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April 16, 2001 | Volume 94, Issue 16

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Tiger Woods Cover - Sports Illustrated April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001
Someone needs to tell Rasheed Wallace that there is no trophy for most technical fouls.—NATE SMITH, Aurora, Colo.

April 16, 2001
Letters

April 16, 2001 | Josh Elliott
DECEMBER 8, 1969

April 16, 2001 | Steve Rushin
A visit to baseball's treasures at Cooperstown brightens the promise of a season ahead

April 16, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
Highlights

April 16, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Major League Baseball's website struggled through an error-plagued opening week

April 16, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
It's mid-April, and that means that Steve Levy, the affable NHL play-by-play man for ESPN, will find himself on the business end of a lot of nasty looks from his colleagues. Levy, you see,...

April 16, 2001 | John O'Keefe
On Boston TV days before the 1986 World Series, Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner said, "The dreams are that you're going to have a great Series and win, and the nightmares are that you're going...

April 16, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
This time, football's silver-and-black sheep is setting himself up for a fall

April 16, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
The EgotistOn his first day as AFL commissioner in 1966, Davis instructs staffer writing press release about him to insert words dynamic and genius.

April 16, 2001
Members of the formidable Pirates teams of the 1970s remember Hall of Fame slugger Willie Stargell, who died on Monday of a stroke at age 61.

April 16, 2001
Last week Croatian-born naval architect Dubravko Rajcevic, 46, was convicted in a Miami-Dade County court of stalking Martina Hingis. Below, Rajcevic reads (in italic) and explains (in roman) a...

April 16, 2001
15Years since the major league team with the game's highest-paid player on its Opening Day roster made the playoffs; the 1986 Mets won their division with top earner Gary Carter.

April 16, 2001
Slam or not? That's the big question after Tiger Woods's Masters victory. Overlooked in all the to-and-fro is one athlete who has a unique perspective on the question. In June 1984 Martina...

April 16, 2001
(Q) Why do so many NHL players still play with wooden sticks?

April 16, 2001
Settled•A class-action suit against Art Modell brought by Browns fans, who claimed Modell violated Ohio's consumer protection laws and breached his contract with them by moving his team to...

April 16, 2001
Good bargains are tough to come by in real estate, which is why we call your attention to this hot listing: a 56,000-square-foot mansion in Farmington, Conn., with 18 bedrooms and 38 baths, listed...

April 16, 2001
In the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race in Martinsville, Va., rookie Jon Wood's Ford was sponsored by Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Warner.

April 16, 2001
At the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach, Calif., last week, Hollywood celebs got a chance to trade paint with the racing world's finest: I) Enjoying the hands-on experience were (left to...

April 16, 2001
SAM PERKINSPacers center, 39, on Indiana's woes: "If I'm starting, you know something's wrong."

April 16, 2001 | Kelley King
After two recent title-game losses, Boston College finally won another NCAA crown

April 16, 2001 | William Nack
Point Given completed his Derby preps with a spectacular win at Santa Anita

April 16, 2001 | Charles Hirshberg
The author is decisive, witty and positively brilliant. Just ask him

April 16, 2001 | Grant Wahl
Hristo Stoitchkov, a star from Bulgaria, holds nothing back from his Fire teammates

April 16, 2001
It's the best rivalry in MLS: Fire versus MetroStars, which last year involved a bench-clearing brawl, a general manager (the Metros' Nick Sakiewicz) secretly vowing to pay his players'...

April 16, 2001
Maggie Hanson, BOWDOINHAM, MAINETrack and FieldHanson, a junior at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., won the Division III indoor title in the 5,000 meters. Her time of 16:59.07 was nearly eight...

April 16, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
With seeming inevitability, Tiger Woods rolled over the Masters field to complete art unprecedented feat—holding all four major titles at once

April 16, 2001 | Michael Farber
The pressure is on talent-rich Colorado, the NHL's best regular-season club, to win another Stanley Cup, or the Avalanche is likely to be dismantled

April 16, 2001 | Michael Farber
Goaltenders forever will be the backbone of Stanley Cup dreams. Here is SI's ranking of this year's postseason netminders.

April 16, 2001 | Tom Verducci
No Mac? No sweat, as rookie Albert Pujols led reshuffled St. Louis to a sweep of Arizona

April 16, 2001
Grab Tiger by his tale. Check out our exclusive scrapbook on the two-time Masters champion: all the past SI covers and stories, plus an interactive career timeline at cnnsi.com/si_online.

April 16, 2001 | Franz Lidz
Prince Naseem Hamed's glitz was no match for the grit of Marco Antonio Barrera in their featherweight showdown

April 16, 2001 | E.M. Swift
Ever-brash Bill Johnson thought he could regain his gold medal form at 41 and win back his wife. Then he crashed

April 16, 2001 | S.L. Price
As coach and star of Liberia's national soccer team and as a benefactor to legions of his countrymen, George Weah is a rare ray of hope in a poor and violent place

April 16, 2001
SkateboardingBoston College right wing Chuck Kobasew gets to try a new surface after colliding with North Dakota defenseman David Hale in the NCAA championship game, which the Eagles won 3-2 in...

April 16, 2001
BASEBALL

April 16, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
After the StormHaving cleared the air in L.A., Gary Sheffield is winning over fans with his play

April 16, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, reflect on what they saw and heard during the season's first week

April 16, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
By throwing a 3-0 no-hitter against the Orioles last week, Hideo Nomo of the Red Sox became the only pitcher to toss no-hit gems before and after playing for the Mets. While onetime members of the...

April 16, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
April 7Orioles 4, Indians 2

April 16, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Stricken with lupus in 1999, Tim Raines, 41, battled back to make the Expos

April 16, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Bouncing BackResilient Paul Pierce has lifted the Celtics into the playoff hunt

April 16, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
On the 76ers' acquisition of center Dikembe Mutombo:"Losing Theo Ratliff and Toni Kukoc in the trade for Mutombo changed the Sixers' chemistry, but it didn't set them back. They were a quickness...

April 16, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Clippers guard Eric Piatkowski"When I was going to high school in Rapid City, S.Dak., I was 6'6", the same as I am now, and it seemed like the jerseys in the 50s were the only ones big enough to...

April 16, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
With each passing week more and more people around the league believe that Michael Jordan is indeed trying to come back next season. "He is coming back, I know that for a fact," says one of the...

April 16, 2001 | Josh Elliott
Richard Hamilton is excelling in his new role as go-to guy in Washington

April 16, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
Blue-chip StockOttawa wing Martin Havlat, 19, is the rookie with the biggest upside

April 16, 2001 | Kostya Kennedy
LARRY ROBINSONDEVILSThough stars Jason Arnott and Scott Niedermayer missed time because of contract disputes, Robinson kept the defending champs on top. New Jersey went into the playoffs on a...

April 16, 2001 | Pierre McGuire
Is 19-year-old rookie goaltender Rick DiPietro the latest young Islander to enter general manager Mike Milbury's doghouse? Milbury, who in recent years traded high first-round picks such as...

April 16, 2001 | Rick Reilly
A Graybeard and a woman in a large red visor were under the old oak tree at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday afternoon, hoping to say hello to their hero, Tiger Woods, before the biggest round...

April 16, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Despite Missing The Cut, amateur James Driscoll had a week that he and his clan won't soon forget

April 16, 2001 | John Garrity
The record-low cut at the Masters was only the latest example of how a hot trend in equipment his affected the Tour

April 16, 2001
The word Slam echoed in the pines, but the Masters was won, as it often is, by the man who seemed the most serene over 72 holes. Not that anyone was fooled. There is an almost combustible desire...

April 16, 2001 | Bill Geist
The author and his son may have bonded on the golf course, but it wasn't over their love of the game

April 16, 2001 | John Garrity
The budget's a nightmare, but the design's a dream and finally all systems are go

April 16, 2001 | John Garrity
"We've got a bit of a hiccup now," assistant athletic director Chip Howard said last week, sounding as if he had a bone in his throat. He was still trying to digest the headline in the April 4...

April 16, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
The 180-foot-long, 105-foot-tall net at the end of the Augusta National practice range rises out of the Georgia pines like a giant. Though big and bold in scale, the clingy contraption can't claim...

April 16, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
No, Tiger Woods's run of four straight majors is not a Grand Slam. Counting his win in the Players Championship, I call it the Quintessential Quintuple. If Woods wins the U.S. Open in June, his...

April 16, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
What do these players have in common?

April 16, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Should Arnold Palmer serve as an honorary starter at the Masters?

April 16, 2001 | Jaime Diaz
Synonyms for: A wild shotAir Canada, AMF, H&R Block, in the lumberyard, into orbit, lateral, left of Lenin, next zip code, off the world, Oscar Brown's farm, reload, right of Rush, roof...

April 16, 2001
Lauren Espinosa, Irving, TexasRandy Lowry, Spring, Texas

April 16, 2001 | Franklin Langham
Manning a scoreboard at the Masters was a thrill, but seeing my name on it was a bigger one

April 16, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
For David Duval and Phil Mickelson wining a major came down to pulling off the right shot at the right time at 16

April 16, 2001
Only two years after its last major overhaul, Augusta National will undergo another. Masters chairman Hootie Johnson, citing the distances players can drive the ball, conceded last week that "four...

April 16, 2001 | Linn Strickler
My busman's holiday in Augusta was a bargain

April 16, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
For a lot of folks in Augusta, the flat economy took the fizz out of Masters week