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March 5, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week Feb. 20-26

Hanging Tough The author, still recovering from a family tragedy, took a giant step forward by making the playoff at the Nissan Open

By Brandel Chamblee As told to Gary Van Sickle


By Jaime Diaz

My Shot It took eight years, but I improved 45 strokes and went from worst to first at the Hope

By Joe Durant

Caddie Cam Making the drive from L.A. to Miami was the Tour's version of Le Mans

By Linn Strickler

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Fun and Games To a 10-year-old who knew his sports backward and forward, a guy named Otto had special appeal

By Steve Rushin

Cast to Type

By John Walters

Rocket Man With tough love, a Houston fan translates his obsession with Steve Francis and Co. to the Web

By John O'Keefe


400 Reasons

Why does Boston's Nomar Garciaparra torture his body every off-season with a training regimen that is both cruel and unusual? Because he believes it will ultimately help him reach the hitter's holy grail

By Tom Verducci; David Sabino

Pro Basketball

Pivotal Decision The 76ers gained a dominant presence in the middle by trading for Dikembe Mutombo, but will the deal help or hurt a team that was already flourishing?

By L. Jon Wertheim

Pro Football

Dillon For Dollars Premier running back Corey Dillon will strike it rich as a free agent, but he may have to spend that money in Cincinnati

By Jeffri Chadiha; David Sabino

Perry Reese Jr. [bonus Piece]

Higher Education

In the unlikeliest of places—Ohio's Amish country—a high school basketball coach changed a community's ideas about race, and about life

By Gary Smith



Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen; David Sabino

Far From His Flock Grizzlies reserve guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is also an imam in Mississippi

By Grant Wahl

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis; Grant Wahl

Martelli the Magnificent With his Hawks at 23-4, St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli is laughing all the way to the NCAAs

By Jack McCallum

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Cleveland

By Rick Reilly


The Gift Of Life With time running out, Hal Smith found an unexpected liver donor down the hall

By Kelley King

Leading Off

Dangerous Siberian Husky Kostya Tszyu, a Russian turned Aussie, has a bite more lethal than his bark

By Franz Lidz

Hot Dog On A Stick Vaulter Lawrence Johnson wants an Olympic gold and a Grammy. Just ask him

By Kelley King

Books If looks were everything, this great champion would have been pulling a cart

By Ron Fimrite



By Mark Bechtel; Mark Beech Edited by Mark Mravic

Ask The Coach Guidance for those lost in sports

Edited by Mark Mravic

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Mark Mravic