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June 10, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 24

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Kobe Bryant Cover - Sports Illustrated June 10, 2002

June 10, 2002
Fried RiceWashington catcher Aaron Hathaway effectively blocks the plate against Rice base runner Eric Arnold in their NCAA regional playoff in Houston on Sunday. Washington won this game, 7-6,...

June 10, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Batting PracticePitchers still can't solve the riddle of how to get Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki out

June 10, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
MARLINS 9, METS 7June 1

June 10, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Preseason Rookie of the Year forecasts should be treated like your brother-in-law's stock tips: Wait and see. Three first-year players expected to make big splashes this season have struggled,...

June 10, 2002 | Rick Reilly
It's funny, isn't it? How your deepest sorrow can lead to your greatest joy?

June 10, 2002 | Mark Beech
MAY 9, 1977

June 10, 2002
Nobody Likes MikeFor the first time in all the years I've read SI, an issue, the one featuring Mike Tyson on the cover (Monster's Ball, May 20), found its way, nonstop and unread, from the mailbox...

June 10, 2002
Letters

June 10, 2002 | Steve Rushin
"He probably wants to talk about steroids," says Bill Murray, the actor and baseball owner, sizing up a writer from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. But in fact the writer, like Murray, has an even unhealthier...

June 10, 2002 | Frank Deford
Like it or not, heckling has a place in sports. You got a problem with that?

June 10, 2002 | Austin Murphy
Heavy climber traffic multiplied the Mount Hood casualties

June 10, 2002
JACK KEROUAC'S FANTASY BASEBALL GAME

June 10, 2002 | Austin Murphy
6Times that Dodgers ace Kevin Brown, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right elbow, has been on the DL since signing a seven-year, $105 million contract in 1998.

June 10, 2002
Symbols of faith or vanity items? Major leaguers disagree

June 10, 2002
Of all The Hurricanes fans cheering on their team's improbable run to the Stanley Cup finals (page 50), not one is more loyal than 11-year-old Tyler Kessler of Raleigh. And of all the players he...

June 10, 2002
SuedFor defamation, former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning and his father, Archie, by former Tennessee trainer Jamie Ann Naughright. She claims that in the 2000 book Manning, written by...

June 10, 2002 | Kenny Moore
A peer recalls the Olympian who spent most of his final years in jail

June 10, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
The undefeated boxer (she's 10-0) whose autobiography-cum-self-help book Reach! hits bookstores this month, sparred with us before her June 7 fight against Shirvell Williams in Memphis.

June 10, 2002
JUNE 7-JUNE 13

June 10, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
•Olympic Drama of '72•The Day of Plenty•Mr. Miss Universe

June 10, 2002
You knew it had to happen: Mark Cuban has gone Hollywood. The Mavericks' owner has partnered with fellow Internet tycoon Todd Wagner to form a movie production company called 2929 Productions....

June 10, 2002
An eight-month-old boy was denied entrance to the Germany-Saudi Arabia World Cup game at Japan's Sapporo Stadium because he didn't have a ticket.

June 10, 2002
RICKEY HENDERSONRed Sox outfielder, commenting on Ken Caminiti's claim in last week's SI that 50% of major leaguers use steroids: "Well, I'm not one of them, so that's 49 percent right there."

June 10, 2002 | Charles Hirshberg
How African-Americans broke into pro basketball and changed it forever

June 10, 2002
Over the last month the NCAA has been crowning its national champions in a host of team sports. Here's a look at the squads that were the toast of the season

June 10, 2002
Michele Dlugosz, HATFIELD, PA.SoftballDlugosz, a senior outfielder at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, stole a base in the first game of a doubleheader against Lebanon Valley College, bringing her...

June 10, 2002 | Jack McCallum
For Jason Kidd to propel the upstart Nets to the NBA title, he'll have to win his matchup with L.A.'s Kobe Bryant

June 10, 2002 | Jack McCallum
RICK FOX VS. KEITH VAN HORNThe nets have to win this matchup to have a chance. They need Van Horn to become their second star, alongside Kidd. You never know with Van Horn; he hit some huge shots...

June 10, 2002 | Jack McCallum
SHAQUILLE O'NEAL VS. TODD MACCULLOCHThe nets will also use Aaron Williams and Jason Collins against Shaq, but MacCulloch is going to have to play more than his standard 20 minutes in the middle....

June 10, 2002 | Michael Farber
The underrated Hurricanes are bona fide contenders, but they'll be overmatched when they slug it out with the mighty Wings

June 10, 2002
SI special contributor Pierre McGuire sees deeply talented Detroit blowing past the upstart Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup finals

June 10, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
That's how many the Red Sox and the Yankees play against each other this season. In Boston it's a war. it's a party

June 10, 2002 | David Sabino
The Boston—New York rivalry dates to 1903, when the two teams were known as the Pilgrims and Highlanders, respectively. Here are some intriguing numbers from the majors' most storied matchup.

June 10, 2002 | Brandon Hancock
I'M BRANDON HANCOCK and I'm 18 years old. I weigh 242 pounds and run the 40 in 4.5. I finished high school in December to enroll early at USC. You're going to hear from me.

June 10, 2002
It's Super Saturday. Check us out for up-to-the-second coverage of the Stanley Cup, the Tyson-Lewis fight, the Belmont Stakes, the French Open and much more.

June 10, 2002 | S.L. Price
Long-suffering England hopes the force is with its talented young striker, Michael Owen

June 10, 2002 | Tim Layden
WHAT IS THIS 34-YEAR-OLD MAN DOING ON A SKATEBOARD?

June 10, 2002 | Tim Layden
Here is the bulk of Tony Hawk's business portfolio, which generates sales of more than $250 million a year and earns Hawk an estimated $10 million annually. (Figures were available for only some...

June 10, 2002
TENNIS

June 10, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
Clay PigeonsWith one exception, U.S. men just can't play on the French Open's slow surface

June 10, 2002 | John Garrity
I rose to new heights at Swope No. 2

June 10, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
My favorite course broke my heart—and then recaptured it

June 10, 2002 | Yi-Wyn Yen
Playing twilight golf with my mom is a bargain at any price

June 10, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
An annual golf trip soothes a son of the South

June 10, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
Coach Sifaneck taught us to love the game

June 10, 2002 | Rick Lipsey
You really have to want it to play golf in the Big Apple

June 10, 2002 | Tom Humphries
Jos Vanstiphout is a pro at keeping European tour stars in the right frame of mind

June 10, 2002 | John Garrity
Although they never see the finish of what they've begun, starters play a key role in golf

June 10, 2002
What do you know about Long Island? The Great Gatsby? What you've seen in glossy magazine photos? Take it from me, FDNY battalion chief Dan Melia, that's not the real Long Island. I grew up in...

June 10, 2002
U.S. OPEN PREVIEW

June 10, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
Chris DiMarco is a self-made golfer who's never going to outwork his Tour rivals, but he's blasting by them on the money list nonetheless

June 10, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Think you know everything there is to know about the toughest national championship in the world? Try our 30-question brainteaser. And please, no wagering

June 10, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Can you identify these third-round Open leaders, all of whom took gas on Sunday?

June 10, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Match the player with the Sunday blunder that ruined his chances of winning the Open.

June 10, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
15 Questions: 1.d; 2.c; 3.b; 4.b; 5.b; 6.d; 7.d; 8.a; 9.a; 10.c; 11.a; 12.b; 13.c; 14.b; 15.c

June 10, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
At 54, PGA Tour rules official Vaughn Moise proved that he's still got game

June 10, 2002
TWIN PEEKSAt City Park, Christopher Fields can see downtown Denver and the Front Range of the Rockies as he navigates some man-made water hazards.

June 10, 2002
Every golfer has a favorite track, a place that is remembered because of family ties or personal milestones. Here are recollections of eight special public courses, and the people and the...

June 10, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
After 35 years of calling the shots on CBS telecasts, Ken Venturi will take his career and walk away quietly

June 10, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Tiger Woods may be generating all the buzz, but Annika Sorenstam is a better bet to sweep the majors this year

June 10, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
It's not too late for Karrie Webb—0 for '02—to salvage the season. Last year she had three victories to Annika Sorenstam's eight, but Webb stole much of the glory by winning two majors. With...

June 10, 2002 | Peter Krause
Club pro James Mason's victory at the NFL Golf Classic wasn't a Hollywood miracle, nor was his brilliant recovery on the final hole

June 10, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Kemper Insurance Open winner Bob Estes joins Tiger Woods as the only players with three PGA Tour W's in the last calendar year....

June 10, 2002 | Peter Krause
To intentionally hit a low hook, like the clutch recovery James Mason played from the woods at Sunday, you need to modify three things from a regular swing: the address, club selection and arm...

June 10, 2002
On Sunday evening, a day after its stunning upset at the NCAA championships, the Minnesota golf team convened at Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington for a previously scheduled awards...

June 10, 2002 | Ron Drapeau
SI neglected to point out the real winner in the USGA-R&A compromise: the recreational golfer

June 10, 2002
VOTE AT GOLFONLINE.COM

June 10, 2002 | Alan Shipnuck
Confessions of a teenage trespasser

June 10, 2002 | Seth Davis
Up to the end, Grandpa's only rule was to have fun