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April 30, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week April 17-23

Innocent Abroad The grub on the European tour often looks subpar to Texan Hank Kuehne, but the golf is nourishing

By Alan Shipnuck


By Jaime Diaz

My Shot Winning at Hilton Head has changed my life, but I'll never forget where I came from

By Jose Coceres

Fighting For Five The LPGA messed up by not letting Annika Sorenstam go the distance

By Gary Van Sickle

Si View

Fire And Ice Despite those elemental charms, not to mention decapitations, U.S. viewers haven't warmed to playoff hockey

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

Raw Recruits Fox Sports Net's Preps portrays the everyday lives of three high school basketball stars

By John O'Keefe

Swing Time

By Chris Ballard


Hard Rocked Hasim Rahman shocked Lennox Lewis with a fifth-round KO to take the heavyweight championship

By Richard Hoffer

Pro Basketball

Desperation Shot? No longer so fantastic, the NBA opened its playoffs amid debate over its daring--or is it reckless?--attempt to reinvigorate its game

By Phil Taylor

Pace Setters With something old and something new, Indiana made Philly blue, seizing the home court advantage

By Ian Thomsen


Minny Run Little ball--plus some big bats and strong arms--has vaulted Minnesota from worst to first, at least for now

By Michael Bamberger

Way Out Of Whack The new unbalanced schedule has been a boon to fast starters like the Twins

By Tom Verducci

NHL Playoffs

The Hits Keep Coming By cleanly laying out two Hurricanes, New Jersey captain Scott Stevens cemented his reputation as one of the game's best bangers ever

By Michael Farber

NFL Draft [bonus Piece]

Hang Time With his future up in the air, Purdue's DREW BREES, like many top prospects, lived in a maddening limbo from New Year's to draft day: working out for NFL teams, watching his draft status rise and fall, never knowing which pro jersey he'd wear

By Tim Layden



Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy; Brian Cazeneuve

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Top Five Drafts

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Mark Bechtel

Keep On Truckin' Journeyman Willy T. Ribbs has a new ride, this one in NASCAR

By Mark Bechtel

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Jeff Pearlman; Jamal Greene; David Sabino

Making His Bones Hard-knocks rookie righthander Chris Reitsma breaks in big with the Reds

By Stephen Cannella

Canada's Goose Is Cooked

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Seth Davis; L. Jon Wertheim Edited By Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Ask The Coach Guidance for those lost in sports

Edited By Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd Edited By Albert Kim and Mark Mravic