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Inside The Week in Sports

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

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High Anxiety ABC is trying to upgrade its lagging Tour telecasts, which means this for the staff: Nobody is safe, and everyone is nervous

By Lynette Rice

Major Mystery Why has it been so long since an Australian won one of the big ones?

By Rick Lipsey

Going Fourth

By Steve Rushin

Big Play

By Peter Krause

Heard on the Range

By Rick Lipsey; Farrell Evans

Golf Plus Poll Voting hours at 7 p.m. Sunday to 3 p.m. Monday (Eastern time)

By Rick Lipsey

Sal Stats

By Sal Johnson

Cog Hill

By Gorjus George Lucas*

2¢ With Hilary Lunke

By Hilary Lunke

Bottoms Up

By Rick Lipsey

Catching Up With

Joe Montana, Quarterback JANUARY 25, 1982

By Josh Elliott

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary: Sports In America

Dream State By nearly any measure--from star athletes produced to recreational opportunities offered--California is No. 1 in sports

By Michael Silver

The Poll Californians weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken


Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

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

Compiled by Bill Syken

Baseball Midseason Report

10 Reasons Why Baseball Is Back There's hope in San Diego, Cincinnati and, heck, even Tampa Bay--and that's just one explanation for why fans are flocking to the game again

By Tom Verducci; Albert Chen


A Cut Above

Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has gone from unwanted to unstoppable--and the secret to baseball's most enigmatic star is all there in his swing

By Charles P. Pierce

Remember The Titans Scrappy Cal State-Fullerton beat the odds, and its coach beat his friend and mentor, in a stunning finals sweep of Texas

By Daniel G. Habib


Football vs. Futbol On two continents, a pair of leagues awash in red ink strive to answer the same question: How do you win over an alien culture?

By Grant Wahl

Malcolm In The Middle Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer has Manchester United fans fretting about a potential takeover

By Grant Wahl

Pro Basketball

Big Deal In Dallas After adding to his already crowded roster at the draft, can Mavs owner Mark Cuban land the NBA's biggest--and most costly--prize?

By Ian Thomsen



By Thomas McGuane

Inside Tennis

Design Flaw The Williams sisters' sidelines are eroding their passion for the game

By S.L. Price

Home Court Disadvantage

By S.L. Price

Croatia, Land Of Giants? Goran's Children

By S.L. Price

Inside The NBA

Kevin Up The ever-improving Kevin Garnett emerges as SI's Player of the Year

By Ian Thomsen

Inside The NHL

Cap In Hand

Top pick Alexander Ovechkin could break into Washington's lineup

By Stephen Cannella

Senators Clear The Way Dominik Hasek to Ottawa?

By Stephen Cannella

In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

UpClose at the ArenaBowl

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


From Russia With Smarts More than just a pretty face, Anna Kournikova has inspired a talented generation of female tennis players to work hard and market themselves to the max

By L. Jon Wertheim Edited by Mark Bechtel

Sox In The Cinema Fans who can't get into Fenway have started to get theatrical

By Lisa Altobelli Edited by Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

At The Finish Line?

By George Dohrmann Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Mark Bechtel

Q+A Lennox Lewis

By Lennox Lewis; 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 Lisa Altobelli Edited by Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Dr. Z's Mailbag

Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Poll Position

Edited by Mark Bechtel