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May 19, 2003 | Volume 98, Issue 20

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Jason Kidd Cover - Sports Illustrated May 19, 2003

May 19, 2003
Ben There, Done ThatSixers guard Allen Iverson has to come up with an answer on the fly for Pistons center Ben Wallace as the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year challenges his shot during Game I...

May 19, 2003 | Melissa Segura
JANUARY 20, 1992

May 19, 2003 | Steve Rushin
There is not a surplus of nightlife in Ottawa, whose name derives from the Algonquin otta ("open") and wa ("till 6 p.m."). Or so I'd heard. Ottawa was the only major league city in North America...

May 19, 2003 | Brian Cazeneuve
After a bout with frostbite, Olympic champ Rulon Gardner wrestles on

May 19, 2003 | Brian Cazeneuve
2Career Three-home-run games for Reds second baseman Aaron Boone, who hit three homers last Thursday against the Cardinals, bringing his total since 1997 to 78.

May 19, 2003
CompletedThe 13 laps he failed to finish in the 2001 German 500 CART race, Alex Zanardi. On Sept. 15, 2001, Zanardi, a two-time CART champ and one of the circuit's most popular drivers, lost both...

May 19, 2003
Yao Ming, who reports for duty with the Chinese national team this week, returned to China on April 26 and was, in the words of his marketing rep, Bill Sanders, "blown away by the impact SARS has...

May 19, 2003
Bobby French, a high school baseball player in Austin, has asked the public address announcer to introduce him as Bobby Freedom.

May 19, 2003
MARK GRACEDiamondbacks 39-year-old first baseman, complaining to a stadium disc jockey about Sly (left) & the Family Stone being played over the P.A. during batting practice: "How about...

May 19, 2003
As part of this country's ongoing efforts to help people from other nations make the All-Madden team, Buccaneers linebacker Shelton Quarles gave a demonstration of the ancient art of blocking to...

May 19, 2003
MAY 16-22

May 19, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
Along Comes Mary, Horn Swoggle, No Mike for Mike

May 19, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
The former manager of the Mets and the Rangers is an analyst on Baseball Tonight

May 19, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Sorry I'm late. I had to drop Bob Ryan off at sensitivity training class.

May 19, 2003 | David Sabino
The 300 Club

May 19, 2003
Brooks McKowen, FAIRBANK, IOWABasketballBrooks, a senior point guard at Wapsie Valley High, brought his career scoring total to 2,831, the most in state history. He also became the first male Iowa...

May 19, 2003 | David Sabino
ROGERS RATIO: b. Lefty Grove wan 300 games and lost 141 for the A's and the Red Sox from 1925 to '41, a .680 winning percentage.

May 19, 2003 | Chris Ballard
Point guard extraordinaire Jason Kidd and the improved Nets could give the West a test if they make the NBA Finals

May 19, 2003 | Jack McCallum
Phil Jackson's ticker isn't the only indication that Western teams are vulnerable

May 19, 2003 | Michael Farber
Two shocking playoff series comebacks have the hockey-mad fans of Minnesota believing in Stanley Cup miracles

May 19, 2003 | Tim Layden
Everyone's a reporter in the world of fan-driven, rumor-mongering college websites, forcing coaches and players to watch their every step

May 19, 2003 | Josh Elliott
The Rangers' Rafael Palmeiro celebrated his 500th home run—and accepted long overdue recognition—in typically understated fashion

May 19, 2003 | John Ed Bradley
Southern Mississippi running back Derrick Nix was bound for the NFL until he was blindsided by a life-threatening disease

May 19, 2003
Baseball

May 19, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
Run Out of TownThe go-go Marlins lead the majors in stolen bases, but they couldn't save manager Jeff Torborg's job

May 19, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
BARELY MANAGING

May 19, 2003 | Tom Verducci
NEW YORK MESS

May 19, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
Star SearchNBA scouts are finding it harder to come by young prospects overseas

May 19, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
One of the more controversial prospects in Europe is 7-foot center Darius Lavrinovic, who averaged 10.3 points in his native Lithuania before serving two years for a rape committed with his twin...

May 19, 2003 | Grant Wahl
After 12 months of foreign success, Brian McBride is thriving Stateside

May 19, 2003 | Grant Wahl
If the U.S. hosts the Women's World Cup this fall, as is expected following FIFA's decision to move it from China due to SARS, one effect is clear: The Americans will have a much better chance of...

May 19, 2003 | Rick Reilly
In 25 years I've been to at least 1,000 press conferences. World Series, Super Bowls, prizefights—huge rooms full of tough guys. But the most gripping press conference, the most unforgettable one,...

May 19, 2003
Catch Tom Verducci's double play on si.com. SI's baseball scribe goes deep with his Tuesday Insider and fields your Mailbag questions each Wednesday.

May 19, 2003
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