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June 17, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 25

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Shaquille O'Neal Cover - Sports Illustrated June 17, 2002

June 17, 2002 | Andrea Woo
MARCH 11, 1968

June 17, 2002
Baseball and SteroidsTom Verducci's special report (Totally Juiced, June 3) saddens me more than anything I've read in longer than 25 years as a sub-scriber. The true tragedy of baseball is that...

June 17, 2002
LETTERS

June 17, 2002 | Steve Rushin
In Memphis, Mike Tyson opened his heart to me and revealed the real birthplace of the blues. "I've been hearing comments from people most of my life," he said with a sigh while holed up in a house...

June 17, 2002
In the June 3 issue SI reported on the rampant use of steroids in baseball. The swift response included editorials, late-night cracks and a New Yorker cartoon.

June 17, 2002 | Jamal Greene
The fiercest rivals in the Stanley Cup finals are sitting in the owners' boxes

June 17, 2002
BIG-EVENT TICKETS

June 17, 2002 | Jamal Greene
103,222Attendance at the Belmont Stakes (page 44), 17,404 more than the previous largest crowd at Belmont Park.

June 17, 2002 | Gene Menez
Greg Ostertag makes a lifesaving sacrifice for his sister

June 17, 2002
DiedBy drowning while competing in the Ironman Utah Triathlon, John Boland, 55, an experienced triathlete and computer programmer from Redondo Beach, Calif. Boland's body was pulled from Utah Lake...

June 17, 2002
Why you should learn her name

June 17, 2002 | Jamal Greene
Last week consumer advocate and 2000 Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader sent a letter to NBA commissioner David Stern protesting what he saw as Lakers-friendly refereeing in Game 6 of...

June 17, 2002
White Sox fans sleep in Comiskey for a night

June 17, 2002
John and Janet Elway, once the NFL's most prominent couple, are separating after 18 years of marriage. "We're taking a break from our marriage to make us better," said Janet last week. "I don't...

June 17, 2002
Police needed pepper spray and batons to contain a melee involving some 300 spectators that erupted at a girls' flag football game between Montgomery and Santa Rosa highs in California.

June 17, 2002
CARLOS TOSCAThe Blue Jays' new manager, describing his first game: "It was like my wedding night. You try to slow it down, but it goes real fast."

June 17, 2002
Russian soccer fans rampaged near Red Square on Sunday after Russia's 1-0 loss to Japan. Rioters—about 8,000 in all—burned cars and smashed windows; one man was killed, dozens were hurt, and...

June 17, 2002
FRIDAY 6/14ESPN 7:25 AMUnited States vs. PolandThe final World Cup game for the U.S.? Or a prelude to a spot in the round of 16 for only the second time since 1930?

June 17, 2002 | John O'Keefe
•Czyz Sizzles•Get Snapper•Absentee Calls

June 17, 2002
This week follow our all-out coverage of the U.S. Open, featuring up-to-the-minute leader boards and exclusive daily reports from our Golf Plus team.

June 17, 2002
Cat Osterman, HOUSTONSoftballOsterman, a freshman lefthander at Texas, became the first woman in NCAA history to collect 500 strikeouts in her first season. She had an 0.83 ERA, threw five...

June 17, 2002 | Jack McCallum
How have Shaquille O'Neal, and his size 22s led the Lakers' march to a third straight title? Let us count the ways

June 17, 2002 | Jack McCallum
Comparisons between O'Neal and Wilt Chamberlain have come up frequently during the Finals. (Bryant, incidentally, gave Shaq the nickname of Wilt Chamberneezy; Shaq had it inscribed on a baseball...

June 17, 2002 | Grant Wahl
Long dismissed as a soccer-deficient nation by many Europeans, the U.S. rose up to beat a world power, Portugal, and tie cohost South Korea

June 17, 2002
House of the Rising SunsJapanese soccer fans urged their team on to a 2-2 tie with Belgium in first-round action of the World Cup (page 38) on June 4. One lonely onlooker who dared to be different...

June 17, 2002 | Tim Layden
War Emblem's Triple Crown run ended in a stumble at Belmont's starting gate, clearing the way for 70-1 shot Sarava

June 17, 2002 | Richard Hoffer
Lennox Lewis lowered the boom—and dropped the curtain—on Mike Tyson's long-running carnival act

June 17, 2002 | Michael Farber
In a hard-fought battle for the ultimate prize, the Red Wings showed the upstart Hurricanes that nothing beats experience

June 17, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
The French Open removed all doubt: Serena and Venus Williams are in a class by themselves

June 17, 2002 | Tom Verducci
By pitching inside as well as out, Atlanta's ageless Tom Glavine has regained his mound mastery

June 17, 2002
Baseball

June 17, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Monsieur SauveurThe Dodgers have found a winning edge in French Canadian closer Eric Gagne

June 17, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Interleague play has its moments—Curt Schilling outdueling Pedro Martinez at Fenway Park last Saturday, the White Sox visiting Wrigley this weekend—but it also threatens to wreak havoc on the...

June 17, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
Season of Change?Summer is set to sizzle, with plenty of hot-button issues heading into the nationals

June 17, 2002 | Rick Reilly
An hour after taking the bludgeoning he so richly deserved, Mike Tyson sat in his dressing room bloodied, swollen and oddly happy, his tiny newborn son in his Popeye arms.

June 17, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
The people's choice, Fuzzy Zoeller, overcame a tough course and a long victory drought to take the Senior PGA

June 17, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Jack Nicklaus has played his last Masters. After withdrawing from the Senior PGA, he said he's unsure about Augusta in 2003, but how many 62-year-old backs get better with time? Nicklaus is too...

June 17, 2002 | Tom Patri
Chris Smith got his first win with an assist from the golf gods on the 11th hole and a pair of stellar fairway bunker shots down the stretch

June 17, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Chris Smith, who struck out in U.S. Open qualifying two weeks ago, is only the fourth player since 1985 to win the event before the Open but not play in the championship....

June 17, 2002 | Tom Patri
I can't teach you how to bounce a ball over a creek, but anybody can learn to play from an uphill lie in a fairway bunker. There are four keys to this specialty shot.

June 17, 2002
There was a rare Lauri Merten sighting last week at the LPGA Championship. Sporting bleached-blonde tresses, Merten—the 1993 U.S. Women's Open champ who hasn't played in an LPGA event since...

June 17, 2002 | Jeff Silverman
Despite claims to the contrary, A.W. Tillinghast should remain the Black's architect of record

June 17, 2002
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June 17, 2002 | Cameron Morfit
In the run-up to this week's U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, there was much talk about the people. Robert Moses, mastermind of the New York State parks system, called Bethpage "the People's Country...

June 17, 2002 | John Garrity
This close to a win for the ages at the LPGA Championship, Beth Daniel was swallowed up by a tricky track and Se ri Pak

June 17, 2002
Every course architect is a branch on one of 35 design family trees. SI picked the best trees and the top 10 tracks from each

June 17, 2002
1. Sand Hills (Coore and Crenshaw)2. Pacific Dunes (Doak)3. Harbour Town (Alice and Pete Dye and Nicklaus)4. Muirfield Village (Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead)5. The Golf Club (Alice and Pete...

June 17, 2002
1. Shadow Creek (T. Fazio)2. Jupiter Hills (G. Fazio and T. Fazio)3. World Woods—Pine Barrens (T. Fazio)4. Wade Hampton (T. Fazio)5. Butler National (G. Fazio and T. Fazio)6. Estancia (T. Fazio)7....

June 17, 2002
1. Old Course (Robertson)2. Muirfield (Morris)3. Pinehurst No. 2 (Ross)4. Royal Dornoch (Morris)5. Seminole (Ross)6. Royal County Down (Morris)7. Olympic (Watson)8. Oakland Hills (Ross)9. The...

June 17, 2002
1. Pine Valley (Colt with George Crump)2. Cypress Point (A. Mackenzie and Hunter)3. Royal Portrush (Colt and Morrison)4. Augusta National (A. Mackenzie with Bobby Jones)5. Royal Melbourne (A....

June 17, 2002
1. San Francisco (Tillinghast)2. Winged Foot-West (Tillinghast)3. Baltimore—East (Tillinghast)4. Quaker Ridge (Tillinghast)5. Somerset Hills (Tillinghast)6. Baltusrol—Lower (Tillinghast)7. Winged...

June 17, 2002
1. Highlands Links (Thompson)2. Spyglass Hill (Robert Trent Jones)3. St. Georges (Thompson)4. Forest Highlands (Morrish and Weiskopf)5. Loch Lomond (Morrish and Weiskopf)6. Jasper Park Lodge...