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Golf Plus

The Week June 1-7

Child's Play Soccer mom Juli Inkster, 38, proved that she can still keep up with the kids by toying with vulnerable Old Waverly during a record-shattering victory in the Women's Open

By John Garrity

Fresh Start A year ago at the U.S. Open, mild-mannered Jeff Maggert made a decision that changed his life and stunned the Tour

By Michael Bamberger

Mounds Of Misery The player who wins next week's U.S. Open will be the one who conquers Pinehurst's uniquely shaped greens with the most basic shot in the game

By Jaime Diaz

Keepers Of The Flame Expect to be burned if you cross the society that honors Donald Ross

By Ivan Maisel

The Prince Of Pinehurst If Robert Dedman, the richest man in golf, did so much to bring the Open to town, why are people sniping at him?

By Alan Shipnuck


By John F. Lauerman Edited by Cameron Morfit

My Shot Forget Webb and Sorenstam, I'm the biggest attraction on the LPGA tour

By Becky Iverson Edited by Cameron Morfit

Priority Male Fred Couples would rather be a good father than a great golfer

By Gary Van Sickle

Catching Up With...

Dick Groat, MVP Shortstop August 8, 1960

By Richard Deitsch

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Come Back, Howard Amid the legions of cookie-cutter sportscasters and clowning clones, we miss the guy we all loved to hate

By Leigh Montville


String Quartet With a virtuoso comeback at the French Open, Andre Agassi claimed a place in history as only the fifth man to win all four Grand Slam events

By S.L. Price

Inside Baseball

In The Name Of The Father To find his dad, Fernando Tatis Jr. had to make it to the big leagues

By Tim Crothers

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

The Standings

By David Sabino

Gator Aided Reptile-loving Bruce Aven has slugged his way into the Marlins' lineup

By Stephen Cannella

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire


The Mambo King With a nasty assortment of pitches, a thriving music career and a mound manner that drives some batters batty, the Astros' animated Jose Lima is one hot act

By Kostya Kennedy

Houston Honchos

By David Sabino

Inside Soccer

Inside Soccer

By Grant Wahl

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis


Trouble Shooter Displaying a newly dazzling short game and some old flair, Tiger Woods made one great escape after another to win the Memorial

By Jaime Diaz

NBA Playoffs

The Little Spur That Could Much-maligned point guard Avery Johnson helped the Spurs sweep past Portland and into the Finals

By Phil Taylor

Tooth And Nail Floored by a last-gasp four-point play by Larry Johnson in Game 3, the Pacers got off the deck to pull even with the Knicks in the conference finals

By L. Jon Wertheim

Horse Racing

Broken Dream Charismatic's Triple Crown bid came to a terrible end with a breakdown in the Belmont, overshadowing Lemon Drop Kid's long-shot win

By William Nack

NHL Playoffs

It's In The Stars Buffalo is good enough to thwart another finals sweep by the West, but Dallas nonetheless should roll to the Stanley Cup

By Michael Farber

Pro Basketball

Miracle Worker Carolyn Peck won an NCAA title in her second year at Purdue. Her next trick: building a brand-new WNBA team in Orlando

By Leigh Montville



Inside Boxing

Inside Boxing

By Richard Hoffer; Richard Deutsch

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By David Fleming

Plugging The Leaks Bill Walsh is counting on Charles Haley to help the 49ers' thin defensive front

By Michael Silver

Special Report [bonus Piece]

The Passing Game "Friendly faculty" looked the other way while Minnesota basketball players turned in 400 papers allegedly written for them by a university staffer

By L. Jon Wertheim and Don Yaeger

Black Eye For The Buckeyes How Ohio State kept linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer eligible

By Don Yaeger

Spur Of The Moment

By Rick Reilly


The Hogs Slipped Away Again A late recovery by Arkansas gave John McDonnell his 33rd national title

By Merrell Noden

Leading Off

Lions And Tigers And Bears, Oh Buy Olympic cities beg you to purchase their mascots, and Bob Christianson does

By Brian Cazeneuve

Sharper Image Old athletes don't fade away. They go to get their corneas shaved by lasers

By Ian Thomsen

Rare Birdies Endangered woodpeckers live on the site of next week's U.S. Open golf tournament

By Rick Lipsey

She's The Boss Dawn Riley, the Cup's first female team CEO, has fielded the first truly coed crew

By Mark Beech


By Ron Fimrite


The Pride Of Augsburg Late-blooming Devean George is trying to jump from Division III to the NBA

By Marty Burns

Tight Squeeze

By Mark Beech

The Only Game In Town The demise of the ABL means a bigger, better WNBA will take the floor

By John Walters


By Tom Verducci; Ian Thomsen; Jackie MacMullan Edited By Kevin Cook And Mark Mravic

Pups And Saucers These fierce competitors are only in it for the love of the game--and a good bone

Faces In The Crowd