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February 09, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 5

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Michelle Kwan Cover - Sports Illustrated February 09, 1998

February 09, 1998
In what other sport do two teams share the national championship?—JEFF DOYLE, Rochester Hills, Mich.

February 09, 1998
Letters to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should include the name, address and home telephone number of the writer. They may be mailed to The Editor, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Time & Life Building, New York,...

February 09, 1998
(www.cnnsi.com)SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer complete coverage of the Winter Olympics. You'll find up-to-the-minute results, as well as stories and photos from the...

February 09, 1998 | Michael Farber
How could underdog Sweden win the Olympic title again? Let us count the ways

February 09, 1998 | Tim Layden
Georg Hackl is a techno whiz, Markus Prock is a natural athlete. The Olympics have belonged to , the World Cup circuit to . Now, the final act of one of the greatest, if most obscure, rivalries in...

February 09, 1998 | E.M. Swift

February 09, 1998 | Stephen Thomas
February 27, 1984

February 09, 1998 | Anita Verschoth
Who will be the brightest stars during the 16 days in Nagano? Who could give the U.S. a shot in the biathlon? Who will be the next Bonnie Blair? Who will emerge as the top female hockey player?...

February 09, 1998 | Tim Layden
Just in time to reascend the Olympic medal stand, two crowd pleasers are peaking: Alberto Tomba and Picabo Street. But no non-Teuton will have it easy: The Austrian men have won 21 of 24 races...

February 09, 1998 | Michael Farber
Bobsledders from Germany and Canada will be strong on the 15 turns of the Spiral, while the Swiss have lost some panache and the U.S. is bound to be shut out for the 11th straight Olympics. The...

February 09, 1998 | E.M. Swift
New faces from old places. Nancy and Tonya are gone, but youngsters Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski will sparkle in their stead. As usual in the pairs and the dance the Russians will shine brightest.

February 09, 1998 | Leigh Montville
The NHL has shut down for the Games, freeing its stars to field several Dream Teams. Women's hockey, making its debut, boasts two stellar teams as well. Two medals apiece for the U.S. and Canada...

February 09, 1998 | John Walters
The Norwegian men and Russian women should prevail in cross-country, while Germany should dominate the biathlon. The Japanese jumpers, accustomed to the tricky winds of Hakuba, figure to clean up...

February 09, 1998 | Johnette Howard
Those noises coming from the M-Wave arena will be clapskates clapping and records breaking. Since the U.S. is without retirees Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen, Dutch men and German women will be the...

February 09, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Casey Martin has a right leg two sizes too small and a heart three sizes too big. His doctors say chances are good he'll lose that leg, maybe someday soon. He'll step in a gopher hole or he won't...

February 09, 1998 | Steve Rushin
When a rogue Los Angeles city councilman recently (and wrongly) announced that the Oakland Raiders were moving back to L.A., the Raiders denied the report, disappointing the press. "You want me to...

February 09, 1998 | Steve Rushin
•That WBC light heavyweight champ Roy Jones, who is considering a fight against Buster Douglas, gets his head examined before, not after, the bout.

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4NBA teams (Clippers, Mavericks, Nuggets, Warriors) drawing fewer than the 13,936 per game that the Tennessee women's basketball team averaged this season through Sunday.

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STEPHON MARBURYHe can easily drop in 20 points a night for some lottery-bound loser, but he has chosen instead to become a member of that vanishing breed—point guards who pass. It's hard to...

February 09, 1998
With the NHL and the NBA All-Star Games and the NFL's Pro Bowl falling within a three-week period, it's time to chart the relevance of these celestial assemblages. How's the defense? Does the...

February 09, 1998
Less than a month before completion of its $1.2 million softball stadium, the University of Hawaii athletic department discovered that 1,080 of the park's 1,200 seats have obstructed views of the...

February 09, 1998
CHARLES BARKLEYHouston Rockets forward, when asked if he had seen Titanic "I saw the Mavericks play the other night, and I saw Golden State and Toronto last week. So, yes, I've seen Titanic three...

February 09, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
The WTA is coping with a players' revolt while wooing a new sponsor

February 09, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
Admit it. You'll spend two weeks camped in front of the tube for the Winter Olympics, but when it comes to ice and snow sports, you can't tell a triple Axel from a hit-and-roll. Here are a few...

February 09, 1998 | Michael Silver
You don't have to be selected for the Pro Bowl to enjoy the NFL's all-star gala in Hawaii

February 09, 1998 | Charles Hirshberg
A Savage Business by Richard Hoffer Simon & Schuster, $23

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Students at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn were curious when pianist Guy Livingston, the guest performer at a recent assembly, walked on stage carrying two baseballs and a well-worn...

February 09, 1998
Bill Muckalt, Williams Lake, B.C.Ice HockeyMuckalt, a senior right wing for No. 7-ranked Michigan, through last Friday led the Wolverines in scoring—and was 13th in the country—with 25 goals and...

February 09, 1998 | John Walters
Olympics: Week 1

February 09, 1998 | John Walters
!Plei bol! Latin lovers are well aware that last year's World Series and All-Star Game MVPs (Livan Hernandez and Sandy Alomar Jr., respectively) hail from the Caribbean. This week from Saturday...

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Departments

February 09, 1998 | Phil Taylor

February 09, 1998 | Tim Crothers
Sparked by the resurgence of Michael Dickerson, Arizona ran its winning streak to 12 games and established that it may be the best team in the nation

February 09, 1998
Sunday's hypeathon between the not-getting-any-younger Bulls and the hungry young Lakers was a dud— L.A. by 25—but the skywalking of Shaq, Kobe and, of course, MJ had the Forum fans gasping for Air.

February 09, 1998 | Gerry Callahan
After owning up to his abuse of alcohol and cocaine, Fresno State guard is set on putting his life and his game back on the right track

February 09, 1998 | Leigh Montville
By winning the Australian Open—and his first Grand Slam singles title—at age 30, Petr Korda gave himself good reason to jump for joy

February 09, 1998
THE NHLPenguins now get the job done at both ends of the iceTaking Tocchet to taskWho would general managers rather have for Game 7: Kariya or Lindros?

February 09, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Defense First

February 09, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
New York Rangers1997-98 payroll: $44.2 million

February 09, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
The kings, who have missed the playoffs four consecutive years, are back in contention for the postseason. Here are three reasons for their revival. 1) Coach Larry Robinson has gotten rid of the...

February 09, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Grant's Tomb

February 09, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Elie's Bonus of ContentionHouston swingman Mario Elie, one of two remaining members of the Rockets' 1994 and '95 championship teams (center Hakeem Olajuwon is the other), has made it clear that...

February 09, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
For two seasons Trail Blazers center Arvydas Sabonis has been a reliable presence on a volatile Portland roster. But perhaps he has been counted on too heavily in recent weeks. First-year Trail...

February 09, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Feb. 11SEATTLE AT SAN ANTONIO

February 09, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Royalty at Home, Peasants on the RoadConsider the kings the sultans of schizophrenia. At week's end Mitch Richmond (right) and mates were 16-8 at ARCO Arena but 3-19 on the road, for a home-away...

February 09, 1998 | Marty Burns
Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta's master thief, reveals his secrets

February 09, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
Buried in the Pit

February 09, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
Last week was a time for the top contenders to solidify their standing—and for some pretenders to be exposed. Stanford, which lost twice on its home court, to Arizona and Arizona State, fell from...

February 09, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
UMass at Xavier Sunday, Feb. 8

February 09, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
Last week two teams continued incredible strings of road-game futility against conference opponents. Clemson traveled to Chapel Hill to play second-ranked North Carolina and lost there for the...

February 09, 1998 | Steve Rushin

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The names will be familiar and the teams will be dreamy, but when the best players on the globe face off in Nagano, they will often find themselves staring at an old friend turned new foe

February 09, 1998 | Seth Davis
The fabled DeMatha High coach raises awareness of organ donation

February 09, 1998 | John Garrity

February 09, 1998 | Jaime Diaz

February 09, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck

February 09, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
The PGA merchandise show is golf's biggest, best bazaar. Each January everybody who's anybody in the biz heads for Orlando's 1.1-million-square-foot Orange County Convention Center to show off...

February 09, 1998 | Compiled By Gary B. Smith
Shrinking: Think golf's booming everywhere? The South African Masters, scheduled for March 12-15, has been canceled because of a lack of a cosponsor, and the South African tour has shrunk from 11...

February 09, 1998 | Peter Jacobsen
We Will Survive

February 09, 1998
In case you missed it—and you surely did—David Graham and Dave Stockton engaged in a 10-hole playoff on Sunday, the longest in Senior tour history, before Graham emerged the winner in the Royal...

February 09, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
The all-around stat rewards competence, not excellence

February 09, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
11Holes contested in the longest playoff in PGA Tour history, after which Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum were named cowinners of the '49 Motor City Open.

February 09, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA TourSay, This Place Looks Awfully Familiar

February 09, 1998
Off the Mark: Tiger Woods was delighted last week when Tour officials at Pebble Beach said yes to his request to play in the same foursome as buddy Mark O'Meara, winner of the AT&T a record...

February 09, 1998
Inventor Tony Antonious has received nearly 400 patents for golf gizmos—putters, irons, woods, shoes, bags, tees, even a cap that he claims prevents headaches. "He's the hero of every basement...

February 09, 1998
What do these players have in common?•Orville Moody•Jack Nicklaus•Lee Trevino