Trojan War, Paris shot an arrow in Achilles' vulnerable heel. At the French Open the clay courts of Paris felled defending champion Andre Agassi, whose blistered big toe hobbled the top...

June 12, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
550Fans on hand in Australia for a rematch of the U.S.-China 1999 Women's World Cup final.

June 12, 2000
Forever LinkedA TV viewer finds that in odd ways Larry Bird and Magic Johnson remain entwined

June 12, 2000
Plea-bargained•From double murder to misdemeanor obstruction of justice, the charges against Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who was sentenced to a year's probation. Lewis admitted he told companions...

June 12, 2000
Heroic Figurines

June 12, 2000
A Los Angeles company that plans to market a video with "classic scenes" off soccer violence is offering hooligans cash for footage of their mayhem.

June 12, 2000
MARK GRACECubs first baseman, 35, on what the team should do if he reinjures his strained hamstring at Wrigley Field: "Just set up the podium and hold my retirement party right there."

June 12, 2000 | David Fleming
After a 2½-year hiatus, high jumper Matt Hemingway is soaring again

June 12, 2000 | Ron Fimrite
Home and AwayBy Scott Simon/Hyperion, $23.95

June 12, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
Diagnosed with narcolepsy, Tracy Bonner successfully fought a drug suspension

June 12, 2000
Between the final strains of One Shining Moment and home-opener kickoffs, most Americans spend the warm-weather months in hibernation from college sports. Yet on rivers, fields, courts and...

June 12, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
Cal gave its celebrated coach Steve Gladstone his eighth IRA championship

June 12, 2000
Alexis Joyce, DenverTrack and FieldAlexis, a junior sprinter at George Washington High, won the girls' 100-and 200-meter dashes, in 11.65 and 23.99 seconds, respectively, for the third consecutive...

June 12, 2000 | Phil Taylor
The Stars on the pacers and the Lakers with take their turns in the spotlight, but a pair of supporting character should have an impact on how the Finals unfold

June 12, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Oblivious to the pressure, Kobe Bryant drove the Lakers past the Trail Blazers

June 12, 2000 | Michael Farber
Reemerging star Jason Arnott and New Jersey had Dallas down, if not quite out, In the finals

June 12, 2000 | Tom Verducci
In just his second full season Troy Glaus of the Angels is already showing signs of becoming a power-hitting third baseman in the mold of Mike Schmidt

June 12, 2000
Got a question for Rick Reilly? Chat with SI's columnist on Tuesday, June 13, at 2 p.m. EDT. Plus swap golf talk with Jaime Diaz every Monday at 1 p.m. EDT at cnnsi.com/si_online.

June 12, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Rapped for "giving up" after a housecleaning in midseason 1997, the White Sox have showed up their critics by putting together the best record in the American League

June 12, 2000 | Peter King
Back to RealityThe Rams and Cinderella star Kurt Warner are miles apart on a new deal

June 12, 2000 | Peter King
Make no mistake about it: Redskins starting quarterback Brad Johnson feels the hot breath of pricey free-agent backup Jeff George on his neck. George was imported by Washington owner Daniel Snyder...

June 12, 2000
Marcus AerialistLSU junior Marcus Thomas's effort in the men's triple jump at the NCAA track and field championships wasn't exactly the pits, although that's where he ended up. His best jump, of...

June 12, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
The Big HurtWeek 1 of the French Open was marked by one injury after another

June 12, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
5Matches Alexandra Stevenson won in reaching the 1999 Wimbledon semifinals.

June 12, 2000 | Grant Wahl
Strike ZoneCobi Jones has suddenly found his scoring touch for the U.S. team

June 12, 2000 | Grant Wahl
Since jumping from the broadcast booth to the sidelines on May 8, Miami Fusion coach Ray Hudson has gone 3-2, ditched his interim label and brought new life to a moribund franchise. We spoke with...

June 12, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Bench PressedThe Yankees' reserves don't have the juice of those of recent vintage

June 12, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Entering last weekend's interleague games, the American and National Leagues' ERAs were just 0.10 apart. Only twice since the American adopted the designated hitter, in 1973, have the two leagues...

June 12, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
June 1, 2000Royals 13, Red Sox 11

June 12, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Why the Inmates Don't Run the Asylum, Vol. XLIV: During spring training several members of the Royals, led by leftfielder Johnny Damon, marched into manager Tony Muser's office and complained...

June 12, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Mark Quinn, late of the Royals, knows he's a hitter. Can he be a player?

June 12, 2000 | Tim Layden
Bob Stoops, one of four coaching brothers taught well by their father, has revived Oklahoma football with an aggressive defense and a wide-open offence

June 12, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
Even with Ken Griffey Jr. as the potential prize, the Reds wouldn't part with Pokey Reese who's loaded with talent and unburdened by a long history of family dysfunction

June 12, 2000 | Gary Van Sickle
Before you invest in a player in next week's U.S. Open, take a tip from us and check out the...

June 12, 2000
•UnappealingThe Tour is going to Supremes to take Casey's cart when all it needed was a USGA lawyer.

June 12, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
Colin Montgomerie is looking toward to his return to Pebble Beach and the U.S. Open. The question is: Will American fans be glad to see him?

June 12, 2000 | Scott Gummer
The pro at Pebble Beach wanted to be a game-show host but landed a role on golf's Broadway instead

June 12, 2000 | John Garrity
It may get gusty at Pebble Beach next weekend, so players would do well to study Jeff Sluman's gale-taming finish at the '92 Open

June 12, 2000 | Walter Bingham
For a brief, shining moment back in 1992 Andy Dillard was the biggest name in golf

June 12, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
Pebble Beach looper Casey Boyns failed to qualify for next week's Open, but his course savvy belongs inside the ropes

June 12, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
1. Par-4, 381 yardsThe approach is uphill, although it doesn't look it. In the morning take one more club. In the afternoon watch for a tailwind.

June 12, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
In the year following his only Tour victory, Rich Beem learned all about the perils of sudden fame

June 12, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Howell, Oklahoma State RuleRide 'em, Cowboys

June 12, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

June 12, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Which player is most apt to win his first major at Pebble Beach: David Duval, Phil Mickelson or Colin Montgomerie?

June 12, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
SYNONYMS for HITTING BEHIND THE BALL

June 12, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
If any player can break 280 (four under), he will win the U.S. Open now that the USGA has had second thoughts about cutting the rough at Pebble Beach down to a relatively short three inches....

June 12, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
It Takes talent to win on any course, but some tracks are better suited for the creative golfer than for the more conservative plodder. A creative player (Seve Ballesteros, Ben Crenshaw and Phil...

June 12, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
1. Pine ValleyYes, it's stunning and reasonably roomy, but it's too severe.

June 12, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
A new book by Europe's '99 Ryder Cup captain is just more sour grapes