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September 17, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Si Adventure

SI Adventure

Chilling Debut The inaugural Discovery Channel World Championship lived up to its billing as one coldhearted adventure race, but it took a tragic toll in doing so

By E.M. Swift

Return of the Hero Riding a surge of American interest, Lance Armstrong's first U.S. race in years stirred up a huge crowd

By Kelli Anderson

Good Friday With her gymnast's training, Dallas Friday has vaulted to stardom as a wakeboarder

By Mark Bechtel


By Kostya Kennedy

Livin' It Organizing the Bog Snorkeling World Championships is a dirty job, but Gordon Green says he's happy to do it

By Gordon Green

Feeding Frenzy

By Austin Murphy

Golf Plus

The Week Sept. 4-10

Pick Proof By winning the Canadian Open, Scott Verplank answered those who questioned his inclusion on the U.S. Ryder Cup team as a captain's choice

By Alan Shipnuck


By Gary Van Sickle; Yi-Wyn Yen

Total Shambles I missed the hockey game but was there when a star was born

By Brandel Chamblee

My Shot After playing the Tour for 20 years, I have a new gig--coaching and caddying

By Larry Rinker

Catching Up With...

Jack Sikma, Sonics Center MAY 3, 1982

By Elizabeth Newman

Si View

Bring back the old razzle-dazzle Give us kickers getting pancaked and Don Knotts at fullback to juice up the NFL

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

Top Billingsley One of college football's most unlikely kingmakers employs his website to explain his system

By John O'Keefe

Well Schooled

By Chris Ballard


American Revolution The battle for supremacy in the women's game seemed over after the Williams sisters dominated the U.S. Open as never before

By S.L. Price

Off And Running With wins over three big-time teams, little-known Fresno State has stunned everyone in college football--but itself

By Austin Murphy

Pro Football

Ram Shackled As Donovan McNabb and the Eagles discovered in a hard-fought overtime loss, the once-pathetic St. Louis defense is no longer a pushover

By Michael Silver

Baltimore Bullet Making himself right at home with the defending NFL champions, Elvis Grbac rallied the Ravens to a win over the Bears

By Jeffri Chadiha


Catch-up Ball No longer the National League's dominant team, the Braves have had to use grit on the road and even a fortysomething pickup to mount another title run

By Jeff Pearlman

College Football

Mean Streak Pushed hard by a Woody Hayes protege, nice-guy Washington tackle Larry Tripplett has learned to be nasty--at least on the field

By Austin Murphy


Inside The Week In Sports

Inside The NFL

Inside the NFL

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; Kelley King

The Music Hall Kentucky's Antonio Hall takes his singing as seriously as his football

By Mark Bechtel

Inside Olympic Sports

Inside Olympic Sports

By Brian Cazeneuve

A Winner From Las Vegas Tasha Schwikert beat the odds and vaulted to the top of U.S. gymnastics

By Brian Cazeneuve

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Baseball [bonus Piece]

Uncertain Prospects The long, hard road to the major leagues starts in places like Great Falls, Montana. Come along for the ride as two Dodgers farmhands start their journey

By John Ed Bradley Special Reporting By Luis Fernando Llosa

Itching For Ichiro

By Rick Reilly


Black September A string of losses has damaged the U.S.'s chances of reaching the World Cup

By Grant Wahl

Books Exposing the seamy side of the great Oklahoma teams and women's tennis

By Ron Fimrite; Charles Hirshberg

Leading Off



By L. Jon Wertheim Edited by Abert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Abert Kim and Mark Mravic

Trivial Matters

Edited by Abert Kim and Mark Mravic