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January 19, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Books

Lord Byron Of The Links A new volume celebrates the career, and records, of Byron Nelson

By Ron Fimrite

Catching Up With...

Atlanta Flames goaltender Jim Craig MARCH 10, 1980

By Grant Wahl

Golf Plus

Winning A La Cart While preparing to fight the Tour for the right to ride, Casey Martin won the Nike opener

By Cameron Morfit

Phearless Phil Phil Mickelson started the season with a bang, outdueling the game's biggest guns

By Jaime Diaz

News and Notes

Bottom Lines

Compiled By Gary B. Smith

Hold That, Tiger

By Walter Bingham

Riding for a Fall BY FORCING THE PLAYERS TO WALK, THE TOUR IS MESSING WITH TRADITION

By Gary Van Sickle

Faces In The Crowd

Faces In The Crowd

Television

SI View The week in TV sports

By John Walters

Pro Football

Steppin' Up Denver's rejuvenated defense rose to the occasion against the Steelers, but its biggest test is yet to come

By Austin Murphy

Second To None As the 49ers found out in the NFC title game, the NFL's best team and its best quarterback reside in Green Bay

By Michael Silver

Pack It In Crafty coordinator Fritz Shurmur and his Green Bay defense figure to make life miserable for Denver

By Paul Zimmerman

Pro Basketball

Worth Waiting For New Jersey rookie Keith Van Horn started late but quickly unveiled a dazzling game

By Tim Crothers

Hockey

Double Trouble Struggling stars Brian Leetch and Mike Richter may hold the fortunes of the Rangers and the U.S. Olympic team

By Michael Farber

Figure Skating

A Star Is Reborn In a pas de deux with perfection, Michelle Kwan regained the U.S. title and became the leading lady on a potent national team

By E.M. Swift

Baseball

Trials and Errors After letdowns on and off the field in '97, Cleveland closer Jose Mesa dreams of a better '98

By Tim Crothers

College Basketball

Tubby Ball New coach Tubby Smith has brought Kentucky a style that's a country mile from Rick Pitino's

By Alexander Wolff

Swimming

Wet and Wild A Chinese drug bust and a U.S. win in the 100 opened the worlds with a splash

By Leigh Montville

Inside The NHL

The Stars shine with the "glue guys" The secret to the Bruins' strong, young defense Baby boom for the Coyotes

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NBA

The Sonics could lose Karl Life after Mitch Lackadaisical Laettner

By Jackie MacMullan; Marty Burns

Inside College Basketball

West Virginia is the surprise of the Big East Florida State learns a hard ACC lesson The cockiest Cowboy

By Kelli Anderson; Don Yaeger

Coco and Kelly Miller GEORGIA'S FRESHMEN ARE TWIN THREATS

By Dana Gelin

UCLA At Stanford Saturday, Jan. 17

By Seth Davis

High School Basketball [bonus Piece]

Full-Court Press Schoolgirl basketball stars are being recruited as heavily as boys, and the techniques used by college coaches are often just as crass

By Steve Lopez

Slippery Slopes Blame dumb decisions--not skiing--for the deaths of Michael Kennedy and Sonny Bono

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Letters

Eagleson Should Be Heaved from the Hall... Jocks Go Hollywood... A Contrarian's View of Madden... The Hope Putter... Big Names at a Small College... Goon of the Bush Leagues

By Peter King; Lester Munson Edited By Jack McCallum And Richard O'Brien

Hey, They Love This Guy!

By Gerry Callahan