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June 15, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Fresh Face Or Fossil? An epochal battle between youth and experience looms at Olympic

By Alan Shipnuck

The City Game Not so long ago, San Francisco was the center of the golf universe

By Jaime Diaz

Welcome, Stranger Golfers have never had to look hard to find a good time in Baghdad by the Bay

By C.W. Nevius

Drawn Together Much has changed in Tom Watson's life, but he still seeks the counsel of an old friend, Sandy Tatum

By Michael Bamberger

Hogan's Ally The look's GQ, but Justin Leonard is a throwback Texan playing a game that even the Hawk might have admired

By Ivan Maisel

Impossible Dream Bud Chapman sees himself in the Open. His Infamous Holes are for others

By John Garrity

News & Notes

Edited by Kevin Cook

Playing By Heart

By Nancy Lopez Edited by Kevin Cook

Not Quite A Country Club

By John F. Lauerman Edited by Kevin Cook

It's Gunch Time A little-known stat measures the perils of U.S. Open rough

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

The Longest Day As any touring pro will tell you, qualifying for the U.S. Open can be a killer

By Gary Van Sickle

Catching Up With...

Howie Young, Red Wings Defenseman January 28, 1963

By Richard Deitsch


Feasting On Rib-eyes Juan Gonzalez and Mark McGwire are trying to stick a fork in Hall of Famer Hack Wilson's venerable record of 190 RBIs

By Tom Verducci


Is Anyone Watching? Though its hard-core fans keep turning out, the NHL has been stung by plummeting TV ratings and the perception that it is struggling

By Michael Farber

NBA Playoffs

The Tangled Web By ensnaring the Jazz in a masterfully spun defense, the Bulls stunningly altered the course of the Finals

By Phil Taylor

Horse Racing

Real Close Real Quiet (far right) lost his bid for the Triple Crown by a nose to Victory Gallop in the most riveting Belmont Stakes in 20 years

By William Nack


Grand Dame Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Carlos Moya reigned for Spain, but the story of the French Open was Monica Seles's run to the final, three weeks after her father's death

By Alexander Wolff



Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By David Fleming; Peter King

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Tim Crothers

The Hits That Keep On Hurting Pirates catcher Jason Kendall doesn't mind taking them for the team

By Keith Olbermann

The Man Of Many Deliveries Rolando Arrojo is bedeviling batters like no other expansion pitcher

By Mark Bechtel

World Cup Preview

Vive La France!

By Grant Wahl

Scouting Reports

By Grant Wahl

Shooting Stars The 16th World Cup has added a wrinkle: the golden goal. After the first round, if a match is tied at the conclusion of regulation time, 30 minutes of sudden death will be played before the teams resort to penalty kicks. Just who might boot

Joy To The World No one else plays soccer with the infectious glee of Ronaldo, the nonpareil striker who aims to lead Brazil to its unprecedented fifth World Cup title

By Steve Rushin

Spontaneous Combustion There's no such thing as excessive celebration after a goal, when naked hysteria and unbridled delirium are considered appropriate behavior

By Steve Rushin

Raging Over The Bulls

By Rick Reilly


A Game Gone Batty Baseball scores looked like football scores as the skies rained home runs

By Jeff Pearlman

A World On Its Head

By Robert H. Boyle

Leading Off

Field Of Schemes Can cities find fiscal happiness in the minors?

By L. Jon Wertheim

Steers And Hogs Run Wild Dominating on the track, Texas and Arkansas won the women's and men's titles

By Merrell Noden

Lesson No. 3: Grunt. People Expect It Tugboat Taylor's school in Houston is the Actors Studio for WWF wannabes

By Randall Patterson



By Steve Rushin; Kostya Kennedy; Marty Burns; Richard Hoffer Edited By Jack McCallum And Richard O'Brien

Faces in the Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Seth Davis