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June 7, 2004 Table Of Contents

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Straight Shooter A driving tip helped David Toms win the FedEx and primed him for the U.S. Open

By Rick Lipsey

Big Play

By Laird Small

Heard On The Range

By Rick Lipsey; Farrell Evans

Top 100 Poll

By Sal Johnson

Sal Stats

By Sal Johnson

2¢ With Nick Price

By Nick Price

Just for Laughs

Ode to a Blocking Back

By Steve Rushin

Belmont Preview

Golf Plus

Better With Age Still a force on the regular Tour at 50, Jay Haas saw how the other half lives during his Champions debut at the Senior PGA

By John Garrity

The Magnificent Seven

By Gary Van Sickle

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The Hole Story Muirfield Village

By Gorjus George Lucas*

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary: Sports In America

Stellar Cast Serious trout fishermen should make the trek to Idaho, whose array of waters offers more opportunities than any other state in the Lower 48

By E.M. Swift

The Poll Idahoans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

Alltime Best For Idaho'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

Hidden Gem The NFL star has long known what others are now finding out about his state

By Jake Plummer

NBA Playoffs

So You Want To Shackle Shaq... What will it take to stop the Lakers in the NBA Finals? Here are some helpful hints (a few involving the Big You-Know-Who)

By Jack McCallum

Rip Roaring When Detroit's offense bogs down, Richard Hamilton perks up

By Ian Thomsen


Hitting Bottom

Even great hitters aren't immune to horrific slumps. How does a player like Derek Jeter suddenly lose his way at the plate--and how does he find his way back?

By Tom Verducci

Stanley Cup Finals

Canada's Team As Hockey Nation looks on, underdog Calgary and unflappable goalie Miikka Kiprusoff have held off high- scoring Tampa Bay

By Michael Farber

A Lightning's Thunder Playing With A New Edge, Skilled Center Brad Richards Has Been Tampa Bay's Go-To Scorer

By Stephen Cannella

Triple Crown

The Horse For The Course As he tries to end the 26-year Triple Crown drought, Smarty Jones has the answers to problems that stumped others at the Belmont

By Tim Layden

"It's A Rider's Race" A Jockey With Vast Experience In The Belmont Says It's All About Pace, Which Should Favor Stewart Elliott On Smarty Jones

Extreme Sports

Skate And Destroy In the outlaw world of skateboarding in the '80s, young Christian Hosoi was seen as a god: fearless, peerless and blithely confident that he'd never fall. And then he did

By Karl Taro Greenfeld


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Motor Sports

No Joke Buddy Rice predicted he'd win Indy, and wound up having the last laugh

By Lars Anderson

Inside Baseball

Deliverance Something's brewing in Milwaukee thanks to a happier Lyle Overbay

By Albert Chen

From Premed to Predraft Phenom Princeton's Hot Prospect

By Albert Chen

Smoke at the Top of the Draft

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside Tennis

Insane Talent Marat Safin's game is brilliant, unpredictable and wildly entertaining--like the first week of the French Open

By S.L. Price

Baghdad Boo-Yah Al Jazeera at Roland Garros

By S.L. Price

Chinese Firecracker

By S.L. Price

It's Greek to Me

By Rick Reilly


Under the Microscope San Jose quarterback Mark Grieb, a former molecular biology student, is overdue in delivering an Arena title

By Michael Silver

They're Hot Indoors In addition to San Jose, three teams to watch in the AFL playoffs

By Gene Menez

Leading Off

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Hire 'Em USA Wrestling has tabbed two-time Olympic champ Sergei Beloglazov to coach Yanks in the Russian style

By Mark Beech

Goodbye, Guesswork A team of Ph.D.'s says it has unlocked the secret of NFL draft success

By Mark Beech

Made For Each Other How in tune are Misty May and Kerri Walsh, who are dominating the women's pro tour? Let us count the ways

By Kelli Anderson

Loyalty and Honesty? In the Ring? Believe it. Freddie Roach is one of the hottest trainers in the game because his fighters know they can trust him

By Franz Lidz


0utside, Looking Inward Sports coverage, these essays argue, tells us plenty about ourselves

By Daniel G. Habib

Your Career Is Over. Get a Job Former boxer Dave Bente helps retired NFL players make their way into the real-world workplace

By Farrell Evans

Catching Up With ... Bobby Hebert, Quarterback OCTOBER 7, 1991

By Richard Deitsch

Lax To The Max The raucous crowd and healthy television audience for last weekend's NCAA lacrosse championship saw a sport on the rise

By Chris Ballard; Julia Morrill Edited by Mark Bechtel

All-Star Survivor Reunion After a scandal, Gary Barnett returns to Colorado; not everyone is pleased

By George Dohrmann Edited by Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Jones Clones

Edited by Mark Bechtel

A Soldier's Story

By Melissa Segura Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Mark Bechtel

Q+A Ralph Kiner

By Ralph Kiner; Richard Deitsch Edited by Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Week Ahead What To Watch And Watch For

By Julia Morrill Edited by Mark Bechtel

Under Review

By Nancy Ramsey Edited by Mark Bechtel The Poll Position

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd