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July 26, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 4

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Muhammad Ali Cover - Sports Illustrated July 26, 1999

July 26, 1999 | Gary Smith
<b>There was no action in the TCU locker room before the 1957 Cotton Bowl, but what Marvin Newman photographed there is as close to the essence of sports as anything that happens on a playing...

July 26, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Do you realize you could be British Open champ?

July 26, 1999
Maybe coaches should recruit more intelligent players who can pass a remedial college writing class while also being able to shoot a layup.—BECKIE FISHER, Champaign, Ill.

July 26, 1999
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,...

July 26, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

July 26, 1999 | John Walters
1.1Rating (equal to 843,000 households) for the WNBA All-Star Game on ESPN on July 14. Houston, home of the champion Comets, got the highest local rating, a 2.7 (46,000 households).

July 26, 1999 | John Walters
Credit Fox's Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly for keeping silent during the moving pregame ceremonies at the All-Star Game. They let the pictures tell the story, as when the camera panned to...

July 26, 1999 | Steve Rushin
By reading these rules and slavishly following them, you too can learn our noble craft

July 26, 1999 | Kerry Murray
December 11, 1978

July 26, 1999 | Bill Colson
This being the season for doubles—the ground rule kind, the mixed kind, the bogey kind—it seemed high time to put out our first summer double issue. This also being vacation season, SPORTS...

July 26, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
Cycling's scandals leave Lance Armstrong in a no-win situation

July 26, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
•That David Cone had torn off his Yankees jersey to reveal an Adidas sports bra.

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July 26, 1999
8Home runs by Mark McGwire in the All-Star Home Run Derby after he cracked his bat.

July 26, 1999
America knew him as a toddler laughing on his father's knee, in the days when Secret Service agents taught him to box. We wept for him on the day he turned three, as he saluted his slain father....

July 26, 1999
To help Spanish-speaking ballplayers adapt to life in the U.S., a dozen major league organizations have bought Speaking of Baseball, a 140-page primer featuring chapters on shopping and paying...

July 26, 1999
On Astros manager Larry Dierker's first day back from brain surgery, outfielder Derek Bell bitched about Dierker's dropping him to sixth in the batting order.

July 26, 1999
REGGIE JACKSONHall of Famer, asked what numbers he would put up today: "About .240 with about 18 home runs. I'm 53 years old, brother."

July 26, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
Henry Kimbro burned bright in the Negro leagues

July 26, 1999 | Ron Fimrite
As millions flock to beaches to frolic in the midsummer heat, boarddom's faithful seek primo spots for surfing across sand and through surf. Skim these sites to follow your favorite summer board...

July 26, 1999 | Franz Lidz
A swollen left eye and fifth-round knockdown almost cost David Reid his WBA title

July 26, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
Great sports pictures are the product of technology, ingenuity and passion

July 26, 1999
Brandy Bailey, Roanoke, Va.SoftballBrandy, a sophomore at Northside High, had nine no-hitters, including four in a row, while going 22-3 with 16 shutouts. Finishing the season with a 0.16 ERA and...

July 26, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
In a stellar career, David Cone had done everything but pitch a no-hitter. So he went out and threw a perfect game

July 26, 1999 | John Garrity
The 128th British Open will be remembered more for the way it was lost by than for how it was won by

July 26, 1999
Are you ready for some football? Dr. Z asks the hard questions about all 31 NFL teams, and Peter King weighs in with Web-exclusive postcards from training camp.

July 26, 1999
BASEBALL

July 26, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
The umpires' hardball threat to resign may well backfire on them

July 26, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
July 18,1999Astros 2, Indians 0

July 26, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
Alan Trammell says he may resign as the Tigers' hitting coach after this season if the team's offense doesn't pick up. The disappointing seasons of first baseman Tony Clark (.245, II home runs, 43...

July 26, 1999 | Jeff Pearlman
Former Frontier League star Morgan Burkhart is finally on track to the bigs

July 26, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Short ShriftFor the second year in a row, the U.S. dropped a Davis Cup tie at home

July 26, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
0ATP tour events in 1999 won by a top-seeded player.

July 26, 1999 | Ian Thomsen
Back in the BackThanks to stellar play in MLS, Marcelo Balboa rejoins the U.S. defense

July 26, 1999 | William Nack
When is inducted into the Hall of Fame this week, it will mark the end of a long comeback from disgrace and despair

July 26, 1999
Going Back, Back, Back...Kids playing baseball in a tenement alley.BOSTON, 1909

July 26, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
We never thought we'd say it, but in some cases, image is everything. A great picture is worth a thousand words...and may abide for a thousand years

July 26, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
Both Justin Leonard and Craig Parry felt as if they had lost the Open twice

July 26, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
With the possible exception of Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods had come to Carnoustie as the hottest player in the game. He had won three of his last four starts and tied for third in the other, the...

July 26, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
A year after an unforgettable finish, came to Carnoustie trying to rediscover his magic

July 26, 1999
Sacrebleu!

July 26, 1999 | Rick Reilly
For the last 25 years the Voice of Golf has given a royal send-off to every player in the British Open

July 26, 1999 | John Garrity
On Gigha, a tiny island in the birthplace of golf, the game appears headed for a bad end

July 26, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit

July 26, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

July 26, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Should Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, John Daly, Scott Hoch, Steve Jones and Tom Kite be fined or otherwise penalized for pulling out of the British Open?

July 26, 1999 | Laura Davies
I enjoy watching the British Open, but I can't help but be a little bit jealous of the men

July 26, 1999
Whitney Wade, Glasgow, Ky.Whitney, 13, became the youngest winner in the 73-year history of the Kentucky Women's Amateur by birdieing the second playoff hole to beat Velvet Milkman, 34. Whitney,...

July 26, 1999 | Walter Bingham
Think Carnoustie was tough? Wait'll you see what the R&A has up its sleeve

July 26, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
When an already tough course turned into a killer, everybody screamed bloody murder