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June 1, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Ancient History Tom Watson marked a new start at the age of 48 by becoming the oldest winner of the Colonial

By Gary Van Sickle

Leading Man Mark James hasn't campaigned to be Ryder Cup captain, as one Euro star did last week, but he's likely to get the job anyway

By Alan Shipnuck

News & Notes

By Gary Van Sickle Edited by Kevin Cook

Going Lowest

By Notah Begay III Edited by Kevin Cook

Killing The Fives It's the only way to survive on the PGA Tour

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

A Test of Golf To be understood on television, announcers are required to talk the talk

By Walter Bingham

Catching Up With...

Bruce Hardy, three-sport star April 29, 1974

By Richard Deutsch

Inside The NFL

Retirement Plan #2 Postconcussion syndrome altered Harry Carson's path

By John Solomon

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Lone Ranger Joe Mack is laying the groundwork in Cleveland, but for how long?

By David Fleming

NBA Playoffs

Good Old Boys Led by geezers Karl Malone and John Stockton, the Jazz swept the young, overhyped Lakers to make the NBA Finals once again

By Leigh Montville

Swept Away

By Phil Taylor

Miller, As in Thriller Led by the late-game theatrics of Reggie Miller, Indiana beat the Bulls twice to send the Eastern Conference finals back to Chicago dead even

By Marty Burns

Cyber Scouting Computerized reports, like the one at right and on succeeding pages that the Jazz had on the Bulls for the 1997 Finals, have fast become a prerequisite of postseason planning

By Jackie MacMullan


Fevered Pitch With one ill-advised fastball, the Orioles' Armando Benitez ignited a brawl, lost his closer's job and damaged a once-promising career

By Tom Verducci


Political Football Americans will experience the deep-seated nationalism of World Cup play when the U.S. meets Iran in an emotional test for both sides

By Ian Thomsen

Pro Basketball

One Last Shot Quitting her job and pounding herself into shape, scrappy former college star Sheila Tighe tried to break into pro basketball--after 14 years away from the game

By Johnette Howard

NHL Playoffs

Bug Off! Playoff series allow the NHL's pests to really get under the skin of the stars they shadow, and all four remaining teams have a notorious nuisance

By Michael Farber



Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Mark Bechtel; Jeff Pearlman

Remembering a Pioneer Some 30 years before Jackie Robinson, there was Jimmy Claxton

By Keith Olbermann

Catching Fire Finally a full-time backstop, Eddie Taubensee is making up for lost time

By Mark Bechtel

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Ed Hinton; Loren Mooney

The Son Also Rises Dale Earnhardt Jr. is an emerging driver and an expert on tough love

By Loren Mooney

Baseball [bonus Piece]

National Pastime When it was the home of the Braves, Milwaukee was a National League city, and now that the Brewers are in the senior circuit, their fans are back where they belong

By John Schulian

A Baseball Savior, Knock on Wood

By Rick Reilly


Aging Slugger At 24, .500 hitter Frank Beckhorn doesn't tempt scouts

By Jeff Pearlman

A Horse Race of Another Color Forget the pageantry at Pimlico--here's Preakness viewing with true grime

By Jay Lovinger

Leading Off

All on the Same Page

By Stephen Cannella

The Stalker on the Sidelines No player or coach escapes NBC roving inquisitor Jim Gray, if he can help it

By John Walters

A Charity That Hits Homers The Jimmy Fund began in 1948 with a hospital visit by the Boston Braves

By Saul Wisnia



By S.L. Price; Joseph Nocera; Stephen Cannella; Mark Bechtel Edited By Richard O'Brien And Hank Hersch

Faces in the Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters