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March 9, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Tiger Tamer Unheralded Billy Mayfair whipped the hometown hero to provide a surprise ending to the Nissan Open

By Jaime Diaz

One Saucy Aussie Home in Australia, Karrie Webb not only made up for last year's collapse but also sent a message to her main rival

By Alan Shipnuck

News & Notes

Edited by Kevin Cook

Bottom Lines

Compiled By Gary B. Smith Edited by Kevin Cook

A Sporting Role

By Samuel L. Jackson Edited by Kevin Cook

Turning Back the Clock Graybeards like Tom Watson had a big time on the West Coast

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

An Open Invitation Jack Nicklaus has won the right to end his streak on his own terms

By Jaime Diaz

Catching Up With...

Alex Johnson, Angels Outfielder July 5, 1971

By Jeff Pearlman

Pro Basketball

Growing Pains The youthful Lakers look like world-beaters at times, but they still make careless mistakes that create doubt about whether they're ready for a title run

By Phil Taylor

College Basketball

Back with a Vengeance With Roshown McLeod reaching heights he had despaired of attaining and freshman star Elton Brand's foot miraculously healed, top-ranked Duke is hitting its stride at just the right moment

By S.L. Price

Maine Stay By deciding to play at home, soft-spoken Cindy Blodgett has used her deadly shot--she has a 25.4-point career average--to fire up a team and a state

By Alexander Wolff


Silver Lining The Avalanche sent an NHL-high nine players to Nagano and came away without a gold medal, but the Olympics may have made Colorado--and other teams--better for the stretch run

By Gerry Callahan

Pro Football

Buccaneers' Blabbermouth

Warren Sapp makes life miserable for Brett Favre and other quarterbacks. That's why he is one of the NFL's best defensive linemen--and soon to be one of its best paid

By Austin Murphy


Second Wind Having grown increasingly miserable with the Twins, Chuck Knoblauch joins the Yankees with the hope that he's finally lost that losing feeling

By Franz Lidz

Pro Basketball [bonus Piece]

Counter Point Philadelphia's Allen Iverson may be the quickest man in the NBA, but he's in no hurry to conform to the image the league prefers--or to his coach's idea of how the game should be played

By Rick Reilly



Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NBA

Inside the NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Running on Empty

By Marty Burns

Ben Wallace The Wizards' rugged forward zealously protects his turf, but he had less luck with his superloaded truck

By L. Jon Wertheim

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Kelli Anderson

Robert (Tractor) Traylor Michigan keeps truckin' behind its 300-plus-pound center

By Franz Lidz

Fishing For Marlin Fans

By Rick Reilly


Three for Three for Three A fierce attack has led Princeton to 29 straight wins and two NCAA titles in a row

By John Walters

Let Them Eat Cake While the CBA starves, the NBA takes its best players

By L. Jon Wertheim

Leading Off

Raising the Temperature in Fargo North Dakota State's Amy Ruley is a hot coach with a scorching team

By L. Jon Wertheim

Burnt by the Fame

By Allen Abel

A Man Who Runs Like a Child Overcoming the effects of a horrific accident taught miler Paul McMullen to race for joy

By Merrell Noden

Air and Airwaves These portables can help blow--or pump--hot air into your buddy's ear

Never on Saturday Seven-footer Sam Randolph prays--but won't play--on his Sabbath

By Jeff Pearlman



By Richard Hoffer; Peter King; Alexander Wolff Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

Faces in the Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters