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March 30, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Some Rivals, Eh? Ernie Els made sure that a much-anticipated battle for Bay Hill with Tiger Woods was over before it started

By Alan Shipnuck

Missing The Mark Due to a chronic case of poor putting, Laura Davies's shot at history came up short

By Jeff Pearlman

News & Notes

Edited by Kevin Cook

Bottom Lines

Compiled by Gary B. Smith Edited by Kevin Cook

Guns and Irons

By Michael Murphy Edited by Kevin Cook

Fantasy Island For pros at the Players Championship, the notorious 17th hole is practically a par-2

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

Say Good Night, Jack Jack Nicklaus missed a golden opportunity to bow out gracefully

By Walter Bingham

Catching Up With...

Jerry Schmidt, Lacrosse All-America April 23, 1962

By Jeff Pearlman

College Basketball

Let's Get Physical

Kentucky, North Carolina, Stanford and Utah muscled their way into what promises to be a rugged Final Four

By Alexander Wolff


What Price Freedom? The four latest Cuban players to defect risked their lives at sea and abandoned their families to anguish back home

By S.L. Price

April Is The Cruelest Month A lot of ballplayers, like Boston's John Valentin, get off to such lousy starts each year that not even a seance can awaken their dead wood

By Tim Crothers


Team Turmoil A mystery owner, squabbling management, a nine-figure debt and a rotten record have put the Tampa Bay Lightning, probably the worst-run franchise in sports, on the brink of ruin

By Johnette Howard and Lester Munson


Anna-tude At 16, that's what Russian phenom Anna Kournikova has--in addition to talent, sex appeal and a 'good friend' with a Stanley Cup ring

By Michael Silver


The GAGME Test

By Steve Rushin

Pro Basketball [bonus Piece]

The Man In The Iron Mask Behind the grim game face that has made him one of the NBA's least popular--though most imposing--players, Alonzo Mourning is a vulnerable man still pained by memories of his lonely, awkward youth

By S.L. Price



Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Ed Hinton

Supercross Superhero Jeremy McGrath has a knack for the Nac Nac--and for winning big

By Loren Mooney

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Bench Jockeying Magic coach Chuck Daly's success hinges on how well he deploys his subs

By Marty Burns


By David Sabino

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Tom Verducci; Tim Crothers

Weighing In For Majerus

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Jack McCallum; L. Jon Wertheim; Peter King Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Faces In The Crowd