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July 24, 2000 | Volume 93, Issue 4

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Lance Armstrong Cover - Sports Illustrated July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000
Carl Everett does more in his article to prove the existence of Neanderthals than any biology text I've ever read.—Stephen Cecil, La Grange, Ky.

July 24, 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 24, 2000 | Adam Himmelsbach
January 19, 1987

July 24, 2000 | Steve Rushin
News of a musical based on the life of Jesse Ventura sparks a quartet of closing numbers starring other athletes

July 24, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

July 24, 2000 | John Walters
Even in Class A, the Web is integral

July 24, 2000 | John Walters
TNT's switch of NBA games from Fridays to Thursdays poses some risks

July 24, 2000 | John Walters
Neil Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie is one of the best books about Vietnam. The title also describes what former Blue Jays manager Tim Johnson chronically told regarding his military service...

July 24, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
A Hall of Fame voter puts Michael Irvin in perspective

July 24, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
1. Lynn Swann (1974-82) his numbers aren't good enough is the argument. My pitch has been quality over quantity. He saved his best for when the stakes were highest.

July 24, 2000 | Phil Taylor
The Magic has made so much progress in the past two weeks that it's getting ahead of itself. One week after five-time All-Star Grant Hill announced he would sign with Orlando for a reported $675...

July 24, 2000
Q Why does the U.S. Postal Service sponsor a cycling team?

July 24, 2000 | Phil Taylor
12-1Odds on Tiger Woods winning the British Open by more than five strokes, posted on the British gambling site sportingodds.com.

July 24, 2000 | Phil Taylor
Larry [n.] A loss. Often used by pitchers. ("I only gave up a run, but I still got the Larry.") Origin unknown. Toronto righty Paul Quantrill recalls using the term with ex-teammate Dan Plesac as...

July 24, 2000
Remember the Titans (opens Sept. 29)

July 24, 2000
OUTFITLime-green shirt, argyle sweater, black no-pleat pants, all cotton and microfiber blends; from J. Lindeberg's Fall 2000 collection.

July 24, 2000
Dropped•USA Network's plans for a Marge Schott biopic. Exec Adam Shapiro cited difficulty making the chain-smoking former Reds owner "a compelling character."

July 24, 2000
This week follow our hole-by-hole coverage of the 129th British Open: complete leaderboards, in-progress scoring and daily reports from SI's Alan Shipnuck and Gary Van Sickle.

July 24, 2000
1. Tracey Stewart poses with a statue of her late husband, golfer Payne Stewart, as Tiger Woods and others look on, at the Waterville Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland.

July 24, 2000
A catty remark that Anna Kournikova made about Elizabeth Hurley may come back to haunt the tennis teen queen. During Wimbledon a British tabloid picked up a comment that Kournikova (with Hurley,...

July 24, 2000
Dennis Rodman has a new Internet site, rodmantv.com, that will provide live Webcasts of his Newport Beach, Calif., house parties.

July 24, 2000
SAMMY SOSAAfter being told he'd tied Joe DiMaggio with his 361st career home run: "That's the guy whose girlfriend was Marilyn Monroe?"

July 24, 2000 | Franz Lidz
Three-year-old Hallowed Dreams sprinted into the record book with her 16th straight win

July 24, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
Tennis pro Nicole Pratt has to work on her budget as hard as on her backhand

July 24, 2000 | Franz Lidz
Safety Michael Green, drafted last by the Bears, may make the NFL—or may not

July 24, 2000 | Grant Wahl
The 1999 Women's World Cup is a tale of a U.S. victory and a gender revolution

July 24, 2000
Bob Strampe, SAGINAW, MICH.BowlingStrampe, 69, a bowling center owner, rolled a 300 in a 790 series in the Men's Summer Trio league to become the first bowler in American Bowling Congress history...

July 24, 2000 | Tim Layden
The world's three greatest sprinters transformed the U.S. track and field trials into the Maurice, Michael and Marion Show

July 24, 2000
A Waist PitchAngels first baseman Mo Vaughn gets a gut check after fouling off a ball against the Dodgers last Saturday.

July 24, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
Making a molehill out of a mountain, Lance Armstrong surged toward his second Tour de France win

July 24, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Last year Mike Sweeney found his batting stroke, a new position and inner peace. Now the Royals' first baseman is a big hit at the plate and with Kansas City fans

July 24, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Mike Sweeney's .355 average through Sunday was fifth best in the American League. A career .258 hitter before last season, Sweeney hit .322 in 1999, raising his career average 29 points. Sweeney's...

July 24, 2000 | Michael Silver
The induction of Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott into the Hall of Fame next week will be a fitting celebration of their superb 49ers teams—and of their great friendship

July 24, 2000
THE NHL

July 24, 2000 | Eric Duhatschek
Hold Out LongerOttawa must deal disgruntled star Alexei Yashin, but now's not the time

July 24, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
The league is setting up a panel to examine what seems to be a rising number of head injuries, though no official stats have been kept. The panel will be made up of medical and hockey...

July 24, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
No Team's ImmuneEven the Braves suffer pitching woes, and Andy Ashby is the latest cure

July 24, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Someone forgot to tell Tigers closer Todd Jones that baseball is supposed to be a coldhearted business. Jones, 32, who pitched in his first All-Star Game last week, says he won't seek an...

July 24, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Following the leads of USA Basketball and Hockey, USA Baseball will field a team of professionals—though not current major leaguers—for the 2000 Games in Sydney. Led by former Dodgers manager...

July 24, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
July 14, 2000 Mariners 7, Padres 5

July 24, 2000 | Seth Davis
The Next Big ThingEddy Curry may be the next high school player to go straight to the NBA

July 24, 2000 | William Nack
The rising tide of violence and verbal abuse by adults at youth sports events reached its terrible peak this month when one hockey father killed another

July 24, 2000 | Rick Reilly
Sorry. Can't talk. Just finished nine with Earl Woods. Filled up two notebooks and half of a third. Can somebody move that postal notice off the bottom of this page?

July 24, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
The evening sky, cracked like a mirror, was a surreal mixture of blue streaks and swirls of gray and purple clouds. One gleaming white thunderhead hovered above the red 100-yard flag where Tom...

July 24, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Loren Roberts may be 45, but as he demonstrated last week with his eight-stroke victory in Milwaukee, a player on his A game is still better than Tiger Woods on his B game. Remember this fact of...

July 24, 2000
Deb Means, Savage, Minn.Deb, a senior at Burnsville High, won the AA state individual championship while leading the Blaze to the team title. Deb, whose father, John, coaches the men's team at...

July 24, 2000 | Ken Towns
The Publinks was a labor of love for real laborers back when I won it 51 years ago

July 24, 2000
•Old Glorywhat's more impressive, Loren Roberts's 260 in Milwaukee or the age—45—at which he shot it?

July 24, 2000
Old CourseCareer SlamJean Van de VeldeBoss of the MossRaymond FloydMerit ClubAnnika vs. KarriePaul LawrieMossbacksTom Kite

July 24, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
To this foursome from Wisconsin, nothing's bigger than the Tour stop in Milwaukee