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May 28, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Si Adventure

SI Adventure

River Wild While slalom kayakers vied for spots on the national team, it was their hip, freestyling cousins who made the biggest splash at the Ocoee Whitewater Games

By Mark Bechtel

Whiz Kid Anne-Caroline Chausson may not exhibit the colorful candor of her iconoclastic rivals, but the mountain-biking prodigy has one small thing going for her: a riding style that has made her the planet's dominant athlete on two wheels

By Austin Murphy

Alternative Rock In the burgeoning world of bouldering, nobody has a better grip on the sport than Chris Sharma

By Kelli Anderson

Into the Maelstrom Fabled surfer MEL PU'U took on the epic swells of Makaha in a one-man canoe--just to see if it could be done

By Kenny Moore


By Kelley King; Lars Anderson; Troy Patterson

Livin' It Life on Everest the day the greatest Sherpa died

By Ben Webster

On the Wrong Track

By Austin Murphy

Golf Plus

The Week May 15-21

Jump Start Sergio Garcia's gift-wrapped win at the Colonial ended the talk that his career had stalled after only two years on the PGA Tour

By Alan Shipnuck

Candid on Camera Lanny Wadkins pulled no punches in an on-air audition

By Alan Shipnuck


By Gary Van Sickle

Total Shambles The Tour has been hit by a crime wave, and I'm one of the victims

By Brandel Chamblee

My Shot The USGA's rinky-dink qualifying system spoils our biggest tournament of the year

By Laurie Rinker-Graham

Catching Up With...

Bob Rigby, Soccer Goalkeeper SEPTEMBER 3, 1973

By Pete McEntegart

Si View

Wrigley Rapture Cold beer, warm sun, Sam-may!...Every day is a perfect game at the Friendly Confines

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

Whither Keith?

By Chris Ballard

Sick's Semper This site provides a loving and trivia-crammed tribute to the short-lived Seattle Pilots (R.I.P.)

By John O'Keefe


Big Hit

Fans have quickly gotten on a first-name basis with Ichiro, the brilliant batsman and dazzling all-around talent from Japan who has led the Mariners to the top of the American League

By Jeff Pearlman

Broken Arms The rock-bottom Rangers' staff may be one of the worst ever--and help is not on the way

By Tom Verducci

NBA Playoffs

Changing of the Guard Led by the suddenly mature Kobe Bryant, the rampaging Lakers seized a 2-0 lead over the Spurs in the Western finals

By Phil Taylor

The Answer's Man From guiding Allen Iverson to guarding opposing stars to canning vital jumpers, Aaron McKie has proved to be the 76ers' all-purpose solution

By L. Jon Wertheim

The Dog Has His Day Seven years after the Bucks picked him No. 1, Glenn Robinson led his team to the conference finals with tight D and a pair of 29-point games

By Ian Thomsen

Horse Racing

Power Point A dud in the Kentucky Derby, Point Given lived up to his early hype with an explosive victory in the Preakness

By William Nack

Track And Field

Ready to Rock High schoolers ALAN WEBB and DATHAN RITZENHEIN are the best young American distance running duo in 37 years

By Tim Layden

NHL Playoffs

St. Patrick Blessed with the heavenly goaltending of Patrick Roy, the Avalanche beat the Blues and rose to the Stanley Cup finals

By Michael Farber

Jersey Swamped Led by diminutive second-year defenseman Brian Rafalski, the deep and talented Devils overwhelmed the Penguins

By Kostya Kennedy


Inside The Week In Sports

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Better Late Than Never After three false starts, Aramis Ramirez settled in at third for the Pirates

By Jamal Greene

Boris Becker [bonus Piece]

Broken Promise He was the philosopher king of tennis, a gutsy champion with a social conscience. But after a sex scandal and a messy divorce, can Boris Becker put the pieces back together?

By S.L. Price

Looks Aren't Everything

By Rick Reilly


Passion Play Rising star Andrew Ilie leaves his heart--and a shredded shirt--on the court

By L. Jon Wertheim

Postcard From The Edge Our man forsakes sleep, showers and sanity crewing on the Race Across America

By Craig Neff

Leading Off

Going Out On Top After 18 seasons and five NCAA titles, LSU coach Skip Bertman is calling it quits

By Tim Crothers

Books Deflating the myth of Muhammad Ali by recounting his rivalry with Joe Frazier

By Richard Hoffer



By Tim Crothers; Gene Menez 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