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August 06, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 5

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Lance Armstrong Cover - Sports Illustrated August 06, 2001

August 06, 2001
Clutch HitterJack McCallum's story about major league pinch hitters (Waiting Game, June 25) brought back memories of my attending games at Ebbets Field during the 1930s. In '32 Johnny Frederick...

August 06, 2001
Letters

August 06, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Testimony in the Gold Club trial offers images of our heroes that are, regrettably, hard to forget

August 06, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

August 06, 2001 | John O'Keefe
For background on the athletes and instant results from Edmonton, these web sites are the way to go

August 06, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Mention Caddyshack to many a sports fan and he will rise, as if summoned to lead the class in the Pledge of Allegiance, and begin recital. "Be the ball," he will say. "Big hitter, the Lama," and,...

August 06, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Making her debut as a sideline reporter during last Saturday's Liberty-Comets WNBA game on NBC, ebullient Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones displayed solid hoops knowledge. (She did average 16.8...

August 06, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
History is of little help when it comes to deciding whether to make a deadline deal

August 06, 2001 | Daniel G. Habib
Mets (27 trades involving 84 players)Micromanaging masters of small moves wish that they could undo their '99 swap (Terrence Long to Oakland for Kenny Rogers).

August 06, 2001
PAT CROCE AND THE SIXERSFAREWELL, PHILLY FANATIC

August 06, 2001
3:52:17Gap between Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and last-place finisher Jimmy Casper of France, who denied accusations that during some stages he grabbed onto the back of his team's car...

August 06, 2001
(Q) Why don't the PGA and LPGA tours play the same courses?

August 06, 2001
Announced

August 06, 2001
Chevy Chase, star of Caddy-shack and hero to golfers everywhere, has a confession. "I hate golf," he says. "I don't do golf. I'm awful." The comedian made his thoughts known last week during...

August 06, 2001
Isiah Thomas, who purchased the five-decade-old Continental Basketball Association and led it into bankruptcy, has a new book coming out entitled The Fundamentals: 8 Plays for Winning the Games of...

August 06, 2001
MIKE BECKERPresident of bobblehead doll maker Funko, on why his company avoids athlete subjects and sticks to cartoon characters like Betty Boop: "I don't think she's going to get traded or get a...

August 06, 2001
Sarah Fosdick, QUECHEE, VT.Field HockeyFosdick, 18, a midfielder for Vermont's all-star team, was named MVP of the New Hampshire-Vermont classic after leading her state to a 1-0 win. A member of...

August 06, 2001
Guidance for those lost in sports

August 06, 2001 | Austin Murphy
A dominating performance in the mountains won Lance Armstrong, the new master of the peloton, his third straight Tour de France

August 06, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Former Tour champ Greg LeMond views his successor with suspicion

August 06, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Lance Berkman loves a good yarn, but the best one yet is about his stunning rise as an offensive force for the Astros

August 06, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
At week's end 25-year-old Lance Berkman was slugging .675, fourth best in the majors, behind fellow National League outfielders Barry Bonds, Luis Gonzalez and Sammy Sosa. Should Berkman continue...

August 06, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
With the trade deadline looming, the anxious A's had to decide: ship out potential free agents like Jason Giambi, or make a wild-card run?

August 06, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
The addition of Jermaine Dye (above) to the A's lineup might help Jason Giambi (assuming he was not traded before Tuesday's deadline) maintain an enviable streak. As the chart illustrates,...

August 06, 2001
Keep on trekking: This week Peter King continues his training camp swing while Tim Layden blazes a trail at the world track championships.

August 06, 2001 | Tim Layden
With Doug Flutie out of the picture, the laid-back Bob Johnson will have to produce big-time in Buffalo—or feel the heat

August 06, 2001 | Frank Deford
Maurice Greene is the latest holder of the grand and curious title World's Fastest Human, bestowed on men who have stolen fractions of seconds from the 100-meter record

August 06, 2001
Baseball

August 06, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Beating The ClockAs the trade deadline neared, contenders got help for the stretch run

August 06, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, reflect on what they saw and heard last week:

August 06, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
INDIANS 6, TIGERS 4July 28

August 06, 2001 | Franz Lidz
Taking after his wrestling hero, reliever Steve Kline has been wild but effective

August 06, 2001 | Brian Cazenueve
ButterflyingMichael Phelps may be wet behind the ears, but he was fast beyond his years at the worlds

August 06, 2001 | Brian Cazenueve
With a cult status rivaling that of Eddie (the Eagle) Edwards, Equatorial Guinea's Eric (the Eel) Moussambani may have led all competitors in autographs signed at the worlds. He also showed...

August 06, 2001 | Seth Davis
Butler Did ItUConn's Caron Butler shed his reticence to become the top scorer for the U.S. team

August 06, 2001 | Seth Davis
After spending a few days trying to defend the indefensible, Cincinnati-based promoter Chris Spencer said last Friday that he would find another venue to host three early-season tournaments...

August 06, 2001 | Franz Lidz
Of Me I SingThe hits keep coming from Roy Jones Jr., who hopes to bolster his rep with rap

August 06, 2001
A Little BubblyJoanna Fargus of Great Britain comes up for air in the semifinals of the 200-meter backstroke at the World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan (page 74).

August 06, 2001 | Rick Reilly
As you know, federal law stipulates that each summer every American family must drive at least 14 hours in a Plymouth Voyager with no air conditioning to visit Mount Rushmore, just so the children...

August 06, 2001 | Doug Miller
Take it from someone who knows: Blame the player, not the caddie

August 06, 2001
•The GraduateAfter flunking Q school, David Gossett earns his Tour card the hard way—with a win.

August 06, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
To save the endangered Quad Cities tournament, D. A. Weibring helped seed a deal among the area's first family, its biggest employer and the Tour