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June 29, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

On The Lookout Thousands of fans crowded Olympic, yet everyone found room for a view

Koooooch-ie Coup Amateur Matt Kuchar tickled the fans with his boyish charm, while his dad ticked off Tour pros

By Ivan Maisel

Holding On An impossible pin made making the cut that much harder

By Gary Van Sickle

A New Marshal In Town The author joins those brave souls who walk the thin green line between the gallery and anarchy

By Austin Murphy

Hell Of A Hole Par was an abstract number on Olympic's devilish 17th

By Jaime Diaz

Qualified Success For some of the players, just getting to Olympic was a triumph

By Alan Shipnuck

Straight Shooter On target with a solid showing at Olympic, Glen Day is closing in on his first Tour victory

By Michael Bamberger

Drawn In The Sand A simpler, and still practical, form of golf is celebrated every spring at the high school sand-greens championship in Kansas

By John Garrity

News & Notes

By Jaime Diaz Edited by Kevin Cook

Try The Truth

By Jack Fleck Edited by Kevin Cook

On The Range Human Target Practice

By Alan Shipnuck Edited by Kevin Cook

Closing Time When they get near the lead, guys like Lee Janzen shut down the competition

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

Not The Foggiest Notion To win the Open two young players must first do some clear thinking

By Jaime Diaz

Catching Up With...

Steve Smith, Olympic Pole Vaulter February 12, 1973

By Jeff Pearlman


Payne Killer For the second time in six years, Lee Janzen put a hurt on Payne Stewart to win the U.S. Open

By John Garrity

World Cup '98

Go-o-o Home! Exposed as toothless and leaderless and undermined by questionable coaching decisions, the U.S. was booted out of the competition in the first round by Iran

By Ian Thomsen


The Education Of Sammy Sosa Having learned that his personal goals and those of the team can be reached with a single stroke, the Cubs slugger produced the greatest home run streak the game has ever seen

By Tom Verducci

The Ballad Of Joe Moock and other Mets hot cornermen who weren't so hot

By Steve Rushin


That's Scotty! Now that Detroit's Scotty Bowman has taken hold of his eighth Stanley Cup, let us, in turn,embrace him for what he is: the best coach ever in a major pro sport

By Michael Farber

Track & Field

The Fast Lane Marion Jones is the best female sprinter on the planet, a rising star in the long jump and a world-class point guard--and she hasn't even hit her stride yet

By Tim Layden



Inside Soccer

Inside Soccer

By Grant Wahl

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Jeff Pearlman; Mark Bechtel

Winning Isn't Everything A great regular season doesn't guarantee postseason success

By Keith Olbermann

Engineering A Resurgence Ivy Leaguer Doug Glanville is a cornerstone of the vastly improved Phillies

By Franz Lidz

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By David Fleming

Baseball [bonus Piece]

Morman's Mission No one has ever chased his baseball dreams with more purity of purpose than Russ Morman of the Durham Bulls. But after 16 pro seasons, has his devotion been richly rewarded or cruelly punished?

By John Schulian

Never The Groom, Ever The Best Man Two years ago, who gave Steve Jones the strength to beat Lehman? Lehman!

By Rick Reilly


A Woman With A Reputation Will Jana Novotna be remembered only for wilting under Wimbledon pressure?

By Franz Lidz

Big Time

By Loren Mooney

Leading Off

Inseparable No Longer Before this season in Europe, the Manuel twins played together or not at all

By Alexander Wolff

World Cup Winner ESPN's Julie Foudy scores in the studio

By John Walters

Man With A Mike

By Ron Fimrite

A Big Shot And Then Some After last week's double in the discus and shot, John Godina is eyeing Sydney

By Tim Layden

Plague Of The Rainbow Trout Whirling disease is threatening one of the most prized game fish in the U.S.

By Robert H. Boyle



By Lester Munson, Tom Verducci, Leigh Montville Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

Faces In The Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters