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May 17, 2004 Table Of Contents

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Wild Child There are five players named Kim on the LPGA tour, but only one Christina, a colorful 20-year-old who just wants to have fun

By Alan Shipnuck

Happy Ending Joey Sindelar outlasted the PGA Tour's glamour guys for a feel-good win

By Jim Gorant

No Taboo to Boo

By Phil Taylor

Big Play With Mike Hebron

By Mike Hebron

Heard on the Range

By Jim Gorant; Farrell Evans

Top 100 Poll

By Jim Gorant

Sal Stats

By Sal Johnson

Cottonwood Valley

By Gorjus George Lucas*

2¢ With Lee Trevino

By Lee Trevino

A Wie Problem

By Jim Gorant

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary: Sports In America

The Vegas Strip No, not the one with the casinos--the one that holds the open-to-all drag racing blowout called Midnight Mayhem

By Richard Hoffer

Roll The Dice To succeed in Nevada, all you have to do is dream--and follow through

By Andre Agassi

The Poll Nevadans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

Alltime Best For Nevada's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to

Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken


Compiled by Bill Syken

NBA Playoffs

The Center Cannot Hold

A Game 3 rout of San Antonio kept L.A.'s title hopes alive, but win or lose, this is the last stand for these Lakers

By Jack McCallum

Jamaal Is On The Baall Even without shooting, Pacers point guard Jamaal Tinsley has shown he can beat the Heat

By Ian Thomsen

Stanley Cup Playoffs

They Should Not Win But they do. After upsetting Vancouver and Detroit, the nearly starless Calgary Flames are now attacking the Sharks

By Michael Farber

That Old Spark Dave Andreychuk, 40, turned the Lightning around. Will he finally win a Cup?

By Stephen Cannella


A Season Like No Other

Barry Bonds is playing in his own universe, where the strategies are twisted, the numbers are absurd--and everyone's frustrated

By Tom Verducci

They're In The Money

They're in the Money

The Fortunate 50

Compiled by Jonah Freedman

Let's Play Cribbage Let's say your job pays you, oh, $15 million a year. What in the world do you do with that much dough? Here's what

It's All Mine Jason Allison's summer place: his own isle in Ontario

By Stephen Cannella

Getting The Star Treatment Behind those monied athletes are specialists who cater to their every need

By Richard Deitsch; Gene Menez; Mark Beech; Pete McEntegart

Looking For Lucre? Welcome To The Club No sport spreads the wealth around like golf. Players' wives are royally pampered, instructors and caddies get rich, and even physical therapists fly first-class

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Lucky Stiff Retired big league pitcher Mark Clark was no star, but he got paid like one. And now he's living the good life--with all the toys to prove it

By Michael Bamberger

King Of Beasts With his NBA loot Matt Geiger has become a latter-day Noah

By Melissa Segura

Call Him Dr. K Alec Kessler used his Miami Heat money for medical school

By Melissa Segura

His Net Profit Thanks to one big tennis prize, David Wheaton is blessed

By Melissa Segura


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Olympics

Fear Factor? The Athens bomb blasts raised new concerns, but athletes aren't bailing

By Tim Layden

Inside Baseball

Throwback Colorado hopes to solve its pitching woes with the old four-man rotation

By Albert Chen

A Quick Study At the Plate Minnesota's Lew Ford

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside Soccer

Home Free Back from his European odyssey, Jovan Kirovski is flourishing in MLS

By Mark Beech

Listen Up, Grads!

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Coming Up Roses Third-string quarterback Jesse Palmer took a role on The Bachelor and endeared himself to a nation of reality TV fans. Can that charm win over his new coach?

By Josh Elliott Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Too Good for His Game Schumacher's success has F/1 rewriting its regulations

By Lars Anderson Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

A Jock's Not-So-Funny Side

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Moody Blue Mike Danton thanks the man he allegedly tried to have murdered

By Stephen Cannella Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu


Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

A Prom to Remember

By Adam Duerson Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Q+A Snoop Dogg The rapper-actor and Orange County youth football coach stars in Soul Plane, which opens May 28.

By Snoop Dogg; Richard Deitsch Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Sports Beat

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

The Week Ahead what to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Under Review

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Faces in the Crowd