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September 21, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

A Revolting Development In Canada, a challenge to the Tour's authority had the players choosing sides

By Alan Shipnuck

Covering Ourselves

By Bill Colson

Nothing Personal Chris Johnson doesn't mean to be mysterious, it's just that there are some things she's determined to keep private

By John Garrity

Touching 'em All It started with four homers in the first four games of the season. Here's how Mark McGwire's quest for 62 played out, blow by blow, during the 1998 season

News & Notes

By Cameron Morfit Edited by Kevin Cook

Park, Not Pak

By Grace Park Edited by Kevin Cook

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

You Make the Call The great thing about golf is that even the fans help keep the game honest

By Jaime Diaz

Inside Baseball

Short-Series Hysteria Suddenly, a five-game playoff seems perilously brief to Yankees fans

By Frank Deford

Inside Baseball

By Mark Bechtel And Jeff Pearlman

Home Run Chase

The Race Is On

With a hot bat and little fanfare, Sammy Sosa served notice that the home run record is up for grabs

By Gary Smith

Where do I go from here? In an exclusive account of his historic feat, Mark McGwire reflects on his quest for the most revered record in American sports and attempts to answer the question...

By Mark McGwire with Tom Verducci

The Mother Of All Pearls

For a few brief, shining moments, the fans who retrieved Mark McGwire's monumental home run balls behaved with an unselfishness that might someday be recounted as fable

By Gary Smith


Standing Tall Lindsay Davenport was head and shoulders above the crowd at the U.S. Open and, for the first time in her life, loved every minute of it

By S.L. Price

Pro Football

Back to Earth The new-look Cowboys played a lot like the old ones in a humiliating loss to the Broncos made worse by the fracture sustained by Troy Aikman

By Michael Silver

College Football

Heavy Heart Dynamite Missouri quarterback Corby Jones leads his team against No. 1 Ohio State even as he grieves for his dad, a Tigers assistant who died this summer

By Tim Layden



Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King; Austin Murphy

Rallying the Troops Ray Rhodes had his hands full getting the downcast Eagles up for Week 2

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; B.J. Schecter

Anthony Poindexter Virginia's hard-hitting free safety has a soft spot for his family

By B.J. Schecter

Playback by Colorado defensive end NICK ZIEGLER

By Nick Ziegler

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Baseball [bonus Piece]

Diamond Cutters

The Bossards, baseball's first family of groundskeeping, have been perfecting the tricks of their trade for three generations, creating fields that give the home team an edge

By Gary Smith

A Ringing Endorsement

By Rick Reilly


It's a Woman's Job Phyllis Freed is a sports agent--and a tough one

By L. Jon Wertheim

These Guys Are the Real McCoys Teenage brothers Cord and Jet McCoy are riding high on the pro circuit

By Jeff Pearlman

One Brief Shining Moment Until a crippling fall in '63, Brian Sternberg was the world's best pole vaulter

By L. Jon Wertheim

Leading Off

En Garde

By Loren Mooney

Talk about Historical Perspective Mal Clarke revisits Fenway Park after an absence of 81 years

By John Walters

Money Changes Everything Did cash-poor Cadillac Anderson risk his NBA career for a quick score?

By Phil Taylor


A Game of Life

By Ron Fimrite


By Grant Wahl; Paul Zimmerman; Jeff Pearlman; Stephen Cannella Edited By Jack McCallum And Richard O'Brien

The Sky's the Limit Bidding for the Browns and Manchester United sent franchise prices soaring

By L. Jon Wertheim

Faces in the Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters