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July 23, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 3

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Bob Kalsu Cover - Sports Illustrated July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001
Fists of SteelLaila Ali and Jacqui Frazier just want to make some easy money and get publicity. I wish that they would step into the ring with Lucia Rijker or Christy Martin (above). Let's see...

July 23, 2001
Letters•Our e-mail address is letters@si.timeinc.com.•Our fax number is 212-467-4049.•Or you can send your letter to: The Editor, Sports Illustrated, 135 West 50th Street, New York, N.Y....

July 23, 2001 | Steve Rushin
The recent results in sports that seem too good to be true are all part of an insidious plan

July 23, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

July 23, 2001 | Chris Ballard
You are televising the WNBA, and this is your problem: Despite having an All-Star forward who has dropped 46 points in a game (the Minnesota Lynx's Katie Smith), an undersized, underdog rookie...

July 23, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Yahoo!'s index serves as an instant snapshot of which sports topics are hot and which are cooling

July 23, 2001 | John O'Keefe
The solidly researched Stealing Home: The Case for Contemporary Cuban Baseball (PBS, Thursday, 10 p.m.) details how the first player defection, of pitcher Rene Arocha in 1991, began a slow leak...

July 23, 2001 | Albert Chen
MARCH 1, 1965

July 23, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Who hit it big and who busted at last week's momentous Olympic summit

July 23, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
New YorkPro Hard to ignore most important city never to have hosted Games Con Scant history with international multisport events; transit and traffic chaos likely

July 23, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
When Florida State finished ahead of Miami in the Bowl Championship Series rankings last year even though the Seminoles had lost to the Hurricanes at midseason, the commissioners of the major...

July 23, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
6-7

July 23, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
The artists at Alexander Global Promotions—the Bellevue, Wash., company responsible for most of the bobble-head dolls that have become the super-hot promotional giveaway for sports teams—have an...

July 23, 2001
ShunnedThe Japanese media, by Mariners All-Stars Ichiro Suzuki and Kazuhiro Sasaki. After Suzuki nearly struck a group of photographers with his car while backing out of his driveway, the two...

July 23, 2001
Lance Armstrong has won two straight Tour de France titles largely on his strength in the race's brutal mountain stages. As of Monday he was 23rd in this year's Tour, with the Alps and Pyrenees...

July 23, 2001
Q Who are Street and Smith?

July 23, 2001
In Germany you need a license not just to drive, but to pitch and putt. To regulate the quality of play, many of the country's links require duffers to get a license, known as a Platzreife, from...

July 23, 2001
Barry Bonds has been dealing with a lot of big numbers this season, but earlier this month the figure 37 loomed particularly large. On July 3, Barry's wife, Liz, threw an early surprise birthday...

July 23, 2001
The URL www.tourdefrance.com takes users to a German adult site called the NoCreditCard-Peepshow.

July 23, 2001
TED LEONSISCapitals owner and America Online executive, justifying his $19.7 million contract with former Penguins star Jaromir Jagr: "I lost more in AOL stock yesterday than it cost me to sign Jagr."

July 23, 2001 | Franz Lidz
Long-suffering Brooklyn finally has some new Boys of Summer: the Cyclones

July 23, 2001
Lawrence Jackson, BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.BowlingJackson, 36, an Air Force staff sergeant, broke the Guinness world record for marathon tenpins bowling when he rolled 138 games over the course...

July 23, 2001
Guidance for those lost in sports

July 23, 2001 | Tom Verducci
For heavy-hitting Cleveland to catch the division-leading Twins, its erratic rotation has to stop throwing away wins

July 23, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Although the struggles of closer John Rocker (above) have been making most of the headlines lately, starting pitching has been the Indians' biggest weakness this season. At week's end seven of the...

July 23, 2001 | Michael Farber
With only two teams trying to deal for Jaromir Jagr, the Capitals gave up little—but paid a lot—to land him

July 23, 2001 | Kelli Anderson
The offensive dynamo of last spring's NCAAs, Portland rookie Jackie Stiles is lighting up the WNBA with her dazzling jumper and winsome personality

July 23, 2001 | Franz Lidz
San Francisco's RICH AURILIA has made such great strides at the plate that he's in the thick of a race for the National League batting crown

July 23, 2001 | Franz Lidz
At week's end Giants shortstop Rich Aurilia (above, left) and second baseman Jeff Kent (right) had 14 and 12 home runs, respectively, putting both on pace for their third straight 20-plus-homer...

July 23, 2001
How would you spend 24 hours in the sports world? Dream along with Peter King, Rick Reilly, Steve Rushin and others at cnnsi.com/road_trip.

July 23, 2001 | John Ed Bradley
Ronde and Tiki Barber went their separate ways to make in the NFL, but the bond between these identical twins is as strong as ever

July 23, 2001
Home Run to DaylightFans in the cheap but sunny seats at Seattle's Safeco Field squint so they can see Barry Bonds take his cuts during the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby.

July 23, 2001 | William Nack
Bob Kalsu had just finished a stellar rookie year in the NFL when he chose to serve in Vietnam—and became the only U.S. pro athlete to die there

July 23, 2001
The NBAClippers have Brand new outlookRockets focus on own free agentsCan Kidd make Martin a star?

July 23, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Passing MarksIn dealing for Elton Brand, the Clippers showed there are two smart teams in L.A,

July 23, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Now that Jason Kidd is running the point in New Jersey, could Kenyon Martin emerge as the next Shawn Marion? Martin says he has recovered from his broken right leg and will be ready for training...

July 23, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Staff InfectionRich with starting pitching in April, the Dodgers have been disarmed by injuries

July 23, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, reflect on what they saw and heard last week:

July 23, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
PADRES 8, ASTROS 6July 14

July 23, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Second baseman Frank Menechino is doing it his way—in Oakland

July 23, 2001 | Seth Davis
Boys of SummerHigh schoolers wowed recruiters—and NBA scouts—at a pair of big-time camps

July 23, 2001 | Rick Reilly
When word got around that a local couple was going to donate a real baseball field to our Denver neighborhood, there was much joy among the Nuts. The Nuts, if you'll recall, are the Catholic Youth...

July 23, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
Senior Players ChampionshipGetting to Be a Grind

July 23, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
The TV commercial heralding the arrival on the Senior tour of 50-year-old Bruce Lietzke ("He skipped more than 400 PGA Tour tournaments") is a fun spot-and a sad confirmation that the tour,...

July 23, 2001 | Michael Cambell
I won't play in my country's national open next year unless ticket prices are cut in half

July 23, 2001 | Rick Lipsey
The day I caddied for the last of the Turnesa brothers was a big one in my life

July 23, 2001
•IchibanJapanese have played on Tour for 35 years, but Shigeki Maruyama is the first to win on the mainland.

July 23, 2001 | E.M. Swift
Renowned teacher Manuel de la Torre has spent his life sharing the secrets of a sweet swing

July 23, 2001 | E.M. Swift
Some see Hogan in Sergio García's swing. You'll never guess whom Manuel de la Torre is reminded of