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June 11, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 24

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Larry Walker Cover - Sports Illustrated June 11, 2001

June 11, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
The Rockies' Larry Walker has all the major league tools, and he wields them like a master craftsman

June 11, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Never underestimate the power of women. After centuries of men cheapening, exploiting and bloodying the nose of boxing, women are making it even worse.

June 11, 2001
Change of OpinionWhen Barry Sanders (above) retired within reach of the NFL rushing record, I felt he was being selfish and letting down both his fans and teammates. I feel that I owe Barry an...

June 11, 2001
Letters

June 11, 2001 | Sunny Wu
JUNE 11, 1979

June 11, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Ty Cobb's dentures are among the bizarre objects coveted these days by crazed collectors

June 11, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

June 11, 2001 | John O'Keefe
For the budding racing enthusiast, a stable of websites can provide an introduction to the sport

June 11, 2001 | Chris Ballard
For the better part of a century, man has been devising reasons to stay away from the game. First, radio pulled voices out of the air and into a box in our living room. Then that box sprouted a...

June 11, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Americans are trying to learn to love soccer, but it's not always easy, especially when, as happened last Saturday, ESPN2 peremptorily decides to show an MLS game between the Mutiny and the...

June 11, 2001 | Tom Verducci
The unbalanced schedule has Boston's big foes burned out on Pedro

June 11, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Tom Seaver (11-3) vs. Steve Carlton (3-12)17 games, 1970 to '83. Even in Lefty's 27-10 Cy Young season of 72, Mets' Seaver has upper hand: only pitcher to beat Phillies ace twice that year.

June 11, 2001
The Supreme court's decision last week in PGA Tour v. Martin, in which the high court ruled that the Tour must allow Casey Martin the use of a golf cart during tournaments, was merely the latest...

June 11, 2001
Baseball uniforms are so...uniform. Maybe that's why players seize opportunities to personalize them. Take the pants legs. Like women's hemlines, they've risen and fallen more than the stock...

June 11, 2001
84Batters struck out by opposing softball pitchers Alicia Hollowed of Fairfield (Calif.) High and Kelly Anderson of Woodland in a 30-inning, 1-0 Woodland victory; Hollowed set a national high...

June 11, 2001
(Q) How are home run distances measured?

June 11, 2001
Issued•By the International Skating Union, an order to judges of pairs skating and ice dancing advising them to deduct a tenth of a point for "undignified" moves. Among those subject to penalty...

June 11, 2001 | Franz Lidz
If you were stoned or sloshed during the Carter or Reagan Administrations, ABC's Battle of the Network Stars may have seemed as funny as anything on TV. In 19 episodes from 1976 to '88, this...

June 11, 2001
It's not easy being green—or purple or yellow or any of the other bright hues that those fuzzy team mascots come in. A study released last week shows that pro mascots suffer remarkably high rates...

June 11, 2001
NFL playbooks have been kept less secret than the details of Giants cornerback Jason Sehorn's wedding to actress Angie Harmon (below). Although it's known that the nuptials will be held on June 9...

June 11, 2001
A Wayne, N.J., company is selling the $19.95 Potty Putter, which includes a tiny portable green, a miniature putter, two plastic balls and a cup and flag, allowing golfers to practice while...

June 11, 2001
JIM THOMEIndians slugger, on tying the Cleveland record with his 242nd homer: "It means even more to me because I did it all with one team."

June 11, 2001 | Ron Fimrite
Baseball and golf: New York politics, Boston's last hurrah and Gentle Ben

June 11, 2001 | E.M. Swift
As Bill Cleary retires as Harvard athletic director, he rips the ills of college sports

June 11, 2001
Not every sports hero is the subject of trade talks or office-pool calculations. On campuses across the country, the athletic careers of many college stars culminated with a third strike, a...

June 11, 2001 | Kelli Anderson
Stellar Sparks guard Mwadi Mabika is living the girlhood dream she had in Zaire

June 11, 2001
Kala Bowers, WOODWARD, OKLA.BasketballKala, a senior forward at Woodward High, was named the Oklahoma girls' high school player of the year after leading the Boomers to a 26-1 record and the Class...

June 11, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
To be at their frightening best, the Devils need to face the terror of losing

June 11, 2001
For complete coverage of the NBA Finals, including exclusive on-site analysis from Phil Taylor and Marty Burns, go to cnnsi.com/basketball.

June 11, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
In 1999 Southern Hills, the site of next week's U.S. Open, had swastikas and obscenities burned into its greens with acid. The case was hushed up, but last week the man charged with the crime,...

June 11, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
With a mix of power pitching and dugout sorcery, the once-reeling Cubs reeled off an improbable 12-game winning streak

June 11, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
One reason the Cubs have been so successful is that opponents are having trouble making contact against Chicago pitchers. Through Sunday righthander Kerry Wood (above) led all big league starters...

June 11, 2001
Pop StarRockies third baseman Jeff Cirillo goes flat out to catch a foul fly off the bat of Giants catcher Benito Santiago during a 10-4 Colorado victory.

June 11, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Dikembe Mutombo vindicated a hotly debated trade by powering the 76ers past the Bucks and into the Finals

June 11, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
There's just no accounting for the charmed life of the Lakers' Rick Fox—unless you believe in old-fashioned hard work

June 11, 2001 | John Eisenberg
There aren't many great fighters in the Naval Academy's annual boxing tournament, but there are always plenty of great fights

June 11, 2001 | Michael Silver
AWOL from Colts workouts, Edgerrin James is cruising through the off-season at a pace worthy of the NFL's two-time rushing champion

June 11, 2001
Baseball

June 11, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Mis-MannersOld rules of baseball etiquette are taking a bashing from today's young players

June 11, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Each June the major league team with the worst record in the previous season makes the first selection in the amateur draft. There have been 36 such drafts, and only two teams with the top...

June 11, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, reflect on what they saw and heard last week:

June 11, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
RED SOX 2, BLUE JAYS 1June 2

June 11, 2001 | S.L. Price
Venus FallingAs the star-starved French Open showed, the women's game is suddenly in a swoon

June 11, 2001 | S.L. Price
No male player did more in Paris to damage his reputation than Marat Safin. Last year, as a 20-year-old, the Russian prodigy rode a scintillating backhand, a huge serve and an engaging personality...

June 11, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Sittin' PrettyFree-agent-to-be Martin Lapointe is in prime position to cash in this summer

June 11, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Alex TanguayAVALANCHE LWThe 12th pick in the 1998 draft, he had a 51-point rookie year in '99-00. Swift and lithe at 6 feet and 190 pounds, he improved his numbers this year to 27 goals and 50...

June 11, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
Don't be surprised if the Flyers sign at least two high-profile free agents this summer. Expect Philadelphia to make a big pitch for centers Joe Sakic and Jeremy Roenick as well as defenseman Rob...

June 11, 2001 | Seth Davis
Can anyone at Southern Hills cut down Tiger Woods, who tore up the field at the Memorial?

June 11, 2001 | Nick Price
The key to success at Southern Hills? Avoiding disaster on these three ferocious par-4s, says Nick Price, the last man to win a major there

June 11, 2001 | John Garrity
A narrowly avoided confrontation with Hogan is the author's most vivid recollection of the 1958 Open

June 11, 2001
•Soreslam ThisKarrie Webb has won four of the last seven majors, by an average of six shots.

June 11, 2001 | Franz Lidz
After two trips to the city playoffs, this bunch of beginners can call themselves the new Bronx Bombers

June 11, 2001 | John Garrity
Getting a 130,000-pound laurel oak out of the ground proves to be a devilish task

June 11, 2001 | David Esch
Annika Sorenstam's husband chronicles a week that didn't work out for his wife, who couldn't keep Karrie Webb from storming to her second straight U.S. Women's Open win

June 11, 2001 | John Garrity
He doesn't look like a sculptor, this amiable 50-year-old in work shorts and safari shirt, but when George Ross (above) climbs into the cab of his John Deere 750C and straps on his goggles, he's...

June 11, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Deborah Couples's SuicideUnhappy Ending

June 11, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
There's no better place for a pro to wait out a rain delay than the locker room at Muirfield Village, site of the Memorial. The spread includes shrimp the size of lobsters, crab claws, filet...

June 11, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
What do these players have in common?

June 11, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Does Greg Norman deserve a special exemption into the U.S. Open?

June 11, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
U.S. courses that have never hosted a major but should: Bandon Dunes, Cypress Point, Muirfield Village, National Golf Links, Pine Valley, Prairie Dunes, Seminole, Sand Hills, The Golf Club, TPC...

June 11, 2001 | Linn Strickler
The action is always hot at Southern Hills

June 11, 2001 | Stanley Mosk
The Tour's fear of carts is the same form of bigotry that caused the Caucasian-only clause

June 11, 2001
Last week the Supreme Court ended Casey Martin's 3½-year crusade against the Tour by ruling that he has a legal right to ride a cart during Tour events. In a 7-2 vote, the justices decided that a...