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April 23, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 17

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Allen Iverson Cover - Sports Illustrated April 23, 2001

April 23, 2001 | Chris Ballard
FEBRUARY 20, 1967

April 23, 2001
Anyone who would not welcome Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley back with open arms has not been watching the NBA lately.—JAMIE FARQUHAR, Vail, Colo.

April 23, 2001
LETTERS

April 23, 2001 | Steve Rushin
As Vancouver ended its NBA run, classy fans gave the franchise better than it deserved

April 23, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

April 23, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Where will Andre Carter be drafted? Between first and 18th, depending on which website you read

April 23, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Last weekend, CBS had its own version of Mission: Impossible. A week after Tiger Woods made history (and drew an estimated 40.1 million viewers on Sunday) by winning the Masters for his fourth...

April 23, 2001 | John O'Keefe
The webcast of the Kings-Mavericks game last Friday night on nba.com was clearly aimed at computer owners in China who wanted a glimpse of their country's recent export, 7'1" Dallas center Wang...

April 23, 2001 | Gene Menez
Rising U.S.-China tensions turn the Olympics into a political football

April 23, 2001 | Gene Menez
ChicagoWindy City sports fans desperately need something worth watching in summer

April 23, 2001 | Jamal Greene
Having wearied of bad-mouthing squeegee men, New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani recently turned his wrath toward another troublemaker: Smith College economist Andrew Zimbalist. "I don't know any...

April 23, 2001
Nature abhors a vacuum, as do hormonally addled tennis groupies. While Anna Kournikova has been MIA for the last few months because of a stress fracture to her left foot, the racket set has...

April 23, 2001 | Jamal Greene
$500,000Starting bid at auction for 1968 Olympic 200-meter champion Tommie Smith's gold medal, which he wore on the podium in Mexico City when he gave the raised fist salute during The...

April 23, 2001
USA Today called it "the ball that's turning golf upside down." Phil Mickelson, a paid endorser, says it's "had a greater impact on the game of golf than steel shafts." It's the Titleist Pro V1, a...

April 23, 2001
LOOKCamouflage jerseys and olive drab caps

April 23, 2001
Determined•By Duke biomedical engineering professor Barry Myers, that Dale Earnhardt died from severe whiplash when his car hit the wall during the Daytona 500. The conclusion of Myers, who...

April 23, 2001
The hottest new products to hit the crowded sports-drink market are oxygen-enriched waters. These airy liquids claim to pack as much as 10 times the oxygen of regular H[2]O and to boost energy...

April 23, 2001
Where's Paul Lynde when you need him? Producers of Hollywood Squares were nearly caught a square short last week as they prepared to tape a sports-themed episode of the game show in L.A. Among...

April 23, 2001
Officials of Boeing, Washington state's largest employer, received a letter in which Alex Rodriguez—who left the Mariners for a $252 million deal with the Rangers—recommended they move their...

April 23, 2001
TOM MURPHYMayor of Pittsburgh, on the skyline vista from the Pirates' new PNC Park: "The only city I can think of with a similar view is Paris."

April 23, 2001
Barbara Gibson, LA CROSSE, WIS.GymnasticsGibson, 44, the women's coach at Wisconsin-La Crosse since 1985, guided the Eagles to a sixth Division III championship and a ninth Wisconsin...

April 23, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
with timely hitting and superb defense, the Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki and the Mets' Tsuyoshi Shinjo are boosting the stock of Asian players

April 23, 2001 | Michael Farber
With stars Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan hurt, ultratalented but enigmatic Sergei Fedorov became The Man for Detroit

April 23, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
As the Oilers can attest, the defense-first Stars know how to make life miserable for a playoff opponent

April 23, 2001 | Peter King
Snakebitten San Diego will likely cast its lot with Michael Vick, who's making a perilous leap from college sophomore to No. 1 pick in the NFL draft

April 23, 2001
We don't know his time in the 40, but NFL insider Peter King is fast on his feet. Get his exclusive online analysis of Saturday's draft throughout the day at cnnsi.com/football.

April 23, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
"This is really a beauty-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder draft," says Seahawks general manager-coach Mike Holmgren. Players who are projected high on one team's board are way down on another's. After...

April 23, 2001 | Gary Smith
<b>Two fiercely competitive small men in a big man's game, two sons of hardworking single moms—Allen Iverson and Larry Brown are so much alike that only their mothers could tell them...

April 23, 2001
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

April 23, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Getting DefensiveUCLA spent a lot of spring practice addressing its No. 1 shortcoming

April 23, 2001 | William Nack
Make That A DoubleWith Congaree's win at the Wood, trainer Bob Baffert has two fop Derby contenders

April 23, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Four's a CrowdHot-hitting Daryle Ward is odd man out in the Astros' loaded outfield

April 23, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
You've got to root for Bill Mueller (above), who has been thrust into one of the least stable positions in the majors—third base for the Cubs, where 38 men have started since Opening Day 13 years...

April 23, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
April 13

April 23, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, discuss what they saw and heard last week

April 23, 2001
Hair BallBay Area CyberRays defender Brandi Chastain uses Washington Freedom attacker Mia Hamm's shoulder as a launching pad to get up for a header during the Freedom's 1-0 win on opening day of...

April 23, 2001 | Jamal Greene
Newlywed Juan Pierre worked hard to become Colorado's centerfielder

April 23, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Who'll Take The Heat?Despite Philly's superior record, our panel picks Miami to face San Antonio in the Finals

April 23, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
For the first time since 1947-48 only one center will finish among the NBA's top 20 scorers. Shaquille O'Neal was third with 28.7 points per game at week's end. The next-most-productive center was...

April 23, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
FIRST TEAM

April 23, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
Rookie Hidayet Turkoglu is the Kings' brother from the other side of the planet

April 23, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Sensing that my stock wasn't rising in this weekend's NFL draft, noticing that MEL KIPER JR. hasn't once appeared on my caller ID and realizing that my 40 times were a little slower than a few...

April 23, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Sorenstam's StreakThe Drive For Five

April 23, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Making a big deal out of the fact that an American hasn't won on the LPGA tour this season is silly. First, Annika Sorenstam has four victories in the nine events played so far. Second, the LPGA...

April 23, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

April 23, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Will Tiger Woods win all four of this year's majors?

April 23, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Tiger Woods is the only player to have made the cut in every major since 1997. His worst finish was a 29th at the '97 PGA. Here are the top performers, in relation to par, in the four majors...

April 23, 2001 | Pete Dye
Lengthening Augusta National is a shortsighted solution to the biggest problem in pro golf

April 23, 2001
We asked six icons of coaching: "What makes Tiger Woods great?"

April 23, 2001 | Linn Strickler
The things that bug me about Hilton Head

April 23, 2001
•Passing Nancy FancyFive straight would be nice, but Annika Sorenstam is after bigger fish: Mickey Wright's record of 13 wins in a season.

April 23, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
In a fanciful letter, Tradition winner Doug Tewell tell Tom Watson what he missed by skipping the Senior tour's first major of the season

April 23, 2001 | Seth Davis
Despite a major disaster, Greg Norman isn't ready to call it a career