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January 29, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 4

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Tony Siragusa Cover - Sports Illustrated January 29, 2001

January 29, 2001 | Seth Davis
Back on The ProwlAfter a rough start, preseason No. 1 Arizona is at full force and looking like a title contender

January 29, 2001 | Seth Davis
WAY TO go, UCLA athletic director Peter Dalis. Now that everyone knows you misled Bruins coach Steve Lavin about having talked to Rick Pitino last month, crowds on the road are having a field day...

January 29, 2001 | Tim Crothers
Two-time Olympian Dawn Staley is reviving the women's program at Temple

January 29, 2001 | Rick Reilly
SEE, IF you're the Baltimore Ravens, the key to the Super Bowl is making sure your unblockable star linebacker, Ray Lewis, doesn't have any distractions that might affect his play. You'd hate to...

January 29, 2001
Two hundred fifty-two million dollars and A-Rod needs an incentive package? Dave Russell, Cranbrook, B.C. Lest We Forget IN YOUR headline on Frank Deford's story about Tiger Woods you...

January 29, 2001 | Mark Beech
APRIL 13,1992

January 29, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Redeem's the theme, as the media harp on athletes' desire to avenge defeats and expunge misdeeds

January 29, 2001 | John Walters
Highlights

January 29, 2001 | John Walters
EDIFICE REXA site devoted to stadiums past, present and future is a field of dreams for the baseball-deprived

January 29, 2001 | John Walters
With three networks—CBS, ESPN and Fox—strip-mining the NFL for every last schmaltzy pregame show profile, it's amazing that Lifetime uncovered a pristine gem as part of its NFL Stories: Straight...

January 29, 2001 | Josh Elliott
Why off-the-field woes don't threaten the NFL's primacy

January 29, 2001 | Josh Elliott
More dancingCan ban on end zone celebrations. Face it: Bob 'n' Weave hurts no one.

January 29, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
WHAT WOULD the new U.S. President do to clean up baseball's fiscal landscape? "Get rid of arbitration," former Texas Rangers owner George W. Bush said last week. That's pretty much the consensus...

January 29, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Amazingly, no fewer than three movies are in the works in which Howard Cosell is a character. Herewith, the tale of the tape on the trio of actors who plan to tell it like it was.

January 29, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
1Hall of Fame votes cast, by John Lopez of the Houston Chronicle, for Jim Deshaies, the subject of an Internet campaign to earn the journeyman pitcher at least one tally.

January 29, 2001 | Amy Ruth Levine
FOR ONE fan at the Meadowlands on Jan. 14, the Giants' touchdown 1:57 into the NFC title game was no cause for celebration. Just after the play, Fred Oser, 56, of Perth Amboy, N.J., had a heart...

January 29, 2001 | Amy Ruth Levine
Q What happens to championship hats and shirts made for teams that lose the big game?

January 29, 2001 | Amy Ruth Levine
RenamedSixers guard Allen Iverson's forthcoming rap album. Originally titled Non-Fiction, the album, which includes the controversial song 40 Bars, will be called Misunderstood. The release date...

January 29, 2001
World Sports Awards, Royal Albert Hail, London, Jan. 16

January 29, 2001
Too bad the name Tiger Beat is taken: The buzz last week was that Hearst, publisher of Esquire and Good Housekeeping, has been working on a magazine devoted to Tiger Woods. Although Woods's reps...

January 29, 2001
Citing the sport's role in "creating understanding between people," a Swedish legislator nominated soccer for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

January 29, 2001
JASON WILLIAMSKings guard and college dropout, on the value of education: "I wish I'd spent more time on my jump shot than learning to read and write."

January 29, 2001
Willie Chandler, SCRANTON, PA.BasketballChandler, a 6' 4" sophomore guard at College Misericordia of Dallas, Pa., scored his 1,000th point of his collegiate career in a 95-52 victory over Beaver...

January 29, 2001
Guidance for those lost in sports

January 29, 2001
Defense will be the main course on the menu, so SI asked NFL scouts what the offenses should cook up for two of the league's hungriest units

January 29, 2001
THERE'S NO GOOD WAY to scheme the Ravens. They have 11 really good players, and it's all about [defensive coordinator] Marvin Lewis. He has them flying around on every down, six and seven guys...

January 29, 2001 | Peter King
After a lame 1999 season, Giants defensive end Michael Strahan got his head and heart back into the game and now is a key to New York's title chances

January 29, 2001 | Michael Silver
Tony Siragusa, the Ravens' massive, gap-plugging, run-stopping, life-loving defensive tackle, could end up as the toast of the town in Tampa

January 29, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
With a controversial 100-point performance, Dajuan Wagner showed why he may be the' sport's next big thing

January 29, 2001
Aimin' LowBrendan Doran of Steamboat, Colo., takes flight during the World Cup team ski-jumping competition held at Utah Olympic Park, near Park City. The U.S. finished eighth in a field of eight.

January 29, 2001 | Michael Farber
King defenseman Rob Blake, who may be traded in advance of hitting the jackpot as a free agent, could turn a contender into the Stanley Cup favorite

January 29, 2001 | Michael Farber
HERE ARE the 10 NHL players SI ranks as being the most likely to sign megabuck contracts as unrestricted free agents following this season.

January 29, 2001 | S.L. Price
The Raptors' Vince Carter has star power to burn, but can he stoke up the competitive fire that rages in the game's elite players?

January 29, 2001
OLYMPIC SPORTS

January 29, 2001 | E.M. Swift
Fall GuysWhile Michelle Kwan Soared at the figure skating nationals, the men hit the deck

January 29, 2001 | E.M. Swift
Luge coach Fred Zimny received the USOC's award for developmental coach of the year. Zimny recruited Jean Racine into the sport nine years ago. Four years later, when Racine turned 17 and was...

January 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Worldly ViewDikembe Mutombo has lore important things to worry about than his impending free agency

January 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
THE SONICS are serious about making Gary Payton curb his disruptive behavior. "His point to me was, 'I'm the same guy I've always been,' and I don't disagree," says G.M. Wally Walker, who...

January 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
On the Celtics, who at week's end were 3-4 under Rick Pitino's successor, Jim O'Brien:

January 29, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
WHEN 6'8" Chucky Brown (left), a career 6.2 points-per-game scorer, stepped on the floor for the Warriors last week after signing a 10-day contract, he set a record by playing for his llth NBA...

January 29, 2001 | Chris Ballard
For Houston's Matt Bullard, the NBA is an outsized game of Pop-A-Shot

January 29, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Punch Line

January 29, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
MARK MESSIER RANGERS C OR RON FRANCIS HURRICANES C

January 29, 2001 | Pierre Mcguire
DON'T BE surprised if more teams follow the Rangers' overtime strategy of using three forwards and one defenseman. Through last Saturday, New York, which was 4-1-3 in sudden death, had more...

January 29, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
Pretty, Floyd!Floyd Mayweather's TKO of Diego Corrales was a fistic masterpiece

January 29, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Fame or Shame?LPGA Must Decide on Blalock

January 29, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
COLD LOGIC will trump gooey sentiment when the Supreme Court decides the Casey Martin case. Sorry, but I find absurd the notion that a disabled person should be accommodated in pro sports, the...

January 29, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
What do these golfers have in common?•Jay Delsing•Steve Stricker•Tiger WoodsThey're the only players in the last 10 years to ace the 16th hole at the TPC of Scottsdale, site of this week's Phoenix...

January 29, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
I've had two life-threatening accidents, but I don't consider myself unfortunate

January 29, 2001
•Lei'd to Rest It took five years, but Brad Faxon can finally say aloha to his big bust of '96 at Waialae.

January 29, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Once a hot prospect, Matt Kuchar turned down millions to stay in school. When he finally made his pro debut, at the Sony Open, no one even paid attention