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October 9, 2000 Table Of Contents

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Catching Up With...

Gerry Cooney, Heavyweight May 4, 1981

By Kelvin C. Bias

Si View

The Mock Olympics In Sydney athletes, spectators and the media gleefully savaged everyone--including themselves

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Updating a Classic

By John O'Keefe

Know When To Hold 'Em? A rookie online service lets you invest in rookie cards as you do stocks

By John Walters

Olympics 2000

Wonder Down Under

Sydney was the scene of brilliant fireworks in the air and at the venues, even as the shadow of drugs darkened these Games and the future of the Olympics

By Gary Smith

Running Amok The best-laid plans of some of track's best performers blew up in Sydney, and the reasons weren't always easily explained

By Tim Layden

Bumper Crop By beating the unbeatable Karelin, U.S. farm boy Rulon Gardner reaped a stunning golden harvest

By Jack McCallum

Relieved Pitcher Against a tough field, U.S. ace Lisa Fernandez kept her cool and delivered when it counted most

By Kelli Anderson

Winning Kick Steven Lopez, from a family of taekwondo experts, earned the U.S.'s first gold medal in the sport

By Brian Cazeneuve

Never Say Never Britain's Steven Redgrave, the greatest oarsman ever, isn't the retiring type

By Brian Cazeneuve

Another T Party Teresa Edwards may not have next, but she does have a fourth Olympic title as testament to her unyielding will

By Alexander Wolff

Smoking Cubans Righty Ben Sheets, 22, breezed through Cuba's veteran lineup with the greatest of cheese and then was hailed in his future home, Milwaukee

By Michael Farber

Salad Days The Netherlands' Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel fought her way back from anorexia to become the most decorated female cyclist at a single Games

By Brian Cazeneuve

Pro Football

Golden Arm The Rams' Kurt Warner is putting on the greatest air show in NFL history

By Peter King


How the West Was Won As the season came to a rousing end, the fate of the young A's rested on the hot bat and cool influence of MVP hopeful Jason Giambi

By Mark Bechtel

Weekend Warrior With a playoff berth on the line, the Mariners needed a resolute Alex Rodriguez to snap out of a 3-for-29 swoon and lead them

By Tom Verducci

College Football

Too Good to Be True A hundred-yard-plus rushing average is the least impressive credential on the resume of Colorado freshman Marcus Houston

By John Garrity

Hockey [bonus Piece]

Check It Out When experts convened to discuss the state of the NHL, the ideas ranged from a one-game Stanley Cup final to junking the red line to disarming the players

By Don Meehan; John Davidson; Ron Wilson; Brendan Shanahan; Glen Sather



Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Jeffri Chadiha; Josh Elliott

The King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; Austin Murphy

A Heap of Trouble Arizona State's Todd Heap knows how to cause a stir--on and off the field

By Alan Shipnuck

Mower Power to 'Em

By Rick Reilly


Nothing Subliminal about It Companies compete to get sports products cameo roles as props in movies

By Michael Bamberger

This Old Lion Got His Kicks Lui Passaglia, the CFL's George Blanda, will hang up his tee after 25 seasons

By Jeff Pearlman

Leading Off

Books College sports takes a one-two punch from a pair of serious-minded authors

By Ron Fimrite

Before the Zoo There Was a Coop As a lad the Boss raised chickens, and that's no yolk

By Franz Lidz; George Steinbrenner


Scorecard Sydney Mysteries--Iverson Trash Talk--Anna Loses Love Match

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Ask The Coach Guidance for those lost in sports

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic