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September 25, 2000 | Volume 93, Issue 12

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Megan Quann Cover - Sports Illustrated September 25, 2000

September 25, 2000 | Kelley King
Tireless transfer Rudi Johnson has rejuvenated Auburn's ground game

September 25, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
D-BackslidingIf Arizona misses the playoffs, Showalter could be shown the door

September 25, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Expos manager Felipe Alou said last week that if he were the Phillies' skipper, he would yank lefthander Omar Daal (3-19 through Sunday) from the rotation before he becomes the first pitcher to...

September 25, 2000 | Jeff MacGregor
In an era when America's great sportswriters were as big as the athletes they covered, W.C. Heinz may have been the best of the bunch

September 25, 2000 | Rick Reilly
The TV blazers this week will get out their Emmy voices and tell you how these Olympics are all about hopes and dreams. But What if your hopes and dreams are lying in the Sydney morgue?

September 25, 2000
As a Dodgers fan, all I can say is that I can't believe we gave the big guy away. SI, you are right. Mike Piazza is the Man!—CASSANDRA PETERSON, Las Vegas

September 25, 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....

September 25, 2000 | Nola Breglio
JUNE 18, 1979

September 25, 2000 | Steve Rushin
The dark cloud of media cynicism shrouding Sydney was pierced by a transcendent flame

September 25, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

September 25, 2000 | John Walters
ESPN'S Dan Patrick isn't who you think he is. Neither is CNN/SI's Nick Charles. Nor Fox's Dick Stockton. Ditto Marv Albert and Hannah Storm. Like SAG members or participants in the FBI's witness...

September 25, 2000 | John Walters
A tape trove, and a site that calculates medals per capita

September 25, 2000 | John Walters
During NBC's Olympics opening ceremonies coverage, ABC countered with Whose Line Is It Anyway? NBC cohosts Bob Costas and Katie Couric might argue that the title more aptly fit their show. Our...

September 25, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
Is Tiger worth $100 million to Nike? You bet he is

September 25, 2000 | Michael Bamberger
George Foreman and Salton, Dec. 1999$137.5 million, five years.Spokesman Foreman's bonus for boosting Salton's grill sales forty-fold from '96 to '99.

September 25, 2000 | George Dohrmann
Not since three UNLV players were seen hot-tubbing with Richard (the Fixer) Perry in 1991 has a college basketball program been compared to the mob. But that was the parallel drawn last week by a...

September 25, 2000 | George Dohrmann
A few things you probably didn't know about Bob Knight's contentious Sept. 12 interview on ESPN.

September 25, 2000 | George Dohrmann
97Predicted final Olympic medal count for the U.S., according to researchers from Dartmouth and Yale who forecast Olympic performance based on a country's population and gross domestic product.

September 25, 2000
This is edgy? For a guy known for his rants, Dennis Miller has certainly proved to be a softy in the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. In his first two weeks Miller sucked up to more guys...

September 25, 2000
MOVE OVER, Gary Glitter.

September 25, 2000
Afflicted•With leptospirosis, eight Americans and several others among the 304 competitors in last month's Eco-Challenge in Borneo. Dozens more U.S. participants have reported symptoms of the...

September 25, 2000
It's the Olympics of advertising, too, which is why NBC sold a record $900 million worth of ad time for its Sydney telecasts. Not surprisingly, advertisers have gone all out in their quest for the...

September 25, 2000
Actress Lauren Holly, star of Dumb and Dumber, has been playing musical boyfriends with a couple of All-Star infielders, Nomar Garciaparra and Mark Grace. According to a source, Holly (below) and...

September 25, 2000
Chilean tennis star Marcelo Rios refused to carry his country's flag in the opening ceremonies at the Olympics because his mother and sister weren't given tickets to the show.

September 25, 2000
DANIEL SNYDERRedskins owner, in response to a longtime season-ticket holder who requested that his seats be moved to the 50-yard line and then griped that the sun was in his eyes: "We'll see what...

September 25, 2000
Danyelle Bennett, ZACHARY, LA.WaterskiingDanyelle, 13, won the Girls 2 overall national championship for the second consecutive year, taking the slalom title with two buoys at 35 feet off and the...

September 25, 2000
Guidance for those lost in sports

September 25, 2000 | Gary Smith
Cynicism about the Games ran high in Sydney until the Olympic flame approached the city. Then the citizenry fell hopelessly in love

September 25, 2000 | Leigh Montville
Australia's 17-year-old hero, Ian Thorpe, was the hit of a record-smashing pool party in Sydney, until others, including a bunch of Americans, began horning in on the fun

September 25, 2000 | Tim Layden
Triathlon, one of the new events in Sydney and one of the most grueling, set the tone for a high-spirited Games

September 25, 2000 | Grant Wahl
Message from the U.S.: Overlook tenacious 5'2" Tiffeny Milbrett at your own peril

September 25, 2000 | Phil Taylor
The other dominant U.S. team had nothing to kick about

September 25, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Oakland ace Tim Hudson, a remarkably quick study, has moved to the head of the class of the game's young pitchers

September 25, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Tim Hudson may be class valedictorian, but these other pitchers, aged 25 or younger, are also acing their exams.

September 25, 2000 | Austin Murphy
For the second time, UCLA and its stand-up stand-in quarterback, Ryan McCann, knocked off the No. 3 team. This time it was Michigan

September 25, 2000
For complete coverage of the Sydney Games, go to cnnsi.com/olympics. Get the latest news, up-to-the-minute results and exclusive dispatches from SI's team on the scene.

September 25, 2000 | Michael Silver
After taking a pratfall in '99, the Broncos dusted themselves off and are playing like champs again

September 25, 2000
Pulling His WeightHalil Mutlu, the Turkish delight of weightlifting, staged one of the sport's most remarkable performances last Saturday when he broke three world records—in the snatch, the...

September 25, 2000
THE NHL

September 25, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Comeback KidsDo three fallen stars have what it takes to return to their former status?

September 25, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
Once the coyotes are officially sold to a group led by Wayne Gretzky and businessman Steve Ellman, look for top-notch goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, who sat out last season because of a contract...

September 25, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
JACQUES MARTINSENATORS COACHSince taking over, the soft-spoken coach has gone 160-146-60-2 and transformed the Senators into a top team. He favors a conservative defensive style and was named...

September 25, 2000 | Peter King
Looking SuperIt's not too early to single out the Bucs as the team that could win it all

September 25, 2000 | Peter King
My Two Cents

September 25, 2000 | Peter King
Packers quarterback Brett Favre's advice to struggling Eagles counterpart Donovan McNabb: "You'll have one great game, then an average game. A great game, then a bad game, then five average games....

September 25, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
In the off-season the one September game you'd have circled in red would have been Jacksonville at Indianapolis this Monday night. The Colts were the consensus choice to represent the AFC in the...

September 25, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
Florida KeysTwo troubled Gators teamed to beat Tennessee in the final seconds

September 25, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
Four years ago, when Chad Cacchio failed to get a single scholarship offer from a Division I school, he thought he would try Division III Denison in Granville, Ohio. But Ohio State asked Cacchio,...

September 25, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
One year after losing to Texas 69-17, Stanford upset the Longhorns 27-24. The Cardinal did so with second-stringer Chris Lewis, a redshirt freshman, at quarterback. Lewis, who was forced into duty...

September 25, 2000 | Ivan Maisel
•UCLA (3-0) at Oregon (2-1)The Bruins finally play a game outside the Rose Bowl (i.e., the stadium) and a loss to the Ducks may keep them out of the Rose Bowl (i.e., the game). Autzen Stadium is...