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May 06, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 19

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Dirk Nowitzki Cover - Sports Illustrated May 06, 2002

May 06, 2002
The Brady BunchSeveral years ago, while playing football at Michigan, Tom Brady (Cool Customer, April 15) was a mentor to the fourth grade class I teach. He was the most unselfish, pleasant and...

May 06, 2002
Letters

May 06, 2002 | Mark Beech
MAY 16, 1983

May 06, 2002 | Steve Rushin
Hot about the glacial pace of the NBA playoffs? A wise old Deadhead advises you to cool it

May 06, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
don't miss

May 06, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Shooting it around with NBA host Ernie Johnson

May 06, 2002 | David Browne
Once upon a sidewalk there was genteel skateboarding. Then came the mangy Southern Californian roughriders known as the Zephyr team, and asphalt was never the same. Director Stacy Peralta's...

May 06, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
The online auction items of the week

May 06, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
A golden age of men's tennis is being overshadowed by a wacky women's tour

May 06, 2002
The aftershocks of this year's hockey tragedy are still reverberating. In March, Brittanie Cecil, 13, died after she was struck by a puck at a Blue Jackets game (SI, April 1), the first fan...

May 06, 2002
To stay fit for 100 shows a year, Ozzy Osbourne, 53, hired personal trainer Pete Steinfeld, who also trained Madonna. Here, Steinfeld dissects the workout you've seen on MTV's The Osbournes.

May 06, 2002
58At bats between hits for Double A Bowie (Md.) Baysox catcher Tom McGee, who broke his hitless streak with a single against the Altoona (Pa.) Curve on April 21.

May 06, 2002
This year's edition of Superstars, which airs on CBS on May 4-5, isn't much different from the 26 editions that preceded it. A dozen big-name athletes will hurl themselves over obstacle courses,...

May 06, 2002
The movie version of former Devil Rays pitcher's Jim Morris's life doesn't quite bat 1.000, but it connects more than not. In the film Morris, played by Dennis Quaid, is drafted by the Brewers in...

May 06, 2002
Died•After a battle with cancer, Jay Chiat, 70, the legendary ad man credited with turning the Super Bowl into television's premier commercial showcase. Chiat created the famous 1984 ad for the...

May 06, 2002 | Mike Shropshire
Wahoo McDaniel was never one to take the passive approach. While driving to a golf course near his home in Charlotte last July, the former AFL player and pro wrestling cult figure got into a...

May 06, 2002
Dodgeball is hot. Not only is there a feature film about the gym-class standard in the works (SCORECARD, Feb. 25), but also a TV series based on the game could air this summer. Zoo Productions is...

May 06, 2002
A U.S. table tennis team player, Barney Reed Jr., has been suspended after testing positive for steroids.

May 06, 2002
BOBBY VALENTINEMets manager, on whether New York pitcher Shawn Estes, who lost a no-hitter in the seventh inning on Friday, had been jinxed by a fifth-inning allusion to the feat on the Shea...

May 06, 2002
Alicia Hollowell, SUISUN CITY, CALIF.SoftballAlicia, a senior righthander at Fairfield High, set the alltime national girls' mark for strikeouts when she notched her 2,000th, in a 3-0 win over...

May 06, 2002
Hall Call

May 06, 2002
TAKE TWO: a. Nate (Tiny) Archibald and Dave Cowens were teammates on the 1978-79 and '79-80 Celtics and were enshrined together in '91.

May 06, 2002 | Jack McCallum
Leaving no shot untaken, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks swept the Timberwolves in a series that showed how much fun the playoffs can be

May 06, 2002 | Jack McCallum
The Mavs have gone to the four corners—of the earth, that is—in search of talent

May 06, 2002 | Michael Silver
New quarterback Drew Bledsoe is the toast of the town in Buffalo, where he aims to bring Bills fans many happy hours

May 06, 2002 | Michael Farber
The usually stellar postseason degenerated into an ugly display of cheap shots, threats and referee-bashing that sullied the sport

May 06, 2002
For the latest news, scores, schedules, rosters and career stats on every player, plus exclusive online analysis from Tom Verducci, go to cnnsi.com/baseball.

May 06, 2002 | Michael Silver
Cal coach Jack Clark, whose rugby dynasty has long ruled the college game, has his Golden Bears just two games away from their 12th straight national title

May 06, 2002 | Tom Verducci
Look who's back: After a homeric odyssey through 14 teams in three nations, slugger Ruben Sierra has landed in Seattle, where his game is back in style

May 06, 2002
Sonic Go BoomSpurs forward Malik Rose goes for a dunk, ignoring the efforts of Sonics guard Gary Payton (left) and forward Desmond Mason, who was knocked to the ground during Game 3 of their...

May 06, 2002 | Richard Hoffer
How 75 rounds of bare-fisted boxing in 1889 crowned America's first superstar and transformed the face of sport

May 06, 2002
The NBAWalker gives Celtics inside trackStrong debut for Kings' BibbyCleveland discovers scoring threat

May 06, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Low ProfileAntoine Walker took his game into the paint and gave Boston an early edge over the 76ers

May 06, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
On the Spurs, who led their first-round series with the Sonics 2-1 at week's end:

May 06, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Trio GrandThree unheralded goaltenders were the surprise stars in the playoffs' first round

May 06, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Bobby HolikDEVILS CA grinder with a deft scoring touch, the 6'4" 230-pounder has averaged .27 goals and .35 assists per match over his 12-year NHL career. The 31-year-old two-time All—Star missed...

May 06, 2002 | Pierre McGuire
The Blues' coaching staff is raving about 35-year-old forward Scott Mellanby, who plays on the top line with Pavol Demitra and Keith Tkachuk. Mellanby seems to always end up with loose pucks along...

May 06, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
Going CoastalNotre Dame spent the spring trying to get a grip on its new coach's West Coast attack

May 06, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Lowe-HittersIn a weekend of near no-hitters only Boston's Derek Lowe finished the job

May 06, 2002 | Rick Reilly
God bless the muni golfer. God bless the hack, the chop, the scrape. God bless Joey Threejerk over there, trying to hit a seven-iron with one foot on a sprinkler that won't shut off and the other...

May 06, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Despite a bad back, distressing news from Augusta and his worst finish as a Senior, Jack Nicklaus found an upside to his return to competition, at the Tradition

May 06, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Rocco Mediate navigated Greensboro—is the Open next?

May 06, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Seve Ballesteros is damaging what's left of his reputation in his war of words with Sergio Garcia. Ballesteros should understand that his meaningless Seve Cup is less important than García's quest...

May 06, 2002 | Mitchell Spearman
Long-hitting Jim Thorpe relied on a simple wedge shot, not a heroic try for the green, to win the first major of his career

May 06, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Mark Calcavecchia may have tied a Tour record with only 93 putts at the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, but Rocco Mediate beat him by hitting 12 more greens in regulation....

May 06, 2002 | Mitchell Spearman
When laying up to wedge distance, Jim Thorpe tries to leave himself a full swing because, he says, "That's when you're at your best." Indeed, leaving yourself a full swing is important, but...

May 06, 2002
PGA Tour veteran Phil Tataurangi, 30, is on the verge of having heart surgery—as soon as it can be scheduled widi his surgeon, Richard Page. "He's in Saudi Arabia at the moment, operating on the...

May 06, 2002
Tour life has been a grind for greenhorn rookie Boo Weekley

May 06, 2002
VOTE AT golfonline.com

May 06, 2002 | Jeff Silverman
Men need to get in touch with the feminine side of their games

May 06, 2002 | Josh Elliott
A not-so-charitable look at a golf, gambling and good-times fund-raiser, hosted by the game's brightest star