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May 10, 1999 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week April 27-May 3

Heaven Sent Stuart Appleby was struggling until he took to heart something his late wife used to say

By Gary Van Sickle

Fast Track Tour rookie Chris Riley is turning heads with his pure putting and rapid-fire approach

By Gary Van Sickle


By Rick Lipsey; Gary Van Sickle Edited by Cameron Morfit

My Shot I've got a thousand things to be thankful for after my 500th start on the Senior tour

By Miller Barber Edited by Cameron Morfit

Keep Those Calls Coming One of the coolest things about golf is that the fans are part of the action

By Alan Shipnuck

Catching Up With...

Billy Smith, Islanders Goaltender May 23, 1983

By Mark Beech

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Gone! But Not Forgotten! Announcers are stretching the art form of the home run call, sometimes to the snapping point

By Steve Rushin

Faces In The Crowd

Faces In The Crowd

Horse Racing

Comeback Kid Just six months after his career seemed doomed by a weight problem, Chris Antley rode Charismatic to an improbable victory in a rough-and-tumble Kentucky Derby

By William Nack

Pro Basketball

Keep It Simple By hewing to that dictum--as direct and uncomplicated as he is--37-year-old John Stockton remains peerless at point guard for the title-hungry Utah Jazz playoffs

By Phil Taylor

NBA Playoff Preview

Who's The One? We scratch the playoff teams with no chance, find the fatal flaws in eight of the remaining nine contenders and count down to the champion

By Phil Taylor


Penurious Anchored by unsinkable New Yorker John Franco, the Mets' revamped bullpen has been the stingiest in the National League

By Tim Crothers


Goal Standard Bypassed by Philadelphia in the free-agent market, Toronto's Curtis Joseph came back to haunt--and shut down--the Flyers

By Michael Farber



Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Small Forward Fashion The tailors at Dion Scott know that clothes make the player

By Marty Burns

O'Neal Before The King

By David Sabino

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Jeff Pearlman and Stephen Cannella

Come Back, Shane? Shane Spencer, a Yankee hero last year, hopes he's not in Triple A to stay

By Jeff Pearlman

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Ed Hinton

The 20th Century

Our Favorite Dynasties It's that time again--the end of the millennium--so we immersed ourselves in the century's heavy reigns and drew up a list of those we liked best

By Richard Hoffer

The Ring Leader

The greatest team player of all time, Bill Russell was the hub of a Celtics dynasty that ruled its sport as no other team ever has

By Frank Deford

Channel Surfin' USA

By Rick Reilly


Maternal Instinct



By Greg Kelly; Gerry Callahan Edited by Kevin Cook and Mark Mravic

Tanks For Showing Up: Why men's tennis stars choose to lose

By L. Jon Wertheim Edited By Kevin Cook And Mark Mravic