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Reporter At Large

Tee Ceremony

Hackers come from all over Japan to worship at the shrine of the golf goddess

By Robert Horn

Design

One Hot Seat

An innovative wheelchair lets disabled athletes hit mountain hiking trails

By Michael Finkel

Wrestling

American Gladiator

Tricia Saunders is the first—and only—U.S. woman to win a world wrestling title

By Franz Lidz

Baseball

A Splendid Relic

None other than the Babe deemed Yale Field a grand place to play ball

By Nicholas Dawidoff

Good As It Gets

Kenny Rogers of the Texas Rangers joined an elite group of perfect-game hurlers

By Tim Kurkjian

Frank Thomas

The Big Heart

Frank Thomas honors the memory of his sister by striving for unprecedented heights with his bat

By Rick Reilly

Ken Griffey Jr.

Junior Comes of Age

Ken Griffey Jr. has matured into more than a star—he's the new straw that stirs the game

By Alan Shipnuck

Pro Football

1. Are the Bills out of Their Coma? (And five other questions about the upcoming NFL season)

By Peter King

SI 40th Anniversary

Arnold Roth

By Arnold Roth

Ernie Els

The Big Dog

At age 24, U.S. Open champ Ernie Els of South Africa is hailed as golf's future best in show

By Tim Rosaforte

Special Report

DYING TO WIN

For many women athletes, the toughest foe is anorexia. Gymnast Christy Henrich lost her battle

By Merrell Noden

Focus

Volleyball with a Kick

Once played only in Southeast Asia, takraw has gained a foothold in the U.S.

By Michael Finkel

Inside

Baseball

By Tim Kurkjian

Point After

Amateur Hour

As the Goodwill Games proved anew, not every U.S. basketball squad is a dream team

By Alexander Wolff

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Edited by Franz Lidz and Richard O'Brien