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December 21, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

What A Whipping! A high-flying International Presidents Cup team sent the U.S. to a new low

By John Garrity

Hitting A High Note The most unlikely headliners of '98 hope that the music never stops

By John Garrity

News & Notes

By Jaime Diaz; Rick Lipsey Edited by Cameron Morfit

Super Looper

By Richard Mackenzie Edited by Cameron Morfit

This Week

By John O'Keefe

A-Pak-alypse Now Suffocated by success, a troubled Se Ri Pak needs to call her own shots

By Jaime Diaz

Faces In The Crowd

Faces In The Crowd

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Stuff With Fluff A video from Tiger's caddie and off-key tunes from the NFL are right for someone's stocking

By Steve Rushin

Catching Up With...

Gary Beban, Heisman Trophy Winner September 19, 1966

By Luis Fernando Llosa

Sportsmen Of The Year

Big Swingers Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa treated the nation to a home run race that was as refreshing as a day at the beach

By Gary Smith

Stroke Of Genius

Sixteen years ago a coach at USC had a brilliant notion: turn Mark McGwire, a pretty good freshman pitcher, into a great hitter. Here's how Mac got his groove

By Tom Verducci

Heaven And Hell

Sammy Sosa's dream season was a nightmare for the man who taught him baseball but had to follow the home run race from a snake pit of a prison in the Dominican Republic

By Gary Smith

College Basketball

Top Dogs Khalid El-Amin and Richard Hamilton, a breed apart on the court, have the Connecticut Huskies in an unaccustomed spot: atop the national rankings

By Grant Wahl


Mirror, Mirror NHL teams think Sweden's Henrik (left) and Daniel Sedin are the fairest of prospects but reflect, Which twin will do better without the other?

By Michael Farber; David Sabino

Pro Football

Nobody's Perfect Believe it or not, the Broncos felt relieved after their dream of an unblemished season ended with an 11th-hour loss to the Giants

By David Fleming

It's About Time Friends off the field but strangers on it, Hall-of-Famers-to-be Dan Marino and John Elway face off for a second--and last?--time

By Michael Silver


Daddy Dearest Olympic gold has turned to dross for 17-year-old Dominique Moceanu, whose abusive father may have looted her trust fund and tried to have her coach killed

By E.M. Swift



Inside Soccer

Inside Soccer

By Grant Wahl

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel

Top 10 Plays Of The Year

By B.J. Schecter

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Tom Verducci and Kostya Kennedy; David Sabino

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

An Assistant's Plight The future of a coach and his family can turn on one blown call

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Locked In With NBA Players

By Rick Reilly


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By George Plimpton Edited By Richard O'Brien And Mark Mravic