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July 17, 2000 | Volume 93, Issue 3

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Jason Giambi Cover - Sports Illustrated July 17, 2000

July 17, 2000
All about PokeyI applaud Michael Bamberger for his story on the Cincinnati Reds' talented scrapper, Pokey Reese (Fast and Loose, June 12). Bamberger had to have taken a great deal of time and...

July 17, 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....

July 17, 2000 | Camille Bersamin
November 3, 1975

July 17, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

July 17, 2000 | John Walters
The Fourth of July provided a picture-in-picture Womack double-header: At around 7:45 p.m. Central time, just as Diamondbacks shortstop Tony Womack (No. I in the Arizona batting order) was...

July 17, 2000 | John Walters
A Charlotte sportscaster is becoming an expert in broadcasting sports sorrow

July 17, 2000 | John Walters
Middle-distance runner Maria Runyan maybe the only athlete competing at this week's U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials who designed her own Web page. What makes marlarunyan.com even more...

July 17, 2000 | John Walters
soccerage.comIf Euro 2000 whetted your appetite for soccer outside the States, this site will feed it further. Besides reporting in depth on the top leagues in England, Germany and Italy,...

July 17, 2000 | Steve Rushin
Here are some story ideas for a new magazine that caters to the lifestyles of the rich and jockish

July 17, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Forget Survivor. Sports is the best reality television around

July 17, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Though All-Stars were dropping like flies last weekend, American League manager Joe Torre still opted not to invite White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, whose turnaround this year (.333,26 homers, 75...

July 17, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
180Finish-line ticket holders for the U.S. Olympic track trials who'll be moved to accommodate NBC's cameras.

July 17, 2000
No Place Like HomeTo one Kansas native, Roy Williams's decision to stay is a rare validation for the state

July 17, 2000
PO'd•French cyclist Laurent Jalabert, who led the Tour de France at the 14-kilometer mark of the sixth stage when he stopped by the side of the road to relieve himself. Flouting an unwritten code...

July 17, 2000
Before dismissing former St. Louis Blues enforcer Tony Twist's lawsuit against Spawn comic book creator Todd McFarlane as frivolous, and before pillorying the St. Louis jury that on July 5 awarded...

July 17, 2000
Oscar De La Hoya's rematch with Shane Mosley, which had been tentatively scheduled for October, is being pushed back because De La Hoya will be too busy that month promoting his first CD.

July 17, 2000
SHEIKH HASINAPrime minister of Bangladesh, on the news that his country had been made a full test member of the International Cricket Council: "We don't get much to celebrate. This is the happiest...

July 17, 2000 | David Fleming
FRED LANE, 1976-2000

July 17, 2000
Hal Hudson, HoustonPowerliftingHudson, 63, a lawyer, bench-pressed 248 pounds, deadlifted 473 and squatted 391 to win the 60-64 division of the U.S. Masters Powerlifting Championships, his 15th...

July 17, 2000
Truth be told, Kateree Davis doesn't resort to popping out of airplane baggage compartments to make sure her Terrell is getting his Chunky Soup. (That's an actress in those ads.) The Broncos...

July 17, 2000 | S.L. Price
The past and the future met in a stirring Wimbledon fortnight as Pete Sampras won his record 13th Grand Slam title and Venus Williams her first

July 17, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
With the first big catch of the free-agent season, the tide turned in Orlando's favor when Grant Hill said he'd sign with the Magic

July 17, 2000
Swing into the All-Star break with our team-by-team midseason report cards. Plus, Tom Verducci, Stephen Cannella and Jeff Pearlman give their fearless forecasts for baseball's second half.

July 17, 2000 | Tom Verducci
The shots heard 'round the baseball, world are home runs coming at a machine-gun clip, changing the way the game is played and turning mere J mortals into power-hitting gods

July 17, 2000 | Tom Verducci
The pitchers (and their coaches) are the butt of the joke that home-run-heavy highlight shows have become

July 17, 2000 | Tom Verducci
Batters either club the ball over the fence or strike out trying

July 17, 2000 | David Sabino
One eye-popping feat has followed another as home run records of monumental and minuscule proportions fell or were on the brink of obliteration—and there's still half a season to go

July 17, 2000 | Tom Verducci
With an attack based on walks and taters, Jason Giambi and the happy-go-lucky Athletics are the prototype team of this long-ball era

July 17, 2000
Viva la Curveball

July 17, 2000 | Tom Verducci
Tony Batista doesn't fit the profile of a power hitter, but his stats match up with those of former slugging third basemen

July 17, 2000 | Tom Verducci
The best and worst places for sluggers to get their job done

July 17, 2000 | Tom Verducci
Hitting 30 homers in a season or 400 in a career has lost its luster, and slams aren't even that grand anymore

July 17, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
A simple turn of phrase by Dennis Eckersley in 1993 has become an overused appellation for a game-ending dinger

July 17, 2000
OLYMPICS

July 17, 2000 | Tim Layden
Put to the TestHere's what to expect from the crucible of track and field's U.S. trials

July 17, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
Esther Kim and Kay Poe arrived at a Houston sports club last Thursday ready to kick up a storm. It was the pair's first day in a gym together since the U.S. taekwondo trials in May, at which Kim,...

July 17, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Troubles At HomeThe Marlins are winning, but abysmal attendance signals an iffy future in Miami

July 17, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Astros Leftfielder Moises Alou said last week that he would consider waiving his no-trade clause if Houston arranged a deal to his liking, but he also made a case for why he should not be moved....

July 17, 2000 | Eric Duhatschek
Medicine ManSigning free agent Mark Messier could cure what ails the Rangers

July 17, 2000 | Eric Duhatschek
DOUG MACLEANG.M., COLUMBUSFired as Panthers coach in November 1997, MacLean has also worked in numerous front-office jobs for four franchises (St. Louis, Washington, Detroit and Florida) in his...

July 17, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
Don't be surprised if Maple Leafs director of player personnel Nick Beverley, who has been with the club for five years, leaves for a job with the Blackhawks. Chicago's manager of hockey...

July 17, 2000 | Rick Reilly
There is small. There is petty. Then there is the Arizona Golf Association.

July 17, 2000 | John Garrity
Stubborn yet serene, Miguel Angel Jiménez of Spain has finally arrived as the best player on the Continent

July 17, 2000 | Rick Lipsey
After internships at the Old Course and Augusta National, he's primed to protect his own turf

July 17, 2000 | Brandel Chamblee
Tour pros seldom take golf vacations, but I fell in love with the game again in Ireland

July 17, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Sanders's British DisasterUnlucky Charm

July 17, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
If the weather is calm at St. Andrews during the British Open, the first 59 in the history of the majors is in the offing, and Curtis Strange's course record of 10-under 62 will surely fall. Two...

July 17, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

July 17, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
If you had to choose today, who would get your vote for LPGA player of the year: Juli Inkster, Annika Sorenstam or Karrie Webb?

July 17, 2000
Ina Kim, Encino, Calif.

July 17, 2000 | Mark Leslie
It's a shame that so many legendary Irish links are modernizing to placate American tourists

July 17, 2000
•Extra SpecialHow to beat Tiger Woods? Put him in a playoff with Robert Allenby, who's 6-0 in them.

July 17, 2000 | Linn Strickler
How do I love St. Andrews? Let me count the ways

July 17, 2000
Don't look for Earl Woods at St. Andrews. "Scotland is for white people," Tiger's father was quoted as saying in 1999. Earl, 68, has offered many such politically incorrect opinions over the...

July 17, 2000
Boston's premier purveyor of golf adventure

July 17, 2000 | Alan Shipkuck
Tiger Woods didn't make any noise at last week's Tour stop, but he was still the center of attention