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February 11, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 6

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February 11, 2002 | Rick Reilly
Coming to the Big Easy, 72-year-old Dion Rich had sneaked, weaseled, conned, bluffed, tricked and bamboozled his way into 32 straight Super Bowls, the record for a man refusing to touch his wallet.

February 11, 2002
Wild about MarianHow could you leave the Wild's Marian Gaborik (above) off your list of sudden stars? Gaborik's 45 points at the All-Star break were two behind Ranger Mike York's total—despite...

February 11, 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 11, 2002 | Mark Beech
SEPTEMBER 22, 1969

February 11, 2002 | Steve Rushin
In a sports world that targets the youthful, a new 35-year-old is getting that old feeling

February 11, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Sunday 2/10

February 11, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
The voice most closely associated with the Olympics is that of 80-year-old Jim McKay, who joins NBC as a guest essayist during the Salt Lake City Games. Here are some things you may not know about...

February 11, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
The online auction item of the week

February 11, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
She wakes up America weekday mornings on the Today show, but on Friday, NBC's Katie Couric hits prime time as cohost of the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies with Bob Costas. We recently caught...

February 11, 2002 | Richard Hoffer
Boxing's dark master takes us on a tour of sport's lunatic fringe

February 11, 2002 | Richard Hoffer
AmsterdamPROS Tyson is big draw in Europe, as is Lewis, a Brit, CONS Time difference would pose challenge for U.S. broadcast.

February 11, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
DICK LANE, 1928-2002

February 11, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
$21.9 millionQuarter share of Florida's state lottery jackpot won by Peter Doubleday, a cousin of Mets' owner Nelson Doubleday; Peter, 51, plans to keep his job as a horse-show announcer at the...

February 11, 2002
THIS WEEK: SWIMSUIT MODELING

February 11, 2002 | Tom Russo
Rollerball, which opens on Friday, foresees a future in which fans are obsessed with an ultraviolent bloodsport that's a cross of in-line skating, polo and motocross. Here are some other Sci-fi...

February 11, 2002
Ever since mid-September, when President Bush urged the world to "make no mistake" that the U.S. would rid the globe of evildoers, the phrase has been turning up everywhere—and not only on MAKE NO...

February 11, 2002
Sued•The NFL, by Patriots receiver Terry Glenn over the four-game suspension the league gave him in September for missing a drug test. Glenn, who was also suspended from the playoffs by Pats coach...

February 11, 2002
Athletes won't be the only ones in the spotlight in Salt Lake City. The Olympics are becoming a showcase for designers. Here is some of the cutting-edge work that will be on display during the Games.

February 11, 2002
Some people know their studs. The annual media handicapping championship, sponsored by the Daily Racing Form and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, is typically contested by savvy...

February 11, 2002
The Western Hockey League's Kelowna Rockets have assigned bodyguards to protect their mascot, Rocky Raccoon, because he was assaulted by two fans during a game against the Kamloops Blazers.

February 11, 2002
LEE TREVINOLegendary 62-year-old golfer, on his current play: "If I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced."

February 11, 2002
Cory Fritzinger, VIRGINIA BEACHGymnasticsFritzinger, a sophomore at Georgia, had 39.800 in the all-around, including a 10.0 on the vault, to lead the Gym Dogs to a 197.900-196.875 win over UCLA....

February 11, 2002 | Michael Silver
Following the lead of their transformed coach and oh-so-cool quarterback, the no-name Patriots stunned the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI

February 11, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
After losing to the Rams once this season, Bill Belichick's defense had a new—and winning—battle plan

February 11, 2002 | Jack McCallum
His wife's illness forced Jazz Sloan to clean up his act. Now he's in no rush to leave the NBA

February 11, 2002 | Michael Farber
With jokes, jukes and a dressing-room disco act, Jeremy Roenick keeps the Flyers Loose and the fans entertained

February 11, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
With a will of iron inherited from his dad, Cardinals ace Matt Morris has come all the way back from major elbow surgery. Now life seems like a day at the beach

February 11, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
After starting 50 games in 1997 and '98, Cardinals righthander Matt Morris (above) underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the '99 season. In 2000 he pitched in 31 games—all in relief. Last...

February 11, 2002
Girth of a NationRie Tsuihiji (below) faces off against an overmatched opponent at the 10th sumo world championships. Rie, who finished third in the open women's division, is the Japanese champion...

February 11, 2002 | Tim Layden
After tearing up the World Cup circuit, free-spirited Bode Miller could win big—or crash bigger—at Salt Lake City

February 11, 2002
The NBASonics' Payton now Mr. Nice GuyTrading for futureScout's view of 76ersBulls' Artest passes test

February 11, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Wild about Gary The resurgent Sonics are thrilled by Gary Payton's maturation into a leader

February 11, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
On the 76ers, who at week's end had won 12 of their last 16 games to climb above. 500 for the first time in two months.

February 11, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Nets guard Kerry Kittles improved his game the hard way: by missing last season while recuperating from a potentially career-ending knee injury. "I used to think about stuff that sidetracked me,"...

February 11, 2002 | Chris Ballard
Ron Artest, Jordan's favorite Bull, has some of the master's passion

February 11, 2002 | Seth Davis
Ducks UnlimitedWith a flashy guard leading a frenetic attack, Oregon has risen to the top of the pac-10

February 11, 2002 | Seth Davis
With March not far off, SI's selection committee is back to pick the top four seeds (with their records as of Sunday) in each region as if the NCAA tournament were starting this week. Keep in...

February 11, 2002 | Seth Davis
JEROME COLEMANJUNIOR, GUARD, RUTGERS

February 11, 2002 | Lars Anderson
Providence guard John Linehan is on pace to set a record for steals

February 11, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Devil DogsNew Jersey's underachieving players were to blame for Larry Robinson's dismissal

February 11, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Ray WhitneyBLUE JACKETS LW

February 11, 2002 | Pierre McGuire
During a poor performance against the Devils last week, Blackhawks defenseman Boris Mironov was told by first-year coach Brian Sutter to leave the bench because he was done for the night. Mironov,...

February 11, 2002 | Mark Bechtel
Fueling Jeff Gordon's drive for Winston Cup number 5 is one of the most finely tuned pit crews in NASCAR

February 11, 2002 | Mark Bechtel
If Jeff Gordon wins the Daytona 500 next week, he can thank his crew for delivering the perfect pit stop

February 11, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Tiger's new driver is another sign that the competition is catching up

February 11, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
If the Pebble Beach Pro-Am wants to be the apotheosis of celebrity golf, it needs more real stars. Has-beens like Glen Campbell, Kenny G and Tommy Smothers make the event seem dated, especially...

February 11, 2002 | Bryan Gathright
A final-round meltdown by Pat Perez let Matt Gogel win for the first time—and exorcise his ghosts of failures past

February 11, 2002 | Bryan Gathright
If Mr. Penick were still alive and if he were Perez's teacher, he would have waited until Monday to call Perez, giving him time to sort through his thoughts. The call would have been a long one,...

February 11, 2002 | Bryan Gathright
Matt Gogel needed only 103 putts all week, second to Rod Pampling's 102....Of Gogel's career earnings ($2.1 million), more than half ($1,1 million) have come from his three starts at...

February 11, 2002
Vijay Singh (below) may be one of the best drivers in golf, but the same can't be said of his parking ability. Upon arriving at Spyglass Hill for a practice round before the Pebble Beach Pro-Am,...

February 11, 2002
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February 11, 2002
During her 19-year LPGA career, Jane Geddes has won 11 tournaments, including the 1986 U.S. Open. Now comes the real challenge—returning to college full time to finish her degree, a project that...

February 11, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
Jeff Julian had the time of his life playing in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, even though he has been handed a death sentence