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January 28, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 4

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Jason Kidd Cover - Sports Illustrated January 28, 2002

January 28, 2002 | Jamal Greene
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January 28, 2002
HeroesI felt the need to thank you for the piece by Michael Bamberger about Mike Carroll and his brothers of Ladder 3 (Everybody's All-Americans, Dec. 24-31). Your magazine has been a source of...

January 28, 2002
Letters

January 28, 2002 | Steve Rushin
Whether cruising or schmoozing, John Madden is the U.S.A.'s ambassador to itself

January 28, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
the guide

January 28, 2002
Greg Anthony, guard, Chicago Bulls

January 28, 2002
The online auction items of the week

January 28, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
He's been called the Canadian Cosell (and a lot worse), but no broadcaster in his country is more popular than the jingoistic Don Cherry, the star of Coach's Corner on CBC's Hockey Night in...

January 28, 2002 | Jack McCallum
How to determine whether Michael Jordan is the NBA's MVP

January 28, 2002 | Jack McCallum
Bob Pettit, Hawks (1955-56)Led league in scoring (25.7 points per game) and rebounds (16.2), but St. Louis's .458 winning percentage is lowest ever for team with MVP.

January 28, 2002
Almost from the moment Lisa Bonder splashed onto the pro tennis circuit in 1982 as a 16-year-old, she made headlines. In '83 she beat Chris Evert Lloyd in the semis of a tournament in Tokyo,...

January 28, 2002
79Percentage of respondents in an online poll conducted by NBC's Charlotte affiliate who, when asked, "What do you think of the Hornets' possible move to New Orleans?" answered, "Let them go."

January 28, 2002
Q Why aren't there more left-handers in pro golf?

January 28, 2002 | Albert Chen
Who says agents don't have a soft side? Bring up the subject of baseball in South Central Los Angeles, and Dennis Gilbert, the slick former agent who set salary records for clients like Jose...

January 28, 2002
CreatedBy a University of Utah graduate student, a microscopic facsimile of the Olympic rings out of live nerve cells. The student made the rings to illustrate a cutting-edge bioengineering...

January 28, 2002 | John Sellers
Harry Kalas, 65, has been an announcer for the Phillies for 30 years and has narrated videos for NFL Films since 1975.

January 28, 2002
Who knew that Irish rockers U2 were such big football fans? Not only will the band be featured in the Super Bowl halftime show, but also the video for its single Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get...

January 28, 2002
The Class A Daytona Cubs are giving lifetime passes to fans who get tattoos of the team's logo.

January 28, 2002
RICK PITINOLouisville basketball coach, on forward Joseph N'Sima, who through Sunday was II for 26 from the foul line this season: "I'm a coach who's a big believer in execution. And when I watch...

January 28, 2002
This week L. Jon Wertheim tells you what's up Down Under at the Australian Open as Peter King and Dr. Z keep you poised and prepped for the NFL postseason.

January 28, 2002 | Mark Bechtel
The U.S. scraped by South Korea in a preview of their crucial World Cup match

January 28, 2002
Jordan Leopold, GOLDEN VALLEY, MINN.HockeyLeopold, a senior at Minnesota, became the Golden Gophers' leading career goal scorer among defensemen when he had two in a 2-1 victory over North Dakota...

January 28, 2002 | Josh Elliott
The Steelers smacked down the defending Super Bowl champs by playing defense the way the Ravens used to and offense the way they never could

January 28, 2002 | Jeffri Chadiha
With Tom Brady, their unflappable quarterback, playing like a seasoned veteran, the Patriots are a force to be reckoned with

January 28, 2002 | Peter King
After coming of age against Chicago, Donovan McNabb leads the Eagles into the NFC Championship Game as one of the league's elite quarterbacks

January 28, 2002
Got My Drift?Patriots linebacker Roman Phifer uses Raiders running back Charlie Garner to check the level of snowfall during the teams' AFC divisional playoff game in Foxboro (page 32).

January 28, 2002 | Michael Silver
Emerging from the shadow of the vaunted offense, the defense turns the Rams into a two-headed monster

January 28, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
New England at Pittsburgh

January 28, 2002 | Michael Farber
Five years after the Bruins made him their No. 1 pick, center Joe Thornton has finally developed into the beast everyone thought he would be

January 28, 2002 | Michael Farber
Boston's Sergei Samsonov and Joe Thornton (above) rank one-two in NHL career scoring among players drafted in 1997. Thornton, the first guy picked that year, through Sunday was second in the...

January 28, 2002 | Grant Wahl
SI had a bird's-eye view when Kansas took on three ranked teams in eight days. Here's an inside look at a big-time program, on and off the court

January 28, 2002 | S.L. Price
While leading the Nets from perpetual futility to the best record in the East, Jason Kidd has also come to grips with the domestic abuse that nearly ended his marriage

January 28, 2002
The NHL

January 28, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Blackhawk UpAn I'll-show-you attitude has helped hard charging left wing Eric Dazé to fly high

January 28, 2002 | Pierre McGuire
Last week Viktor Fedorov, the father of the Red Wings' Sergei, said that his son should leave Detroit when his contract ends because the Wings have been playing the perennial All-Star center on...

January 28, 2002 | Mark Beech
Luc RobitailleRED WINGS LWConsistent if not flashy, he had 612 goals—more than anyone else at his position-in 1,173 NHL games as of Sunday. He has scored at least 36 goals in II of his 15 seasons.

January 28, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Take That You Mets!Gary Sheffield may give the Braves the punch needed to stay ahead of New York

January 28, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
The Angels lost slugging first baseman Mo Vaughn, but they still might be the most improved team in the American League West. Veteran righthanders Aaron Sele and Kevin Appier are solid additions...

January 28, 2002 | Seth Davis
Youth MovementPrecocious freshman guards are making their points across the country

January 28, 2002 | Seth Davis
LUKE WALTONJUNIOR, FORWARD, ARIZONA

January 28, 2002 | Kelli Anderson
A mix of players from seven nations has given Hawaii an international flavor and a winner

January 28, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Fit for the ThroneFinally committed to the Kings, Chris Webber has them shooting for a crown

January 28, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
So eager is Nick Van Exel to be traded out of Denver that he is offering to opt out of the last two years of his contract to negotiate a more cap-friendly deal with a title contender. Van Exel...

January 28, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
On the Heat, which was 12-26 at week's end, seven games out of the final playoff berth in the East:

January 28, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
Charles Smith—no, not that Charles Smith—is giving the Spurs a boost

January 28, 2002 | Rick Reilly
Good morning and welcome back to the Today show. I'm Katie Couric, along with Matt Lauer. That last segment was fun, huh, Matt? Sampling all the new kinds of beer you can serve at your Super Bowl...

January 28, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Phil Mickelson made up for lost time with a win at the Hope

January 28, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Ty Tryon will wait longer for his first pro victory than the most recent 17-year-old phenom, Justin Rose, who won last week after 3½ years of toil as a pro. Rose, a Brit, was a more accomplished...

Phil Mickelson, the Tour's top wedge player, showed his stuff at the Hope by stiffing a flop on the 90th hole to set up a win in OT

January 28, 2002
When hitting the flop shot, amateurs tend to open the club face too much, put their hands too far forward and position the ball too far back in a very open stance. That's a perfect recipe for a...

January 28, 2002 | Sal Johnson
With his 20th career victory Phil Mickelson earned a lifetime exemption to the PGA Tour....

January 28, 2002
Think Tiger Woods already is omni-present? Just wait. "Our goal is to make Tiger as much a part of bar culture as a jukebox and a pool table," says Bob Cooney, VP of business development for...

January 28, 2002
Encouraged to run a marathon by his fiancée, Amanda Beach, who has completed three, Justin Leonard (above, in sunglasses) ran his first on Dec. 9. He finished Dallas's White Rock Marathon 1,018th...

January 28, 2002
DURING PRO-AM tournaments like the Hope and Pebble Beach, does TV devote too much, too little, or just enough airtime to the celebrities?

January 28, 2002 | Chris Hodenfield
Always instigating, always intimidating, Jim Thorpe bet that being bad would one day turn into something very good