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January 25, 1999 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week January 12-18

Happy Warrior With his gifts for humor and golf, Shigeki Maruyama has won the hearts of Japan. Now he's taking his act overseas in search of a bigger world to conquer

By Alan Shipnuck

Fresh Start Hoping to begin the new season by coming to grips with an old problem, the LPGA proposed a more reasonable standard for gaining entry into its Hall of Fame

By Gary Van Sickle


By Chris Lewis Edited by Cameron Morfit

The Babe Factor

By Walter Bingham Edited by Cameron Morfit

Faces In The Crowd

Faces In The Crowd

Catching Up With...

Gene Banks, Duke Basketball Star March 13, 1978

By John O'Keefe

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Jesus Christ, Superstar

The coverage of Michael Jordan's retirement was reverent enough to suit a Supreme Being

By Steve Rushin

NFC Championship

A Real Head Turner In the most thrilling NFC title game of the '90s, the Atlanta Falcons shook off the mighty Vikings to earn their first trip to the Super Bowl

By Michael Silver

Afc Championship

In the Clutch When it really counted, the Broncos shut down the run and jerked the mistake-prone Jets back to earth in what was probably John Elway's final appearance at Mile High Stadium

By Peter King

Super Bowl Preview

The Winning Edge Two good defenses cancel each other out, but Terrell Davis will put Denver over the top

By Paul Zimmerman


European Vocation Goaltenders from the Continent not long ago faced insurmountable barriers in attempting to make the NHL. Now they're walling off nets all around the league

By Michael Farber

Rising Imports

By David Sabino


Sudden Impact With this devastating punch, Mike Tyson crumpled Francois Botha and proved he still has the hammer after a 19-month absence from the ring

By Richard Hoffer



Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Tim Crothers; Seth Davis

The Buzzer

By B.J. Schecter

Andy Panko The book says this Division III star might have a future in the NBA

By Jack McCallum

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Michael Jordan

Indelible Impression

Images of Michael Jordan's sublimeness on the basketball will be forever stamped into Amerca's consciousness. An SI writer who covered Jordan for most of his NBA career remembers the greatest player in history as a joy to watch, a careful cultivator of his own image and, often, a down-to-earth guy

By Jack McCallum

Do It, for the Love of Mike! For the NBA to thrive after Jordan, it must make changes that honor the way he played

By Phil Taylor

Now Their Hearts Are in the Right Place

By Rick Reilly


Homegrown Hoosier Hero Stephanie White-McCarty leads Purdue on a quest to win an NCAA title

By Kelli Anderson

Leading Off

Pussycats No More After decades of mediocrity (or worse), the Princeton Tigers are in the Top 10

By E. M. Swift



By Peter King Edited By Kevin Cook And Mark Mravic