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June 24, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 26

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Shaquille O'Neal Cover - Sports Illustrated June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002
Bulk MailMy thanks to Tom Verducci for the important article on steroids in baseball (Totally Juiced, June 3). By ignoring the potential for long-range health problems in the service of...

June 24, 2002
LETTERS

June 24, 2002 | Bill Syken
APRIL 25, 1966

June 24, 2002 | Steve Rushin
An Englishman—explorer Henry Hudson—introduced alcohol to New York City in 1609, giving the Delaware Indians their first taste of spirits. The two hit it off, Manhattan and alcohol, so much so...

June 24, 2002 | Susan Casey
Title IX has been a huge success, creating athletic opportunities where they didn't exist. So 30 years after its passage, why is the law still under attack?

June 24, 2002 | Chris Ballard
At 62, famed harness driver Herve Filion tries to come back from scandal

June 24, 2002
THIS WEEK: HOT DOG EATING CONTESTS

June 24, 2002 | Chris Ballard
2American League nonpitchers, the Rangers' Gabe Kapler and the Angels' Bengie Molina, who have been on a roster all season without hitting a homer.

June 24, 2002
The heavyweight division has nowhere to go but nowhere

June 24, 2002
THE WORLD CUP MOHAWK

June 24, 2002
ProposedBy sports historian Heiner Gillmeister of Germany's Bonn University, that golf originated in the Netherlands, not in Scotland. Gillmeister, whose thesis appears in The International...

June 24, 2002
David Kohler has everything but Jack Nicholson in his Lakers shrine

June 24, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
With his autobiography, "You Cannot Be Serious," hitting stores, we rallied with the former enfant terrible of tennis.

June 24, 2002
JUNE 21-JUNE 27

June 24, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
•Fox on Clemens•Radio Marv•Open Panorama

June 24, 2002
Take Tiger by the tail. Tap into our archives for all of SI's coverage and cover shots of Tiger Woods, plus check out a timeline of his storybook career.

June 24, 2002
Old heavyweight champs never die, they just end up in low-budget, direct-to-video movies. Take, for instance, James (Buster) Douglas, who recently finished filming Pluto's Plight, a sci-fi comedy...

June 24, 2002
Talk about getting behind in the count: Yankees ace Roger Clemens watched a Shawn Estes fastball whiz by his butt in the third inning of Saturday's game against the Mets. Clemens was batting at...

June 24, 2002
The organizers of a golf tournament in Norco, Calif., were arrested after police said that prostitutes had been stationed at points on the course and were available to golfers between holes.

June 24, 2002
VINCE SWEENEYThe University of Wisconsin's associate athletic director, while announcing that one of the school's Bucky the Badger mascot outfits had been stolen: "We are advising people to stay...

June 24, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Rick Nash, a precocious 18-year-old ticketed for stardom in the NHL, enjoys keeping things loose

June 24, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
The best players do things instinctively, as Nash does, but he also thinks the game better than most other players. I would take him first; he'll continue to improve because of that hockey sense....

June 24, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
Meb Keflezighi, formerly of Eritrea, heads into the U.S. nationals as America's best at 10,000 meters

June 24, 2002 | Josh Elliott
John Elway, not the retiring type, is tackling a new challenge as part owner of an Arena League team

June 24, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
In his autobiography John McEnroe comes clean about his on-court behavior and off-court anguish

June 24, 2002 | John O'Keefe
An ambitious new cable network hopes to hook viewers with a menu of all college sports, all the time

June 24, 2002 | John O'Keefe
Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner who made a fortune pioneering audio and video broadcasts on the Internet, is banking on high-definition TV as the next big thing. Last September he launched...

June 24, 2002 | Kelli Anderson
As a new minor league skipper and a diabetic, Kevin Mitchell has found that patience is a virtue

June 24, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
Before Ted Williams, there was Rogers Hornsby, the forgotten father of the father of hitting

June 24, 2002
Norton Davey, OCEANSIDE, CALIF.TriathlonDavey, 83, became the oldest person to qualify for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship when he won the 80-plus age group in the Half Ironman California...

June 24, 2002 | Jack McCallum
With sports' most dynamic duo, a coach on a mission and key players returning, the sky's the limit for the three-time NBA champs

June 24, 2002
Tee PartyMomentarily silencing the often raucous crowd at this year's U.S. Open, Tiger Woods puts his ball into play at Bethpage Black's signature 4th hole on Saturday (page 50).

June 24, 2002 | Michael Farber
By winning their third title in six years, the Red Wings have become the Yankees of hockey, the team to beat every season

June 24, 2002 | Michael Farber
The 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings are not the greatest NHL team ever. They are not even the greatest Red Wings team ever, taking a back seat to the '51-52 Stanley Cup champions, who won all eight of...

June 24, 2002 | Michael Silver
With a wire-to-wire win at the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods took a giant step toward the Grand Slam

June 24, 2002 | Franz Lidz
As Americans revved up for a soccer showdown with Germany, the Germans were displaying their rabid passion for American football

June 24, 2002 | Grant Wahl
By thumping archrival Mexico, the U.S. punched through to soccer's elite eight, its best showing in 72 years

June 24, 2002 | Phil Taylor
Without fans or fanfare, Jose Vidro has established himself as the game's best-hitting second baseman

June 24, 2002 | S.L. Price
Pancho Gonzalez may have been the best tennis player of all time, but his fits of rage offended almost everyone in the game, cost him six marriages and alienated him from all but the last of his...

June 24, 2002
Baseball

June 24, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
When Mo Is LessThe Mets' winter spending spree, which included Mo Vaughn, hasn't paid off

June 24, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Danger: Draft AheadWith few college seniors of interest, this year's lottery has higher risks than usual

June 24, 2002 | Rick Reilly
You know what I'm sick of? Preposition golf.

June 24, 2002 | Josh Elliott
Long regarded as peons by the USGA, hardworking caddies finally got the royal treatment at Bethpage, enjoying everything from a scrumptious buffet to soothing massages

June 24, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
After slogging through Round 2 on one of the most miserable days in U.S. Open history, many of the players were crying foul

June 24, 2002 | Seth Davis
Johnny Miller's son made a name for himself—and earned Dad's praise—with a surprising performance at the Open

June 24, 2002 | John Garrity
The praise for Bethpage Blacks was music to the ears of course superintendent Craig Currier, who spent five years whipping the place into shape

June 24, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
It wouldn't be a major without SI's roundup of the week's champs and chumps

June 24, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Bruce Fleisher made the right choice by skipping the U.S. Open, despite the free pass that came with his win at the Senior Open. His shrillest critic, Hale Irwin, went 82-81 on the Black, proving...

June 24, 2002
U.S. Open

June 24, 2002
Fans perched atop the halfway house at Bethpage Black to get a better view of Phil Mickelson as he hit his tee shot on the 6th hole on Sunday.

June 24, 2002 | T.J. Tomasi
Tiger Woods's escape from the fescue at 16, one of his many clutch recoveries last week, showed how far he has come since his first Open

June 24, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Of the six players who have won eight or more major championships, Tiger Woods is the only one to do so in his 20s....

June 24, 2002 | T.J. Tomasi
You need strength and swing speed when playing from the deep rough, but you also need good technique. The keys are to make a full backswing while keeping a quiet lower body (1) and to keep the...

June 24, 2002
Tour regular Jeff Gove didn't get into the U.S. Open as the first alternate out of the Rockville, Md., qualifying site, but last week he was part of another exclusive crowd—the audience for the...

June 24, 2002
The 16-year-old qualifier from Denver shot 78-88 to miss the cut at the Open, but nobody had more fun

June 24, 2002
VOTE AT GOLFONLINE.COM

June 24, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
The golf was on the TV in the lounge at Greywalls, the cozy inn where Jack Nicklaus stays whenever he plays Muirfield, site of next month's British Open. It was on at the Nicklaus home in North...

June 24, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Sergio García added personality, controversy and celebrity to the mix at Bethpage, creating a buzz the New York fans that often came back to zap him