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May 21, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week May 8-14

Alone In The Crowd At the Nelson, a rested Tiger Woods stood out as the odds-on favorite to win the U.S. Open

By Gary Van Sickle

Found And Lost? Globalization has saved the European tour--but may have killed its soul

By Alan Shipnuck

All The Rage With the U.S. Open returning to the scene of his greatest win, Terrible Tommy Bolt is suddenly hot again

By Al Barkow

Let 'er Rip Following months of deliberations and delays comes a demolition derby

By John Garrity


By Jaime Diaz

My Shot If making three-footers were as easy as winning money on game shows, I'd be a millionaire

By Ahmad Bateman

Catching Up With...

Julie Krone, Star Jockey MAY 22, 1989

By Mark Beech

Si View

A Stain On The Game The mass deaths of fans is soccer's recurring tragedy, but it's barely noticed here

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

Monster Mash A new DVD lets pro basketball fans mix and match body parts to create the mythical ultimate player

By John O'Keefe

On The Track

By Chris Ballard

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Czech Point To get past the Devils, the Penguins first must get past New Jersey's chippy and worldly star, Bobby Holik

By Michael Farber

Money Player In a star-studded lineup, the Avalanche player to watch at crunch time is Chris Drury

By Kostya Kennedy


Win or Else! With new manager Larry Bowa laying down the law, the formerly phlegmatic Phillies have gone from grim to grins

By Stephen Cannella

NBA Playoffs

Smash And Slash Finally playing like champions again, the Lakers floored the Kings with a deadly one-two: Shaquille O'Neal's power and Kobe Bryant's speed

By Phil Taylor


By David Sabino

The Old Guard The Spurs rolled into the conference finals with four unsung veterans manning the backcourt

By Alexander Wolff

NBA Playoffs [bonus Piece]

Behind Closed Doors

In Round 2 of the NBA Playoff, the stakes are high, and most teams play it close to the vest. But SI shared a week with the Charlotte Hornets as they played the biggest games of their basketball lives

By L. Jon Wertheim


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Boxing

Inside Boxing

By Franz Lidz; Luis Fernando Llosa

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Jeff Pearlman

Going Ga-Ga For El Guapo Jumbo-sized reliever Rich Garces is a big hit among Red Sox fans

By Stephen Cannella

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis

Family Feud

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Peter King; Mark Beech Edited By Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Albert Kim and Mark Mravic