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April 02, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 14

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Jason Williams Cover - Sports Illustrated April 02, 2001

April 02, 2001
Allen Iverson's cornrows may sell tickets, but Ray Allen's sweet jump shot and composure will one day bring Milwaukee a championship.—KELLY ROSS, Westwood, Calif.

April 02, 2001
LETTERS

April 02, 2001 | Camille Bersamin
JANUARY 29, 1962

April 02, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Oh, doctor! Sports can lead to illness, perhaps even sickness unto sudden death

April 02, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
Highlights

April 02, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
It's no accident that Brandon Walsh tooled around the 90210 zip code for the better part of eight years in a sweet 1965 Mustang convertible. The man who played the perpetual TV youth, actor Jason...

April 02, 2001 | John O'Keefe
There's no media blackout of Arena football games online

April 02, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Pistol Pete: The Life and Times of Pete Maravich 4:30 pm). This documentary is loaded with Pistol wizardry, including pictures of Maravich as a seventh-grader playing for his high school varsity....

April 02, 2001 | Peter King
The NFL's realignment plans are mostly right on target

April 02, 2001 | Peter King
Los Angeles (pop. 3,633,591)Raiders boss Al Davis's lawsuit against NFL could set stage for return from Oakland.

April 02, 2001 | John Walters
The coaching matchup in the NCAA women's East regional basketball final in Pittsburgh on Monday was intriguing in more ways than one. On one bench was Geno Auriemma of reigning champion...

April 02, 2001
(Q) In light of California's electricity crisis, might the state's sporting events go dark?

April 02, 2001 | John Walters
.375Combined NBA winning percentage through Sunday of the four former or current coaches who played for Bob Knight at Indiana: Quinn Buckner (.159), Butch Carter (.442), Isiah Thomas (.449) and...

April 02, 2001
What if the sports world had its own Oscar night—and we don't mean an evening at a De La Hoya fight. Here's how the Academy might honor figures from the jock set.

April 02, 2001 | Yi-Wyn Yen
I know that for many people, tetherball evokes fond memories of suburban backyards and lazy afternoons at the swim club. But for me it dredges up feelings of humiliation and anxiety. Most of all...

April 02, 2001
For Sale•The personal possessions of the late Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas. Items include a $10,000 bed, videos prepared by Kansas City coaches on opposing offenses ($5) and a $1 handkerchief,...

April 02, 2001 | Will Lee
The NCAAS have just ended, and CBS's end credits have started rolling. As posttournament depression starts to set in, you hear a familiar piano preamble and realize there's still One Shining...

April 02, 2001
Maybe we should call him Hollywood Henderson. Hawks forward Alan Henderson is executive producer of an independent feature called Sacred Is the Flesh, which began filming last week. Henderson...

April 02, 2001
A Milwaukee pool and spa company is touting a "not guilty hot tub super sale" with ads claiming, "With a little common sense...you'll enjoy the relaxation of your new hot tub for 20 years to...

April 02, 2001
ISAIAH RIDERLos Angeles guard, on the Lakers' attitude toward him following his five-game suspension for violating the NBA antidrug program: "They're not really high on me."

April 02, 2001
Angel Perkins, CERRITOS, CALIF.Track and FieldAngel, a junior at Gahr High, set national high school indoor records in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes (23.59 and 53.25, respectively) at the...

April 02, 2001
Guidance for those lost in sports

April 02, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
Meet the players to watch as Arizona, Duke, Maryland and Michigan State square off for the national title

April 02, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
We asked coaches and assistants, who this season have broken down hours of tape preparing game plans to use against the Final Four teams, to tell us what they saw and offer insights on how to play...

April 02, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
"The most important thing about Arizona is to block out the Wildcats on the boards; they will fly over you if you let them," says an assistant whose team played them in the NCAAs. "The great...

April 02, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
"Their spacing is so good that it's almost impossible to guard them for 35 seconds and not give up an open shot," says one ACC assistant. "But if they're vulnerable, it's because they depend so...

April 02, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
"Maryland's offensive sets are really predictable because they all end with flex motion out of a 2-3 offensive alignment," says an assistant whose team lost to the Terps in the NCAA tournament....

April 02, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Tiger Woods has been gearing up for Augusta, and his win at the Players showed that he's right on schedule

April 02, 2001 | Chris Ballard
With newcomer Derek Anderson piercing defenses and putting up All-Star numbers, San Antonio ended the week with the NBA's best record

April 02, 2001
It's Manic Monday. For complete coverage of baseball's Opening Day, plus all you need to know about the NCAA men's championship game, log on to cnnsi.com.

April 02, 2001 | Tom Verducci
With three peroxided powder kegs in their lineup, the formerly anemic Brewers are looking to explode in new Miller Park

April 02, 2001
OLYMPIC SPORTS

April 02, 2001 | E.M. Swift
They Spun GoldGlittering performances lit up the World Figure Skating Championships

April 02, 2001 | E.M. Swift
Post-Olympic pomp and partying haven't slowed Ian Thorpe. On Monday at the Australian championships in Hobart, his first major meet since winning five medals in Sydney, the Aussie swim star won...

April 02, 2001
Island HoppingFans help Tiger Woods celebrate his long birdie putt on the island green of the 17th hole at Sawgrass during the third round of the Players Championship (page 46).

April 02, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
The Team to BeatAfter a 13-victory streak, the Devils again look Stanley Cup-tough

April 02, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
ROMAN TUREKBLUESA Vezina Trophy finalist last year, he was shaky in St. Louis's first-round upset by the Sharks. This season, through Sunday, the 30-year-old was 21-16-8 with a 2.40 GAA and .896...

April 02, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
Last week the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation was prepared to send a delegation to Detroit to try to coax the Red Wings' Scotty Bowman into coaching the country's team during the Salt Lake City...

April 02, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
A Healthier ClipFor the record, the Clippers are the league's most-improved team

April 02, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
The Illinois team that Lon Kruger left last summer won 27 of 35 games and reached this year's Elite Eight; the Hawks team he took over had, at week's end, won only 21 of 71. "I've never heard him...

April 02, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
On the title chances of the high-scoring Bucks, who were second in the East at week's end:

April 02, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
On Monday, Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley applied to move the franchise with the worst alltime record among current teams (98-352, .218) to Memphis. (The Hornets also made a last-minute...

April 02, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
After an itinerant youth, Eddie Robinson is at home in Charlotte

April 02, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Who's Up First?For the Royals, it will be one Carlos (Beltran) or the other (Febles)

April 02, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Even at its highest levels the sport of darts is all about hoisting a pint (or five) with your mates at the pub

April 02, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Two fathers stand watching their kids.