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September 20, 1999 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week Sept. 7-13

Starting Over In his Senior tour debut, Tom Watson brought the galleries to life but not, alas, his putter

By Gary Van Sickle

In Your Face Confrontational and controversial, Jarmo Sandelin has few friends on either side of the Atlantic, which is how he likes it

By Alan Shipnuck

Notebook

By Gene Menez Edited by Cameron Morfit

My Shot Much has been made of Europe's Ryder Cup rookies, but they don't hold the key to success

By Nick Faldo Edited by Cameron Morfit

The Ryder Cup Setup By altering the course, Ben Crenshaw has created a home field advantage

By Jaime Diaz

Catching Up With...

Vagas Ferguson, Notre Dame Halfback September 24, 1979

By Christopher Dietrich

Olympics

Heavy Lifting The son of Mu'ammar Gadhafi says Libya, an outcast in the world community because of its terrorist activities, wants to change its image through sports

By Mike Shropshire

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

M*A*S*H Notes This favorite acronym for describing injury-riddled teams is getting lame from overuse

By Steve Rushin

U.S. Open

Father Knew Best

With her galvanizing win at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams proved Dad right—he predicted that she, not older sister Venus, would be the better player—but may have created family tension

By S.L. Price

Pro Football

Unaltered State Despite constant prodding from advisers to go corporate, rookie running back Edgerrin James stubbornly refused to change his appearance. Now he looks like a perfect fit for the Colts' backfield

By John Ed Bradley

False Start In a rematch that fell far short of their titantic NFC title game, the Vikings took revenge on the Falcons--but didn't meet expectations

By Jack McCallum

Attention Grabber Taking the words of fiery coach Tom Coughlin to heart, the Jaguars made the NFL sit up and take note with a rout of the 49ers

By Michael Silver

Laid Low The pain of a knee injury and of seeing Tennessee thrive without him made Jamal Lewis, the Volunteers' stellar tailback, realize he's not invincible

By Tim Layden

Baseball

The Pen Is Mightier With starters pitching fewer innings, more teams--including some of baseball's best--are building their staffs around an array of relief specialists

By Tom Verducci

Baseball [bonus Piece]

Astro Physics

To understand how Houston closer Billy Wagner can throw a baseball 100 mph, you've got to examine the dynamics of his rural upbringing

By Michael Bamberger

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Tim Layden And Ivan Maisel

Just Call Him Godzilla Missouri sophomore Justin Smith is a monster at defensive end

By B.J. Schecter

Top 10 Little Guys

By B.J. Schecter

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella And Jeff Pearlman; Ian Thomsen; David Sabino

Trying Not To Relive The Past Jeff Fassero may match Togie Pittinger's historically bad 1903 season

By Jeff Pearlman

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King; Josh Elliott

Flying First-Class Former skycap K.D. Williams now starts at linebacker for the Raiders

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

On A Wing And A Prayer

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Lives Forever Changed The costars of Hoop Dreams didn't make it to the NBA, but that's no tragedy

By L. Jon Wertheim

Leading Off

A Historic Benchmark Tim Isaac is the first to bench-press 800 pounds

By John Walters

Did Mac And Sammy Save Baseball? Truth be told, the game hasn't capitalized all that well on the home run chases

By L. Jon Wertheim

Row For Your Life

By Mark Beech

A Gift From The Stars Former Dallas backup Roman Turek is the new No. 1 netminder in St. Louis

By Kostya Kennedy

Total Football

By Bill Colson, Managing Editor

Deriding The Metros The woeful play of its flagship franchise raises serious questions about MLS

By Grant Wahl

Books

By Ron Fimrite

Letters

Scorecard Saturday Night Fight/Catfish Hunter/Home Run Happy/Steve Young Talks Dirty/Raging Waters

By Richard Hoffer; Steve Rushin; Franz Lidz Edited by Kevin Cook and Mark Mravic

Faces In The Crowd