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Golf Plus

The Week June 13-19

Euro Trash-Talking A new generation of European players is ready and eager to put its stamp on the U.S. Open

By Alan Shipnuck

Taking The Fifth The new number 5 hole at Pebble, a deceptively nasty par-3, forced many players to hit shots that were self-incriminating

By Gary Van Sickle

Let's Go Met As they proved by their numbers at Pebble Beach, pros who can make it in the Metropolitan PGA can make it anywhere

By Michael Bamberger

Power, Politics And Pebble Beach It took a decade of debate to get a new golf course project off the ground on the Monterey Peninsula

By Alan Shipnuck

Crew Cuts Tiger Woods was the story of the U.S. Open, but Pebble Beach was the star, and it took a grounds crew of 70 to make sure the course was ready for its close-up

By Scott Gummer


By Jaime Diaz; Ivan Maisel; Kelley King

My Shot Not many teenagers can say they have played in the U.S. Open, as I did last week

By Ricky Barnes

Leaving a Lasting Impression The exits of John Daly and Jack Nicklaus could not have been more different

By Michael Bamberger

College Baseball

The Untamable Tigers Resilient LSU came from behind to win its fifth College World Series in 10 years

By Tim Crothers

Inside Baseball

From Mad Dog to Mentor His days as a major league hothead are just a memory to Triple A skipper Garry Templeton

By Jeff Pearlman

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella; David Sabino

Catching Up With...

George McGinnis, Indiana Icon October 27, 1975

By Kelvin C. Bias

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Knight's Sites

By John Walters

Twilight of The Scribes Sportswriters will soon be dinosaurs, driven to extinction by the Ice Age of the Internet

By Jeff MacGregor

NBA Finals

It's A Wrap Though they weren't swift in closing teams out during the playoffs, the Lakers beat the Pacers and won the title with a rousing show in Game 6, when it mattered most

By Phil Taylor

Mosley-De La Hoya

L.A. Glory In a stirring bout that ennobled both fighters, Sugar Shane Mosley beat hometown rival Oscar De La Hoya and assumed the role of boxing's standard-bearer

By Richard Hoffer

U.S. Open

Open and Shut With a record-breaking 15-shot win at the 100th U.S. Open, Tiger Woods made an indisputable case for his dominance of the golfing world

By John Garrity


Storm Center By angling for a rich new contract, Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa stirred up a hurricane that may blow him clear out of the Windy City--but to where?

By Tom Verducci; David Sabino



Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Mark Bechtel

The Mommy Track After taking a break to have kids, Shawna Robinson is back behind the wheel

By Mark Bechtel

Josh Gibson [bonus Piece]

Laughing on the Outside The greatest slugger never to play in the major leagues, Josh Gibson, was a jovial teammate but, in the end, a tragic mystery to almost all who knew him

By John Schulian

Tiger, This Time You've Gone Too Far

By Rick Reilly


The High (Schoolers) And Mighty The sport's future and present in the U.S. crossed paths in Raleigh, N.C.

By Tim Layden

Books A buffet of summer browsing for readers whose taste buds yearn for the esoteric

By Ron Fimrite

Live From New York! The Heavyweight Explosion, staged monthly at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom, is a bacchanal of break dancing, massages and big left hooks

By Rich O'Brien

Leading Off


Scorecard Gone to Pot--Saving Chavez--Bungling Bengals--Cast of Castaways

By Michael Farber; Tim Layden Edited by Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd