SI Vault
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

May 28, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 22

Previous Previous
Ichiro  Suzuki Cover - Sports Illustrated May 28, 2001

May 28, 2001
Lightning RodsThe story about Allen Iverson and Larry Brown of the 76ers moved me (Mama's Boys, April 23). The article transcends basketball because it promotes understanding between...

May 28, 2001
Letters

May 28, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
SEPTEMBER 3, 1973

May 28, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Cold beer, warm sun, Sam-may!...Every day is a perfect game at the Friendly Confines

May 28, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

May 28, 2001 | John O'Keefe
This site provides a loving and trivia-crammed tribute to the short-lived Seattle Pilots (R.I.P.)

May 28, 2001 | Chris Ballard
For the last decade Keith Olbermann has been the Larry Brown of broadcasting, a supremely talented but restless soul who has worn out a string of welcome mats as he hopped from ESPN to MSNBC to...

May 28, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Is there an Anna Kournikova ban at Fox Sports Net? No, but National Sports Report anchor Kevin Frazier has introduced an unofficial policy of not mentioning her name until she wins a tournament,...

May 28, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Battle lines are drawn over a domain once reserved for high school football

May 28, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Berwick (Pa.) HighSix-time state champ Bulldogs are only team to have won three national titles since USA Today's ranking began in 1982.

May 28, 2001 | Gene Menez
In an unlikely confluence of interests, sports talk radio shows and gay Internet message boards were buzzing about the same topic last week: the letter to readers in the May issue of Out, the...

May 28, 2001
PlayStation is passé. Dominoes are dead. Card games are so five minutes ago. The latest locker room activity for jocks with downtime: chess. Among the pros who've been known to sacrifice a pawn or...

May 28, 2001 | Gene Menez
11Years since the NBA team with the worst record got the No. I pick in the draft lottery (New Jersey in 1990).

May 28, 2001
"Televised Sporting Event Completely Obscured by On-screen Graphics," read a headline in last week's issue of the satirical journal The Onion. There's more than a kernel of truth to the parody....

May 28, 2001
Meet Canh Oxelson, the world's first Tiger Woods impersonator. Oxelson, a 29-year-old Harvard grad student and 20 handicapper, was at Pebble Beach in 1997 watching the real Tiger when someone...

May 28, 2001
Nominated•Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., 41, by the IOC's ruling executive board, as one of seven new candidates for IOC membership. His father, the IOC president, dismissed complaints of nepotism,...

May 28, 2001
Three-year-old colt Dollar Bill has been chronicling—with a little help from his owner, Gary West—his Triple Crown experiences in diary entries on his website (dollarbill.ws). We caught up with...

May 28, 2001
Clearly, the XFL experience hasn't turned Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation off of weekly TV. On June 21, MTV will premiere WWF Tough Enough, a reality series that will take 13...

May 28, 2001
Sheriffs in Pima County, Ariz., charged Keith Livsey, 43, with felony endangerment for firing a gun into the air while riding past his former girlfriend's house in a golf cart.

May 28, 2001
JESSE VENTURAMinnesota governor, on his meeting with the Dalai Lama: "I asked him the most important question that I think you could ask—if he had ever seen Caddyshack."

May 28, 2001
Onnie Willis, TACOMA, WASH.GymnasticsWillis, a sophomore at UCLA, became the first Bruins woman to win at least a share of the all-around title at the NCAAs by tying Elise Ray of Michigan. Willis,...

May 28, 2001
Guidance for those lost in sports

May 28, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Fans have quickly gotten on a first-name basis with Ichiro, the brilliant batsman and dazzling all round talent from Japan who has led the Mariners to the top of the American League

May 28, 2001 | Tom Verducci
The rock-bottom Rangers' staff may be one of the worst ever—and help is not on the way

May 28, 2001 | Phil Taylor
Led by the suddenly mature Kobe Bryant, the rampaging Lakers seized a 2-0 lead over the Spurs in the Western finals

May 28, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
From guiding Allen Iverson to guarding opposing stars to canning vital jumpers, Aaron McKie has proved to be the 76ers' all-purpose solution

May 28, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Seven years after the Bucks picked him No. 1, Glenn Robinson led his team to the conference finals with tight D and a pair of 29-point games

May 28, 2001 | William Nack
A dud in the Kentucky Derby, Point Given up to his early hype with an explosive victory in the Preakness

May 28, 2001
Preview the possibilities: Michael Farber blankets the ice for all the Stanley Cup action, and L. Jon Wertheim covers the clay as the French Open starts to slam.

May 28, 2001 | Tim Layden
High schoolers ALAN WEBB and DATHAN RITZENHEIN are the best young American distance running duo in 37 years

May 28, 2001 | Michael Farber
Blessed with the heavenly goaltending of Patrick Roy, the Avalanche beat the Blues and rose to the Stanley Cup finals

May 28, 2001
Falling Rock ZoneColorado goalie Patrick Roy has some company drop in during the first OT of Game 3 in the NHL Western Conference finals as the Avalanche make like one on Blues center Marty...

May 28, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Led by diminutive second-year defenseman Brian Rafalski, the deep and talented Devils overwhelmed the Penguins

May 28, 2001
The NBA

May 28, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Low ImpactIn a draft rich in raw players with potential, few teams are likely to find a quick fix

May 28, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
The Celtics have asked 6'9" forward Antoine Walker to prepare to play some minutes as a Magic Johnson-style point guard next season. It shouldn't be that huge a leap for Walker, who often ran the...

May 28, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
HeavyheartedThough not at fault, Kerry Carter of Stanford agonized over a crippled opponent

May 28, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Whether Redshirt freshman Chris Rix or junior wide receiver Anquan Boldin becomes Florida State's new quarterback, the Seminoles will have an inexperienced passer in a complex system. So coach...

May 28, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Free-falling NowIn seven months the Mets have gone from the World Series to a world of trouble

May 28, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, reflect on what they saw and heard last week

May 28, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Giants' Barry Bonds torched Braves pitching for his 17th through 22nd home runs of the season. Those six shots gave him 516 for his career and moved him past...

May 28, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
PHILLIES 5, CARDINALS 4May 18Last season the commissioner's office instituted what it calls a heads-up program for umpires: Before each series umps are now given a report that highlights any bad...

May 28, 2001 | Jamal Greene
After three false starts, Aramis Ramirez settled in at third for the Pirates

May 28, 2001 | S.L. Price
He was the philosopher king of tennis, a gutsy champion with a social conscience. But after a sex scandal and a messy divorce, can Boris Becker put the pieces back together?

May 28, 2001 | Rick Reilly
I'm going to bring an NBA legend into the room, and I want you to close your eyes while I describe him.