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June 07, 2004 | Volume 100, Issue 23

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Derek Jeter Cover - Sports Illustrated June 07, 2004

June 07, 2004
L.A. StoryEnough about the Lakers already (The Center Cannot Hold, May 17). I understand the Lakers are an interesting story because of how dysfunctional they are; however, for all I know Wilt...

June 07, 2004
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 07, 2004 | Richard Deitsch
OCTOBER 7, 1991

June 07, 2004 | Steve Rushin
In his defense, when my father dropped his pants in the bar of a Minnesota country club last Friday night, it was during a discussion of the respective benefits of boxers and briefs, which he...

June 07, 2004 | Chris Ballard
The raucous crowd and healthy television audience for last weekend's NCAA lacrosse championship saw a sport on the rise

June 07, 2004 | George Dohrmann
After a scandal, Gary Barnett returns to Colorado; not everyone is pleased

June 07, 2004 | George Dohrmann
0Men from the U.S. who advanced past the second round of the French Open, the first time since 1968 no American reached the third round.

June 07, 2004
DisqualifiedFor signing an incorrect scorecard at the Canadian PGA tour qualifying school, NHL Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr. The five-time Stanley Cup goaltender shot a final-round 77 but signed for...

June 07, 2004 | Melissa Segura
Wounded

June 07, 2004 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Is it just me, or does it seem that the only place from which the United States has an effective exit strategy is Roland Garros?

June 07, 2004 | Richard Deitsch
The 81-year-old Hall of Fame slugger has been a Mets broadcaster since 1962 and is the author of Baseball Forever.

June 07, 2004
You may have noticed how rare it is that after a person sings the national anthem at a sporting event, the singer's father appears, rips off his shirt and whips the crowd into a screaming frenzy....

June 07, 2004
If you marveled at the resemblance between Mrs. Chapman and Mr. Baffert four pages back, consider this. As Smarty Jones (left) galloped to an 11½-length win in the Preakness with Stewart Elliott...

June 07, 2004
Nine of the last 20 PBA tour events have been won by-bowlers using scented balls.

June 07, 2004
JACK McKEONFlorida's 73-year-old manager, on his longevity: "I'm so old I remember Preparation A."

June 07, 2004 | Julia Morrill
WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

June 07, 2004 | Nancy Ramsey
•According to legend, we are informed at the outset of Sumo East and West, the origin of Japan was the result of a sumo match between the gods. Cut to the film's opening shot—sumo belts flapping...

June 07, 2004
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June 07, 2004
Triple threat: For complete coverage of Smarty Jones's run at the record book, including Tim Layden's daily analysis from Belmont Park, go to si.com.more.

June 07, 2004
Anjani Reddy, OGDON, UTAHTennisReddy, a senior at Swarthmore, was named the Centennial Conference women's tennis player of the year for the fourth time, an unprecedented accomplishment. She had a...

June 07, 2004
To submit a candidate for Faces in the Crowd, go to SI.com/faces.

June 07, 2004 | E.M. Swift
Serious trout fishermen should make the trek to Idaho, whose array of waters offers more opportunities than any other state in the Lower 48

June 07, 2004 | E.M. Swift
For more about sports in Idaho and the other 49 states, go to si.com/50.

June 07, 2004 | Jake Plummer
The NFL star has long known what others are now finding out about his state

June 07, 2004 | Compiled by Bill Syken
Idahoans weigh in on sports*

June 07, 2004 | Compiled by Bill Syken
On a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state's enthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'?62.7Rank: 44th of first 46 states polled

June 07, 2004 | Compiled by Bill Syken
To read an SI Flashback story about Irv Cross's tenure at Idaho State, vote for the most impressive athletic achievement by an Idaho native or submit your own Gem State sports memory, go to si.com/50.

June 07, 2004
Middle ManPistons center Ben Wallace grabs a rebound despite being surrounded by four Pacers during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in Detroit last Friday. Wallace finished with 19 boards,...

June 07, 2004 | Jack McCallum
What will it take to ,stop the Lakers in the NBA Finals? Here are some helpful hints (a few involving the Big You-know-Who)

June 07, 2004 | Ian Thomsen
When Detroit's offense bogs down, Richard Hamilton perks up

June 07, 2004 | Tom Verducci
Even great hitters aren't immune to horrific slumps. How does a player like Derek Jeter suddenly lose his way at the plate—and how does he find his way back?

June 07, 2004 | Tom Verducci
Tom Verducci's Inside Baseball on Tuesdays and Baseball Mailbag on Wednesdays, plus scores and news, at si.com/baseball.

June 07, 2004 | Tom Verducci
Derek Jeter's early-season slump, which lasted until May 25, had one glaring symptom: the precipitous loss of his ability to hit fastballs. As tracked by the Inside Edge scouting service, which...

June 07, 2004 | Michael Farber
As Hockey Nation looks on, underdog Calgary and unflappable goalie Miikka Kiprusoff have held off high-scoring Tampa Bay

June 07, 2004 | Michael Farber
For more Stanley Cup finals coverage, including a series breakdown, go to si.com/hockey/nhl/specials/playoffs/2004.

June 07, 2004 | Stephen Cannella
Playing with a new edge, skilled center Brad Richards has been Tampa Bay's go-to scorer

June 07, 2004 | Tim Layden
As he tries to end the 26-year Triple Crown drought, Smarty Jones has the answers to problems that stumped others at the Belmont

June 07, 2004 | Tim Layden
Tim Layden's Viewpoint, every Friday at si.com.

June 07, 2004
A jockey with vast experience in the Belmont says it's all about pace, which should favor Stewart Elliott on Smarty Jones

June 07, 2004 | Karl Taro Greenfeld
In the outlaw world of skateboarding in the '80s, young Christian Hosoi was seen as a god: fearless, peerless and blithely confident that he'd never fall. And then he did

June 07, 2004 | Karl Taro Greenfeld
For more extreme sports coverage, go to si.com/exclusive.

June 07, 2004
Motor Sports

June 07, 2004 | Lars Anderson
Buddy Rice predicted he'd win Indy, and wound up having the last laugh

June 07, 2004 | Lars Anderson
For the last three years Robby Gordon has attempted motor sports' Iron Man feat: racing in the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on the same day. Once an entertaining sideshow, it has...

June 07, 2004 | Albert Chen
DeliveranceSomething's brewing in Milwaukee thanks to a happier Lyle Overbay

June 07, 2004 | Albert Chen
College players, particularly pitchers, are expected to rule in Monday's amateur draft. Here's the skinny on the top prospects.

June 07, 2004 | Tom Verducci
THE 'ROID VOID

June 07, 2004 | S.L. Price
Insane TalentMarat Safin's game is brilliant, unpredictable and wildly entertaining—like the first week of the French Open

June 07, 2004 | S.L. Price
Jie Zheng left Roland Garros on Sunday with nothing to be ashamed of: She had become the first Chinese player to make the fourth round of a Grand Slam event, and her 6-4, 7-5 loss to Paola Suarez...

June 07, 2004 | Rick Reilly
Ever munched on a gyro? Sipped ouzo? Smashed a plate on the floor while dancing?