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June 18, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Si Adventure

SI Adventure

Midnight Riders Neither mud nor roots nor dead of night could stay these cyclists in the 24 Hours of Snowshoe, a mountain bike race that featured draining climbs, nasty crashes and a few wiggy characters

By Franz Lidz

Kid Rock Barely 22, Chris McNamara is staking his claim as king of the most famous wall of them all, El Capitan

By Kostya Kennedy

Going Deep Can any woman top Tanya Streeter's unassisted free-diving record of 230 feet? Don't hold your breath.

By Kelley King

In Advance of Lance No one knows better than Lance Armstrong that there's no yellow jersey in the Tour de France without selfless teammates paving the way

By Tim Layden


By Austin Murphy; Brian Cazeneuve

Livin' It For the 24-year-old author, the best therapy for autism is running

By Anthony Crudale

With a Little Help from His Friends

By Austin Murphy

Golf Plus

The Week June 5-11

On A Roll The odds may be against John Daly, but for now he's riding a hot streak on and off the course

By Seth Davis


By Gary Van Sickle

Total Shambles Compared to playing in a U.S. Open, qualifying for one is a piece of cake

By Brandel Chamblee

My Shot During my 11-year stint in the Thai army, I learned to play well enough to make history

By Thongchai Jaidee

Catching Up With...

Doug DeCinces, Third Baseman OCTOBER 22, 1979

By Lars Anderson

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

Let's Get Small Contraction--and not just in baseball--would be a blessing to a bloated sporting world

By Steve Rushin

Half Measures

By Chris Ballard

Lordy, Lordy Offering chapter and verse, a tongue-in-cheek website proclaims that Tiger Woods is divine

By John O'Keefe

NBA Finals

Allen Wrench In winning two of the first three games of the NBA Finals, the Lakers learned the key to success: Put the screws to the 76ers' indefatigable Allen Iverson

By Phil Taylor

Horse Racing

Exclamation Point With his electrifying Belmont romp, Preakness winner Point Given removed any doubt he's the best of his generation

By William Nack

Stanley Cup


After a 22-year quest for an NHL championship, Colorado's Ray Bourque finally laid claim to the Cup

By Michael Farber

Why Is Game 7 So Rare?

By Brian Cazeneuve


Vive L'Amour At the love-filled French Open, a determined Jennifer Capriati and a dominant Gustavo Kuerten stole the fans' hearts

By S.L. Price


Forget Me Not Highly productive yet oft-slighted Moises Alou takes good and bad memories to heart but stays focused on being one of the game's best hitters

By Jeff Pearlman


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella; Jamal Greene; David Sabino

What Took Him So Long? Opportunity came late for Chuck Smith, the old man of Florida's young staff

By Stephen Cannella

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Baseball [bonus Piece]

High-Wire Act There's no safety net for major league closers, who put it all on the line each time they work, saving the day... or wasting their teams' best efforts

By Tom Verducci

Not Your Typical Tearjerker

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Michael Silver; Tim Crothers; Chris Nashawaty; Ivan Maisel 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