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June 04, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 23

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Shaquille O'Neal Cover - Sports Illustrated June 04, 2001

June 04, 2001 | Rick Reilly
The Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision on PGA Tour, Inc. v. Casey Martin any day now, so I want to update you on how Martin and his cart are ruining the game of golf.

June 04, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
SEPTEMBER 2, 1963

June 04, 2001
Oh, CanadaRick Reilly's latest diatribe (THE LIFE OF REILLY, April 30) illustrates two things. First, it shows that fans in Edmonton and Vancouver did behave poorly when they booed The...

June 04, 2001
Letters

June 04, 2001
A rundown of sporting options, from pickup hoops to picking up distant ball games on radio

June 04, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

June 04, 2001 | Chris Ballard
As large on the Web as he is in life, the Lakers' center inspires chat admirers and loose translation

June 04, 2001 | Chris Ballard
A few weeks ago on an ESPN Sunday night baseball telecast, Braves rightfielder Brian Jordan hit a deep blast to centerfield, prompting the announcer to exclaim, "¡Dígale que no a esa pelota!"...

June 04, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Most poised performer in the NBA playoffs? It has to be NBC sideline reporter Lewis Johnson. During the pregame segment of last Saturday's Bucks-Sixers Game 3, host Ahmad Rashad threw the...

June 04, 2001
Terrell Davis's links to a sex scandal threaten his wholesome rep

June 04, 2001
Steffi GrafOpel cancels $1.2 million contract in 1995 after Fraulein Forehand is linked to German tax-evasion case against her father.

June 04, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
Now that Raiders owner Al Davis has lost his $1 billion lawsuit against the NFL, the next question is, What will the defeat cost him? His fellow owners pondered that issue for an hour on May 23...

June 04, 2001 | Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic
THIS WEEK: GREYHOUND RACING

June 04, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
$2.4 millionAmount Colts owner Jim Irsay paid at auction for the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road.

June 04, 2001 | Joel Stratte-McClure
As befitting its posh locale, the second annual Laureus World Sports Awards, held May 22 in Monte Carlo, was a no-expenses-spared operation. Sponsored by Daimler-Chrysler and luxury goods maker...

June 04, 2001
LOOKHybrid jerseys made from two jersey halves sewn together.

June 04, 2001
Disqualified•Tennis players Brandon Allan and Cameron Boyd of Knoxville's Bearden High, from the Tennessee Class AAA state doubles championship match, after Boyd yelled, "Jesus Christ!" when he...

June 04, 2001
Last Thursday, Erik Weihenmayer, 32, became the first blind climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest. His wife, Ellie, monitored his ascent from their house in Golden, Colo., and offers these...

June 04, 2001
Steve Nash has been bedazzled. The Mavericks guard, last seen squiring English bad girl Geri (Ginger Spice) Halliwell, is now dating Elizabeth Hurley, former companion of English bad boy Hugh...

June 04, 2001
Wells Fargo Bank will pay $12,000 over the next two years for the naming rights to a new Arizona Class 4A high school sports region.

June 04, 2001
LOU PINIELLAMariners manager, after sports talk show host Rob Dibble said he'd run naked through Times Square if Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki won the batting title: "You'd better start working on your...

June 04, 2001
Liz McGrail, STAMFORD, N.Y.SoftballMcGrail, a senior outfielder at SUNY Oneonta, hit .444 to lead the Red Dragons to a 38-10 record, their best ever, and a runner-up finish at the Division III...

June 04, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Having demolished the vaunted Spurs, the Lakers enter the Finals with a shot at history: an unbeaten postseason

June 04, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Since the current four-round playoff format was adopted in 1983-84, seven teams have reached the Finals undefeated or with a single loss. Of those, the 2000-01 Lakers had the most difficult path...

June 04, 2001 | Jack McCallum
An open letter reminds the L.A. juggernaut that there's still one more round to go

June 04, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
Pitchers who launch their initial delivery over the plate more often win the battle with batters

June 04, 2001
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June 04, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Smash hitters Barry Bonds, who has been on a boffo home run tear for the Giants, and Manny Ramirez, who's packing in the RBIs for the Red Sox, could be ticketed for the record books

June 04, 2001 | Tom Verducci
From May 17 through Sunday, the Giants' Barry Bonds (below) hit II homers, giving him 26 in San Francisco's first 50 games—the most home runs at that point of the season in major league history....

June 04, 2001 | Michael Farber
To beat the Avalanche, the Devils must overcome the best three defensemen to play together in a generation

June 04, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
When he's not skewering NFL defenses and pretensions, Giants guard Glenn Parker is a wine connoisseur and a talented cook

June 04, 2001 | William Nack
A century ago the best catcher in baseball, Boston's Martin Bergen, waged a losing battle against mental illness—a violent struggle in which he was not the only casualty

June 04, 2001
Serve's Up!The sky's no limit for Kevin Barnett of the U.S. during his team's victory over the Netherlands in a World League match in Colorado Springs.

June 04, 2001
Track and Field

June 04, 2001 | Tim Layden
Flyin' Past RyunAstounding high schooler Alan Webb smashed a 36-year-old record for the mile

June 04, 2001 | Tim Layden
A year ago Tomás Dvorák of the Czech Republic was chasing the 9,000-point decathlon and schooling training partner Roman Sebrle. "He is quite good competition," Dvorak said at the time. You think?...

June 04, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Getting a GripRyan Klesko, with newfound discipline at bat, has powered the surprising Padres

June 04, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, reflect on what they saw and heard last week.

June 04, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
DIAMONDBACKS 3, PADRES 1May 26

June 04, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
After driving around the minors, Chris Michalak parks with the Blue Jays

June 04, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
ConquistadorBrazilian rookie Helio Castroneves made Roger Penske's return to Indy a sweet one

June 04, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
Say what you will about Tony Stewart, the guy is honest and tough. After a yellow-flag pit stop dropped him out of first place in the Indy 500 with 48 laps left and rain clouds looming, track...

June 04, 2001 | Seth Davis
The Seniors got a much needed lift when Tom Watson, who has been reluctant to join them, won their PGA

June 04, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
During six winless seasons on the LPGA tour, Carin Koch had a reputation for faltering at the finish. Her worst meltdown occurred two years ago at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic in Toledo, where...

June 04, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Mark it down Annika Sorenstam will win this week's U.S. Women's Open. When Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club last hosted the tournament, in 1996, Sorenstam was Tiger-like, winning by six shots....

June 04, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
What do these players have in common?

June 04, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Would you like to see Bill Clinton become a member of your club?

June 04, 2001 | Bruce Fleisher
Toughening the courses takes the fun out of the Senior tour for the players and the fans

June 04, 2001
Candy Hannemann (below), a senior at Duke, won the NCAA championship by beating Arizona freshman Lorena Ochoa on the first playoff hole last week at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in...

June 04, 2001
•ClosureWe wondered which would come first, a win by Frank Lickliter or the end of the Kemper Open.

June 04, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
To remain competitive, Justin Leonard revamped his swing and his lifestyle. Now all the hard work is beginning to pay off