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May 24, 2004 | Volume 100, Issue 21

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Roger Clemens Cover - Sports Illustrated May 24, 2004

May 24, 2004
Pat TillmanThis letter is almost three years too late; I meant to write it when I first heard of Pat Tillman's amazing sacrifice in honor of those who died on Sept. 11, including my brother,...

May 24, 2004
LETTERS•Please e-mail us at letters@si.timeinc.com or fax us at 212-467-4049. Letters should include the writer's full name, address and home telephone number and may be edited for clarity and space.

May 24, 2004 | Steve Rushin
Numbers don't lie, but letters sometimes stretch the truth. KFC now pretends, in commercials, to stand for Kitchen Fresh Chicken, and it can't be long before we see the similar re-branding of...

May 24, 2004 | Alan Shipnuck
For Tiger Woods, whose rapid ascension left him nowhere to go but down, these are the bad old days. Can he get his game back in time for the U.S. Open?

May 24, 2004 | Grant Wahl
Missouri's coach survived an NCAA investigation, but did his reputation?

May 24, 2004 | Grant Wahl
35Percentage of male athletes who admitted in an NCAA survey to gambling on college sports last year.

May 24, 2004
NamedAs head coach of the Nashville Rhythm of the American Basketball Association, Ashley McElhiney, the first female head coach of a men's pro basketball team. The 22-year-old, who is the alltime...

May 24, 2004 | Yi-Wyn Yen
Won By 15-year-old twins Alex and Scott Chun, arguably the most coincidence-laden high school doubles tennis match ever played. Fighting a case of double vision, the freshman duo beat twins Eric...

May 24, 2004 | Bill Scheft
Try to keep it down. We don't want to wake up Roy Jones Jr.

May 24, 2004 | Richard Deitsch
The moderator of NBC's Meet the Press—and a die-hard Bills fan—is the author of Big Russ & Me, a memoir about his father.

May 24, 2004
Perennial party girl Tara Reid likes to play the field with guys who play on fields. After being seen canoodling in 2002 with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (just before the Pats lost two of their...

May 24, 2004
No, it's not The Three Stooges Go to Canada; it happens to be a scene from the NHL playoffs. With linesman Scott Driscoll doing an excellent Moe, Philadelphia's Branko Radivojevic (left) and Tampa...

May 24, 2004
Sammy Sosa injured his back sneezing.

May 24, 2004
CHAD MOELLERBrewers catcher, upon receiving a motorcycle for hitting for the cycle: "At this point it's in my contract that I can't ride one, and after Aaron Boone, I'm trying to follow the...

May 24, 2004 | Julia Morrill
WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

May 24, 2004 | Sridhar Pappu
•SMART COVERAGEA year ago, when Seabiscuit was looming on the summer schedule, many people in the racing business were predicting that the movie would be a powerful promotional tool. Attendance...

May 24, 2004 | Sridhar Pappu
THE POLL POSITION

May 24, 2004
Anjelica Selden, VACAVILLE, CALIF.SoftballAnjelica, a senior righthander at Vanden High, pitched 10 consecutive no-hitters, the longest such streak in the nation this year. She also had seven...

May 24, 2004 | David Sabino
North Stars

May 24, 2004 | David Sabino
CANADA'S CUP: b. The Canucke were the fast Canadian team to make it to the Stanley cup finals; they lost to the Rangers in 1994. The Canadiens were the last to win the Cup, beating the Kings in '93.

May 24, 2004
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May 24, 2004 | George Dohrmann
New Mexico has become a youth-soccer hotbed, thanks in part to changes that have opened the game to more Hispanic immigrants

May 24, 2004 | George Dohrmann
For more about sports in New Mexico and the other 49 states, go to si.com/50.

May 24, 2004 | Brian Urlacher
A summer in a New Mexico oil field taught the Bears star to stick to football

May 24, 2004 | Compiled by Melissa Segura
New Mexicans weigh in on sports*

May 24, 2004 | Compiled by Melissa Segura
To read an SI Flashback story about New Mexico State football's woeful history, vote for the best NFL player born in the Land of Enchantment or submit your own Lobos or Aggies sports memory, go to...

May 24, 2004 | Tom Verducci
Just 15 minutes from his family—and four months removed from his brief retirement—the ageless Roger Clemens is mowing down hitters a and heating up the baseball climate in Houston

May 24, 2004 | Daniel G. Habib
Jockey Stewart Elliott directed Smarty Jones to a record romp in the Preakness, and suddenly the Triple Crown looked very much in reach

May 24, 2004
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May 24, 2004
Rocket science: For a by-the-numbers review of Roger Clemens's career—including a game-by-game log, stats and SI Flashbacks—go to si.com/baseball.

May 24, 2004 | Jack McCallum
Everything changes when you get to Game 7. The air is different. The noise is different. And there's so much weight

May 24, 2004 | Jack McCallum
THE GLORIES OF THE ULTIMATE GAME

May 24, 2004 | Jack McCallum
For more NBA and NHL Game 7 playoff lore, including players who have been involved in the most series clinchers, go to si.com.

May 24, 2004 | Jack McCallum
SEVEN GAME 7s TO REMEMBER

May 24, 2004
.4-Gone ConclusionAfter an inbounds pass with .4 of a second left, Lakers guard Derek Fisher launches an 18-footer just as the buzzer sounds to beat Tim Duncan (inset) and his Spurs in Game 5 of...

May 24, 2004 | Jack McCallum
SEVEN GAME 7s TO REMEMBER

May 24, 2004 | Jack McCallum
SEVEN GAME 7s TO REMEMBER

May 24, 2004 | Michael Farber
A high-speed postseason (ding-dong, the trap is dead!) has rewritten the NHL stylebook. Should be a thrilling final—but are you watching?

May 24, 2004 | Michael Farber
For more NHL playoff coverage, including breakdowns of every series, go to si.com/hockey/nhl/specials/playoffs/2004.

May 24, 2004 | Austin Murphy
The U.S. Army Rangers are among the most superbly conditioned athletes in the world, and their Best Ranger Competition is a grueling 60-hour endurance event held annually at Fort Benning, Ga. It...

May 24, 2004 | Austin Murphy
An hour-by-hour look at the Best Ranger schedule shows that sleep is not among the priorities

May 24, 2004
Baseball

May 24, 2004 | Albert Chen
Outta Here?Ken Griffey Jr. is healthy and hitting homers—so will the Reds trade him?

May 24, 2004 | Albert Chen
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, YankeesSince April 18, when he was hitting. 156, A-Rod has returned to form: .350 with eight homers, 17 RBIs and 19 runs scored.

May 24, 2004 | Tom Verducci
SAN DIEGO STEAL

May 24, 2004 | Richard Hoffer
Antonio Tarver took Roy Jones's title with a stunning Round 2 KO

May 24, 2004 | Richard Hoffer
On the morning of the Roy Jones-Antonio Tarver bout, promoter Don King announced Félix Trinidad's comeback fight, an Oct. 2 date with Ricardo Mayorga. Trinidad, off two years since failing to get...

May 24, 2004 | Rick Reilly
Hey, congratulations, Jayson Williams.