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May 15, 2000 | Volume 92, Issue 20

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000 | Rick Reilly
If there was one kid at Columbine High you figured would get past what he'd seen and what he'd felt and what he'd heard, it was Greg Barnes.

May 15, 2000
I like to think that God called Payne Stewart early because He or She was tired of playing with Ben Hogan.—Tony Crowell, Laguna Beach, Calif.

May 15, 2000
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, 135 West 50th Street, New York, N.Y....

May 15, 2000 | Pete McEntegart
August 26, 1963

May 15, 2000 | John Walters
Highlights

May 15, 2000 | John Walters
Steve Levy and Darren Pang don't mind working overtime. These two ESPN hockey commentators, who broadcast last Thursday's Flyers-Penguins five-overtime affair, the longest televised game (152...

May 15, 2000 | John Walters
Former NBA player Kenny Smith, analyst for TBS and TNT's Inside the NBA studio show, is in a control room watching Game 4 of the Bucks-Pacers Eastern Conference quarterfinals series. "I don't...

May 15, 2000 | John Walters
Tired of absurd rankings by boxing's dubious governing bodies? Click on these unbiased ratings

May 15, 2000 | John Walters
The launch of "Mom's Guide to Sports" on MOMSGUIDE.COMOn Mother's Day (when else?), this Web portal will introduce a channel explaining team sports to the uninitiated soccer, Little League and...

May 15, 2000 | Steve Rushin
Ray Lewis serves as a reminder that what we read isn't always the whole story

May 15, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
In a game rigged for offense, pitchers have but one recourse

May 15, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
The man whose pep talks gave new meaning to the term Dodger Blue has added red and white to his repertoire: Tommy Lasorda has been named manager of the 2000 U.S. Olympic baseball team. When asked...

May 15, 2000 | Richard Hoffer
579Innings pitched by Randy Johnson, through Sunday, since he last gave up a home run to a lefthanded batter.

May 15, 2000
Marathon MessWhy the world's best doesn't deserve a free pass to Sydney

May 15, 2000
Respected•The Screen Actors Guild picket lines, by Tiger Woods and Nomar Garciaparra. Woods, a SAG member by dint of his numerous TV ads, balked at filming a Nike spot in Orlando, and Garciaparra,...

May 15, 2000
Like a real-life Roy Hobbs, Kerry Wood rose from the dead last week. In his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 1999, the Cubs' 22-year-old fireballer allowed the Astros only...

May 15, 2000
After the Kings' Chris Webber and Jason Williams were written up for reckless driving—both had been cited for speeding in January—Webber said, "If Sacramento troubles me about a ticket, they will...

May 15, 2000
CHRIS CHILDSKnicks guard, asked if he appreciated the Miami-New York playoff rivalry: "I spent two years with New Jersey, so I appreciate any playoff games."

May 15, 2000 | Mark Bechtel
Two drivers were back on the track last weekend after horrific wrecks

May 15, 2000 | Tim Crothers
Sartorially challenged Brandon Taliaferro led UCLA to its 18th NCAA championship

May 15, 2000 | Franz Lidz
IBF middleweight champ Bernard Hopkins aims his biggest shots at promoters

May 15, 2000 | Ron Fimrite
FAIR BALL: A Fan's Case For BaseballBy Bob CostasBroadway Books, $21.95

May 15, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Hands down—and up—Miguel Cairo has the most unorthodox grip in the bigs

May 15, 2000 | L. Jon Wertheim
Pennsylvania's tenacious Haverford XI is the only college varsity in the land

May 15, 2000 | Alexis Jetter
Tom Brown's Olympic quest depends on two strong legs, one of them carbon

May 15, 2000 | Mark Beech
The latest accessory in horse racing may give new meaning to the phrase winning by a nose. Flair Equine Nasal Strips—six-by-four-inch black strips, placed an inch above a horse's...

May 15, 2000 | Austin Murphy
Shannon Hartnett of the U.S. reigns over Scotland's arcane strength competitions

May 15, 2000 | Kelley King
Will 6'11" Chris Young sign a baseball contract or stay at Princeton to play two sports?

May 15, 2000 | Mark Beech
Who would have guessed that riding a bike could jeopardize your plans for a family? It's no laughing matter for male and female cyclists, who sometimes struggle with sexual dysfunction, along with...

May 15, 2000
Ginnie Powell, SeattleTrack and FieldGinnie, a sophomore at Rainier Beach High, won the girls' 100-meter hurdles in a meet-record 14.07 and the 300 hurdles, and ran a leg on the Vikings'...

May 15, 2000 | William Nack
Fusaichi Pegasus started his drive for horse racing's elusive prize with a spectacular win in the Kentucky Derby

May 15, 2000 | Austin Murphy
Since breaking his engagement, Mike Modano, who was sputtering through the season, has become reengaged on the ice and is leading Dallas's quest for a second straight Cup

May 15, 2000 | Michael Farber
After a disappointing regular season, usually bellicose Avalanche star Peter Forsberg has kept his cool and gotten hot

May 15, 2000
Stay plugged in to the playoffs: Phil Taylor answers your NBA questions and Kostya Kennedy responds to your NHL queries in their virtual mailbags at cnnsi.com/si_online.

May 15, 2000 | Tom Verducci
Though their roster keeps turning over, the Braves remain the class of the National League, and their 15-win streak suggests the best may be yet to come

May 15, 2000 | Paul Zimmerman
With 612 games in the trenches and still counting, the Matthews clan is proving to be the most durable in NFL history

May 15, 2000 | Jack McCallum
Knicks fans see once notorious Latrell Sprewell for what he is: a car-loving, Jet-skiing, laid-back swingman who's their best hope to beat the Heat

May 15, 2000 | Phil Taylor
Penny Hardaway battles his former mate's team—and reflects on what might have been

May 15, 2000 | Ian Thomsen
Brian Grant emerged from a funk just in time to help the Blazers top Utah in Game 1

May 15, 2000 | Bill Barich
Portuguese-Americans in the San Joaquin Valley of California stage bullfights in the style of the Old Country, with one exception: No bull sheds a drop of blood

May 15, 2000 | E.M. Swift
The high cost of attending games is fattening owners' wallets while it drives average fans from arenas, and it may be cooling America's passion for pro sports

May 15, 2000
Roman ChargesStars center Roman Lyashenko gets off a shot as he's being helped to the ice by Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan during the fifth and final game of Dallas's Western Conference...

May 15, 2000
OLYMPIC SPORTS

May 15, 2000 | Tim Layden
Hot RodIn a steamy trials marathon, Rod DeHaven grabbed the only U.S. ticket to Sydney

May 15, 2000 | Brian Cazeneuve
Marathoner Khalid Khannouchi, whose long run to U.S. citizenship ended last week, is not the only athlete who has been on an affiliation odyssey this year. Here are some other folks who hope to be...

May 15, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
The PacesetterTwo super games from Reggie Miller helped cure what ailed Indiana

May 15, 2000 | Jackie MacMullan
The NBA is mourning the passing of Trail Blazers assistant coach Bill Musselman, 59, who was known for both his insatiable appetite for the game and his impassioned locker room speeches. Only days...

May 15, 2000 | Kostya Kennedy
Sleeping BeautyAt least the Flyers and Penguins were awake to the end of a five-OT epic

May 15, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
John D'Amico, who was the NHL supervisor during the No Goal II controversy in the Flyers-Sabers playoff series last month, found a hole in a net before three games of the subsequent Devils-Maple...

May 15, 2000 | Pierre McGuire
May 15, 1990Oilers vs. Bruins

May 15, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
Poison PenExpected to be one of the Rangers' strong points, their relief corps has been absorbing a Texas-sized pounding

May 15, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
The Cardinals have bashed their way to the top of the National League Central, but have they been tested? At week's end St. Louis had played 18 of 31 games at home and only two series against...

May 15, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
May 5, 2000 Tigers 10, Twins 8

May 15, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
The 2000 all-star game in Atlanta might turn into a reunion of 1996 A's infielders. Four years ago it wouldn't have been a stretch to predict that first baseman Mark McGwire would still be so...

May 15, 2000 | Sophie Gustafson
I hope that someday people will talk more about my golf and less about the way I speak

May 15, 2000
Maria Garcia-Estrada, Tenerise, SpainGarcia-Estrada, a freshman at Duke, got her first collegiate victory and became the third consecutive freshman to win the ACC title while leading the...

May 15, 2000
Gary Player's tips for the well-mannered golfer

May 15, 2000
BUDDY, SAM SNEAD'S GOLDEN RETRIEVER

May 15, 2000
•Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!Carlos Franco let the good times roll—again—in New Orleans.

May 15, 2000 | Alan Shipnuck
Yes, the playoff in New Orleans was a disaster, but second place still looked pretty good to Blaine and Claudia McCallister

May 15, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
The Tip That Saved SuttonHorgen's Secret

May 15, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

May 15, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
Is a gifted golfer better off turning pro after high school, as Sergio Garcia did, or attending college, like Matt Kuchar?

May 15, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
SYNONYMS for a LOB SHOTBalloon, beanbag, blimpy, blooper, butterfly, dead ball, dragonfly, feather, kill shot, let the air out, parachute, Phil's phlop, pillow ball, pop tart, sack of potatoes,...

May 15, 2000 | Jaime Diaz
The royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews was wise to declare its intention to close ranks with the USGA and outlaw hot drivers, but until R& A officials abandon their quills and enter...