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July 08, 2002 | Volume 97, Issue 2

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Ichiro Suzuki Cover - Sports Illustrated July 08, 2002

July 08, 2002
Shaq AttackI'm sure Shaquille O'Neal (The Shaq Factor, June 17) is a great guy. It's just that he is as bad for basketball as Godzilla was for the Big Apple. The referees consistently allow him to...

July 08, 2002
LETTERS

July 08, 2002 | Gene Menez
FEBRUARY 17, 1969

July 08, 2002 | Steve Rushin
Any dink can run a marathon. Oprah has. Al Gore has. I, for pity's sake, have run two marathons. But Jerry Dunn is a real runner. In the calendar year of 1993 he ran 104 marathons. Seven years...

July 08, 2002 | Mark Bechtel
Baseball chemistry is a complex science: As some recent lapses of team spirit show, a good dugout dustup or clubhouse clash can be a catalyst for success

July 08, 2002 | Bill Syken
When Nike and Adidas compete, low numbers are not the problem

July 08, 2002
PREGNANT ATHLETES WHO STAY IN THE GAME

July 08, 2002 | Bill Syken
42,457Persons in attendance at Wimbledon on June 26, a record for the 116-year history of the tournament.

July 08, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
The USOC's former drug czar says he's ready to name names

July 08, 2002 | Martin Bell
There was Jordan driving the lane, then coolly sinking a jumper while hanging in midair. But this was neither Chicago Stadium nor the MCI Center. This was the Wooddale High gymnasium in Memphis on...

July 08, 2002
PeevedRangers first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, the Viagra pitchman, after an organist at Pittsburgh's PNC Park played Pop Goes the Weasel and the theme from The Woody Woodpecker Show when Palmeiro...

July 08, 2002 | Mark Beech
John Henry Williams, the Kid's kid, enters rookie ball at 33

July 08, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
An avid golfer (with a six handicap) and a rabid sports fan, Samuel L. Jackson will host "The ESPY Awards" on July 10.

July 08, 2002
Unlike fellow blonde thespian Cameron Diaz, who played the owner of the fictional Miami Sharks in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, Gwyneth Paltrow hasn't done a pigskin flick yet, but don't think...

July 08, 2002
There are two sides to Chuck Butorajac, an aficionado of the atlatl, an Aztec device used for throwing a lightweight spear. Butorajac, who has sported half a beard for seven years, competed in the...

July 08, 2002
Pete Rose has been elected to the Summit County (Ohio) Boxing Hall of Fame.

July 08, 2002
A.C. GREENThirty-eight-year-old former Lakers star known for his advocacy of premarital abstinence, on his honeymoon following his April wedding to former Houston Rockets Power Dancer Veronique...

July 08, 2002 | Chris Ballard
Finally back from a devastating knee injury, Indiana's Tamika Catchings is tearing up the WNBA

July 08, 2002
For complete coverage of baseball's midseason classic, including more analysis from Tom Verducci and Stephen Cannella, go to cnnsi.com/baseball.

July 08, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
Gianni Clerici and Rino Tommasi, Italy's bawdy TV duo, make John McEnroe look like limp linguini

July 08, 2002 | Stuart Miller
Thanks to the author's children, a classic look at baseball's front-office follies has gotten new life

July 08, 2002
JULY 5-JULY 11

July 08, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
•Draft the Mikes•NBC's Irish Blues•World Cup Woes

July 08, 2002
Ziggy Goryn, WAYNE, N.J.VolleyballZiggy, a senior at Wayne Hills High, set the state record for kills in a career (1,164) and was named first-team all-state for the second consecutive year. He...

July 08, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
All signs point to Tiger's achieving what Arnie and Jack couldn't: victory in the third leg of the Grand Slam

July 08, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
With four par-4s measuring less than 400 yards and three eminently reachable par-5s, Muirfield could play right into Tiger Woods's hands. But he'll have to stay out of bunkers like the one...

July 08, 2002 | Grant Wahl
A reborn Ronaldo awoke from his four-year nightmare and led Brazil to its fifth World Cup title with a performance for the ages

July 08, 2002
Depreciating BondsGiants first baseman J.T. Snow was able to get home safely after a double by Marvin Benard on June 26, but teammate Barry Bonds, who was right behind him, was erased by Padres...

July 08, 2002 | Grant Wahl
While Brazil met Germany for The first time in World Cup history on Sunday, the U.S. can only hope it doesn't run into the Germans for the third straight World Cup in 2006. Germany will be hosting...

July 08, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
The Cavaliers needed to make a big, daring move on draft day, and G.M. Jim Paxson had the perfect plan. Well, almost perfect

July 08, 2002 | S.L. Price
No power, no personality, yet with no peer, the Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki may be the greatest player to come out of Japan and the worst thing to happen to Japanese baseball

July 08, 2002 | S.L. Price
Japan has already lost a slew of its best pitchers, and these position players may follow

July 08, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
National League teams are scoring nearly half a run less per game than in 2001. Here's a scout's-eye view of six budding righthanders who are helping to hold batters at bay

July 08, 2002 | Tom Verducci
Who would have thought that Derek Lowe, nearly banned in Boston last year as a closer, would turn starter and ride his scintillating sinker into the hearts of Red Sox Nation?

July 08, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
In the game of prognostication you use every available tool. We've gazed into our Magic 8 Ball to see how the remainder of the season will play out

July 08, 2002 | Frank Deford
Bud Selig has put his legacy on the line by tightening the screws on the players' union. If there's a strike this season, he'll be the one who takes the fall

July 08, 2002
Tennis

July 08, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
The Party's OverThe greatest generation of U.S. male players showed its age at Wimbledon

July 08, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
Olivier Rochus defies the theory that the future of men's tennis belongs to Godzillas

July 08, 2002 | Grant Wahl
The World At His FeetAfter a sparkling World Cup, U.S. defender Tony Sanneh is suddenly a wanted man

July 08, 2002 | Rick Reilly
It was a simple, straightforward question for Chicago Cubs bomber Sammy Sosa.

July 08, 2002 | Michael Hebron
Len Mattiace won for the second time this year using the same balanced, on-plane swing that he had as a kid learning to play the game at my club

July 08, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Len Mattiace made up seven strokes on third-round leader Glen Hnatiuk with a final-round 64 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the largest come-from-behind victory on the Tour this year....

July 08, 2002 | Michael Hebron
Balance is the core element of an effective swing, in part because good balance is necessary to help keep the club on plane. Swing plane is the angle of the shaft at address (1). It can vary from...

July 08, 2002
Tom Watson took time out from his preparations for the Senior Open in Owings Mills, Md., to throw out the first pitch when the Orioles hosted the Yankees on June 25, firing a decent heater down...

July 08, 2002
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July 08, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Don Pooley held off Tom Watson to win a U.S. Senior Open that no one will soon forget

July 08, 2002
An epic U.S. Open could be in the offing as Sorenstam, Webb and Pak take center stage at Prairie Dunes

July 08, 2002
Nancy Lopez needs to rethink her plans to work a full schedule as a television announcer next year. The good manners and folksy demeanor that so endear her to fans make Lopez dullsville in the...