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Golf Plus

The Week Oct. 17-23

Fall Guys Still feeding off a special Sunday in Brookline, a U.S. juggernaut took no prisoners at the Presidents Cup

By Alan Shipnuck

Unlikely Heroes

By Gary Van Sickle

All Grown Up Teen phenom Cristie Kerr has finally blossomed into an LPGA force

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Notebook

By Jaime Diaz; Michael Arkush

My Shot I hope golfers do the right thing and abide by the rules, no matter what Callaway says

By Frank Thomas

Who's A Poor Sport? Funny how there's never a problem when the Europeans aren't around

By John Garrity

Catching Up With...

Fred Lynn, Rookie Sensation July 7, 1975

By Chris Ballard

Si View

Subway Confidential Psst! Here's the lowdown on Big Apple doings from the Series that Mr. and Mrs. America love to hate

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

The Surfer

By John Walters

Baseball

Roger & Out A dangerous hair-trigger reaction by Roger Clemens and a blunder on the bases set the tone as the Yankees got a 2-0 Subway Series jump on the Mets

By Tom Verducci

Pro Football

Crash Course Fullbacks are the game's forgotten men, but offenses would be a wreck if not for the guys who play with reckless abandon

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Top 10 Fullbacks

By Paul Zimmerman

Attack Mode Unleashed by their coach on both sides of the ball, the Chiefs swarmed the vaunted Rams and buried them with surprising ease

By Josh Elliott

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

The King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Boxing

Quitting Time When the fragile personalities of Mike Tyson and Andrew Golota collided in the ring, the only question was who would break first

By Richard Hoffer

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; Kelley King

A-Train Keeps on Chugging Laconic back Anthony Thomas is on track to rewrite Michigan's record book

By Austin Murphy

Inside Olympic Sports

Inside Olympic Sports

By Tim Layden; Brian Cazeneuve

NBA Preview 2000-01

What Am I Doing Here? As younger and younger players arrive in the NBA, their challenge is learning how to cope--with a faster game and a faster life

By Phil Taylor

Growing Up The NBA Growth Chart

Testing His Strength He has three pro years under his belt, plus the big bucks and fancy house. Now, at the ripe age of 21, can Orlando's Tracy McGrady fill the role of superstar?

By Ian Thomsen

No More Mr. T Once a hothead who handed out technicals in bunches, Steve Javie has matured into one of the league's top officials

By Jack McCallum

The Last Laugh It's easy to mock Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy for his rumpled look and sad-dog demeanor. But don't be fooled any longer by the disguise. He's shrewd and he's fearless

By S.L. Price

Scouting Reports How We Rank 'Em

1 Portland Trail Blazers Bigger, deeper, tougher, hungrier: What it all adds up to is a new NBA champion

By Phil Taylor

2 Los Angeles Lakers Instead of getting fat and happy, the defending champs spent the summer getting better

By Phil Taylor

3 San Antonio Spurs The old center persuaded the young star who persuaded the new guard to play here and win

By Ian Thomsen

4 Seattle Supersonics Patrick Ewing will get plenty of shots in Seattle, but not the one he wants--a shot at a ring

By Grant Wahl

5 Utah Jazz The never-changing Jazz has actually made a change, and Donyell Marshall is darn happy about it

By Mark Bechtel

6 Phoenix Suns After last season's medical meltdown, the well-healed Suns are eager to operate at full force

By Mark Bechtel

7 Sacramento Kings They're the league's most entertaining team, but without more D, this show goes nowhere

By Phil Taylor

8 Minnesota Timberwolves A Tale of Twin Cities: tragedy, reunion and a hopeful newcomer with very large shoes to fill

By Mark Bechtel

9 Dallas Mavericks Will fancy chairs and stereo systems transform this club into a playoff team? Well, it's a start

By Ian Thomsen

10 Golden State Warriors With two good players in place, there's a sense of direction at last. And it's upward

By Phil Taylor

11 Denver Nuggets In Denver, they've been thinking--and drafting--big, but have they cured their problems in the post?

By Mark Bechtel

12 Houston Rockets A promising youth movement has been launched, but in the West, growing up will be painful

By Ian Thomsen

13 Los Angeles Clippers They're callow and they're clueless, but say this for them: They all want to be Clippers

By Phil Taylor

14 Vancouver Grizzlies There's a new brain trust in place. Now Grizzlies fans will find out if they can trust those brains

By Josh Elliott

1 Orlando Magic The Magic now has a go-to guy in Grant Hill, and in the weak East it can go to the top

By Ian Thomsen

2 Milwaukee Bucks With abundant talent, they have eyes on the promised land, and a sixth man shall lead them

By Marty Burns

3 Toronto Raptors There's a new old hand at point guard, and that should be a very good thing for Vince Carter

By Chris Ballard

4 New York Knicks The Post-Patrick era finds them light at center, bloated at guard and far from the comfort zone

By Tim Crothers

5 Philadelphia 76ers Even with the world's least likely captain and a shaky second mate, this ship can sail in the playoffs

By Chris Ballard

6 Charlotte Hornets After a summer of healing and dealing, the buzz in Charlotte is all about a fresh start--again

By Tim Crothers

7 Miami Heat No 'Zo means the heat's on $86 Million Man Brian Grant, as well as some aging vets, to fill the void

By Ian Thomsen

8 Indiana Pacers Last year's East champs sure look different. It will be interesting to see how well they play

By Ian Thomsen

9 New Jersey Nets Nets fans have seen a lot of misery, but at least they can watch the No. 1 pick do his shot blocking thing

By Chris Ballard

10 Cleveland Cavaliers The curtain has fallen on the disappointing Shawn Kemp show--now it's Miller time

By Marty Burns

11 Boston Celtics His team is headed nowhere again, but Rick Pitino could be headed elsewhere--like back to college

By Ian Thomsen

12 Washington Wizards Stymied by the salary cap, not even Michael Jordan can work the necessary miracles in D.C.

By Tim Crothers

13 Chicago Bulls The good news: The Bulls will be better than they were last year. The bad news: not much better

By Marty Burns

14 Detroit Pistons Are the days of the Bad Boys back in Motown? Depends on what your definition of bad is

By Marty Burns

15 Atlanta Hawks Rookie coach. Few veterans. Lone star who may be dealt. Not good signs. Not a good team

By Elizabeth Newman

The Out-of-Towner

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Home Sweet Home Nothing makes Washington center Jeff Halpern happier than playing for the Caps

By Kostya Kennedy

Books Walking life's tightrope as a basketball player on the Crow reservation

By Charles Hirshberg

Leading Off

Gear Small, medium and large items that make the outdoor life easier, off the trail and on the road

By Mark Beech

High-Mileage Vehicle Villanova tailback Brian Westbrook rolls up rushing, receiving and return yards

By B.J. Schecter

Huddling in the Cold In Alaska the season starts--and finishes--early, so the fans hurry up and cheer

By Kelley King

Letters

Scorecard Emmanuel Loses--Fox's Fox--Rocky Road--Cleanup Man

By E.M. Swift; Anna Holmes Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic