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Golf Plus

The Week Aug. 10-16

Is Talent Enough? The U.S. Ryder Cup team is loaded, but a squabble over player compensation has raised new concerns about its will to win

By Jaime Diaz

Over Their Heads The club pros who crashed the PGA party had a blast while taking their predestined lumps

By Gary Van Sickle

Back In The Saddle In the first major since his unsightly collapse at the British Open, Jean Van de Velde showed that he takes golf's ups and downs in stride

By Michael Bamberger

Hidden Talent Lampooning pomposity and convention with his unrestrained wit, David Feherty, a touring pro turned television analyst, ranks as golf's ultimate wise guy

By Franz Lidz

Tom Horal No one rolls out the red carpet better than the keeper of the locker room at Castle Pines

By Scott Gummer

Notebook

By Gene Menez; Don Markus Edited by Cameron Morfit

My Shot Before writing his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame, my dad got his break carrying clubs

By Maury Povich Edited by Cameron Morfit

Ay-yi-yi, Captain! Ben Crenshaw's public scolding of his Ryder Cup 'Pay Me' brigade was a big blunder

By John Garrity

Catching Up With...

David Smith, Alternative Athlete May 11, 1970

By Josh Elliott

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Stalk Softly Even with enhanced sideline access, Monday Night Football's Lesley Visser will pick her spots

By Leigh Montville

Inside The NBA

What's Up, Doc? Since taking over the Magic, Doc Rivers has seen four starters traded

By Jackie MacMullan

Inside The NBA

By Phil Taylor

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel

Top 10 Players Returning From Injury

By B.J. Schecter

Golf

A New Twist In a thrilling duel at the PGA, Tiger Woods had to fight off a younger, equally crowd-pleasing rival to win his second major title

By Alan Shipnuck

Baseball

Blow For Blow After a slugfest in St. Louis, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were back on track to make home run history--again

By Tom Verducci

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Jeff Pearlman; Robert W. Creamer

Not Just Talk Minor league mouth-off Kevin Millar has backed up his boasts as a Marlin

By Stephen Cannella

Pro Football

No More Tears A new tutor has revitalized Kordell Stewart after a season that left Steelers fans booing and Stewart crying on the sideline

By Gerry Callahan

Synchronized Swimming

Out Of Sync Just one thing stands between Bill May and his dream of competing for an Olympic medal: He's not a woman

By Jeff MacGregor

Baseball [bonus Piece]

Easy Rider After a rebellious youth that put him at odds with his father and his country, Giants manager Dusty Baker is cruising through middle age

By Steve Rushin

It Doesn't Get Any Tougher Than This

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Passing Of The Hat Baseball lost an original when Harry Walker died

By Jack McCallum

Leading Off

A Mysterious Warrior Elusive Wilson Kipketer, a Kenyan-born Dane, is a wonder at 800 meters

By Brian Cazeneuve

Books

By Ron Fimrite

Hope Floats The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta is a buoyancy challenge like no other

By Kelley King

Gulliver's Travels In England 7'6 1/4" teen Neil Fingleton was an oddity. In the U.S. he's a prospect

By Tim Crothers

Letters

Has This Happened to You?

By Mark Beech

They Got Next...And Next After That The Charlotte Sting took a grueling route as it chased a WNBA playoff berth

By Kelli Anderson

Scorecard

By S.L. Price; John Walters; Tyler Maroney Edited by Kevin Cook and Mark Mravic

Driven Crazy By Baseball Caps If only this ubiquitous headwear would make like the fedora--and disappear

By Frank Deford

Name This Space Tradition's for sale to the highest bidder as more and more arenas put their names on the block

By Ian Thomsen

Faces In The Crowd