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May 18, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Never A Doubt Slump? What slump? Tiger Woods wondered after his win in Atlanta

By Alan Shipnuck

Makeup Call By declaring war on CBS, Ben Wright was finally able to make peace with Valerie Helmbreck

By Jaime Diaz

Coming Out Smokin' All systems are go for John Mahaffey, who is fired up now that it's time to hit the Senior tour

By John Garrity

News & Notes

By Seth Davis Edited By Kevin Cook

Hollywood Hits

By Ron del Barrio Edited by Kevin Cook

Tall in Texas Yup, Corey Pavin is king of the Tour's Lone Star swing

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

That's No Excuse You're not inconsistent, my friend. You're no good

By Jack McCallum

Catching Up With...

Bobby Grich, California Angels infielder October 20, 1986

By Paul Gutierrez


Kick Start Dismantling opponents with fearsome efficiency, the Yankees have run up baseball's best early season record in 14 years

By Tom Verducci

Flame Thrower

The Cubs' Kerry Wood, who's only 20, used a searing heater and sharp breaking balls to strike out 20 Astros in perhaps the most dominant pitching performance in baseball history

By L. Jon Wertheim

NBA Playoffs

High and Mighty Piling up points, pounding the boards and passing shrewdly, Shaquille O'Neal proved to the Sonics that's he's both an irresistible force and an immovable object

By Phil Taylor

NHL Playoffs

More Power To Them Quicker whistles in cases of obstruction have resulted in a sweeping change in the way hockey is played. In this postseason, a team must be quick, with a lethal power play, or it will be dead

By Michael Farber


In Good Hands Toughened by his seven years as goalkeeper in England, unflappable Kasey Keller holds the fate of the U.S. soccer team

By Ian Thomsen

College Football

Long-Running Longhorn Dreadfully locked and eager to please, Ricky Williams of Texas has decided to return for a senior-year rush at the Heisman and the record book

By Tim Layden



Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Tim Crothers

Enjoy It While It Lasts Wunderkind fireballers, like Kerry Wood, often burn out early

By Keith Olbermann

Baseball's A Game Again The death of his infant son turned Melvin Nieves's values right side up

By Paul Gutierrez

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan


The Muscle Murders

When Bertil Fox, a former Mr. Universe, was arrested for double homicide last year, he became only the latest accused murderer among hard-core bodybuilders, whose subculture is a volatile mix of fragile egos, economic hardship and anabolic steroid abuse

By William Nack Special Reporting By Don Yaeger And Teagan Clive

The Longest Yard for Doak Walker

By Rick Reilly


Give the Man a Big Hand By being an impatient patient, Patrick Ewing forged a remarkable comeback

By Kelli Anderson

Leading Off

Hitting below the Gelt Puny purses force many good fighters to moonlight

By L. Jon Wertheim

An Explosive One-Two Punch Brothers Casey and Ryan Powell lead Syracuse's quest for another NCAA title

By Seth Davis

An Auto Body Experience

By Loren Mooney


This Breakup Is the Talk of the Town When the river thaws in Nenana, Alaska, a pile of money changes hands

By Michael Finkel


By Gerry Callahan; Tom Verducci Edited By Jack McCallum And Richard O'Brien

Faces in the Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters