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May 20, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 21

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Ken Griffey, Jr. Cover - Sports Illustrated May 20, 2002

May 20, 2002 | Mark Beech
DECEMBER 19, 1983

May 20, 2002
Ripped NetKenyon Martin (Good and Nasty, April 29) wonders why he is considered an on-court thug? Well, six flagrant fouls and seven game suspensions may have something to do with it. However, now...

May 20, 2002
LETTERS

May 20, 2002 | Steve Rushin
If it seems that everyone and his agent is in prison today, they are. Darryl Strawberry, Jim Brown, Dexter Manley, Nate Newton, Willie Mays Aikens, Rae Carruth, Denny McLain and agent Tank Black...

May 20, 2002 | Kostya Kennedy
Spelling bees and memory contests are taking on the trappings of big-time sports

May 20, 2002 | Peter King
Why did the Saints suddenly fire their highly regarded general manager?

May 20, 2002 | Adam White
DOES HUMIDITY AFFECT THE FLIGHT OF A BASEBALL?

May 20, 2002 | Peter King
$133Price of Triumph International Japan's limited-edition lingerie set, which commemorates the World Cup with bra cups covered in faux goal netting and panties with an image of hands catching a ball.

May 20, 2002
Jocks are in demand as commencement speakers

May 20, 2002
Athletes in every sport have long believed in the vexing power of hexes

May 20, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
With the June 8 Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout coming up, we grilled HBO boxing announcer George Foreman.

May 20, 2002 | Tim Layden
A quiet winner who carved out a career by following legends

May 20, 2002
AllegedSexual advances and inappropriate comments by boxing promoter Don King, in a civil lawsuit filed by medical technician Deborah Klimo. She says King touched her breast and tried to kiss her...

May 20, 2002 | William Nack
The Triple Crown winner's greatest moment came in a defeat

May 20, 2002
The onetime home run king takes a queen: On April 20 Mark McGwire, 38, married former pharmaceutical sales rep Stephanie Slemer, 24, in a low-key ceremony at the Mansion at the MGM Grand, an...

May 20, 2002
Mavericks fan Becky Jones clearly had great expectations while I attending her team's May II playoff loss to the Kings at the American Airlines Center, but the 29-year-old mother-to-be didn't know...

May 20, 2002
An Australian Rules football player, Peter Filandia, was suspended for 10 games after admitting he bit an opponent's scrotum during a match.

May 20, 2002
DARIN ERSTADAngels outfielder, upon returning to the lineup after missing seven days with a concussion: "I felt like I hadn't played in a week."

May 20, 2002
More bark and bite: For a Mike Tyson scrapbook packed with past SI covers and stories, plus the latest analysis from Richard Hoffer, go to cnnsi.com/si_online.

May 20, 2002
MAY 17-MAY 23

May 20, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
A Live-wire Act, Real Cowboys, Kicks at Nite

May 20, 2002
Todd Meyer, YORK, PA.BaseballMeyer, a senior shortstop at Alvernia College, batted .589, hit 21 homers and had 74 RBIs in a 23-game span, earning him five straight Pennsylvania Athletic Conference...

May 20, 2002
Just for Kicks

May 20, 2002
GOOD HOSTS: b. although the world cup was held Mexico in both 1970 and '86, Mexico has never won a tittle.

May 20, 2002 | Richard Hoffer
As he storms toward his showdown with Lennox Lewis, is Mike Tyson the ultimate psycho celebrity in the midst of a public breakdown—or the shrewdest self-promoter in boxing history?

May 20, 2002 | Richard Hoffer
Even for one of the most highly paid athletes of this extravagant era, keeping a rein on the of budget can be a challenge. After all, to paraphrase Everett Dirksen, $400,000 in pet expenses here,...

May 20, 2002
Board StiffKimiko Soldati goes parallel (sans bars) during competition last week at the 2002 Speedo Fina/USA Grand Prix in Coral Springs, Fla.

May 20, 2002 | Jack McCallum
Once again Tim Duncan and San Antonio were overmatched by the Lakers, who pushed the Spurs toward playoff extinction

May 20, 2002 | Phil Taylor
An ailing Doug Christie rallied to put a hurting on the Mavericks and help Sacramento close out the series

May 20, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
As Ken Griffey Jr. prepares to return, the upstart Reds, with a trio of young outfielders, are holding their own

May 20, 2002 | Jamal Greene
A chronicle of Ken Griffey Jr.'s time with the Reds

May 20, 2002 | Michael Farber
Goalies, beware. With the rules saying go for it, the surest route to scoring in the playoffs is to skate right smack through the goal crease

May 20, 2002 | Jeffri Chadiha
Cast into the wilderness by the Ravens, undersized running back Priest Holmes has found a home, and stardom, in Kansas City

May 20, 2002 | Grant Wahl
After leading four nations to the World Cup, Bora Milutinovic took his magic act to China, saving his toughest trick for last

May 20, 2002
BaseballRockies' Hampton hits low pointRed Sox lose slugger RamirezFuture dim for hapless Devil Rays

May 20, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
Into Thin AirMike Hampton has struggled with his control and lost his confidence in Colorado

May 20, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
RANGERS 2, TIGERS 0May 10

May 20, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Stevie WonderThough slowed by a nagging knee injury, Steve Yzerman has the Red Wings in tune

May 20, 2002 | Pierre McGuire
In the wake of the bickering over the supplemental discipline handed down in the postseason by NHL director of operations Colin Campbell, one of the suggestions being floated by league executives...

May 20, 2002 | Pierre McGuire
Since firing Ron Low on April 15, Sather, the New York general manager, has interviewed or expressed interest in speaking with the following candidates:

May 20, 2002 | Rick Reilly
Amarillo Slim once beat Bobby Riggs in Ping-Pong using a skillet. He whipped Evel Knievel in golf using a hammer. He beat Minnesota Fats in pool using a broom.

May 20, 2002 | Harry Hurt III
What kind of golfer are you? Fill in the Golf Instruction Profile Scorecard to find out

May 20, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
An overdue truce between ruling bodies unifies the rules—in 2008

May 20, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
If there is a conflict next year, Tiger Woods will play the Byron Nelson Classic, not the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open. Woods reveres Nelson and knows it would be a p.r. disaster to dis Lord Byron in...

May 20, 2002 | Derek Hardy
Teenager Natalie Gulbis has star quality, but she must fix her unorthodox swing to avoid meltdowns like the one she suffered on Sunday

May 20, 2002 | Sal Johnson
How did Shigeki Maruyama prevail at the Byron Nelson Classic? By leading the tournament with 39 one-putt greens....

May 20, 2002 | Derek Hardy
To visualize swing plane, imagine a sheet of glass stretching from your eyes down to the ball. During the swing, the club should travel just inside this glass. I often use the Stik swing aid to...

May 20, 2002
The highlight of the LPGA's Electrolux Championship was a May 7 concert featuring tournament hosts Vince Gill and Amy Grant, but it wasn't Nancy Lopez's duet with Gill that had the tour buzzing....

May 20, 2002
Sophie Gustafson speaks freely about finally conquering her stuttering

May 20, 2002
VOTE AT golfonline.com

May 20, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
At the Byron Nelson, an effervescent Shigeki Maruyama put some kick into the start of Open season