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June 4, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week May 22-28

Major Change To remain competitive, Justin Leonard revamped his swing and his lifestyle. Now all the hard the hard work is beginning to pay off

By Alan Shipnuck

Welcome Watson The Seniors got a much needed lift when Tom Watson, who has been reluctant to join them, won their PGA

By Seth Davis


By Gary Van Sickle

My Shot Toughening the courses takes the fun out of the Senior tour for the players and the fans

By Bruce Fleisher

Catching Up With...

Ron Fairly, Dodgers Star SEPTEMBER 2, 1963

By Mark Bechtel

Si View

Summery Summary A rundown of sporting options, from pickup hoops to picking up distant ball games on radio

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

Good Deportes

By Chris Ballard

Shaq Sites As large on the Web as he is in life, the Lakers' center inspires chat admirers and loose translation

By Chris Ballard

NBA Playoffs

Unstoppable Having demolished the vaunted Spurs, the Lakers enter the Finals with a shot at history: an unbeaten postseason

By Phil Taylor; David Sabino

Dear Lakers: An open letter reminds the L.A. juggernaut that there's still one more round to go

By Jack McCallum


First-Strike Capability Pitchers who launch their initial delivery over the plate more often win the battle with batters

By Michael Bamberger

The Producers Smash hitters Barry Bonds, who has been on a boffo home run tear for the Giants, and Manny Ramirez, who's packing in the RBIs for the Red Sox, could be ticketed for the record books

By Tom Verducci

Stanley Cup Finals

Trio Grand To beat the Avalanche, the Devils must overcome the best three defensemen to play together in a generation

By Michael Farber

Pro Football

Rare Vintage When he's not skewering NFL defenses and pretensions, Giants guard Glenn Parker is a wine connoisseur and a talented cook

By Paul Zimmerman

Baseball [bonus Piece]

Collision at Home A century ago the best catcher in baseball, Boston's Martin Bergen, waged a losing battle against mental illness--a violent struggle in which he was not the only casualty

By William Nack Special reporting by Mike Donovan


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Track And Field

Inside Track And Field

By Tim Layden

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

The Truck Stops Here After driving around the minors, Chris Michalak parks with the Blue Jays

By Daniel G. Habib

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Mark Bechtel

On His Last Leg

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Jeffri Chadiha; Joel Stratte-Mcclure Edited By Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd