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February 04, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 5

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Apolo Anton Ohno Cover - Sports Illustrated February 04, 2002

February 04, 2002
Law BreakerSteelers receiver Hines Ward tries to rearrange Patriots cornerback Ty Law's teeth during the AFC Championship Game in Pittsburgh (page 52).

February 04, 2002 | Pierre Mcguire
Mighty Ducks general manager Pierre Gauthier raised a lot of eyebrows last week by faxing to every other NHL team a list of 10 Anaheim players he said were available in trades. Gauthier's...

February 04, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
When the Salt Lake City Winter Games open next week, the American team will shoot for a record medal haul, aided by home fans and a familiar setting

February 04, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
Since 1932 the host country has won an average of four more medals than it did at the previous Winter Games. If the U.S. team matches that rate of improvement, it will bring home an...

February 04, 2002 | Tim Layden
The Winter Games are a thrillfest of high-speed, high-risk sports—and the fear of a career-ending crash is never far from the athletes' minds

February 04, 2002 | Tim Layden
Imagine the ski racer doing his daily inventory: Skis? Check. Boots? Check. Poles, helmet, goggles? Check, check and check. Reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament? Of course.

February 04, 2002 | Tim Layden
The aptly named downhill course is a beast of a layout that will challenge skiers with elevator-shaft drops and knifing turns in a span of 100 seconds

February 04, 2002 | Tim Laydan
Olympic downhill runs have rarely found a place among the most revered World Cup courses. "There's a reason for that," says four-time U.S. Olympic downhiller AJ Kitt. "In the Olympics you get...

February 04, 2002 | S.L. Price
He defies the image of Olympic golden boy, but pack speed skater Apolo Ohno of the U.S. could become the Games' biggest star

February 04, 2002 | E.M. Swift
Irina Slutskaya has finished behind Michelle Kwan in four worlds and one Olympics, a habit she's ready to break

February 04, 2002 | Michael Farber
After a 50-year gold medal drought in hockey, the nation that invented the sport is obsessed with winning this NHL-star-studded battle

February 04, 2002 | Michael Farber
Here are Pierre McGuire's recommended Olympic shootout lineups for Canada and the U.S.

February 04, 2002
Goaltending will determine the fate of the potent, Herb Brooks—coached U.S. team

February 04, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
Can Jean Racine and Gea Johnson overcome controversy to take the first women's bobsledding gold? Will there be any big surprises? Here are SI's fearless medal picks

February 04, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
When Magdalena Forsberg of Sweden began winning World Cup biathlon events as a 28-year-old rookie in 1995, she found herself in a state of disbelief. "I had to ask, Who is this person?" Forsberg...

February 04, 2002 | Kelley King
Since she was barely legal behind the wheel of a car, Jean Racine has spent two hours of nearly every day negotiating the sinuous curves of bobsled tracks. But just a month before the first...

February 04, 2002 | E.M. Swift
Not since 1988 and the thrilling Battle of the Brians, in which Boitano of the U.S. edged Orser of Canada for the gold medal in Calgary, have two male figure skaters been so far ahead of the field...

February 04, 2002 | Phil Taylor
It was the middle of the night, a time when Chris Klug often found himself literally dreaming of an Olympic snowboarding gold medal. But on this night the pain would not let him sleep. He sat up...

February 04, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
In the Netherlands locals sometimes say the atmosphere is four parts nitrogen, one part oxygen and three parts speed skating. Dutch star Gianni Romme, however, was so clumsy a skater as a boy that...

February 04, 2002 | Rick Reilly
Look how white I am. Am I lame or what? Can't jump. Can't dance. Can't run. Can't dress. Can't hang.

February 04, 2002 | Mark Beech
FEBRUARY 2, 1976

February 04, 2002
Badly Calibrated SystemPeople seem to miss the point about Miami's "undisputed national title" (Cane Whuppin', Jan. 7). Miami's domination of Nebraska proved only that the Cornhuskers should not...

February 04, 2002
Letters•For the fastest response, please fax us at 212-467-4049 or e-mail us at letters@si.timeinc.com.•Letters should include the writer's full name, address and home telephone number and may be...

February 04, 2002 | Steve Rushin
Laker Girls and famous jocks joined the legions of shills at the sporting-goods Super Show

February 04, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Saturday 2/2

February 04, 2002
John (Mad Dog) Madden,center, New Jersey Devils

February 04, 2002
The online auction items of the week

February 04, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Since legendary Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, 85, underwent open heart surgery on Dec. 19,2001 (he had called 3,338 consecutive L.A. games), Paul Sunderland, the Fox Sports Net and...

February 04, 2002
Forget the Summer Games, the Winter Olympics are tops

February 04, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Salary arbitration is the major league equivalent of divorce court: Owners and players hate going there, and when a case ends, both sides leave with hard feelings. Hearings are scheduled to begin...

February 04, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
3,000Approximate number of the 20,044 tickets to the Feb. 10 NBA All-Star Game in Philadelphia that the league made available to the public, riling Philly fans and leading 76ers chairman Ed Snider...

February 04, 2002
The NHL will shut down from Feb. 14 to 25 so that about 125 of its players can participate in the Olympics. The NHLers who aren't bound for Salt Lake City will get a midseason vacation. Here's...

February 04, 2002
QWhy aren't zone defenses seen more often in the NBA?

February 04, 2002
Pride Vision TV, a Canadian gay and lesbian cable network, debuted a halfhour sports show last Friday called Locker Room, hosted by actor Paul DeBoy. As described on pridevisiontv.com, the show...

February 04, 2002
Moving•To an office upstairs, Michigan State hockey coach Ron Mason, who announced on Monday that he'll resign at the end of this season to become the Spartans' athletic director. With a career...

February 04, 2002
It's party time in America's party capital. New Orleans will host more than a dozen exclusive shindigs before the Super Bowl. How's a crasher to know which soiree to slip into? Here's a handy guide.

February 04, 2002
Plenty of jocks get jobs in the media after their careers are over, usually in the broadcast booth. Former NFLers Derrick Frazier and Quentin Coryatt, however, have skipped the talking-head bit...

February 04, 2002
The Lancaster (Pa.) YMCA is scrambling for security help for its Sept. 7 triathlon after a nearby fire police department decided to boycott the event, saying the YMCA promotes witchcraft by...

February 04, 2002
WAYNE SPENCERInternational Tennis Federation official, on changes in player behavior since the ITF cracked down on cursing: "One player, frustrated at his shot-making, kept yelling out,...

February 04, 2002 | Richard Hoffer
Vernon Forrest's bruising upset of Sugar Shane Mosley should help redeem boxing

February 04, 2002 | Josh Wolk
He's Got Game ShowThe Survivor winner talks celebrity

February 04, 2002 | Mark Beech
Gear is in the Army now! Here's a look at some of the equipment that U.S. troops are using, courtesy of some popular outdoor manufacturers

February 04, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
A pair of standout quarterbacks start over at new positions and get mixed results

February 04, 2002
On a chilly Sunday in 1974, photographer Bill Peronneau visited Muhammad Ali's training camp in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania. The images he shot that day, never before published, provide a...

February 04, 2002 | Jack McCallum
After more than 30 years, Auburn coach Cliff Ellis returns to his musical roots

February 04, 2002
Angela Prescott, ST. PETERSBURGTaekwondoAngela, 17, defeated Jessica Miron, 16, of Miami to win the U.S. women's bantamweight national crown and beat Eleni Koutsilianos, 16, of Astoria, N.Y., for...

February 04, 2002 | Michael Silver
With lightning strikes from special teams and laser-guided passes from a resurgent Drew Bledsoe, surprising New England punched a ticket to New Orleans

February 04, 2002 | Peter King
The Ramps rode Marshall Faulk to victory over the Eagles, but with Mike Martz calling the shots, who'll star next for St. Louis is anybody's guess

February 04, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
We've seen this Super Bowl matchup before, We saw it II years ago when Marv Levy's three-wideout, hurry-up Bills offense, a dazzling show that had rung up 95 points in its two previous playoff...

February 04, 2002 | Jack McCallum
Memphis, which long burned with love for the college game, now has a pro club, too, not to mention a pair of bright new stars, both of whom would be king

February 04, 2002 | Seth Davis
Their household riven by mental illness, Illinois's Brian Cook and his mom have held on to each other for dear life

February 04, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
While others were doing a fast fade, indomitable Jennifer Capriati took the heat at the Australian Open and refused to wilt

February 04, 2002
The NBADuncan emerges as Spurs' leaderMason: Bucks can't win without inside gameScouts' All-Stars

February 04, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
It's Tim's TimeDavid Robinson's slump has prompted Tim Duncan to grab the reins for the

February 04, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
After he broke down and cried upon hearing last Thursday that his teammate and good friend Al Harrington would undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn right ACL, Jermaine O'Neal had to pull...

February 04, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
A pair—one from each conference—on their choices for their respective All-Star teams, whose full rosters were to be announced on Tuesday:

February 04, 2002 | Chris Ballard
Nazr Mohammed had to bear down and rebound after his dad was killed

February 04, 2002 | Seth Davis
Tech Stock Is UpThe motion offence he used at Indiana is making Bob Knight a winner at Texas Tech

February 04, 2002 | Seth Davis
JANNERO PARGOSENIOR, GUARD, ARKANSAS

February 04, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
When it comes to blocking shots, Northwestern State's D'or Fischer has a Midas touch

February 04, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Sabres RattledDominik Hasek is gone, and Buffalo is struggling just to earn a postseason berth

February 04, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Does size matter? The debate raged at the PGA Show

February 04, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
The party will never be quelled at the Phoenix Open, no matter how many yahoos uncork Caddyshack tributes. If players want peace, they'll simply have to avoid the half-million fans who whoop it up...

February 04, 2002 | Dean Reinmuth
A perfectly executed recovery shot from a desert wasteland rejuvenated Chris DiMarco and helped him win the Phoenix Open

February 04, 2002 | Dean Reinmuth
Hitting off hardpan or desert turf, as DiMarco did at the TPC of Scottsdale, is similar to playing out of a fairway bunker. The key is a steeper-than-normal angle of approach on the downswing,...

February 04, 2002 | Dean Reinmuth
Chris DiMarco won his third Tour event in as many seasons by dominating the TPC of Scottsdale's par-4s, playing them in 12 under, and navigating the dangerous final five holes in cumulative nine...

February 04, 2002
How much does Pat Bates love his hair? The golden-maned Tour journeyman is forgoing $15,000 a year by not wearing headgear bearing the logo of his sponsor, Cleveland Golf. There may come a day...

February 04, 2002
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February 04, 2002 | Damian Pascuzzo
What equipment makers fail to mention is that extra distance translates into higher greens fees

February 04, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
Critics said Ty Tryon, at 17, was too young for the Tour. They didn't know carrying on a family tradition