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April 6, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Going to Extremes The ultra-aggressive style of Tiger Woods and an elite group of players may well force radical change at Augusta National

By Jaime Diaz

Muscled Out Of The Masters Half a century after getting run out of the tournament, Frank Stranahan is still going strong

By John Garrity

A Modest Proposal It's 2009, and the Lords of Augusta are pondering subtle changes to the Masters

By Walter Bingham

A Giant In Japan In his homeland Jumbo Ozaki is the undisputed king of golf. So why can't he get respect anywhere else?

By John Garrity

Hurst In A Burst Pat Hurst got out fast and didn't look back in winning her first major

By Alan Shipnuck

News & Notes

Edited by Kevin Cook

Bottom Lines

Compiled By Gary B. Smith Edited by Kevin Cook

Saving Augusta

By Pete Dye Edited by Kevin Cook

The Pro With A Full Plate

By Gary Bridges Edited by Kevin Cook

Drive For Dough It wasn't showy putting that won Tiger Woods the Masters

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

Second Thoughts There are good reasons to believe Tiger Woods won't repeat at Augusta

By Gary Van Sickle

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Catching Up With...

Harry Flournoy, Texas Western Forward March 28, 1966

By B.J. Schecter

Ncaa Basketball

Comeback Cats Digging itself out of one last hole, Kentucky brought a resounding end to the first year of the Tubby Smith era with its seventh NCAA title

By Alexander Wolff

Remember The Alamo! The Final Four landed in San Antonio with the usual array of ticket scalpers, hoops freaks and sweat suit clad coaches, but this time a Riverwalk ran through it

By Steve Rushin

Good, Better, Best An unprecedented third consecutive NCAA championship answers the question, Are the 39-0 Lady Vols, with an all-star cast led by Chamique Holdsclaw, the greatest ever?

By Kelli Anderson


Sunday Driver With another of his patented late charges, the unflappable Justin Leonard blew by the field to win the Players Championship

By John Garrity


Changing Of The Guard At the Lipton, Marcelo Rios claimed the men's No. 1 ranking, while two hard-charging teens defeated the world's top women

By Ian Thomsen

Pro Basketball

Slitting Their Own Throats? As their showboating and swagger undermine their talent, Chris Webber and the Wizards are again struggling to claim a playoff spot

By Phil Taylor



Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

The Voice Of Authority Former NFL star Willie Davis owns five radio stations

By Grant Wahl

Surfer Dude

By Paul Gutierrez

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Will Past Be Prologue?

By David Sabino

Keith Closs Though he's short on moves and muscles, the Clippers' 7'3" rookie center blocks shots and earns $1.7 million

By Jeff Pearlman

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Tim Crothers

Hockey [bonus Piece]

When Hell Froze Over Twenty-five years after the renegade World Hockey Association first dropped the puck, players who jumped leagues for big bucks look back and laugh--or cry

By Allen Abel

Now, A Few Words From Reggie's Maker

By Rick Reilly


Just Add Water And Stir Briskly The result is room-temperature, artificial snow for those who prefer to ski indoors

By Michael Finkel

Tennis Was Easy After The Titanic

Dick Williams clung to a lifeboat for six hours and later became U.S. champion

By Bud Collins

Hoop Dreams

By Leigh Montville

The Changing Face Of Hoosiers Country After 87 years of a single state champ, Indiana crowned four this season

By L. Jon Wertheim

Wheeling And Dealing On Thin Ice Coach-G.M. Mike Milbury tried to beat the clock, revamp the Islanders and save his job

By Michael Farber

Star Rolls

Heels Over Head For America When Rio Ramirez fled Cuba, diving was the last thing on his mind

By Jeff Pearlman



By Tom Verducci; Dana Gelin; Grant Wahl Edited By Jack McCallum And Richard O'Brien

Faces In The Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters