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July 10, 2000 | Volume 93, Issue 2

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David Wells Cover - Sports Illustrated July 10, 2000

July 10, 2000 | Kelvin C. Bias
April 11, 1977

July 10, 2000
Anna Kournikova is the Britney Spears of tennis: all hype and no substance.—Al Reid, Houston

July 10, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

July 10, 2000 | John Walters
ESPN or ESPaNol? For Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby event from Turner Field (Monday, 8 p.m.) and each Sunday' night telecast for the remainder of this season, ESPN will offer...

July 10, 2000 | John O'Keefe
Back in February, when Worldwide Entertainment Sports purchased houseofboxing.com for $1.1 million, Worldwide CEO Marc Roberts asked the struggling Web site's founders, Doug Fischer and Gary...

July 10, 2000 | John Walters
The big shakeup of 'Monday Night Football' has put Melissa Stark on the prime-time sideline

July 10, 2000 | Steve Rushin
The NBA draft raised a lot of questions but offered new players very few lifelines

July 10, 2000 | Jack McCallum
A new national program will raise money to help bring back gym class

July 10, 2000 | Jack McCallum
206,000Miles on Jets QB Chad Pennington's '85 Olds, which he drives to remind him of his blue-collar roots.

July 10, 2000 | Jack McCallum
As the Tour de France got under way last Saturday, all eyes were on defending champ Lance Armstrong, last year's improbable conquering hero. The odds are against Armstrong's retaining his title,...

July 10, 2000
So long, SportOne fan says farewell to an old favorite

July 10, 2000
Elected•Hiawatha G. Knight, as the first female president of the International Boxing Federation. The former high school gym teacher and charter member of the IBF replaces founder Bob Lee, who is...

July 10, 2000
He made only one All-Star team, but reporters will tell you that the New Jersey Nets' Jay son Williams, who retired last week due to recurring injuries, made the All-Quote squad every year of his...

July 10, 2000
Sports and pain. They go together like, well, athletes and drugs. The recent announcement that Jimmy Connors will be the spokesperson for HoMedics TheraP magnetic wrist bands reminded us that...

July 10, 2000
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urged the Green Bay Packers to change their name, saying that a franchise named for slaughterhouse workers promotes bloodshed.

July 10, 2000
JOHN BOLESFlorida Marlins manager, on his underachieving team: "You know the saying that you learn more from defeats than victories? We're going to become Einsteins."

July 10, 2000 | Grant Wahl
By winning Euro 2000, well-balanced France joined the elite teams of all time

July 10, 2000 | Ron Fimrite
Their Stories are familiar enough from other books and from television accounts; their "journeys" are not. It's no accident that both of these adventurers—Beck Weathers, the mountain climber, and...

July 10, 2000 | William Nack
Lucien Laurin had retired in obscurity before Secretariat carried him to fame

July 10, 2000 | John Walters
Free spirit Gabe Jennings should make plenty of noise at the Olympic trials

July 10, 2000
Michael Hilbe, Chandler, Ariz.Track and FieldMichael, an eighth-grader at Bogle Junior High, won the 100 (10.9 seconds), 200 (21.75) and 400 (49.78) meters, setting state junior high records in...

July 10, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
The long-anticipated showdown between John Rocker and New York fans fizzled, but the Braves and the Mets provided plenty of fireworks on the field

July 10, 2000
Spin CycleSteve Rapp washed out before the first turn of the U.S. Superbike Championship race in Elkhart Lake, Wis., but he was unhurt, returned to the race after a restart (with a new bike) and...

July 10, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
They said he wouldn't last, but Toronto's large-livin' lefthander, David Wells, has become baseball's most reliable pitcher—and a clubhouse wise man to boot

July 10, 2000 | Tom Verducci
The struggling Yankees and Red Sox are shopping for help

July 10, 2000 | Tim Layden
Bold-talking sprinter Inger Miller plans to run down her archrival, Marion Jones, in Sydney. Can you dig it?

July 10, 2000
BASEBALLRed faces on fading RedsHelton chases Ruth's scoring recordFans miss a few in All-Star vote

July 10, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Fading RedsCincinnati's springtime pennant optimism has turned sour in summer

July 10, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Cubs catcher Joe Girardi, perturbed after watching the Marlins complete a three-game sweep of Chicago with a 10th-inning home run by Cliff Floyd on June 25 and then celebrate by mobbing Floyd at...

July 10, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
In the past 100 years a player has scored 150 or more runs in a season just 18 times, but the Rockies' Todd Helton (above) leads a group of players who might this year. (The single-season record...

July 10, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
It was easy to steal in Milwaukee until Henry Blanco took over at catcher

July 10, 2000 | S.L. Price
The Big BreakthroughVladimir Voltchkov, ranked No. 237, fought his way into the second week of Wimbledon

July 10, 2000 | S.L. Price
186Minutes consumed by the fifth set of the third-round match at Wimbledon between Mark Philippoussis and Sjeng Schalken, which Philippoussis won 20-18.

July 10, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
Byron Black fought through the first week of Wimbledon while trying to keep his mind off political battles in his native Zimbabwe

July 10, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
Hail to the ChiefA change at the top of his crew has Dale Earnhardt back in the lead pack

July 10, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
Brainy Brazilian Gil de Ferran is in the running for a CART driving title

July 10, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
All the Right MovesThe Clippers' surprise selection of Darius Miles may pay big dividends

July 10, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
No. 1 pick Kenyon Martin of the Nets was unable to do a full workout with any teams because of his leg injury, but he did train privately for three weeks with Mavericks assistant Kiki Vandeweghe,...

July 10, 2000 | Doug Most
The hoop dreams of four young men were shattered—and the issue of racial profiling was brought into sharp focus—when New Jersey troopers stopped their van and opened fire

July 10, 2000 | Rick Reilly
When I was eight, I'd spend warm, sunny Saturdays in the basement with the voices. I was Curt Gowdy's voice. I was Jack Buck's voice. I was constantly thanking Bob Gibson for stopping by the...

July 10, 2000
•Notah-bleWith back-to-back W's, Notah Begay must guard against thinking he's the next Billy Andrade.

July 10, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Woods's WeaknessHis Rock Won't Always Roll

July 10, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these Tour events have in common?

July 10, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Tiger Woods's hairline is rapidly receding. Should he take his cue from Michael Jordan and shave his head?

July 10, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Despite what he says, Arnold Palmer isn't going to quit tournament golf, nor should he. After missing the cut by II strokes in last week's U.S. Senior Open, Palmer worried that he might ruin his...

July 10, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
LEWIS CHITENGWA

July 10, 2000
Shawn Costello, Lansing, N.Y.Shawn, who will be a senior at Lansing High, ran away with the state high school championship, shooting a one-under 143 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at...

July 10, 2000 | Linn Strickler
Players get the big bucks and free food, but we get shorts

July 10, 2000 | Gary Van Sickle
Add Charles Howell to the list of players who will be held to a new standard

July 10, 2000 | Jack McCallum
Hale Irwin knew exactly what to do once he caught the scent of a major win