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Si View

When the Highlights Stopped Their games gone, sports media were left dealing with tragedy

By Chris Ballard

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

The Week That Sports Stood Still

A Break In The Action

There was no cheering to be heard in a heartbroken nation as sports paused to observe a moment of silence.

By Richard Hoffer

War Games IN THE SHADOW OF THE TWIN TOWERS' HORROR, A METROPOLIS SOUGHT SOLACE IN CHILDREN'S SPORTS

By Jack McCallum and L. Jon Wertheim

Near, Yet So Far The view from Mike Piazza's balcony was changed forever

By Tom Verducci

On The Sidelines With no games to play, New York's pro athletes had plenty of time to reflect

A Patriot's Tale

New England guard Joe Andruzzi, brother of three city firemen, was reminded who the real heroes are

By Tim Layden

A Loftier View IN A MORE INNOCENT TIME, PHILIPPE PETIT USED THE TWIN TOWERS' MAJESTY TO SHOW THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

By Steve Rushin

Playing With Pain FROM THE NAVAL ACADEMY TO D.C. HIGH SCHOOLS, THE PENTAGON ATTACK HIT CLOSE TO HOME FOR ATHLETES

By S.L. Price

On The Spot PAUL TAGLIABUE WRESTLED WITH WHETHER THE NFL SHOULD PLAY ON, AND HIS DECREE SHAPED THE SPORTS WEEKEND

By Peter King

Delay Of Games THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT THE NATION WAS PENALIZED WHEN PRO SPORTS AND MOST COLLEGES SCRAPPED THEIR SCHEDULES

By Frank Deford

Holding Service AS OTHER SPORTS WENT DARK, TENNIS PAUSED ONLY BRIEFLY, TAKING PAINS TO MOURN THE VICTIMS

By Kenny Moore

Roller Coaster FLORIDA WAS READY FOR ACTION, THEN OPPOSED TO IT AS THE SEC STRUGGLED TO DECIDE IF THE GATORS SHOULD PLAY TENNESSEE

By Kelley King

Unplayable Lies A Golfing Family Copes With A Staggering Loss For The Second Time In Two Years

By Michael Bamberger

Picture This Perfect TYLER UGOLYN WENT FROM BEING A FACE ON A MISSING-PERSON FLIER TO A FRIEND YOU WISH YOU'D MET

By Jeff Pearlman

A Great Friend A HALL OF FAMER RECOUNTS A ROOKIE YEAR SPENT UNDER THE WING OF ACE BAILEY THAT MADE THEM PALS EVER AFTER

By Wayne Gretzky

Final Shift An old friend feared the worst when L.A. Kings scout and former BU player Mark Bavis missed a workout

By Ian Thomsen

On Her Way To Fulfill A Dream MARI-RAE SOPPER LEFT BEHIND A LAW CAREER TO BE A GYMNASTICS COACH BUT NEVER ARRIVED TO JOIN HER TEAM

By Josh Elliott

The Boys On The Bus

To gauge sports' grip on us in a time of tragedy, the author took his son to a high school football game

By Gary Smith

Born in the U.S.A. In the wake of the attacks, one young American athlete has met anger and hatred because of his Arab heritage

By Don Yaeger

Four of a Kind

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

A New Order In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, going to a game won't be the same

By George Dohrmann Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

A Fateful Turn Alex Zanardi's gruesome crash in a CART race in Germany compounded the week's horror

By Mark Bechtel Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Football's Forgotten Choice

By Jeffri Chadiha

'Terrorism Is No Part of Islam' U.S. marathoner Khalid Khannouchi makes a plea for tolerance and understanding

By Brian Cazeneuve

For the Record A summary of how the sports world responded to the Sept. 11 tragedy