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June 23, 2003 | Volume 98, Issue 25

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David  Robinson Cover - Sports Illustrated June 23, 2003

June 23, 2003
Sands BoxAuburn's Leevan Sands kicks up a little dirt during the men's long jump competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento last Friday. Sands won the event with...

June 23, 2003
Power PitcherRoger Clemens is being paid millions of dollars—he's supposed to work hard (It's All about the Power, June 2)—and his hard work is really only physical exercise, which most of us do...

June 23, 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.

June 23, 2003 | Steve Rushin
You look tired. And why wouldn't you? You have, for years now, worked nights, weekends and holidays: the NFL on Thanksgiving, the NBA at Christmas, baseball matinees every Easter. So I'm inviting...

June 23, 2003 | Tim Layden
He's a talented coach, but can Rick Neuheisel's charisma overcome his flaws?

June 23, 2003 | Lester Munson
The Cubs are ticking off fans by "brokering" tickets for far above face value

June 23, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
Dubbed Dr. Iron Fist (he has a Ph.D. in sports science), the Ukrainian heavyweight, 31, fights Lennox Lewis on Saturday.

June 23, 2003 | Lester Munson
149Miles per hour that an Andy Roddick serve traveled in a win over Andre Agassi at the Stella Artois Championships on Saturday, tying Greg Rusedski's 1998 record for the fastest serve.

June 23, 2003
InductedInto the Hockey Hall of Fame, five-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie Grant Fuhr and high-scoring center Pat LaFontaine. Fuhr, whose 92 playoff wins are second to Patrick Roy's, anchored the...

June 23, 2003
Announced

June 23, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Help me out here. Who do I call to get Roger Clemens's family to stop following me around?

June 23, 2003 | William Nack
Running in a golden age, Bid was in a class of his own

June 23, 2003
Call it Bernie-Mania. Sir Paul McCartney has signed guitarist—and Yankees centerfielder—Bernie Williams to his music publishing company, MPL Communications. Williams's first album, The Journey...

June 23, 2003
Some runners have the luxury of a rabbit, but, of course, times are tough and everybody is cutting back. Still, that squirrel was flying as it took the lead on the last lap of the girls' 800-meter...

June 23, 2003
The Class A Hagerstown Suns are promising a free funeral to the fan who comes up with the most creative idea for his or her own service.

June 23, 2003
MALIK ROSESpurs forward, after going 0 for 9 from the floor in Game 4 of the NBA Finals: "I was about two bricks short of a mansion."

June 23, 2003
JUNE 20-26

June 23, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
Aces High, Liggett on a Limb

June 23, 2003
Eric Duncan, FLORHAM PARK, N.J.BaseballEric, a senior third baseman at Seton Hall Prep, drove in the winning run to give the Pirates the state Parochial A championship. He set school records in...

June 23, 2003 | Michael Silver
Meticulous Jim Furyk won the U.S. Open in impressive fashion, using a loopy swing he honed under the tutelage of his dad the tutelage of his dad

June 23, 2003 | Lars Anderson
Many NASCAR fans may not recognize Matt Kenseth on the street but it's no mystery why he's the Winston Cup points leader A

June 23, 2003
The season's first half has been one big wreckfest of champions, especially for the most recent titlist

June 23, 2003
Who has been the most disappointing driver this season?

June 23, 2003
NASCAR's most recognizable name continues to grab the headlines, but this year it's for his driving

June 23, 2003
Who has been the most surprising driver this season?

June 23, 2003
NASCAR officials—and the majority of fans-would say yes, but several drivers aren't so certain

June 23, 2003
Has parity made for more exciting racing?

June 23, 2003 | Jack McCallum
The exceptional play of Tim Duncan and excellent coaching of Gregg Popovich enabled the SPURS to win an otherwise inartistic championship series

June 23, 2003 | Chris Ballard
Though the retirement of David (the Admiral) Robinson leaves a huge void, the Spurs are well-positioned to fill it—and repeat

June 23, 2003 | Grant Wahl
The master of the curving free kick is all the rage in England and the most popular athlete in the world. So why does Manchester United want to unload David Beckham?

June 23, 2003
Market watch: Get a complete list of NBA free agents, plus Marty Burns's analysis of how the hot-stove action will shape next season, at si.com/basketball.

June 23, 2003
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June 23, 2003 | Tom Verducci
The greatest leadoff hitter of all time is beating the bushes, trying to get back to the majors—and still leaving 'em laughing at every stop

June 23, 2003 | Tom Verducci
28Seasons playing professional baseball for Henderson (the 93rd player taken in the 1976 amateur draft), the most among any active player in the four major sports. Jesse Orosco, in his 26th year,...

June 23, 2003
Baseball

June 23, 2003 | Albert Chen
Batting out of OrderThe Orioles' Melvin Mora heads a list of improbable hitters on the topsy-turvy American League leader board

June 23, 2003 | Tom Verducci
SEEING STARS

June 23, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
Gold Nuggets?By taking Carmelo Anthony, Denver would get the scorer it badly needs

June 23, 2003 | Rick Reilly
And now...Leaving Aside the Zipper-Melting Swedish Nanny, 10 Reasons Why It Kinda Sucks to Be Tiger Woods Right Now: