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June 03, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 23

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June 03, 2002 | Kelvin C. Bias
SEPTEMBER 7, 1987

June 03, 2002
Suiting UpWhere did you get the idea that Connie Mack and Burt Shotton "are the only skippers ever to work in civvies" (SCORECARD, May 13)? There were at least a dozen others in the 20th century,...

June 03, 2002
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June 03, 2002 | Steve Rushin
Hate soccer? Then you don't know Doudou. (He's the one-named striker for Queens Park Rangers in England.) But millions of us do know our Doudou from our Kaka. (He's the one-named midfielder for...

June 03, 2002 | Tim Layden
Some people say that War Emblem is the wrong horse at the wrong time. They're wrong

June 03, 2002 | Brendan Lemon
A gay editor gets to the heart of our fixation with homosexuality in sports

June 03, 2002
Vintage is vogue. Jerseys patterned after historic baseball, basketball and football uniforms have become a must-have look for celebs such as Billy Crystal, Rosie O'Donnell and Will Smith. The...

June 03, 2002 | Brendan Lemon
238Playoff appearances, and counting, for Avalanche goalie Patrick Roy, an NHL record.

June 03, 2002 | Mike Fish
Against advice, ex-champ Meldrick Taylor fights on

June 03, 2002
Why his name rings a bellThe 40-year-old from Brooklyn won the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas last Friday, taking home the $2 million first prize.

June 03, 2002
RecoveredBy Philadelphia police, the copy of the Eagles' defensive playbook that was stolen from linebacker Shawn Barber's car last week. The playbook was in a leather bag, along with Barber's...

June 03, 2002 | John Garrity
The hat, the swagger, the name: The legendary golfer was one with his game

June 03, 2002 | Tim Layden
A star NFL player leaves the game to serve his country

June 03, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
The stunt king is planning a motorcycle jump to coincide with next spring's opening of the Evel Knievel Xperience, a restaurant and theme park in Primm, Nev.

June 03, 2002
You'd have to imagine that the World's Fastest Man wouldn't have problems catching women. So what was Maurice Greene doing on a recent episode of Blind Date? "I watch the show all the time," says...

June 03, 2002
To preempt hooliganism during the World Cup, a Japanese railroad company is gluing down the stones that line the tracks near Shizuoka soccer stadium.

June 03, 2002
BRUCE ARENAU.S. soccer coach, on how his team is preparing for the heavy rains expected in South Korea during the World Cup: "We shower every day."

June 03, 2002
Mike Tyson recently admitted he did indeed bite Lennox Lewis during their Jan. 22 press conference. Lewis, in any case, had proof: He had photographer Blaise Hart document the left thigh wound....

June 03, 2002
This week Michael Farber blankets the ice at the Stanley Cup finals while L. Jon Wertheim covers the clay at the French Open.

June 03, 2002
MAY 31-JUNE 6

June 03, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
•NBC's Underrated Voice•We Want a Woman•A Wilting Rose

June 03, 2002
Lastings Milledge, PALMETTO, FLA.BaseballLastings, a junior outfielder at Northside Christian School, batted .571 with 16 home runs and a state record 77 RBIs as he led the Mustangs (33-3) to...

June 03, 2002
Family Business

June 03, 2002
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: c. John Tkachuk, father of Blues forward Keith, made his living as a Boston firefighter; Foreman's father, Chuck, played for two NFL teams as a running back from 1973 to...

June 03, 2002 | Tom Verducci
With the use of steroids and other performance enhancers rampant, according to a former MVP and other sources, baseball players and their reliance on drugs have grown to alarming proportions

June 03, 2002 | Tom Verducci
Popping amphetamines or other stimulants is part of many players' pregame routine

June 03, 2002
Snappy ComebackCeltics guard Kenny Anderson (left) chases down a loose ball as time runs out on the Nets in historic Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Boston last Saturday. Anderson's...

June 03, 2002 | Tom Verducci
The lack of steroid testing has split the union and added to baseball's labor mess

June 03, 2002 | Tom Verducci
Steroid use may explain a sharp rise in the time players spend on the disabled list

June 03, 2002 | Tom Verducci
With a quick trip across the border, a player can score any steroid he wants

June 03, 2002 | Jack McCallum
Trading blows and barbs, big men Vlade Divac and Shaquille O'Neal have turned the Western finals into comic opera

June 03, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
A coach who couldn't care less about his image has Boston looking sharp

June 03, 2002 | E.M. Swift
After a snowmobile mishap left him ravaged by frostbite and cost him a toe, Olympic heavyweight Rulon Gardner is taking his comeback one step at a time

June 03, 2002 | Mark Bechtel
Even a controversial finish couldn't obscure the fact that the Indy 500, after years of decline, has roared back in fine form

June 03, 2002 | Michael Farber
When the pressure mounts in the postseason, it's the special breed of money players that always cashes in

June 03, 2002 | Michael Farber
Here are SI's choices for the best money players in the postseason.

June 03, 2002 | S.L. Price
Sidelined at the French Open for the first time since 1995, Martina Hingis has plenty of time to ponder this question: Does she want to work her way back to the top, or just play?

June 03, 2002
Baseball

June 03, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Reality CheckA shakeup aims to give the lumbering A's a jump start

June 03, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
The amateur draft begins on June 4, and at week's end the only certainty was that there were no surefire top five picks. Why? For starters, the available college talent is thin, especially...

June 03, 2002 | Seth Davis
House of BluesMemphis coach John Calipari is paying the price for his quick-fix method of rebuilding

June 03, 2002 | Rick Reilly
Don't you love it when, just for a change, the salmon eats the bear? The VW Bug squashes the bus? Radar O'Reilly gets the girl and George Clooney goes home alone?

June 03, 2002 | Edited by Seth Davis
As he heads into the heart of the season, the planets are aligned in his favor

June 03, 2002 | Edited by Seth Davis
The Masters would be wise to do without honorary starters (as the tournament did from 1977 to '80) until a suitable successor to Sam Snead is ready to step forward. In other words, Hootie, don't...

June 03, 2002 | Mike Bender
Jim Furyk continued a Memorial tradition by jarring a shot from a greenside bunker in the final round to win the tournament

June 03, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Memorial winner Jim Furyk has won at least one event each year for five straight years. Only Tiger Woods (seven) has a longer current streak....

June 03, 2002 | Mike Bender
The two keys to executing a high, soft bunker shot are setting up with your upper body shifted toward the target and releasing the club so the clubhead passes ahead of your hands as it moves...

June 03, 2002
Several European tour players believe Miguel Angel Martín of Spain is giving new meaning to the term lie. After playing with Martín in last month's Portuguese Open, Maarten Lafeber of Holland...

June 03, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Unlike the World Golf Hall of Fame, the new Jack Nicklaus Museum has all kinds of cool stuff for the fans

June 03, 2002
Which player has the best chance of winning all four majors on his or her tour this year: Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam or Jim Thorpe?

June 03, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Pros who once said that winning the Grand Slam was impossible now like Tiger Woods's chances to do just that this year