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July 02, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 1

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July 02, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
Having lost his legendary brother, and with his famous old Red Sox teammate in decline the last of the DiMaggios stands alone

July 02, 2001 | Albert Chen
During the Redskins' 1981 minicamp, Washington offensive line coach Joe Bugel took one look at his herd of linemen and yelled, "O.K., you hogs, let's go down in the bullpen and hit those sleds."...

July 02, 2001 | Albert Chen
The famed quartet played together for only four seasons, from 1963 through '66, and during that time the Los Angeles Rams had one winning season. At first glance the individual statistics of the...

July 02, 2001 | Albert Chen
It was one of the great blunders in NFL history. All the Giants had to do was run out the clock. Instead they unleashed a disaster that altered the course of several careers

July 02, 2001 | Albert Chen
Joe Pisarcik, 58Financial adviser for Legg Mason in Moorestown, N.J.; divorced with five children.

July 02, 2001 | Tim Layden
This Indiana schoolboy star flopped as a pro and is only now, at 54, coming to terms with life after hoops

July 02, 2001 | Compiled by Lars Anderson, Mark Beech, Kristi Berner, Trisha Blackmar, Brian Cazeneuvi, Albert Chen, Richard Deitsch, Pete McEntegart, Kristin Green Morse
Now you're thinking, Gee, whatever happened to...? You may find your answer in here, because we've been looking everywhere

July 02, 2001 | Rick Reilly
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has new billboards out that claim fishing is cruel. I totally agree. The last time I went, all I caught was a sunburn, three hooks in the back of...

July 02, 2001
No Middle GroundRick Reilly has summarized what 76ers fans have known for years (THE LIFE OF REILLY, May 28). Allen Iverson exemplifies the best things in sports: desire and a never-say-die...

July 02, 2001
Letters

July 02, 2001 | Steve Rushin
In the spirit of this issue, we check up on the late greats as they play an eternal overtime

July 02, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

July 02, 2001 | John O'Keefe
In her online diary, a WNBA forward takes the liberty of offering offbeat commentary about off-court life

July 02, 2001 | Chris Ballard
The summer of love didn't take place in 1967 Rather, it happened last year and involved the unlikeliest of paramours: Fox Sports and NBC Sports. In November 1999 the networks (along with Turner...

July 02, 2001 | John O'Keefe
8 p.m.) tells the inspirational story of the 34-year-old NFL commissioner's persuading team owners to take the radical—and hugely successful—step of pooling national TV revenue.... The NBA Finals...

July 02, 2001 | Tom Verducci
The best way to appreciate Cal Ripken is to look past his Ironman record

July 02, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Bill Dahlen, 1891-1911Slick gloveman ranks second in career putouts (4,856), behind Hall of Famer Rabbit Maranville, and third in assists (7,505), behind Ozzie Smith and Luis Aparicio.

July 02, 2001
The Golden Richards saga (page 138) is only the latest in the rich tradition of pretenders passing themselves off as pro athletes.

July 02, 2001
If there's ever a good time to be color-blind, it's during the NBA draft, in which Crayola is better represented than the ACC. Where do the draftees' wild suits come from? In the past, many were...

July 02, 2001
$1 millionAmount cut by Florida governor Jeb Bush from the 2002 state budget that had been earmarked for Florida's five college football bowl games.

July 02, 2001
With all the recent autocentric movies—The Fast and the Furious just the latest—we asked drivers to name their favorite racing films and chase scenes.

July 02, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
When it debuted in 1976, the Prince Classic was anything but. Cartoonishly oversized, the Classic was a revolutionary implement that would change the game. The lightweight frame would let hackers...

July 02, 2001
Apologized•Toronto mayor Mel Lastman, for saying he feared going to Kenya to lobby African IOC members on behalf of his city's 2008 Olympic bid. Lastman had told The Toronto Star, "I just see...

July 02, 2001
Statistical projections are a midseason baseball favorite. Barry Bonds' 39 home runs through Sunday, for instance, had him on pace for 84, which would shatter Mark McGwire's record. Among other...

July 02, 2001
Last week the Cubs said they'll add rows of seats—and maybe sell naming rights—to the Wrigley Field bleachers. That's not the only bleacher tampering that has people up in arms. For its film...

July 02, 2001
The NBA fined the Magic for giving $50,000 to Grant Hill's favorite charity, Seniors First, calling the donation a salary-cap violation.

July 02, 2001
PAUL BROOKSVP of broadcasting for NASCAR, which is seeking more prime-time TV references to stock car racing: "We're finding out about getting into the [production] process so that Ally McBeal can...

July 02, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
Oscar De La Hoya won his fifth title, but vindication may be more elusive

July 02, 2001 | Mark Beech
With this all-weather pool table, you can cue it up in a drought or a monsoon

July 02, 2001 | Frank Deford
Soccer will never thrive here, the author opines, because it's simply un-American

July 02, 2001
Dan Skenandore, ONEIDA, WIS.WrestlingDan, a 215-pound senior at Oneida Nation High, won the Wisconsin Division III heavyweight title by pinning Jeff Green of Little Wolf High in Manawa in 75...

July 02, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Another day, another crisis: As the roiling Bed Sox tuned out skipper Jimy Williams, they hung together and clung to first place

July 02, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Through Sunday the Red Sox had been atop the American League East for 59 of the first 85 days of the season, despite the absence of All-Star shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, who hit a league-leading...

July 02, 2001 | Josh Elliott
He may be affable off the field, but on it, Saints All-Pro tackle Kyle Turley hasn't won any friends with his style of play

July 02, 2001
Please note that this is a double issue. The next SI will be dated July 16. Want more Where Are They Now? For then-an^-now photos, archival coverage from past Sis and video from our photo shoots,...

July 02, 2001
Olympic SportsLong and short of U.S. track and fieldSprinter Jones up to speedWrestler Gardner goes back to mat

July 02, 2001 | Tim Layden
Long and StrongDistance runners young and old stole the show at the U.S. track and field nationals

July 02, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Summit MeetingBarry Bonds paid a call on Mark McGwire, the man whose homer record he's chasing

July 02, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
BRAVES 8, METS 4June 24

July 02, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Two advance scouts, one from each league, reflect on what they saw and heard last week:

July 02, 2001
SI fills out—and annotates—a ballot for the midsummer classic

July 02, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Nelson Barrera, 43, is the Mexican League's alltime home run king

July 02, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Alex the GrateIn another move that could backfire, the Islanders got brooding star Alexei Yashin

July 02, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
C Pierre TurgeonA former 50-goal scorer, the 6'1" 194-pounder averaged 27 goals for the Blues over the past four seasons and, at 31, wants a raise over last year's $5 million salary upon becoming...

July 02, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
Look for the Penguins to peddle hard-hitting defenseman Darius Kasparaitis this summer. Owner-center Mario Lemieux thinks Kasparaitis too often takes himself out of the play by trying for a...

July 02, 2001 | Steve Rushin
In 1976 the Bird flew into baseball, free of guile, a little bit gullible and absolutely lovable. Twenty-five years later he's the same rare Bird.

July 02, 2001
Spray PaintingThe ball sends up a curtain of water, obscuring players on the Dutch and Greek teams at the European water polo championships in Budapest.

July 02, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Twenty-five years ago, they were the Little Boys (and a Girl) of Summer, a priceless collection of prepubescent misfits coached by a beer-swilling former ballplayer. Despite their chronic losing...

July 02, 2001 | Kelli Anderson
Once the NBA's premier shot blocker, the Sudanese Sultan of Swat has tried to bring peace to his homeland

July 02, 2001 | Kristin Green Morse
It started simply enough: one tryout, 100 women, five judges. Thank you for coming; we'll contact you if we're interested, the judges told each contestant. One week later seven women received a...

July 02, 2001 | Mike Shropshire
He was a flamboyant footballer and a wacko wrestler. Now he just hopes to stay alive long enough to raise his son

July 02, 2001 | John Walters
Dr. Cade and crew are pouring the huge profits from their invention into various good causes

July 02, 2001 | Jack McCallum
He's an award-winning songwriter and that's really all you need to know. (Psst: He was four times an All-Pro tackle.)

July 02, 2001 | Rick Lipsey
The New York City mayor's late-found passion for the game is a case of like son, like father

July 02, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Westchester Out, New TPC In?Changing Course

July 02, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Any Monday finish is anticlimactic, regardless of the tournament. It doesn't matter whether play is extended because of a playoff at the U.S. Open or a rain delay at the Buick Classic; the extra...

July 02, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
What do these players have in common?

July 02, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Will Tiger Woods ever win the Grand Slam?

July 02, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
SYNONYMS for BUNKERBeach, crater, foxhole, kitty litter, Miami, pit, pot, sandbox, Sandy Koufax, sheep's pen, splash zone.

July 02, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Which LPGA, PGA or Senior tour player has performed best in the majors since the start of the 1997 season? The answer: Hale Irwin, who is shooting for his second consecutive U.S. Senior Open this...

July 02, 2001 | Jan Stephenson
The USGA should stop neglecting the old-timers and give us a Senior Women's Open

July 02, 2001
Retief Goosen was one of the lucky ones. His three-putt from 12 feet on the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open could have been a career-killer, but he bounced back to beat Mark Brooks in a playoff, and...

July 02, 2001
•Karrieer SlamWebb, 26, becomes the youngest woman to win all four of the LPGA major championships.

July 02, 2001 | John Garrity
Karrie Webb's concern over a loved one took the joy out of a historic victory