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Golf Plus

THE DOCTOR IS IN GIL MORGAN HAD THE PERFECT RX FOR THE FINAL ACT OF THE TWO-MAN SHOW THAT WAS THIS YEAR'S SENIOR TOUR

By Gary Van Sickle

PARTING SHOT AMID SAD MEMORIES, A REFLECTIVE DAVIS LOVE III TRIUMPHED AT THE FINAL KAPALUA INTERNATIONAL

By Michael Bamberger

LIFE ON THE FRINGE FOR A SUBCULTURE OF SENIOR GOLFERS, A LAST CHANCE AT SUCCESS IS WORTH A MONTH OF MANIC MONDAYS

By Jaime Diaz

TOSCANO V. THE SENIOR TOUR

By Jaime Diaz

NEWS AND NOTES

BOTTOM LINES

COMPILED BY Gary B. Smith

ADVICE FOR TIGER

By Sandy Tatum

FACE VALUE GETTING THESE GUYS TOGETHER MORE OFTEN HELPS THE NEW TOUR SOLVE AN OLD PROBLEM

By Jaime Diaz

Sailing

COMPETENCE IS NOT REQUIRED IF YOUR FANTASY IS TO RACE ON AN AMERICA'S CUP YACHT, CATCH A PLANE TO ST. MAARTEN

By Ed Miller

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

High School Football

A NEW KING OF THE HILL THE NATION'S LONGEST WINNING STREAK, NOW 73, BELONGS TO DE LA SALLE OF CONCORD, CALIF.

By Ron Fimrite

Games

REVENGE OF THE NERDS MAGIC IS PLAYED WITH CARDS. IT'S WILDLY POPULAR. IT'S TOUGH TO EXPLAIN

By Jeff Pearlman

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

A PARTICULAR POINT OF VIEW COURTESY OF CATCHER CAM, COUCH POTATOES SEE THE PITCH AS CLEARLY AS THE BATTER

By David Davis

Adventure

WHAT BIG MOUTHS THEY HAVE TRAVELERS IN AFRICA WHO RUN AFOUL OF HIPPOS MAY NOT LIVE TO TELL THE TALE

By E.M. Swift

College Football

SPLIT DECISION WHEN NEBRASKA'S CLOSE CALL LEFT AN OPENING AT THE TOP, MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA STATE RUSHED IN TO STAKE SEPARATE CLAIMS ON NO. 1

By Johnette Howard

ANOTHER RUN THE 1997 HEIRS TO THE FLORIDA STATE DYNASTY TRAMPLED PREVIOUSLY UNDEFEATED NORTH CAROLINA AND TOOK AIM AT A SECOND NATIONAL TITLE IN FIVE YEARS

By Tim Layden

Boxing

FLOORED BY THE SPIRIT EVANDER HOLYFIELD'S CONVINCING TKO OF MICHAEL MOORER SET THE STAGE FOR A UNIFICATION BOUT WITH LENNOX LEWIS

By Richard Hoffer

Pro Basketball

IRONMAN MOVE OVER CAL RIPKEN. A.C. GREEN OF THE MAVERICKS IS WORKING ON TWO STREAKS: CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED AND TEMPTATIONS RESISTED

By Michael Farber

Soccer

French Toast?

The U.S. clinched a trip to next year's World Cup in France, but coach Steve Sampson could be left behind

By Michael Farber

Pro Football

MASTERMIND MIKE SHANAHAN SEES ALL, HEARS ALL AND SEEMS TO KNOW ALL-- WHICH MAY EXPLAIN WHY HIS BRONCOS ARE PLAYING BRILLIANTLY

By Michael Silver

Inside Motor Sports

WHY JARRETT THINKS GORDON MIGHT CHOKE--PETTY MAY GIVE ANDRETTI A RIDE--EARNHARDT IS SPREAD THIN

By Ed Hinton

Inside College Football

MATT DAVISON'S UNFORGETTABLE CATCH--PEYTON MANNING'S YEAR TO REMEMBER--VILLANOVA IS WHOOPING IT UP

By Ivan Maisel

ANTHONY SIMMONS CLEMSON'S TROPHY-HUNTING LINEBACKER

By David Fleming

Inside The NFL

FOR ONE WEEK THE JETS AND GIANTS WERE ATOP THE FOOTBALL WORLD--MANNING'S NO LOCK--DISAPPOINTING DESMOND

By Peter King

DR. Z'S FORECAST

By Paul Zimmerman

College Basketball 97-98

SMALL BALL A LILLIPUTIAN REVOLUTION IS UNDER WAY IN COLLEGE HOOPS AS TEAMS WITH SMALLER, QUICKER PLAYERS RULE, LEAVING THE CLASSIC CENTERS WHO ONCE DOMINATED THE GAME FIT TO BE TIED

By Jack McCallum

A SMALL CELEBRATION

By Steve Rushin

THE BEST LITTLE PLAYER IN AMERICA IF YOU BELIEVE THE OFFICIAL LISTINGS, EASTERN MICHIGAN'S SENIOR POINT GUARD, EARL BOYKINS, KEEPS GETTING SMALLER AS HIS SCORING GROWS

By Alexander Wolff

THE RATINGS RACKET EVERYBODY LOVES THE CINDERELLAS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT, BUT NO ONE WANTS TO GIVE THEM A REGULAR-SEASON HOME GAME AND A SHOT AT HIGHER COMPUTER RANKINGS

By Kelli Anderson

SIMON SAYS ARIZONA'S MILES SIMON WILL TELL YOU THAT LAST SEASON WAS HELL UNTIL HE TURNED HIMSELF--AND HIS TEAM--AROUND AND WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP

By Alexander Wolff

SCOUTING REPORTS TEAMS WILL BE DRIVING HARD TOWARD THE FINAL FOUR IN SAN ANTONIO, BUT KEEP AN EYE ON DUKE, SI'S CHOICE TO BE THE ONE STILL STANDING WHEN THE DUST SETTLES ON MARCH 30

1 DUKE THE BLUE DEVILS ARE TALKING ABOUT WINNING ANOTHER NATIONAL TITLE NOW THAT THEY HAVE THE BEST FRESHMAN CLASS IN THE COUNTRY

By Ivan Maisel

2 ARIZONA THE DEFENDING CHAMPS ARE STRONGER, QUICKER AND DEEPER THIS YEAR. SO HOW COME NOBODY THINKS THEY'LL WIN AGAIN?

By Kelli Anderson

3 KANSAS AFTER A SUMMER LAMENTING THE TITLE THAT GOT AWAY, THE JAYHAWKS ARE BACK WITH THE NATION'S BEST PAIR OF FORWARDS

By Grant Wahl

4 NORTH CAROLINA DESPITE A CHANGE AT THE TOP, THE TAR HEELS WILL RETURN TO A FAMILIAR LOOK: A PRESSING DEFENSE

By Seth Davis

5 CLEMSON THERE'S NO PUSSYCAT LEFT IN THE GAME PLAYED BY THESE FIERCE TIGERS

By Seth Davis

7 KENTUCKY NEW COACH TUBBY SMITH WILL RELY ON AN OLD REDSHIRT TO MAKE BIG BLUE GO

By William F. Reed

6 SOUTH CAROLINA THE GAMECOCKS' ALL-SEC GUARDS WILL BURN FOES WITH THEIR FRIENDLY FIRE

By Seth Davis

8 FRESNO STATE THE BULLDOGS HOPE TO MAKE SWEET MUSIC WITH A 6'11" RAPPER IN THE POST

By Kelli Anderson

9 XAVIER THE RELENTLESS MUSKETEERS COULD BE THE X FACTOR IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

By B.J. Schecter

10 PURDUE THE BOOK ON THE BOILERMAKERS: THEY'LL GO AS HIGH AS THEIR CENTER LIFTS THEM

By Jeff Pearlman

11 UCLA TWO FIRED-UP SENIORS SHOULD KEEP THE BRUINS FROM GOING UP IN FLAMES

By Kelli Anderson

12 MISSISSIPPI A HIGH-FLYING FORWARD NAMED SU HAS THE NEW-LOOK REBELS THINKING BIG

By Dana Gelin

13 UNC CHARLOTTE DON'T FORGET THE 49ERS WHEN TALKING ABOUT TOUGH TEAMS ON TOBACCO ROAD

By David Fleming

14 NEW MEXICO THE SOFT-SPOKEN LOBOS WILL LET A STRONG INSIDE GAME DO THEIR TALKING

By Johnette Howard

15 CONNECTICUT AFTER SOME HARD TIMES, THE MATURING HUSKIES ARE OUT TO PROVE THEMSELVES

By B.J. Schecter

16 ILLINOIS STATE THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE INTERNAL STRIFE TO GET THE REDBIRDS TO SOAR

By Grant Wahl

THE REST OF THE BEST

WOMEN'S SCOUTING REPORTS FAMILIAR NAMES DOMINATE THE LIST OF TEAMS FAVORED TO MAKE THE FINAL FOUR IN KANSAS CITY, BUT THE TITLE SHOULD GO TO A SCHOOL THAT HASN'T WON ONE IN A DECADE: LOUISIANA TECH

1 LOUISIANA TECH THE LADY TECHSTERS ARE LICKING THEIR CHOPS OVER THE PROSPECT OF A TITLE

By Dana Gelin

2 TENNESSEE THE NATION'S BEST PLAYER LEADS THE LADY VOLS IN DEFENSE OF THEIR TITLE

By Dana Gelin

3 STANFORD A DEEP FRONT LINE AND GIFTED GUARDS WILL KEEP THE CARDINAL IN CONTENTION

By Kelli Anderson

4 NORTH CAROLINA FRESHMAN POINT GUARD NIKKI TEASLEY ADDS A MAGIC TOUCH TO THE TAR HEELS

By Seth Davis

5 OLD DOMINION AN ALL-AMERICA FROM PORTUGAL IS BACK FOR ONE MORE RUN AT AN NCAA TITLE

By Jody Berger

6 TEXAS TECH THE LADY RAIDERS COULD ENJOY HOME COOKING COME TOURNAMENT TIME

By B.J. Schecter

7 IOWA THE PLAYERS LEFT FROM THE SENSATIONAL SEVEN TAKE THEIR LAST, BEST SHOTS

By RICHARD DEUTSCH

8 CONNECTICUT HUSKIES MUST OVERCOME DEPARTURES AND DISEASE TO RETURN TO THE FINAL FOUR

By Paul Gutierrez

REST OF THE BEST

STAY IN YOUR STANCE THAT'S WHAT JOHN WOODEN SAID, IN EFFECT, TO STEVE LAVIN, AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE YOUNG UCLA COACH TEACHES HIS PLAYERS

By Alexander Wolff

DEATH BU NOT PROUD BOSTON UNIVERSITY'S LAME-DUCK FOOTBALL TEAM SHOWS ITS LAME-BRAIN CHANCELLOR TRUE GRIT

By Gerry Callahan

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LETTERS

SCORECARD HORSE OF THE YEAR?...ATHLETES ON FAMILY LEAVE...ABDUL-JABBAR V. ABDUL-JABBAR...TRANSATLANTIC ROWING...GOLFER'S DREAM... ISIAH LOPS THE LAYUP LINE...THE VENUS DIARIES

EDITED BY Richard O'Brien AND Hank Hersch