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Si Adventure

SI Adventure

Where have All the Windsurfers Gone? It was the adventure sport of the 1980s. But now, sinking in popularity while its sister sport soars, windsurfing is trying to get a second wind

By L. Jon Wertheim

To Air Is Human BirdMen like Jari Kuosma are proving that man's potential to fly isn't pie in the sky

By Franz Lidz

Inside Out NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS

By Austin Murphy; Pete McEntegart

Livin' It Cast in the role of villain, the real-life Spider-Man is coming to a skyscraper near you

By Alain Robert

Bucking Convention

By Austin Murphy

Golf Plus

The Week Aug. 21-27

Fighting Irish Three players from the Emerald Isle, the largest such contingent in more than two decades, hope to bring a bit o' luck and a lot of pluck to Europe's Ryder Cup team

By Seth Davis

Notebook

By Gary Van Sickle

My Shot To attract new fans, the LPGA should take a lesson from our past and sell sex appeal

By Laura Diaz

Catching Up With...

Franco Harris, Steelers Star JANUARY 12, 1976

By Kristi Berner

Si View

Plaque Buildup Merging all the sports Halls of Fame could fill a huge cavity in every fan's travel plans

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Richard Deitsch

Just Say High You have to log on if you want to get a peek over the shoulders of climbers trying to conquer Sharksfin

By John O'Keefe

Quite Contrary

By Richard Deitsch

Baseball

The Power of Juan After a miserable season in Detroit, Juan Gonzalez has gone gaga over Cleveland, where he has hit it big for the division-leading Indians

By Jeff Pearlman

One for the Ages Birth records in his native land suggest that Danny Almonte, star of the Little League World Series, may have been a ringer

By Ian Thomsen and Luis Fernando Llosa Special reporting by Melissa Segura

Horse Racing

It Takes a Hungry Man The ravages of time and a never-ending starvation diet haven't slowed history's most successful jockey, Lafitt Pincay Jr., who's still riding--and winning--at 54

By Richard Hoffer

Inside

Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Mark Bechtel

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; Josh Elliott

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Focus on Success Jason Johnson of the Orioles has honed his thinking--and his control

By Stephen Cannella

NFL Preview 2001

See How They Run As more and more offenses get conservative, the resilient running back gets more and more important

By Jeffri Chadiha

How They Stack Up Dr. Z's Top 40 Running Backs

By Paul Zimmerman

Denver's Way No team in the NFL has mastered the running game as the Broncos have--and nobody else has matched their success

By Peter King

Three's Company What's life like in the Broncos' crowded backfield?

By Mike Anderson; Terrell Davis; Olandis Gary

Star of Stars Marshall Faulk is the best player in the game, but the Rams' running back didn't truly shine until he had his great awakening

By Michael Silver

Scouting Reports

By Paul Zimmerman

1 New York Giants The conference champs are out to prove their Super Bowl run was no fluke

By Josh Elliott

2 Philadelphia Eagles Donovan McNabb can't do it alone--and this time around he won't have to

By Josh Elliott

3 Arizona Cardinals A good Plummer can plug some of the leaks here, but not all of them

By Josh Elliott

4 Washington Redskins Can two strong-willed men share a team without driving each other crazy?

By Josh Elliott

5 Dallas Cowboys With a rookie under center, things will get worse before they get better

By Josh Elliott

1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Their own expectations may turn out to be their toughest opponent

By Josh Elliott

2 Green Bay Packers A franchise at a crossroads: Is it in decline or on the way back?

By Kostya Kennedy

3 Minnesota Vikings The question for Dennis Green and Co.: Can they win after such a huge loss?

By Kostya Kennedy

4 Detroit Lions They're in for a batch of trouble if their quarterback doesn't improve

By Josh Elliott

5 Chicago Bears An already tough defense figures to get better, but, oh, that offense

By Kostya Kennedy

1 St. Louis Rams Mike Martz's cure for underachievers on defense was simple: Get rid of 'em

By Michael Silver

2 New Orleans Saints Ricky Williams is primed to run wild after getting a not-so-subtle message

By Michael Silver

3 San Francisco 49ers Rookie pass rusher Andre Carter may be not just a blessing but a Kearse

By Michael Silver

4 Atlanta Falcons Jamal Anderson and his teammates are fighting to regain respectability

By Michael Silver

5 Carolina Panthers Dumping his QB for long-term gains may give George Seifert short-term grief

By Michael Silver

1 Indianapolis Colts Scoring won't be a problem, but the defense needs to make its points too

By Paul Zimmerman

2 Miami Dolphins It's stuffy in South Florida, with run stoppers Tim Bowens and Daryl Gardener

By Paul Zimmerman

3 New York Jets There's a new coach and renewed enthusiasm, but what else is new?

By Paul Zimmerman

4 Buffalo Bills The 3-4 is history, but the revamped staff will still try to win with defense

By Paul Zimmerman

5 New England Patriots If Drew Bledsoe ever needed to play like a $103 million man, it's now

By Paul Zimmerman

1 Baltimore Ravens With Elvis in the house, the D-fending champs have gained some needed O

By Peter King

2 Tennessee Titans The titanic task: Forget about a devastating playoff loss to you-know-who

By Peter King

3 Jacksonville Jaguars They're thin, injury-prone and cap-challenged, but, hey, why worry?

By Peter King

4 Pittsburgh Steelers Get ready for a new stadium, a new offense and, perhaps, a new Kordell

By Peter King

5 Cincinnati Bengals Unfortunately for Dick LeBeau, three quarterbacks are not better than one

By Peter King

6 Cleveland Browns The Butch Davis era begins with short passes, werewolves and Edgerrin II

By Peter King

1 Oakland Raiders Trace Armstrong has hit it big; now the Silver and Black hopes to do the same

By Jeffri Chadiha

2 Denver Broncos In a city with Mile-High expectations, the pressure is squarely on the defense

By Jeffri Chadiha

3 Seattle Seahawks His roster overhauled, Mike Holmgren now needs to follow up with wins

By Jeffri Chadiha

4 San Diego Chargers Wanted: a running game that can carry a fair share of the load

By Jeffri Chadiha

5 Kansas City Chiefs Dick Vermeil wants to open things up, but has he got the players to do it?

By Jeffri Chadiha

In Lehman's Terms

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Strong Finishing Kick A hard-fought victory by the CyberRays capped a fitful first season for the WUSA

By Grant Wahl

Putting a Premium on Playing With big bucks at stake, pro sports teams look to insurance to cover their assets

By L. Jon Wertheim

A New Beachhead After years of infighting nearly killed it, beach volleyball is trying a comeback

By Kelli Anderson

Books Compassion drives a paean to Dale Earnhardt and his legions of grieving fans

By Charles Hirshberg

Leading Off

Letters

Scorecard

By Kristin Green Morse; Ivan Maisel; Melissa Segura 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