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May 12, 2003 | Volume 98, Issue 19

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Bobby Jackson Cover - Sports Illustrated May 12, 2003

May 12, 2003
Sportswriters often recount scenes of joy and celebration, but they also tell stories of people at their lowest ebb. The latter was certainly the case last week, when SI's Grant Wahl, George...

May 12, 2003
Masters PieceAlthough neither a golfer nor much of a golf fan, I was mesmerized by the drama of the Masters' final day (Weir and Wonderful, April 21). Given the generally superb play of the men on...

May 12, 2003
LETTERS•Please e-mail us at letters@si.timeinc.com or fax us at 212-467-4049. Letters should include the writer's full name, address and home telephone number and may be edited for clarity and space.

May 12, 2003 | Steve Rushin
In seventh grade Quinn Connally is the rare child who can, at once, act his age and his shoe size. Both are 12. "Get your feet out of the driveway," his dad, Steve, will shout, in mock horror,...

May 12, 2003 | L. Jon Wertheim
At 40, Michael Jordan is job hunting. Is he a good hire?

May 12, 2003
SI senior writer Jack McCallum bids farewell to Jazz guard John Stockton

May 12, 2003
16Horses in last Saturday's 16-horse Kentucky Derby field who are descended from Native Dancer, whose only loss in 22 career starts was the 1953 Derby.

May 12, 2003
Dubbed

May 12, 2003
DefeatedBy 63-year-old Jack Nicklaus, three of his four sons—Jackie, 41; Gary, 34; and Michael, 29-at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greenville, S.C. Never have so many members of a family played in a...

May 12, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
The 30-year-old national team striker is the U.S.'s third-leading career scorer and the star of the WUSA's New York Power.

May 12, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Just saw a riveting new sports movie, Bend It Like the USOC Drug Policy.

May 12, 2003
Hollywood IT-Girl Kirsten Dunst has said "Bring it on" to the grass courts of the All England Club. Dunst, 21, will play a tennis star in the romantic comedy Wimbledon, to be released next year....

May 12, 2003
The American Dairy Association has sculpted a life-sized replica of NASCAR driver Terry Labonte's car out of 3,500 pounds of cheese.

May 12, 2003
There's not much money in gymnastics, but Alina Kabaeva can always make ends meet. The judges went head over heels for her at the Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics European Team Championships in...

May 12, 2003
MARK CALCAVECCHIAPro golfer, on the value of watching the leader board while he's playing: "I like to know whether I don't need to do anything stupid or whether I need to try to do something stupid."

May 12, 2003
MAY 9-15

May 12, 2003 | Rchard Deitsch
Rome Returning, At Odds with NBC

May 12, 2003
Jennifer Mendenhall, MEDFORD, ORE.SoftballJennifer, a sophomore righthander for the South Medford High Panthers, threw a perfect game against the state's No. 1-rated North Medford High, striking...

May 12, 2003 | Tim Layden
Funny Cide, a New York-bred gelding, stunned racing's blue bloods by sailing to victory in the Kentucky Derby

May 12, 2003 | Don Yaeger
MIKE PRICE: FIRED

May 12, 2003
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May 12, 2003 | Grant Wahl
LARRY EUSTACHY: FORCED OUT

May 12, 2003 | Michael Farber
The astonishing play of goalie Jean-Sébastien Giguere has lifted Anaheim into the Western Conference finals

May 12, 2003
Hoops to conquer: SI's Jack McCallum and Marty Burns provide previews and complete analysis of Round 2 of the NBA playoffs at si.com/basketball.

May 12, 2003
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May 12, 2003 | Jack McCallum
With Mike Bibby and Bobby Jackson sharing point guard duties, Sacramento holds a strong hand for its playoff showdown with Dallas

May 12, 2003 | Jack McCallum
At crucial moments in the Kings-Mavericks series, look for the "duel of the dual point guards," as Dallas assistant coach Donn Nelson calls it, for his team, like Sacramento, has an effective...

May 12, 2003 | Chris Ballard
Rarely does the game plan for a team playing the Pistons include the word contain. After all, Detroit finished the season 26th in the league in scoring and generally treats offense as a chore to...

May 12, 2003 | Michael Lewis
By poring over statistics ignored by conventional scouts, Billy Beane finds talent where no one else sees it—leading a revolution in baseball and making his small-market Oakland A's perennial...

May 12, 2003
Taking StockThe photomontage that starts here and continues over the next four pages of Jazz point guard John Stockton, who retired last week after 19 NBA seasons (page 22), was created by Salt...

May 12, 2003
The NHL

May 12, 2003 | Stephen Cannella
Playoff PestThe Canucks' Jarkko Ruutu earns ice time by rubbing foes the wrong way

May 12, 2003 | Pierre McGuire
Expect the Thrashers to announce soon the signing of standout goal-tender prospect Kari Lehtonen (below), who was the team's No, I draft choice in 2002. Atlanta, which has a core of young talent...

May 12, 2003 | Phil Taylor
Training DayOscar De La Hoya's pounding of Yory Boy Campas was a pay-per-view tune-up for his rematch with Shane Mosley

May 12, 2003 | Albert Chen
Jump-startersThe Mariners grabbed the early lead in the AL West thanks to the emerging young pitchers in their rotation

May 12, 2003 | Tom Verducci
CURVING BACK

May 12, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
After another first-round flameout, Jermaine O'Neal may leave Indiana

May 12, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
On Georgia Tech's 6'10", 210-pound freshman Chris Bosh, who is expected to enter the draft:

May 12, 2003 | Rick Reilly
There he stood, tougher than a $2 steak, neck by Rawlings, a good 50 hard years behind him, tears dripping off his beard.

May 12, 2003 | Sal Johnson
Forget what the PGA Tour says. The record held by Byron Nelson should belong to Ben Hogan

May 12, 2003 | Sal Johnson
In the 1940s and '50s many Tournaments did not have a cut, but after four rounds only the top finishers were paid. Byron Nelson's streak is not for cuts made but rather for finishes in the money....

May 12, 2003 | Sal Johnson
In its current numbers for consecutive cuts made, the Tour recognizes many tournaments that do not (or did not) have a 36-hole cut. The record needs a more precise definition, which drastically...

May 12, 2003 | John Garrity
James McLean battles the effects of an old illness that hurt his putting

May 12, 2003 | Alan Shipnuck
A lack of diversity is harming the National Minority tournament

May 12, 2003 | Alan Shipnuck
The Hale Irwin era is over on the Champions tour. He shot 73 on Sunday to blow another lead, and he remains winless in '03. The good news? Irwin, 57, will go down as the tour's greatest player.

May 12, 2003 | Alan Shipnuck
Seve Ballesteros is DQ'd at the Italian Open

May 12, 2003 | Wayne DeFrancesco
Steve Flesch showed a veteran s cool with a wise layup on the 72nd hole at New Orleans, leading to the par that keyed his first Tour win

May 12, 2003 | Wayne DeFrancesco
Swinging a golf club is a lot like throwing a ball sidearm; if you pitch righthanded, this dominant arm should drive your swing. This drill will help you use your throwing motion to groove the...

May 12, 2003
Tour: Where the Boys Are

May 12, 2003 | Sal Johnson
This week's inaugural Wachovia Championship is being held at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, site of the Kemper Open from 1969 through 79. Only three players in the field have previously played at...

May 12, 2003
Hoping to end a brutal slump, the Brit returned to New Orleans, the site of his 1998 breakthrough win

May 12, 2003
THIS WEEK: The buzz is that Tiger Woods may play in the Colonial. In the unlikely event that he and Annika Sorenstam duel for the title, whom would you root for?

May 12, 2003 | Seth Davis
Steve Flesch's dramatic first win was only part of the fun in New Orleans