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May 26, 2003 | Volume 98, Issue 21

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Serena Williams Cover - Sports Illustrated May 26, 2003

May 26, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
APRIL 1, 1991

May 26, 2003
Minority Report

May 26, 2003
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May 26, 2003 | Steve Rushin
North of New Haven but south of Hartford, running the breadth of central Connecticut, is the border that separates Yankees and Red Sox fans. It's a baseball Mason-Dixon Line—a kind of Munson-Nixon...

May 26, 2003 | Kelley King
Two conferences are wooing Miami Athletic Director Paul Dee, whose decision—stay in the Big East or bolt for the ACC—could shake up the college sports landscape

May 26, 2003 | Bill Bradley
Dave DeBusschere, 1940-2003, gave his all, every night

May 26, 2003 | Bill Bradley
6Double plays The Phillies hit into in the first seven innings of their 9-4 win over the Astros last Saturday.

May 26, 2003
PlayedFor The San Angelo (Texas) Colts of the independent Central League, newlyweds Jake and Kendall Burnham, the first husband-and-wife duo to play pro baseball. In an 8-1 loss to Amarillo on May...

May 26, 2003 | Lars Anderson
Outraged

May 26, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. I just got off the phone with Phil Jackson's cardiologist. He says the Spurs' series win cannot be considered a bypass.

May 26, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
The 28-year-old Brazilian driver, nicknamed Spider-Man for his fence-climbing victory celebrations, is the two-time defending Indy 500 champ.

May 26, 2003
One of the first things that occurred to Rita Santos after her husband, Jose, rode Funny Cide to victory in the Kentucky Derby on May 3 was, "Oh, God. I'm not going to have time to get the...

May 26, 2003
What do you call people who spend 200 hours building a life-sized replica of an NBA star out of Legos? Blockheads? It works for us. The NBA Store in Manhattan is displaying a Lego sculpture of...

May 26, 2003
The minor league Bisbee-Douglas (Ariz.) Copper Kings are holding a Ted Williams Night, on which the first 500 fans will receive free Popsicles.

May 26, 2003
BRUCE CHENTwenty-five-year-old Red Sox pitcher on the advantages of having already played for seven teams, including five in the past 14 months: "I tell you what, I'm getting good at packing."

May 26, 2003
MAY 23-29

May 26, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
Stark and the Stork, Mo' Bettor Blues

May 26, 2003
Richelle Simpson, TORONTOGymnasticsSimpson, a junior at Nebraska, won the all-around title and the floor exercise, and placed second on the balance beam, at the NCAA Division I championships. She...

May 26, 2003 | L. Jon Wertheim
Serena Williams, who defends her French Open title next week, is now tennis's biggest star, and no one could be happier on the grand stage

May 26, 2003 | Michael Farber
With the retooled Mighty Ducks going for the Cup, the joke—finally—is no longer on them

May 26, 2003 | Stephen Cannella
J.S. Giguere is getting all the raves, but Martin Brodeur's play has the Devils clicking

May 26, 2003 | Tim Layden
Putting a baseless accusation behind him, Jose Santos rode Funny Cide to an easy Preakness win and closed in on the first Triple Crown since 1978

May 26, 2003
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May 26, 2003
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May 26, 2003 | Seth Davis
After the heated, and often silly, debate over her playing the Colonial, Annika Sorenstam is at last ready to test herself against the men

May 26, 2003 | Seth Davis
Everyone seems to have weighed in on the great debate: Is Annika Sorenstam's playing in the Colonial a good or a bad thing? Match the opinion with the professional golfer who offered it.

May 26, 2003 | Jack McCallum
For Dallas to win its cross-state showdown with San Antonio, sixth man Nick Van Exel has to keep up his whirlwind scoring

May 26, 2003 | Chris Ballard
A seldom-used rookie is a key to the Pistons' fortunes

May 26, 2003 | S.L. Price
He created sports marketing and changed the worlds of golf, tennis and television. How will IMG survive the loss of its brilliant founder?

May 26, 2003
Granny Straps It OnCharlotte Chambers, 70, returns kicks for the Orlando Starz of the full-tackle Independent Women's Football League. The 5'4", 140-pound great-grandmother of four is also a...

May 26, 2003 | Compiled by Luis Fernando Llosa
Founded in Cleveland in 1960, Mark McCormack's company has ballooned into a $1.3 billion global Goliath that represents more than 1,250 athletes and artists. Its 2,500 employees work in 80 offices...

May 26, 2003 | Albert Chen
Rocco Baldelli, the Devil Rays' free-swinging rookie centerfielder, isn't about to let a hittable pitch—or his shot at stardom—go by

May 26, 2003 | E.M. Swift
Golfers spend millions a year on counterfeits and knockoffs. To find out how this burgeoning industry works, we went right to the source: southern China

May 26, 2003 | E.M. Swift
The Callaway Steelhead X-14 irons were among the best-selling—and most often counterfeited—clubs ever. The five-iron on the right is the genuine article. The one on the left is a counterfeit...

May 26, 2003
Baseball

May 26, 2003 | Albert Chen
Home Run DerbyWith three players hammering away, the Reds hang in the NL Central race by trying to outslug the opposition

May 26, 2003 | Tom Verducci
JUMPING BEANE

May 26, 2003 | Grant Wahl
Speed BumpDespite another disappointing finish, Maurice Greene says he's still the man to beat in the 100—but is he?

May 26, 2003 | Grant Wahl
Don't look now, but the shot put is suddenly a trendy event, and its new star is 35-year-old Kevin Toth. Buoyed by the world dominance of Toth and two other Yanks—Adam Nelson and John...

May 26, 2003 | Grant Wahl
The fastest 100 in the world this year belongs to Patrick Johnson, a late-blooming 30-year-old Australian of half-Aboriginal, half-Irish ancestry who ran 9.93 seconds on May 5 in Japan. Johnson is...

May 26, 2003 | Rick Reilly
O.K., If everybody could just take a seat. Uh, John? John Daly, if you could put the dessert cart down, that'd be great.