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March 04, 2002 | Volume 96, Issue 10

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Sarah Hughes Cover - Sports Illustrated March 04, 2002

March 04, 2002
Black and White in ColorRick Reilly's column on race (THE LIFE OF REILLY, Feb. 4) was, in my opinion, exactly on point, and I'm black! Even if whites have a history of being more successful in...

March 04, 2002
Letters

March 04, 2002 | Steve Rushin
Salt Lake's many ups and downs left athletes and fans gasping for breath

March 04, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
the guide

March 04, 2002
Andy Roddick

March 04, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
For 23 years Dick Vitale has worked at ESPN as a college basketball analyst, and he's doing awesome, baby! Just ask him. We did, and Vitale's abridged answers follow.

March 04, 2002
The online auction items of the week

March 04, 2002 | Josh Elliott
You might be surprised at who's hopped on the Olympic bandwagon

March 04, 2002 | Josh Elliott
Terje HaakonsenNorway Norse boarding god is still world's best but skipped Games (as he did in 1998) because of FIS involvement.

March 04, 2002
If you want to bring a joyous Patriots fan down to earth, ask him to remind you of the name of the place where New England will play next year. CMGI Field may be an unwieldy mouthful, but it was...

March 04, 2002
Put these ball players in ascending order of age. (Hint: Don't rely on baseball's official media guides.)

March 04, 2002
1Days after Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said, "You couldn't ask for a better citizen than Doc Gooden," that the former Cy Young winner was charged with DUI in Florida.

March 04, 2002
Chest thumping is passé. Raising the roof is so five minutes ago. The on-court preening gesture du jour in the NBA is the "antennas up" salute. Introduced by the Clippers' Darius Miles and Quentin...

March 04, 2002
Which is the more pressure-packed situation: having to nail a triple axel to win an Olympic gold or staring down a three-footer to win the Masters? Sports is all about scores and statistics, yet...

March 04, 2002
Recycled•The feud between Lance Armstrong and 1998 Tour de France winner Marco Pantani. "He is a great rider, but not a great champion. He's clever at making the most of his sickness," Pantani...

March 04, 2002 | Jamie Bufalino
Introduced in 1998, Stadium Pal, a $24.95 strap-on catheter that allows male sports fans to relieve themselves without leaving their seats, was a big enough hit that the device's makers are...

March 04, 2002
Move over, Anna and Sergei: The sports world's newest buzz couple is Martina Hingis and Sergio Garcia. Rumors about a Hingis-García pairing have been circulating since the beginning of the year,...

March 04, 2002
More than 2,000 entries have been received at www.whenwillojkillagain.com, an online betting pool in which contestants pay $1 to guess "the date when O.J. [Simpson] will kill next."

March 04, 2002
JIM SHEA JR.Olympic skeleton gold medalist: "If bobsled is the champagne of thrills, skeleton is the ", moonshine of thrills."

March 04, 2002 | Franz Lidz
Paulie Ayala's convincing win over Bones Adams should silence his many doubters

March 04, 2002 | Merrell Noden
Deep in the woods of New Jersey lurks the nation's premier high school program

March 04, 2002
Conference Call

March 04, 2002
Kalara McFadyen, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALANDBasketballMcFadyen, a junior point guard at Memphis, had a triple double in a 91-56 victory over Charlotte without attempting a shot. Her 12 assists, 10...

March 04, 2002
TOURNAMENT TESTED: b. Kentucky has won the SEC tournament a record 23 times.

March 04, 2002 | S.L. Price
America's record medal haul in Salt Lake City was largely the result of years of planning, tons of money and some fresh new faces—and races—on the U.S. team

March 04, 2002 | Brian Cazeneuve
Russian howls about bias against their team may have been a smoke screen for ineptitude and cheating

March 04, 2002 | Michael Farber
Wayne Gretzky's handpicked team gave Canada the gold it craved in a tournament that showcased hockey at its best

March 04, 2002 | Michael Farber
Here is SI senior writer Michael Farber's all-tournament team

March 04, 2002 | Tim Layden
Having overcome injury, smiling Janica Kostelic gave Croatia something to grin about with her dominating four-medal skiing performance

March 04, 2002 | E.M. Swift
Skating with utter confidence and uninhibited joy, Sarah Hughes soared from fourth place to gold and became the new queen of the ice

March 04, 2002 | Jack McCallum
Already the NBA's highest-scoring team, the Mavericks added even more offense in a seven-player blockbuster. Does that plenitude of points bring them closer to a title?

March 04, 2002 | Phil Taylor
After having been buried in the bushes for eight years, Paul Lo Duca caught fire in his first full season as a Dodger. Now he wants to prove he's no fluke

March 04, 2002 | Phil Taylor
Beginning in Brooklyn in the 1940s with Roy Campanella (above) and continuing into the 21st century in Los Angeles with Paul Lo Duca, the Dodgers have been uncommonly successful at developing...

March 04, 2002 | S.L. Price
The campaign against Indian nicknames and mascots presumes that they offend Native Americans—but do they? We took a poll, and you won't believe the results

March 04, 2002 | S.L. Price
SI polled Native Americans and sports fans in general on the use of Indian nicknames, and got some surprising answers

March 04, 2002
Warm up your winter with the online edition of the SI swimsuit issue. Check out more than 100 Web-exclusive photos at swimsuit.cnnsi.com.

March 04, 2002
College BasketballIvy League: nation's tensest raceSurprising teams found on the bubbleHoosiers' hometown hero

March 04, 2002 | Seth Davis
For Love Of IvyThe Ivy League race is a purist's dream, without a tournament to dilute it

March 04, 2002 | Seth Davis
With two weeks to go until Selection Sunday, the four No. 1 seeds seem to be all but locked in, though Cincinnati, the shakiest of the group, survived a scare with a one-point win at home over...

March 04, 2002 | Seth Davis
CHRIS MARCUSSENIOR, CENTER, WESTERN KENTUCKY

March 04, 2002 | Jeffri Chadiha
By working hard at last, La Salle's Rasual Butler has made himself a pro prospect

March 04, 2002
Just Can't Stop HimselfCzech goalie Dominik Hasek gets pushed into his own goal by Canadian forward Paul Kariya (white helmet) during a final preliminary-round Winter Olympics game that ended in a...

March 04, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Putting In the FixMinnesota is the place where cast-off players often go to rediscover their games

March 04, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
On the Celtics, who acquired Rodney Rogers and Tony Delk from the Suns for Joe Johnson, Milt Palacio, Randy Browon and a first-round pick in the June draft:

March 04, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar believes he faces a tougher road to becoming an NBA coach than Doc Rivers and Byron Scott, who got jobs when their playing careers were fresh in the public mind. "I retired 13...

March 04, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
In forward Lee Nailon, the Hornets have the league's best bargain

March 04, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Sweat SuccessA summer attitude adjustment has helped Denver become a power

March 04, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Darren HaydarC NEW HAMPSHIREThe 5'9", 170-pound native of Milton, Ont., was through Sunday third in the NCAA in scoring (26 goals and 35 assists) and led Hobey online fan balloting. The senior had...

March 04, 2002 | Pierre McGuire
Northeastern senior defenseman Jim Fahey, a Hobey Baker candidate, has unexpectedly developed into a prime pro prospect. Fahey, the 212th selection in the 1998 draft by the Sharks, is a 6-foot,...

March 04, 2002 | Rick Reilly
Sarah Hughes's Olympic gold medal in figure skating is the sweetest story in sports this century, and here's why.

March 04, 2002 | Alan Shipnuck
Keeping up with the Fleishers is no easy task for Sammy Rachels and the other members of the Senior tour who prefer a motor home to a hotel room

March 04, 2002 | Cameron Morfit
For 40 years, tackling the Blue Monster at Doral has been one of the toughest tasks on the PGA Tour

March 04, 2002 | Gary Van Sickle
Ouch! Scott McCarron was one-upped for the second week in a row, this time by Kevin Sutherland in a wacky Match Play Championship

March 04, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Forget La Costa, Sorenstam-Webb was the main event

March 04, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
Ongoing putting problems are getting in Tiger Woods's head. He spent most of the West Coast swing whining about the greens—unusual for a player who rarely makes excuses and absurd for a native...

March 04, 2002 | Sal Johnson
Tiger Woods and David Duval made personal history at La Costa by losing for The first time in the opening round of a match-play tournament. Going back To Their amateur days, Woods had survived 13...

The keys to Kevin Sutherland's comeback win in the Match Play were a remarkable recovery shot and a recent switch to the claw putting grip

No putting grip is a cure for the yips, but the claw helps keep the hands, elbows and shoulders firm—especially on the dominant right side—and this steadiness promotes a pendulum stroke and...

March 04, 2002
Jonathan Kaye (below) made the scene last week at the Tucson Open, his first appearance on Tour since being suspended following a run-in with a security guard at October's Michelob Championship....

March 04, 2002
Home on the range ? That would be Dave Stockton, who, when he isn't riding herd on the Senior tour, keeps busy tending his buffalo at Cook's Creek Ranch in Taylorsville, Calif.

March 04, 2002
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March 04, 2002 | Chris Lewis
How could a guy with little more than a year on Tour be voted a least favorite playing partner by his peers? That's what Garrett Willis would like to know

March 04, 2002 | Chris Lewis
Of the 70 Tour players polled by SI, 21 declined to name a least favorite playing partner, but no one shied away from naming a favorite. Here are the complete results.