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April 06, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 14

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Wayne Turner Cover - Sports Illustrated April 06, 1998

April 06, 1998 | Rick Reilly
Flipping over to SportsCenter, Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White can't help notice that sitting in for Dan Patrick is God.

April 06, 1998 | B.J. Schecter
March 28, 1966

April 06, 1998
If Iverson is the future of the NBA, then the NBA has no future with me.—DON MAYNARD, Cary, N.C.

April 06, 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,...

April 06, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats. For comprehensive coverage of the Masters, go to www.augustagolf.com, our joint site with The...

April 06, 1998 | Tom Verducci
Do you want to bet that baseball is no longer the national pastime? Of course you do. America likes nothing better than laying down some money, as evidenced by all the exciting new places you can...

April 06, 1998 | Tom Verducci
•That more basketball coaches at big-time programs were like Kansas's Roy Williams, who offered to go on the road first in a series with Penn.

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35,000,000Revenue, in dollars, that San Antonio expected to reap from the Final Four.

April 06, 1998
YESHere's hoping the owners' notification that they want to abolish the designated hitter has legs far better than Harold Baines's. Lose the DH and you lose two thirds of a run per game. Big deal....

April 06, 1998
With a ninth victory last week, the Denver Nuggets needed, as of Monday night, only one more in their final 10 games to avoid tying the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers for the worst winning percentage...

April 06, 1998
Angry that public funds were used to build Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, the chairman of the county Libertarian Party says he will hire a witch to put a hex on Arizona Diamondbacks players and...

April 06, 1998
ANTHONY MASONCharlotte Hornets forward, claiming that the Hornets' offense works best when run through him in the low post: "I don't need the ball to score."

April 06, 1998
Departments

April 06, 1998 | Michael Finkel
The result is room-temperature, artificial snow for those who prefer to ski indoors

April 06, 1998 | Michael Finkel
Major leaguers Step to the plate this week for the start of another season, which means armchair general managers are digging in for a summer of box score combing and number crunching in fantasy...

April 06, 1998 | Bud Collins
Dick Williams clung to a lifeboat for six hours and later became U.S. champion

April 06, 1998 | Leigh Montville
Glory Daysby Bill ReynoldsSt. Martin's Press, $22.95

April 06, 1998 | L. Jon Wertheim
After 87 years of a single state champ, Indiana crowned four this season

April 06, 1998 | Michael Farber
Coach-G.M. Mike Milbury tried to beat the clock, revamp the Islanders and save his job

April 06, 1998
Whatever your preferred terrain, you can now find an in-line skate that's perfect for it. The sport started as a way for hockey players to keep fit during the off-season, but now armies of urban...

April 06, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
When Rio Ramirez fled Cuba, diving was the last thing on his mind

April 06, 1998
It has taken a quarter of a century, a little luck and the help of some baseball players who weren't even born when it all began, but Hartford is at last completing its tribute to Roberto...

April 06, 1998
Suzianne Reid, Riverdale, Md.Track and FieldReid, a junior at Texas, won the women's 400 meters at the NCAA indoor championships in 52.57 seconds, the fastest time by a collegiate woman this...

April 06, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 4/4

April 06, 1998 | John Walters
During a steamy sauna scene in the premiere of the hour-long drama Push (ABC, Monday, 8 p.m.), Cal Southern University assistant gymnastics coach Nikki Lang (played by Jamie Pressly) recalls her...

April 06, 1998 | Alexander Wolff
Digging itself out of one last hole, brought a resounding end to the first year of the Tubby Smith era with its seventh NCAA title

April 06, 1998
DreadclockedSweat flies in one direction, hair in another, as Lennox Lewis pounds out a fifth-round TKO over overmatched Shannon Briggs in their WBC heavyweight championship fight.

April 06, 1998 | Steve Rushin

April 06, 1998 | Kelli Anderson
An unprecedented third consecutive NCAA championship answers the question, Are the 39-0 Lady Vols, with an all-star cast led by Chamique Holdsclaw the greatest ever?

April 06, 1998 | John Garrity
With another of his patented late charges, the unflappable Justin Leonard blew by the field to win the Players Championship

April 06, 1998 | Ian Thomsen
At the Lipton, claimed the men's No. 1 ranking, while two hard-charging teens defeated the world's too women

April 06, 1998 | Phil Taylor
As their showboating and swagger undermine their talent, Chris Webber and are again struggling to claim a playoff spot

April 06, 1998
THE NHL

April 06, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Still Going Great

April 06, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
F BRYAN SMOLINSKIIslanders1997-98 salary: $1.4 millionA floater at center and wing, he had only 12 goals through Sunday and can't make an impact without a star on his line.

April 06, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
The maple leafs were only five points out of the final spot in the Western Conference playoff race at week's end, despite having only one bona fide scoring threat in center Mats Sundin. A big...

April 06, 1998 | Peter King
Pressure Picks

April 06, 1998 | Grant Wahl
Former NFL star Willie Davis owns five radio stations

April 06, 1998 | Paul Gutierrez
Not even the sting of salt water keeps Kyle Turley's eyes from widening in anticipation of the approaching swell. He draws his knees forward, mounts his board and catches the wave. Surfing is a...

April 06, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Pain Drain

April 06, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Riley's Battle PlansThe playoffs are fast approaching, which means Heat coach Pat Riley is sharpening his motivational techniques. He tells SI that before games he checks the wastebaskets in...

April 06, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
When Damon Stoudamire was acquired by the Trail Blazers in February, he said that he would "wait and see" before deciding whether to re-sign with Portland as a free agent this summer. He's...

April 06, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Will Past Be Prologue?Wizards point guard Rod Strickland, is one of only a handful of veterans-including the Knicks' Charles Oakley (above) and the Bulls' Scottie Pippen-who have qualified for the...

April 06, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
April 5CHICAGO AT HOUSTONThe SummitThe Bulls and Rockets, the title teams of the '90s, battle for the last time this year. Because Rockets guard Clyde Drexler will hang up his sneakers after the...

April 06, 1998 | Jeff Pearlman
Though he's short on moves and muscles, the Clippers' 7'3" rookie center blocks shots and earns $1.7 million

April 06, 1998 | Tim Crothers
Just moments after telling young prospects Todd Dun-woody and Kevin Millar last week that they were being sent down, a subdued Jim Leyland sat in his office at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla.,...

April 06, 1998 | Allen Abel

April 06, 1998 | John Garrity
Half a century after getting run out of the tournament, is still going strong

April 06, 1998 | Walter Bingham
It's 2009, and the Lords of Augusta are pondering subtle changes to the Masters

April 06, 1998 | Jaime Diaz
The ultra-aggressive style of Tiger Woods and an elite group of players may well force radical change at Augusta National

April 06, 1998 | John Garrity
In his homeland is the undisputed king of golf. So why can't he get respect any where else?

April 06, 1998 | Alan Shipnuck
got out fast Land didn't look back in winning her first major

April 06, 1998 | Jaime Diaz
For all his ideas about what can be done at Augusta National for it to remain a great test, Jack Nicklaus prefers that the course not be touched. He wants to change the golf ball.

April 06, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Still StruttingFlamboyant Doug Sanders doesn't want to fade away

April 06, 1998 | Pete Dye
People ask me how I'd stop the low scores at Augusta National—to save the course's honor, so to speak. Here's what I say.

April 06, 1998 | Compiled by Gary B. Smith
Bad Tiger Tales: John Feinstein's new book is tided The First Coming and subtitled Tiger Woods: Master or Martyr? Do we need to read further to know where the author's coming from?

April 06, 1998
Giving Tiger Pause: Gary Player relishes the thought of a Tiger Woods-Ernie Els rivalry that could last for decades. "Tiger's full swing is more impressive, but Ernie is far better from 100 yards...

April 06, 1998 | Gary Bridges
Every year during the week of the Freeport-McDermott Classic outside New Orleans, Louisiana's own Kelly Gibson plays galloping gourmand, leading fellow players on merry hunts for the best food in...

April 06, 1998
What do these players have in common?

April 06, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
It wasn't showy putting that won Tiger Woods the Masters

April 06, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
How good was the 270 Tiger Woods shot last year in the Masters? Better by a stroke than the lowest first, second, third and final rounds that Ben Hogan ever played at Augusta National. Here's how...

April 06, 1998 | Rick Lipsey
73Weeks between Lee Trevino's previous Senior tour victory at the 1996 Emerald Coast Classic, and his win in last week's Southwestern Bell Dominion.

April 06, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

April 06, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
There are good reasons to believe Tiger Woods won't repeat at Augusta