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January 14, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 2

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Othella Harrington Cover - Sports Illustrated January 14, 2002

January 14, 2002
A Blizzard of MoneyLiving in Abilene, along I-70, I figure the traffic going west to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City will be heavy. I am requesting an appropriation from Congress to build a...

January 14, 2002
Letters

January 14, 2002 | Hali Helfgott
APRIL 2, 1956

January 14, 2002 | Steve Rushin
More and more often, sports are the victims of their own incessant hype

January 14, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Highlights

January 14, 2002 | John O'Keefe
For anyone who has ever topped, shanked or sliced, a website makes good sport of bad golf

January 14, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
As part of her calling card for a sports broadcasting career, Marion Jones had her representatives send network executives tapes of some of her most white-hot press conferences, including one...

January 14, 2002 | John O'Keefe
The PGA Tour rolled out part of its laser-based statistical system, ShotLink, at the Mercedes Championships. Topographical maps drawn with the aid of the global positioning system enhanced ESPN's...

January 14, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
Winners and losers from baseball's hectic off-season

January 14, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
The skinny on top players who'll be eligible for free agency next winter.

January 14, 2002
Time was, a tennis fan could justify rooting for Anna Kournikova on the grounds that she was a credible top 10 player. As her handlers would say, she may not be the MVP of women's tennis, but...

January 14, 2002 | Albert Chen
Four months later, the fallout from the Danny Almonte episode is still being felt. Last month Little League's international headquarters in Williamsport, Pa., sent a series of stringent new...

January 14, 2002
$3,500,000Opening bid on Mike Tyson's 64-acre property in Southington, Ohio, as listed on eBay; the top bidder gets a 25,000-square-foot home, two lakes and two ringside seats to a proposed...

January 14, 2002
One of the more memorable Super Bowl commercials in recent years was EDS's 2000 spot, Cat Herders, which depicted cowboys rounding up a bunch of kitties. The technology company followed that up...

January 14, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Some of Pistons guard Stackhouse's earliest memories are of his older sister Lois and Jean injecting themselves with insulin. At the time he didn't understand what diabetes was. Today Stackhouse...

January 14, 2002
Ordered•By the California Department of Motor Vehicles to turn in his vanity license plate, IREDSKN, former Washington Redskins fullback Dale Atkeson, 71. The state says Atkeson's plate is a slur...

January 14, 2002
Move over, LeRoy Neiman. Sports themes have been cropping up recently in a number of works of fine art:

January 14, 2002
After years of insisting that their relationship is merely platonic, Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm finally admit they're a couple. Hamm recently told a group of her U.S. soccer teammates that she...

January 14, 2002
Advertising Age phoned the FBI trying to discover whether, according to a story in the magazine, "it was a pair of Nikes, Reeboks or Adidas" that Richard Reid was wearing when he allegedly...

January 14, 2002
GEORGE KARLBucks coach, after being ejected in a 90-83 loss to the Bulls: "I'm not criticizing the referees, but it was a poorly officiated game."

January 14, 2002
Boaz Cheboiywo, ELDORET, KENYACross-countryCheboiywo, a senior at Eastern Michigan, ran a 10K circuit at Furman in a course-record 28:47 to win the NCAA championship. Cheboiywo, who set course...

January 14, 2002 | Michael Silver
Kordell Stewart demanded his coach's support and excelled when he got it, but can he lead the Steelers to a title? That's one of several big questions as the playoffs begin

January 14, 2002 | Peter King
"Yeah," says St. Louis running back Marshall Faulk. "Us."

January 14, 2002 | Peter King
Yes, though these teams are reflections of their colorless coaches, the Bears' Dick Jauron and the Patriots' Bill Belichick. Each relies on a low-risk offense that does just enough to win, and...

January 14, 2002 | Josh Elliott
After an unpredictable regular season, in which two-game win streaks were cause for celebration and road teams won nearly 50% of the time, picking the wild-card team that should go the furthest...

January 14, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
Bucs at Eagles. The concept seemed terrific for Tampa Bay: Line up in a big-back set with 237-pound Jameel Cook blocking for 248-pound Mike Alstott, or pair Alstott with speedy Warrick Dunn for a...

January 14, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
In his third incarnation, Michael Jordan is showing that he can still perform feats of magic—like turning the Wizards into winners

January 14, 2002
For complete NFL playoff coverage, including the latest coaching news, plus exclusive analysis from SI's Peter King and Dr. Z, go to cnnsi.com/football.

January 14, 2002 | Michael Farber
Only injuries or Olympic fatigue are apt to keep the Red Wings, with nine future Hall of Famers, from winning the Stanley Cup

January 14, 2002 | Michael Farber
Here are some ups and downs of the season's first half (all stats through Sunday):

January 14, 2002 | Michael Farber
It didn't take the Amazing Kreskin to figure out that the Red Wings would beat up on the rest of the league, that the Penguins would reel without Jaromir Jagr or that the Canadian Olympic team...

January 14, 2002 | Michael Farber
Here are the eight teams with the best chances to win the Stanley Cup, according to SI's Pierre McGuire.

January 14, 2002 | Michael Farber
Here is SI's All-Star ream for the season's first half (all stats through Sunday).

January 14, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
CENTERFIELDER MIKE CAMERON IS A STAR IN SEATTLE BUT LOVES BEING WITH THE FOLKS BACK HOME IN GEORGIA

January 14, 2002
SnowplowSteeler Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala cuts through a big hole—and a lot of the white stuff—en route to gaining 98 rushing yards in a 28-7 win over the Browns.

January 14, 2002 | Michael Farber
When a bunch of alpha males get together daily in a confined space, lots of things—good and bad—can happen

January 14, 2002 | Michael Farber
Here are some of the top amenities found in clubhouses and locker rooms in pro sports.

January 14, 2002 | Michael Farber
BASEBALL

January 14, 2002
The NFL

January 14, 2002 | Peter King
Double FeatureThe Rams' Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk both deserve to be the MVP

January 14, 2002 | Peter King
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January 14, 2002 | Peter King
Looking for the 2002 version of the Bears? Try the Bills. They have a solid young roster—their 2001 draft, led by corner Nate Clements, was among the league's best—except for the question mark at...

January 14, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
The defending Super Bowl champion Ravens and the NFC East-winning Eagles each place three men on my All-Pro team. It doesn't seem as if the Bears have had an All-Pro since Walter Payton, but now...

January 14, 2002 | Seth Davis
Less Than PerfectDuke's stunning loss at Florida State exposed several Blue Devils flaws

January 14, 2002 | Seth Davis
MARIO AUSTIN

January 14, 2002 | Chris Ballard
UConn and guard Diana Taurasi lit up Tennessee in another showdown between Nos. 1 and 2

January 14, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Buzz Off!With their fans up in arms and a move on tap, the Hornets are a dispirited bunch

January 14, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Don't expect Kenyon Martin to back off much despite his suspensions for flagrant fouls against Karl Malone on Dec. 22 and Tracy McGrady last Friday. "I like him being physical, aggressive,...

January 14, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Spurs guard Steve Smith (above) entered the season a 34.5% three-point shooter for his 10-year career, with a high of 40.2% in 1992-93. Through Sunday's games Smith was knocking down 56.7% of his...

January 14, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
The Jazz's long-shot bet on Andrei Kirilenko is paying off

January 14, 2002 | Rick Reilly
For good times, there's nothing like inviting a car full of lip-readers over to watch Sunday's NFL games.

January 14, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Sergio García was the only player in the field to improve his score every round (73-69-68-64, 18 under), and he won despite a triple bogey on Thursday, becoming the first Tour winner to survive a...

January 14, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
García's victory is a positive sign for the 2002 season

January 14, 2002 | T.J. Tomasi
Sergio García's cuffed three-wood from a downhill lie set up the eagle that propelled him to victory at the Mercedes Championships

January 14, 2002 | Wally Uihlein
The USGA's proposed equipment restrictions are an overreaction to a nonexistent problem

January 14, 2002
Steve Spurrier is such an avid golfer that some NFL types have questioned whether he's willing to leave the links and put in the long hours that pro football demands. Three days after his stunning...

January 14, 2002
First he takes the advice to lay up, now this: Over the off-season David Toms presented his caddie, Scott Gneiser, with the keys to a midnight-blue 2001 Porsche Boxster, a car Toms had originally...

January 14, 2002
What was the biggest story of 2001?

January 14, 2002
Phil Mickelson may have looked like a prima donna for skipping the Mercedes, but he'll turn out to have been a trendsetter. This faraway event has become golf's version of the All-Star Game—more...

January 14, 2002 | John Garrity
Joel Edwards made it to the Mercedes Championships later than most, which is precisely why he found the event so special