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July 23, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Si Adventure

SI Adventure

Withering Heights The famously cruel Hardrock Hundred brought its usual quota of runners to their knees, but not bartender Karl Meltzer, who demolished the course record

By Tim Layden

Coast to Coast Will Gadd reached new heights by completing an unprecedented cross-country paraglide

By Kelli Anderson

Let Her Rip Ten surfers shipped out to the Mentawais to compete on some of the planet's tastiest waves. While the guys made noise, the chicks made history

By Austin Murphy

Walking the Walk One day Brian Robinson dreamed up the preposterous idea of conquering hiking's Triple Crown in a single calendar year. He's not out of the woods yet, but he just might do it

By Chris Ballard


By Martin Dugard; Austin Murphy

Livin' It An ultrarunning champ is going to great lengths to help needy children

By Marshall Ulrich

Running of the Fools

By Austin Murphy

Golf Plus

The Week July 10-16

Manuel Labor Renowned teacher Manuel de la Torre has spent his life sharing the secretsof a sweet swing

By E.M. Swift


By Gary Van Sickle

My Shot I won't play in my country's national open next year unless ticket prices are cut in half

By Michael Campbell

Thrown For A Loop The day I caddied for the last of the Turnesa brothers was a big one in my life

By Rick Lipsey

Si View

Conspiracy Theories The recent results in sports that seem too good to be true are all part of an insidious plan

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

All Abuzz Yahoo!'s index serves as an instant snapshot of which sports topics are hot and which are cooling

By John O'Keefe

Naked Truth

By Chris Ballard

Catching Up With...

Jim Bunning, Righthander MARCH 1, 1965

By Albert Chen


Fits And Starts For heavy-hitting Cleveland to catch the division-leading Twins, its erratic rotation has to stop throwing away wins

By Tom Verducci; David Sabino

Giant Steps San Francisco's RICH AURILIA has made such great strides at the plate that he's in the thick of a race for the National League batting crown

By Franz Lidz; David Sabino


Trading Up With only two teams trying to deal for Jaromir Jagr, the Capitals gave up little--but paid a lot--to land him

By Michael Farber

Pro Basketball

Jackie O The offensive dynamo of last spring's NCAAs, Portland rookie Jackie Stiles is lighting up the WNBA with her dazzling jumper and winsome personality

By Kelli Anderson

Pro Football

Play Mates Ronde and Tiki Barber went their separate ways to make it in the NFL, but the bond between these identical twins is as strong as ever

By John Ed Bradley

Cover Story [bonus Piece]

A Name On The Wall

Bob Kalsu had just finished a stellar rookie year in the NFL when he chose to serve in Vietnam--and became the only U.S. pro athlete to die there

By William Nack


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella; Mark Beech

Way Off the Island Second baseman Frank Menechino is doing it his way--in Oakland

By Stephen Cannella

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis

Diamond in the Rough

By Rick Reilly


Same Borough, New Team Long-suffering Brooklyn finally has some new Boys of Summer: the Cyclones

By Franz Lidz

Leading Off



By Brian Cazeneuve; Ivan Maisel 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