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June 18, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 25

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Ray Bourque Cover - Sports Illustrated June 18, 2001

June 18, 2001
Games Children PlayThe Life Of Reilly in the May 14 edition was an outstanding presentation of a critical problem confronting society: overbearing, overprotective parents who discourage...

June 18, 2001
Letters

June 18, 2001 | Lars Anderson
OCTOBER 22, 1979

June 18, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Contraction—and not just in baseball—would be a blessing to a bloated sporting world

June 18, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

June 18, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Offering chapter and verse, a tongue-in-cheek website proclaims that Tiger Woods is divine

June 18, 2001 | Chris Ballard
BE FOREWARNED: Midway through this column we're going to leave our discussion of televised sports to bring you a review of...the slammin' new single from Elektra recording artist Missy Elliott!...

June 18, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Last Saturday's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals (page 44) earned a 5.6 preliminary Nielsen rating, an 8% increase over last year's Game 6 clincher. In Denver, land of the victorious Avalanche,...

June 18, 2001 | Michael Silver
For NFL players, voluntary workouts are anything but

June 18, 2001 | Michael Silver
Ronnie Lott, 49ers, 1990After watching TV show about the homeless, Lott blows off first day of mandatory camp to spend time talking to Bay Area homeless people.

June 18, 2001 | Tim Crothers
A record six high school players declared themselves eligible for the June 27 NBA draft (page 78). Among their recent role models who have jumped directly from 12th grade to the league are Kobe...

June 18, 2001
(Q) How do the Lakers decide which stars get the best seats at the Staples Center?

June 18, 2001 | Tim Crothers
13Home runs Colorado's Mike Hampton is on pace to hit this year after his fifth, on Sunday, which would break the big league record for a pitcher by four.

June 18, 2001
This week Upper Deck will release a 200-card set of golf trading cards. If you're laughing right now at the idea of kids swapping a Joe Durant for a Jeff Sluman, here's a thought that should sober...

June 18, 2001 | Chris Nashawaty
I always figured Reggie Jackson owed me. When I was nine, my brother and I staked out the lobby of the Sheraton in Boston, waiting to ambush Mr. October for an autograph. I gingerly held in my...

June 18, 2001
Delayed•Allen Iverson's rap CD, Misunderstood, which had been scheduled for release last week. A Universal Records spokesperson says the delay has nothing to do with last year's controversy over...

June 18, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
John McKay's appointment as USC football coach in 1960 helped usher in the golden age of Southern California sports. Like Walter O'Malley, who had brought his Dodgers to Los Angeles two years...

June 18, 2001
When it comes to Tonya Harding stories, you're never quite sure how far the envelope will be pushed. So when published reports last week said the figure skater had gotten breast implants and was...

June 18, 2001
Birmingham City, an English First Division soccer team, is offering personalized funeral packages complete with coffins in team colors and scattering of ashes at the stadium.

June 18, 2001
JASON KENDALLPirates catcher-outfielder, on Pittsburgh's National League-worst 19-41 record: "I wish someone would shoot me and put me out of my misery."

June 18, 2001
Kim Kincer, FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.GolfKincer, 39, the women's coach at Methodist College, was named Division III women's coach of the year in her sport after guiding the Lady Monarchs to the division...

June 18, 2001
Guidance for those lost in sports

June 18, 2001 | Phil Taylor
In winning two of the first three games of the NBA Finals, the Lakers learned the key to success: Put the screws to the 76ers' indefatigable Allen Iverson

June 18, 2001 | William Nack
With his electrifying Belmont romp, Preakness winner Point Given removed any doubt he's the best of his generation

June 18, 2001 | Michael Farber
After a 22-year quest for an NHL championship, Colorado's RAY BOURQUE finally laid claim to the Cup

June 18, 2001
This week follow our hole-by-hole coverage of the U.S. Open: complete leader boards and daily on-site reports from our Golf Plus team.

June 18, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
The Avalanche-Devils series was only the fourth Stanley Cup final in the postexpansion era (since 1967-68) to last seven games, by far the fewest Game 7s of any major sport over that span. Why...

June 18, 2001 | S.L. Price
At the love-filled French Open, a determined Jennifer Capriati and a dominant Gustavo Kuerten stole the fans' hearts

June 18, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Highly productive yet oft-slighted Moises Alou takes good and bad memories to heart but stays focused on being one of the game's best hitters

June 18, 2001
Scrambled LegsThe Sixers' Matt Geiger inbounds the ball past the Lakers' Horace Grant to teammate Allen Iverson in Game 3 of the NBA Finals (page 36).

June 18, 2001
Baseball

June 18, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Twin DeliveryHigh-riding Minnesota made local schoolboy hero Joe Mauer the No. 1 pick in the draft

June 18, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
When the Mariners signed Bret Boone (right) in the off-season, they didn't expect him to replace the RBIs lost when Alex Rodriguez went to the Rangers, but Boone has done just that. Through Sunday...

June 18, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, reflect on what they saw and heard last week.

June 18, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
CUBS 4, WHITE SOX 3June 9

June 18, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Opportunity came late for Chuck Smith, the old man of Florida's young staff

June 18, 2001 | Peter King
Clear SailingA concussion finally behind him, the Rams' Kurt Warner wants to get back to business

June 18, 2001 | Peter King
The NFL is on the hottest streak of commissioner Paul Tagliabue's 12-year reign. In the past month the league has realigned without dissent, won a court battle with Al Davis and extended the labor...

June 18, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Anybody's GuessHigh school players figure to dominate the top of the draft. But which one will go first?

June 18, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
When Celtics director of player personnel Leo Papile sees high school center Tyson Chandler, he has fond memories. "He is a clone of Lew Alcindor," Papile says. "He has the same gait, the same...

June 18, 2001 | Tom Verducci
There's no safety net for major league closers, who put it all on the line each time they work, saving the day...or wasting their team's best efforts

June 18, 2001 | Rick Reilly
I think it was just after the firecracker hit me and just before I was teargassed last Saturday night that I knew this was a very bad column idea. Still, here it is.

June 18, 2001 | Kelley King
Can any woman top Tanya Streeter's unassisted free-diving record of 230 feet? Don't hold your breath.

June 18, 2001 | Tim Layden
No one knows better than Lance Armstrong that there's no yellow jersey in the Tour de France without selfless teammates paving the way

June 18, 2001
SI.com/adventure

June 18, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Triple ThreatDoug Flutie's triathlon debut, at Alcatraz, goes swimmingly (sort of)

June 18, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Before there were halfpipes and X Games, there was Michael Lund, a tanned, long-shanked freestyle skier who dazzled the public in the 1970s with his aerial acrobatics. In April 78, however, Lund...

June 18, 2001 | Austin Murphy
37Climbers to summit Mount Everest during a one-hour, 37-minute window on May 22, a single-day record. Among them was Temba Tsheri, 16, of Nepal, who became the youngest person to reach the peak....

June 18, 2001 | Austin Murphy
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June 18, 2001
It was an eerie tableau that unspooled at a San Remo resort on June 6: 200 Italian paramilitary police raiding 10 luxury hotels under cover of darkness, one cyclist jumping out a first-floor...

June 18, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
The upwardly mobile are bringing the Alps into their homes with thin-air devices (at high-altitude prices)

June 18, 2001 | Anthony Crudale
For the 24-year-old author, the best therapy for autism is running

June 18, 2001
While European biking was suffering the drug debacle at the Giro d'Italia, Sunday's U.S. pro cycling championships in Philadelphia were a wildly successful affair. "The roar out there reminded me...

June 18, 2001
Bill Bell, Indian Wells, Calif.TriathlonBell, 78, completed the Ironman California in 16:56:36 to become the oldest Ironman finisher ever. With that performance the retired mechanical engineer...

June 18, 2001
Takeout SlideIn a May 24 Northern League game, the Duluth-Superior Dukes had to duck more than foul balls. During a between-innings fan promotion, a snowmobile racer took too wide a turn around...

June 18, 2001 | Austin Murphy
He was so close to reaching his goal he could taste it. Twelve days after becoming the first I blind climber to summit Mount Everest, an hour before his connecting flight left Los Angeles for...

June 18, 2001 | Franz Lidz
Neither mud nor roots nor dead of night could stay these cyclists in the 24 Hours of Snowshoe, a mountain bike race that featured draining climbs, nasty crashes and a few wiggy characters

June 18, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Barely 22, Chris McNamara is staking his claim as king of the most famous wall of them all, El Capitan

June 18, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Chris McNamara breaks down an overnight ascent up The Nose on El Capitan