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July 31, 2000 | Volume 93, Issue 5

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William Perry Cover - Sports Illustrated July 31, 2000

July 31, 2000 | Jamal Greene
Now a TV color man, the Mad Hungarian was once the game's most colorful man

July 31, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
Her sex change in 1975 was not intended to impact tennis—but it did

July 31, 2000 | Mark Beech
His off-center approach to kicking revolutionized football

July 31, 2000 | Josh Elliott
Schooled at the University of Mars, he personified the way-out Raiders

July 31, 2000 | Josh Elliott
A player in every sense of the word, he's finally stopped swinging

July 31, 2000 | Alexander Wolff
For an instant, in 1987, he was the most famous guy in sports. Today Keith Smart toils in relative obscurity, but loves the game

July 31, 2000
It was a year of memorable, even lovable, title teams. Twenty-five years later we wondered what they were all up to. Here's what:

July 31, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
Don Meredith walked away from two careers at the top of his game, seldom to be heard from again. (But don't worry about him.)

July 31, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
After dominating golf like no one else, Mickey Wright took her leave. Though she won't let you visit, she's happy to tell you why

July 31, 2000 | Steve Rushin
Twenty-five years after their first meeting, the author finds he chose a worthy childhood idol in Alan Page

July 31, 2000 | Bill Colson/Managing Editor
Catching up with scores of former sports figures proved doubly challenging

July 31, 2000 | Compiled by Kelli Anderson, Trisha Blackmar, Josh Elliott, Jamal Greene, Kelley King, Jack McCallum, Pete McEntegart, Leigh Montville, Kristin Morse and Lester Munson
Looking for somebody? You might find him here, where we've gathered an assortment of sporting characters you probably haven't seen in a while

July 31, 2000 | Mark Hofmann
After shocking the baseball world in '85, the Mets phenom disappeared. But recent reports suggest he may be planning a dramatic return

July 31, 2000
Josh Jr. says he doesn't like people calling his father "the black Babe Ruth." Perhaps Ruth should be called "the white Josh Gibson."—ERIC MARK, Paramus, N.J.

July 31, 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 31, 2000 | Rick Reilly
Tom Hoynes maybe the only fisherman in the world who puts his catch in a safe-deposit box. That's because Hoynes, in his 10-foot dinghy, catches home runs. In fact, the 51-year-old Hoynes has four...

July 31, 2000 | Jeff MacGregor
A bombardment of ads and bad music make a trip to the ballpark just like watching TV—only louder

July 31, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

July 31, 2000 | John O'Keefe
By now, we should know that golfer Greg Norman never does things quietly. He talked about buying his own 737 before settling for a mere Gulfstream. An oenophile, he became a vintner, establishing...

July 31, 2000 | John Walters
Once again, a network rides Tiger Woods to a Nielsen triumph

July 31, 2000 | John Walters
Whereas rocker George Thorogood once endeavored to play gigs in all 50 states in 50 days, ESPN.com's senior NFL writer John Clayton plans to visit all 31 teams in 28 days during preseason camp....

July 31, 2000 | Richard Deitsch
JUNE 7, 1965

July 31, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
McEnroe's outsized ego proves no match for U.S. apathy

July 31, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
June 25, 2000Spain's Alex Corretja and Albert Costa pull out the night before Wimbledon begins, angry that they're not seeded in men's doubles.

July 31, 2000
The second-best basketball league in the world can no longer claim that its future is as bright as Isiah Thomas's trademark grin. Nine months after buying—and buoying—the nine-team CBA with $10...

July 31, 2000
THIS WEEK: POOL

July 31, 2000
$360 millionAmount Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone, who controls the commercial rights to F/1 racing for the next decade, will pay to extend his hold on the circuit an additional 100 years,...

July 31, 2000
SYNOPSISEach of the eight commercials opens with images of cars in disrepair and Rose delivering such lines as, "Everyone could use a little spring training," followed by the tag line, "Get your...

July 31, 2000
On Sunday, Kobe Bryant gave a rap concert at L.A.'s House of Blues. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY music writer Fred Schruers was there.

July 31, 2000
Robbed•Rockets guard Steve Francis, of jewelry, by armed assailants while he was getting a haircut in a Harlem barber shop. Francis is the latest NBA star to be held up this off-season, joining...

July 31, 2000
It's hardly newsworthy that the Redskins are officially outfitted by Adidas, but the billboard at FedEx Field for Washington Laser Eye Center, the Redskins' official laser eye center, is a sign of...

July 31, 2000
Darryl Strawberry, always a big swinger as a player, recently joined Trapeze II, a swingers club in Fort Lauderdale. The slugger, serving a one-year suspension for violating baseball's...

July 31, 2000
Tiger WoodsGreg MadduxTroy AikmanWade BoggsAl Unser Jr.Tom KiteKenny RogersJeff BagwellPatrick EwingLaura Davies

July 31, 2000
The XFL's Chicago franchise will be coached by Dick Butkus.

July 31, 2000
KEN GRIFFEY JR.Reds centerfielder, on the effects that media pressure have had on his game: "I was much happier five years ago, because I was five years younger."

July 31, 2000
Nicole Denby, MORENO VALLEY, CALIF.Track and FieldNicole, a senior at Riverside North High, set a national high school record of 13.20 seconds while defending her girls' Division I state 100-meter...

July 31, 2000 | Steve Rushin
Leaving his mark on the birthplace of golf Tiger woods completed a career grand slam by strolling to victory in the British Open

July 31, 2000 | Tim Layden
The dream 200 at the U.S. track and field trials became a nightmare when Michael Johnson and Maurice Greene both pulled up lame

July 31, 2000 | Tom Verducci
A seasonlong fusillade of line drives has the Angels' Darin Erstad in hot pursuit of one of the game's venerable records

July 31, 2000
BASEBALL

July 31, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Help WantedAs the trade deadline nears, contenders are looking for reinforcements

July 31, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
The Rangers' David Segui played his 1,000th game at first base on July 16, making him eligible for the alltime fielding leader board. Not that Segui, whose .996 career fielding percentage at that...

July 31, 2000
Wonder what they're doing now? Chat with Oscar Gamble on Monday July 31 at 5 p.m. EDT, and then catch up with Bill Lee on Thursday Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. EDT.

July 31, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
The Twins' Cristian Guzman has made three-baggers his speciality

July 31, 2000 | Peter King
Last Chance?Dimitrius Underwood is getting a fresh start with the Cowboys

July 31, 2000 | Peter King
When Rams coach Mike Martz studied tapes of his powerful 1999 offense, he thought one player, wideout Tony Holt, could take on a bigger role this year. So look for Holt, who caught 52 passes for...

July 31, 2000
Elysées Can You SeeA triumphant Lance Armstrong (center, yellow jersey) and the other riders in the Tour de France bike down Paris's Champs-Elysées in the race's final stage on Sunday.

July 31, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
Let's Make a DealThe Blazers are supporting Brian Grant in his free-agent job search

July 31, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
Claiming he was in poor shape, 7'2" Frédéric Weis of France, a first-round pick in 1999 was a no-show for the Knicks' summer-league team in Boston. Further complicating Weis's future is the fact...

July 31, 2000 | Austin Murphy
He was the biggest of big stars for the Super Bowl—Shuffling Chicago Bears. So you'd think it would have been difficult for William Perry to leave it all behind. Nope. He's a brick-layin',...

July 31, 2000
They were the athletes who brought something unique to their sports, be it of substance or style. They were memorable then; they're unforgettable still

July 31, 2000 | Mark Beech
These days he's down on the farm, but the Spaceman is still out there

July 31, 2000 | Mark Beech
By popularizing the flop, he changed the high jump for all who came after

July 31, 2000 | Josh Elliott
With an unintentional fashion statement, she left her mark on tennis

July 31, 2000 | Franz Lidz
The unlikely star of the Calgary Olympics is still flying in his own strange way

July 31, 2000 | Gary Van Sickle
David Duval, Ernie Els and other top players of this generation are trapped, knowing they'll never be No. 1 as long as you-know-who is around

July 31, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
As usual, the devilish 17th at the Old Course was a nightmare

July 31, 2000
•History MajorSo much for the prelims. The Grand Slam is the ultimate prize, and Tiger knows it.

July 31, 2000 | John Garrity
For those who had to go through qualifying, getting to St. Andrews was half the battle

July 31, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
Have a hankering for the auld sod? A wee bit is closer than you think

July 31, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
British Venue ImprovedOne Good Turnberry

July 31, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
The reason Tiger Woods always underclubs when assessing his accomplishments is not that he's dull. Rather, he has calculated that coming up with self-congratulatory and ultimately self-limiting...

July 31, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

July 31, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Which course is the best stage for a major: Augusta National, the Old Course at St. Andrews or Pebble Beach?

July 31, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
SYNONYMS for HEAVY WINDA bit blowy, blowin' brass monkeys, blowin' a hooley, flag-bending, hair-hurting, heavy turbulence, howlin' wolf, seagulls are walking, the big fan is on, the hawk is out,...

July 31, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
SCOTT WATKINS' PIG, Daisey

July 31, 2000
Joe Quiroz, TucsonQuiroz, 81, a retired machinist, made two holes in one during a round of one-under-par 71 from the back tees at El Rio Golf Course in Tucson. Quiroz, who regularly shoots his...

July 31, 2000 | Old Tom Morris
I'm no spring chicken, but I could whip Tiger in an old-fashioned match at St. Andrews

July 31, 2000 | John Garrity
For Sergio García, nothing has proved more difficult than growing up

July 31, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
Dominating the field in a Tiger-like fashion, Karrie Webb won her third major at the women's U.S. Open