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February 9, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Blown Away But the finish at Pebble Beach will come again another day, and soon

By Alan Shipnuck

Out on a Limb

His parents hoped Casey Martin would lead a normal life. Instead he’s living an extraordinary one.

By John Garrity

Keeping a Low Profile There's a reason David Duval has been reluctant to let anyone get too close

By Jaime Diaz

Hot Stuff

By Gary Van Sickle

News & Notes

Bottom Lines

Compiled by Gary B. Smith

We Will Survive

By Peter Jacobsen

The Equalizer The all-around stat rewards competence, not excellence

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

Catching Up With...

Bill Johnson, Downhill Gold Medalist February 27, 1984

By Stephen Thomas

Pro Basketball

Happy Days Not only are the Sonics winning big, but--surprise!-- they're also enjoying themselves

By Phil Taylor

College Basketball

On a Roll Sparked by the resurgence of Michael Dickerson, Arizona ran its winning streak to 12 games and established that it may be the best team in the nation

By Tim Crothers

Bulldog Determination After owning up to his abuse of alcohol and cocaine, Fresno State guard Chris Herren is set on putting his life and his game back on the right track

By Gerry Callahan


Petr the Great By winning the Australian Open--and his first Grand Slam singles title--at age 30, Petr Korda gave himself good reason to jump for joy

By Leigh Montville



Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan; Marty Burns

The Art of the Steal Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta's master thief, reveals his secrets

By Marty Burns

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Kelli Anderson; Ivan Maisel; Seth Davis

Morgan Wootten The fabled DeMatha High coach raises awareness of organ donation

By Seth Davis

Nagano '98

Planet Nagano Winter Olympic Preview Welcome to the Olympic city, where monkey business is serious stuff, the hot seat is atop a toilet, and wa is the way

By Steve Rushin

Brave New World The names will be familiar and the teams will be dreamy, but when the best players on the globe face off in Nagano, they will often find themselves staring at an old friend turned new foe

Instant Replay How could underdog Sweden win the Olympic title again? Let us count the ways

By Michael Farber

Born To Luge Georg Hackl is a techno whiz, Markus Prock is a natural athlete. The Olympics have belonged to Hackl, the World Cup circuit to Prock. Now, the final act of one of the greatest, if most obscure, rivalries in sports is about to begin

By Tim Layden

Into The Light

A lifetime of dedication gave Michelle Kwan of the U.S. the strength to step out of the shadows of doubt and move to the edge of perfection

By E.M. Swift

Medal Picks SI'S FEARLESS FORECAST XVIII Olympic Winter Games

By Anita Verschoth

Picabo Street

By Tim Layden

Pierre Lueders

By Michael Farber

Ilia Kulik

By E.M. Swift

Hayley Wickenheiser

By Leigh Montville

Masahiko Harada

By John Walters

Chris Witty

By Johnette Howard

The Clapskate

By Mark Bechtel

Give Casey Martin a Lift

By Rick Reilly


No Love in This Match The WTA is coping with a players' revolt while wooing a new sponsor

By L. Jon Wertheim

Poseurs in Paradise You don't have to be selected for the Pro Bowl to enjoy the NFL's all-star gala in Hawaii

By Michael Silver

Leading Off Sunday's hypeathon between the not-getting-any-younger Bulls and the hungry young Lakers was a dud--L.A. by 25--but the skywalking of Shaq, Kobe and, of course, MJ had the Forum fans gasping for Air.

Freak Act

By Charles Hirshberg



By Steve Rushin; Phil Taylor Edited By Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

Faces in the Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters