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May 04, 1998 | Volume 88, Issue 18

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Khalid Minor Cover - Sports Illustrated May 04, 1998

May 04, 1998
Thanks for acknowledging how far women's hoops has come and how much fun we're having here in Knoxville.—WOODY ENGLISH, Knoxville, Tenn.

May 04, 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,...

May 04, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
Attending your own funeral, which is sort of what Reggie White did last week, is a risky business. It can be enjoyable, letting the eulogies wash over you, but there's the very real chance that...

May 04, 1998 | Richard Hoffer
•That gutsy Jayson Williams could've played the Bulls with one more hand than he had.

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May 04, 1998
7Gold medals represented when Sacramento Kings doctor Eric Heiden checked out Houston Rockets star Charles Barkley for a hernia.

May 04, 1998
YESNever on Sunday was a charming movie. It should not have been an NCAA policy. The obligation to adjust all championship schedules to accommodate any school with a policy against playing on...

May 04, 1998
Juiced balls? Juiced bats? Juiceless pitching? Smaller strike zones? Creatine? Whatever the reason, college baseball is on a run-scoring binge that has made 20-run games commonplace and safe...

May 04, 1998
Pegasus Gold, a Spokane, Wash.-based mining company that paid $32 million to settle lawsuits over environmental damage in Montana (including the devastation of six trout streams) and filed for...

May 04, 1998
ANTAWN JAMISONNorth Carolina star, on his decision to leave school early for the NBA: "There's not much more to accomplish, other than maybe winning a national championship."

May 04, 1998 | John Walters
Reggie Theus is turning heads with his commentary during the NBA playoffs

May 04, 1998 | John Walters
The arrival of spring means that in city parks across the country hordes of in-line skaters will be hitting the pavement—figuratively and literally. More than 30 million Americans own in-line...

May 04, 1998 | Franz Lidz
After nailing Virgil Hill, Roy Jones wants a big-bank shot against a heavyweight

May 04, 1998 | Jack McCallum
Eyebrows rarely arch when the world's first gay team takes the pitch in London

May 04, 1998
Marisa Galante, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.PowerliftingMarisa, 15, won the girls' 15-19 age-group title in the 148-pound weight class at the World Powerlifting Association championships. She set three...

May 04, 1998
The competitive spirit never left UNC Charlotte freshman Charles Hayward, even when he learned last year that he was suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (SI, Jan. 26) and was told he might never...

May 04, 1998 | John Walters
Saturday 5/2Kentucky DerbyIf this 1¼-mile jockey jihad is the most exciting two minutes in sports, what is the least? A Karl Malone free throw? Ron Powlus rolling out to pass? (Editor: This...

May 04, 1998 | John Walters
The winners in categories not included at the recent Sports Emmy awards: Best Crawl Scores, to CNN Headline News, which pioneered the highlighting of winners in yellow; Most Unfortunate Name...

May 04, 1998
As the NBA playoffs began, four key figures at various stages of their careers offered unique perspectives on the challenges of the postseason.

May 04, 1998
Departments

May 04, 1998
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and CNN team up on the Internet to offer up-to-the-minute sports news and stats. Check out our two free fantasy baseball leagues—there's still time to register your team. Chart...

May 04, 1998 | Michael Bamberger
Making his long-awaited postseason debut, Vin Baker gave the Sonics a quick lift, then saw how quickly foes can adjust in a short series

May 04, 1998 | Gerry Callahan
With a relaxed confidence in himself and his players, Dave Cowens had the Hornets playing as well in the playoffs as they did during the season

May 04, 1998 | Phil Taylor
Having seen it all in a 13-year career, including 13 trips to the playoffs, the venerable Charles Oakley helped the Knicks hammer out a split in their series with the Heat

May 04, 1998 | Marty Burns
There are valuable lessons to be learned in defeat, as Keith Van Horn and the Nets found out in two hard-fought battles with the Bulls

May 04, 1998
SkateboardingThe Flyers' Eric Lindros treads the boards in a first-round playoff showdown with the Sabres, which Philadelphia won 3-2 to even the series at one game apiece.

May 04, 1998 | Michael Farber

May 04, 1998 | Richard Hoffer

May 04, 1998 | Michael Silver

May 04, 1998 | Grant Wahl

May 04, 1998
SOCCER

May 04, 1998 | Grant Wahl
Clean Sweep

May 04, 1998 | Grant Wahl
Tampa Bay Mutiny midfielder and 1988 California high school surfing champ Frankie Hejduk had been known until this year for the big wave he failed to catch: Given a shot with the U.S. team in '97,...

May 04, 1998 | Ivan Maisel
On the Griddle

May 04, 1998 | Kostya Kennedy
Breakthrough

May 04, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
A player to watch: the Penguins' 21-year-old rookie Alexei Morozov, a 6'1", 180-pound right wing with outstanding speed, puck-possession skills and the ability to beat opponents one-on-one off the...

May 04, 1998 | Pierre McGuire
MAY 4, 1985, BLACKHAWKS VS. OILERSGlenn Anderson, Charlie Huddy and Jari Kurri each scored two goals in Edmonton's 11-2 thrashing of Chicago in Game 1 of the Campbell Conference finals. Only three...

May 04, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Spur of the Moment

May 04, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
If the Rockets lose out on the Scottie Pippen free-agent sweepstakes, they may try to sign Mavericks forward Cedric Ceballos, who has received an endorsement from his former Suns teammate Charles...

May 04, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Collector's ItemIn His 10 years as a journeyman NBA point guard, the Cavaliers' Scott Brooks has made sure to pick up a jersey from each of his teams. The one exception: the Celtics, who waived...

May 04, 1998 | Tim Crothers

May 04, 1998 | Tim Crothers
The Cubs will gladly entertain trade offers for 34-year-old centerfielder Lance Johnson. When Johnson missed 14 starts with a strained groin and hip flexor, he was replaced in 10 of those games by...

May 04, 1998 | Tim Crothers
"It is hard to motivate yourself with a team like this," Gary Sheffield said last week of the defending world champion Marlins, who had an 8-16 record through Sunday. "People look at us like we...

May 04, 1998 | Mark Bechtel
Leftfielder Chris Stynes has become the Reds' red-hot spark plug

May 04, 1998 | Rick Reilly
You won't believe who just set the NCAA back 25 years. The NCAA! Last week it did the single dumbest thing to college sports since Chris Webber took math. It's going to allow athletes to take jobs...

May 04, 1998 | Cameron Morfit

May 04, 1998 | Gary Van Sickle
Trevor Dodds outlasted two other pros on the rebound to win in Greensboro

May 04, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Out of the FireBurn victim Cathy Gerring braves an agonizing comeback

May 04, 1998 | Edited by Kevin Cook
Priceless: The Tour hasn't gone this far into the season without a multiple winner since 1994, when Nick Price won his second tournament of the year at the Southwestern Bell Colonial.

May 04, 1998 | Tommy Bolt
To hear people talk, you'd think I was worse than John Dillinger. Tommy (Thunder) Bolt, that's me, the fellow who everybody says had such a temper. Now, I'll admit that I got frustrated with...

May 04, 1998
Sinking Feeling: Nancy Lopez, wearing the jersey of Atlanta catcher Javy Lopez, threw out the first ball before an April 22 Braves-Diamondbacks game. But Hall of Famer N. Lopez, who had warmed up...

May 04, 1998 | John Lauerman
Riviera wants the U.S. Open. To get its wish, the storied Los Angeles club is enduring a makeover by turfmaster Paul Latshaw. "I love it," says Latshaw (left), who's tackling the task of rehabbing...

May 04, 1998
What do these players have in common?

May 04, 1998 | John O'Keefe
School's out on which college yields the most Tour talent

May 04, 1998 | John O'Keefe
69.86LPGA-Leading stroke average of Karrie Webb, who's attempting to become the first woman to average below 70 for a season.

May 04, 1998 | Cameron Morfit
PGA

May 04, 1998 | John Garrity
No one in golf could benefit more from a sabbatical than Greg Norman

May 04, 1998 | Gray Van Sickle
Kelly Robbins, the most gifted American on the LPGA tour, would rather not rush her long climb to the top