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April 17, 2000 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week--April 4-10

Going for Broke That's the lure at Augusta National's back-nine par-5s, 13 and 15, which last week decided another Masters

By Jack McCallum

Master of Ceremonies Even at 60, Jack Nicklaus isn't ready for a trip down memory lane

By Gary Van Sickle

Head Man Butch Harmon is at the top of his profession, and his relationship with Tiger Woods is only part of the reason

By Michael Bamberger

Slightly Wacky, Totally Waco A tradition unlike any other? No Tour stop could match Waco Turner's Poor Boy Open

By John Garrity

Jane Storm Mother's Day came a month early for the British Amateur champion's caddie

By Rick Lipsey

Fallen Son A few days before Billy Casper celebrated the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest weeks of his life, he lived every parent's worst nightmare: His child was sent to prison, perhaps forever

By John Garrity and Lester Munson With Reporting by Luis Fernando Llosa


By Jaime Diaz; Rick Reilly

My Shot Augusta has come a long way since I made history in the Masters, but black pros haven't

By Lee Elder

Caddie Cam New material is essential in avoiding stock shtick

By Linn Strickler

Magic Moments Every minute of the Masters is special, but the final few are worth savoring

By Michael Bamberger

Catching Up With...

Robyn Smith, Trailblazing Jockey July 31, 1972

By Deborah Moss

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

The Surfer

By John Walters

Dread Ed Fed Hed Cred Editors aren't good for much, but give them a team nickname and they'll give you a tortured pun in a headline

By Steve Rushin


The Best Medicine To hasten his development, top young U.S. player Landon Donovan has swallowed the prescription to play for an aspirin company in Germany

By Marc Spiegler


Vijay Day With a decisive victory in some of the toughest conditions ever at the Masters, Vijay Singh earned his second major title--and perhaps a new measure of respect

By Alan Shipnuck


Aiming High With the tumultuous regular season in the books, contenders and pretenders have set their sights on the Stanley Cup. As the playoffs begin, here are the answers to 10 pressing questions

By Michael Farber


Force Three The hard-hitting young Kansas City outfield storms to the top

By Jeff Pearlman

Pro Football

Mum's His Word Penn State's Courtney Brown doesn't toot his own horn, but his impeccable reputation on--and off--the field makes him a good bet to be the first pick in this week's NFL draft

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Mock First Round

By Paul Zimmerman

Pro Basketball

The Loss Generation When it comes to sustained ineptitude, no pro team in history can compare with the woeful L. A. Clippers

By Richard Hoffer; David Sabino

Up and Down in Beverly Hills Eccentric multimillionaire Donald Sterling has been a flaming success as an L.A. real estate mogul and a dismal failure as the owner of the Clippers

By Franz Lidz



Inside Horse Racing

Inside Horse Racing

By William Nack; Mark Beech

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

A Point Well Taken Fearless rookie Andre Miller is the Cavaliers' playmaker of the future

By David Fleming

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Baseball

Exhibit A Just 30, Alex Fernandez is an old master to the Marlins' young arms

By Stephen Cannella

A Major Mistake

By Rick Reilly


My Winner with Andre Once again, Andre Agassi pulled out a Davis Cup tie for U.S. captain John McEnroe

By Franz Lidz

Leading Off

Trial Runs Olympic berths are at stake in Boston, London and Rotterdam

By Brian Cazeneuve

Short but Sweet Diminutive goalie Karl Goehring led undersized North Dakota to the NCAA title

By Ian Thomsen

Night Flight

By Mark Beech

It's a Wrap Thomas Hearns ended his glorious career not with a bang but a sprain

By Richard Hoffer


He'd Rather Hit Knuckleballs Pitching is in his blood, but Florida Southern's Lance Niekro is making his name at the plate

By Jeff Pearlman

Scorecard Ammo-less Army--Bogus Balls--Lee Petty--Blunder Down Under

By Ivan Maisel; Robert H. Boyle; Gary Smith Edited by Mark Mravic

Books This new bio of Sonny Liston casts even more shadows on one of boxing's darkest figures

By Richard O'Brien

The Patriarch Lee Petty 1914-2000

By Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd