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July 16, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 2

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Bret Boone Cover - Sports Illustrated July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001
GoggledygookA droplet caught in a strobe's flash gives Will Antisdale an eerie look as he trains for the 1,500-meter freestyle at the USA Swimming All-Star Distance Camp in Colorado Springs.

July 16, 2001
Arguing Casey's CaseLost in all the rhetoric is this simple fact: Casey Martin rocked the boat (THE LIFE OF REILLY, June 4). That's why the oh-so-conservative golf world is upset. It's not about...

July 16, 2001
Letters

July 16, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Joe DiMaggio's fabled hitting streak was the segue to heroism of a different sort

July 16, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

July 16, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Every four years U.S. soccer fans have been reasonably confident that they'd be able to see the World Cup on live, English-language broadcasts. Until now, that is. Though the U.S. team has had a...

July 16, 2001 | John O'Keefe
A vigilant website has made a contest of athletes' outrages and offenses, legal and otherwise

July 16, 2001 | John O'Keefe
ESPN's The Season: Philadelphia 76ers delivered (as advertised) entertaining behind-the-scenes access to the team during the NBA Finals but failed to provide new insight concerning whether coach...

July 16, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
Death in the ring is the dark side of boxing's allure

July 16, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
George Stevenson1741 Died several weeks after losing the bare-knuckle championship of England to Jack Broughton, the man who later drew up the sport's first rules.

July 16, 2001
Bill Clinton is living every unemployed Bubba's dream: bagging choice tickets to sporting events worldwide. Here's a recap of his recent itinerary.

July 16, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Memo to: Free agent Chris WebberFrom: An unbiased observerRe: Five reasons you should re-sign with the Kings

July 16, 2001 | Phil Taylor
5Players chosen fourth in the NBA draft since 1980 who became All-Stars.

July 16, 2001
He bested Allen Iverson in the Finals, and now Shaquille O'Neal seems intent on challenging A.I. for most outrageous NBA rapper. Check out these excerpted lyrics from Psycho, off Shaq's...

July 16, 2001
DiscoveredThe earliest known reference to baseball. While trolling through old newspapers, NYU librarian George Thompson Jr. came across references in the April 25, 1823, editions of both The...

July 16, 2001 | John Garrity
The last two years of Ely Callaway's life were not as much fun as the previous 80. His sharp business instincts deserted him as he led Callaway Golf into a series of cul-de-sacs. He built a $150...

July 16, 2001
Beleaguered Boris Becker can thank an avid fan for adding to his woes. German finance ministry officials investigating Becker (below) for claiming tax-free Monte Carlo as his main residence have...

July 16, 2001
Sylvester Stallone is considering making a musical version of Rocky.

July 16, 2001
SPENCER PRIOREnglish soccer player, on a clause in his newly signed contract with Welsh club Cardiff City that requires him to have a "physical liaison" with a sheep: "I've assured my wife it is...

July 16, 2001
Erin Donohue, HADDONFIELD, N.J.Track and FieldErin, a senior at Haddonfield Memorial High, won her third national high school crown in the mile, setting a meet record and a New Jersey state mark...

July 16, 2001 | S.L. Price
In a wacky fortnight, wild card Goran Ivanisevic charged to his first Wimbledon title, and Venus Williams cruised to her second

July 16, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
In 19-year-old Kwame Brown, Wizards boss Michael Jordan may have drafted a player Whose competitive fire rivals his own

July 16, 2001 | Tom Verducci
In a first half full of surprises, none has been more shocking than the rise of the Cubs, Phillies and Twins to the top of their divisions

July 16, 2001 | Tom Verducci
The first half was cruel to some clubs with high preseason expectations

July 16, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
Twenty pounds of new muscle and a smoother swing have transformed Seattle's Bret Boone from a baseball-family curiosity into the AL's most potent RBI machine

July 16, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Considered washed up by the lowly Devil Rays, John Burkett has reinvented himself as an ace in Atlanta

July 16, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Ichiro who? Rocker went where? A look at some of the most amazing developments in a stunning summer

July 16, 2001 | Peter King
When there's a job to do, former linebacker Matt Millen doesn't hesitate to jump in and get his hands dirty, but this novice NFL executive has his work cut out for him in trying to turn the...

July 16, 2001
Take the ultimate summer sports tour. Rick Reilly guides you through Denver, Phil Taylor shows off San Francisco and more at cnnsi.com/road_trip.

July 16, 2001
Olympic Sports

July 16, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Vote for Me!The IOC is set to choose a host for 2008 and a new president

July 16, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Record-trading rivals heat up the pool

July 16, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Guns ReloadedThe Western Conference's elite teams all got better with big-name trades and signings

July 16, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Blues first-line winger Keith Tkachuk, who was obtained at the trade deadline in March and scored only two goals and nine points in a sluggish postseason, was found to have 16% body fat in his...

July 16, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Mike SillingerC BLUE JACKETS

July 16, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
Jr. AchievementFive months after the death of his father at Daytona, Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned in triumph

July 16, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
CART's Memo Gidley grew up on a boat but has found a home in race cars

July 16, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Did you hear what happened to Venus Williams after she won Wimbledon on Sunday? She was robbed! She had $52,923 ripped right out of her purse! In broad daylight!

July 16, 2001 | John Garrity
For the designers, building a green is part art, part science, and all fun

July 16, 2001 | John Garrity
Asked for a job description, Ben Taylor (above) smiles and says, "Uh...I play in the dirt?" That's because one day he's on a tractor, dragging a chain harrow over bumpy soil, and the next he's...

July 16, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Back in BusinessHeath Slocum, rebounding from a major illness, is burning up the minors

July 16, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
What do these players have in common?

July 16, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Who choked the worst in a major?

July 16, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Synonyms for: two-ironAvis, the big one, cleek, deuce, dos, for pros only, the knife, master blaster, stud stick.

July 16, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Ladbrokes of London sent off Woods as a 16-to-1 shot at the 1997 Masters, his first major as a pro, and he won by a tournament record 12 shots. He has never been listed at higher odds in a Grand...

July 16, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
The tradition-rich Western Open didn't need a boost—not with Tiger Woods in the field—but it got one anyway by awarding berths in the British Open to the top eight finishers not otherwise exempt....

July 16, 2001
Golf is not only a game but it's also a business, one that annually generates sales of $5 billion worldwide. Last year $840 million of that was spent on clubs, balls and other items made by...

July 16, 2001 | Nick Price
I lost a brother, and golf lost one of its true ambassadors, when Lewie died

July 16, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Scott Hoch, the last man you'd expect to take the British Open, moved into the ranks of the contenders with his Western win

July 16, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
The World Golf Village has been slow to get off the ground but quick to get on the natives' nerves