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August 19, 2002 | Volume 97, Issue 7

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Barry Bonds Cover - Sports Illustrated August 19, 2002

August 19, 2002 | Jack McCallum
AUGUST 21, 1972

August 19, 2002
Monday Night MaddenBAM! goes my heart. I couldn't be happier that John Madden will be on Monday Night Football (Monday Evening Quarterback, July 29). In recent years I've been watching with the...

August 19, 2002
LETTERS

August 19, 2002 | Steve Rushin
"When I was a kid of seven or eight," says Vin Scully, in a voice like drawn butter, "we had a big four-legged radio in our living room in New York. And I loved to get a pillow and a glass of milk...

August 19, 2002 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch
Twenty-five years after he left the building for the last time, SI celebrates Elvis Presley's wide world of sports

August 19, 2002 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch
The King and the Sultan

August 19, 2002
Why they call her Large MargeDydek, at 7'2", is the tallest player in WNBA history by four inches. In her fifth season playing center for the Utah Starzz she was leading the league in blocks (3.71...

August 19, 2002 | Mark Beech
Players who crossed the picket line in 1995 are still searching for acceptance

August 19, 2002 | Mark Beech
10Athletes who have played in both the NBA and major leagues, including 6'9" lefthanded pitcher Mark Hendrickson, who made his debut with the Blue Jays last week and who played forward for four...

August 19, 2002 | Mark Bechtel
Beverly Hills 90210 actor Jason Priestley crashes

August 19, 2002
TOP U.S. SURFER HOLLY BECK, REVIEWS THE MOVIE BLUE CRUSH

August 19, 2002
AgreedTo attend anger management counseling, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, 31, who punched out a photographer after the Brickyard 400 on Aug. 4. Stewart, who's had several previous public eruptions,...

August 19, 2002 | Bill Scheft
By applause, how many of you had Aug. 15 in your strike date office pool?

August 19, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
The St. Louis-born rap star—his second album, Nellyville, is at No. 3 and has sold more than 2.3 million copies this year—went into music after a promising high school baseball career that earned...

August 19, 2002
Mix a former Baywatch babe, a tough hockey player and a swank Las Vegas hotel and what do you get? A very mellow wedding. Actress Angelica Bridges (whom you may have seen as Troy Aikman's...

August 19, 2002
Down Under took on a new meaning for this unlucky cowboy during the bareback bronc riding competition last weekend at the Mount Isa Rodeo in Mount Isa, Australia. Held each August in the same...

August 19, 2002
The Class A Mahoning Valley Scrappers are hosting Jim Traficant Night to honor the expelled Ohio congressman who just began serving an eight-year prison sentence for racketeering and bribery.

August 19, 2002
TODD MACCULLOCHNewly acquired 76ers center, on who he'd like to see star in an Anna Nicole Smith-style reality show: "Allen Iverson, because he's entertaining. He's underrated as a funny man."

August 19, 2002
AUG. 16-22

August 19, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Tyson: Reality Bites, How to Follow a Chick

August 19, 2002
Bill Minahan, TAMPABadmintonMinahan, 73, won his fourth consecutive gold medal in the 60-plus age group at the U.S. Transplant Games, which are held every two years. Minahan, a former high school...

August 19, 2002 | Grant Wahl
Battle lines are being drawn in football-crazy Texas...welcome to the NFL's rowdy new rivalry

August 19, 2002 | Tom Verducci
After belting his 500th homer only last season, late boomer Barry Bonds busted another milestone in his run at Hammerin' Hank

August 19, 2002 | Tom Verducci
No player in major league history has hit more home runs between his 35th and 38th birthdays than Barry Bonds, who turned 38 last month. Here are the only players who have hit as many as half the...

August 19, 2002 | Richard Hoffer
Beach volleyball celebrated its most prestigious event with a rare live TV appearance, spurring hopes that better days—and crowds—are ahead

August 19, 2002
Appreciating Bonds. For more on Barry Bonds's milestone—including a career homer log, scrapbook and time line—go to cnnsi.com/baseball.

August 19, 2002 | Tom Verducci
Anchored by reluctant closer John Smoltz, the red-hot Braves have made a shambles of the National League

August 19, 2002 | Tom Verducci
Along with John Smoltz, these relievers have made Atlanta's bullpen baseball's best (stats through Sunday).

August 19, 2002 | Austin Murphy
Miami's assistant head coach has gone from digging ditches to King of the Trenches and has given the Hurricanes the best offensive line in the country. Again.

August 19, 2002
Snap JudgmentsFrance's Mehdi Baala is shutterbugged after collapsing in exhaustion—and joy—upon hearing that the judges had declared him the photo-finish winner of the 1,500-meter final at the...

August 19, 2002 | Jack McCallum
Rich, talented and supremely self-assured, Phil Mickelson is a gambling man who has yet to rake in golf's biggest pot—a major title. Is he tormented by that? Don't bet on it

August 19, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Lefty's quest for the Big One has so far produced only near misses and agonizing failure

August 19, 2002
The NFL

August 19, 2002 | Peter King
Coming to GripsThe Rams' season could hinge on how Kurt Warner's fragile right thumb holds up

August 19, 2002 | Peter King
You can't overstate how much the Browns will be hurt by the loss of outside linebacker Jamir Miller, who suffered a season-ending right Achilles tear in the preseason opener at Minnesota last...

August 19, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
Hello, HoustonLed by a makeshift rotation, the Astros quickly climbed into NL Central contention

August 19, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
Although the players' association did not set a strike date on Monday, the possibility of a walkout still existed. The 1994 strike not only led to the first cancellation of a World Series but also...

August 19, 2002 | Rick Reilly
When the winningest quarterback in NFL history retired, in 1999, he took all that cool, all that glory and all that cash, and he galloped into the sunset.