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February 4, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Golf Plus

Sound DecisionCritics said Ty Tryon, at 17, was too young for the Tour.They didn't know he was carrying on a family tradition

By Michael Bamberger

The Week

By Sal Johnson Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Big Play A perfectly executed recovery shot from a desert wasteland rejuvenated Chris DiMarco and helped him win the Phoenix Open

By Dean Reinmuth

My Shot What equipment makers fail to mention is that extra distance translates into higher greens fees

By Damian Pascuzzo

Catching Up With...

Sheila Young, Speed SkaterFebruary 2, 1976

By Mark Beech

Si View

Grinding GearLaker Girls and famous jocks joined the legions of shillsat the sporting-goods Super Show

By Steve Rushin

The Week in Television

By Richard Deitsch

On Your (Book) Marks John (Mad Dog) Madden, center, New Jersey Devils

Going Once, Going TwiceThe online auction items of the week

TV Talk

By Richard Deitsch; Paul Sunderland

NFL Playoffs

Patriot MissilesWith lightning strikes from special teams andlaser-guided passes from a resurgent Drew Bledsoe,surprising New England punched a ticket to New Orleans

By Michael Silver

Marshall PlanThe Rams rode Marshall Faulk to victory over the Eagles,but with Mike Martz calling the shots, who'll star nextfor St. Louis is anybody's guess

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman


Graced LandMemphis, which long burned with love for the college game,now has a pro club, too, not to mention a pair of brightnew stars, both of whom would be king

By Jack McCallum

Home TeamTheir household riven by mental illness, Illinois's BrianCook and his mom have held on to each other for dear life

By Seth Davis


A Real HottieWhile others were doing a fast fade, indomitable JenniferCapriati took the heat at the Australian Open and refusedto wilt

By L. Jon Wertheim


InsideThe Week in Sports

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

In the Name of the FatherNazr Mohammed had to bear down and rebound after hisdad was killed

By Chris Ballard

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis; Lars Anderson

Good As GoldWhen it comes to blocking shots, Northwestern State'sD'or Fischer has a Midas touch

By Stephen Cannella

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Daniel G. Habib

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Winter Olympic Preview

Advantage USAWhen the Salt Lake City Winter Games open next week,the American team will shoot for a record medal haul,aided by home fans and a familiar setting

By Brian Cazeneuve

Clear and Present DangerThe Winter Games are a thrillfest of high-speed,high-risk sports--and the fear of a career-ending crashis never far from the athletes' minds

By Tim Layden

Attacking GrizzlyThe aptly named downhill course is a beast of a layoutthat will challenge skiers with elevator-shaft drops andknifing turns in a span of 100 seconds

By Tim Layden

Launch of ApoloHe defies the image of Olympic golden boy, but packspeed skater Apolo Ohno of the U.S. could become theGames' biggest star

By S.L. Price

She's Gotta Have ItIrina Slutskaya has finished behind Michelle Kwan infour worlds and one Olympics, a habit she's ready tobreak

By E.M. Swift

Canada Better Not LoseAfter a 50-year gold medal drought in hockey, the nationthat invented the sport is obsessed with winning thisNHL-star-studded battle

By Michael Farber

Who'll Win Can Jean Racine and Gea Johnson overcome controversy to take the first women's bobsledding gold? Will there be any big surprises? Here are SI's fearless medal picks

By Brian Cazeneuve

Sweden's Big Gun

By Brian Cazeneuve

She's A Driving Force

By Kelley King

How Does He Do That?

By E.M. Swift

Thrilled To Be Alive

By Phil Taylor

Gianni Be Good

By Brian Cazeneuve

White Like Me

By Rick Reilly


The Fight's The ThingVernon Forrest's bruising upset of Sugar Shane Mosleyshould help redeem boxing

By Richard Hoffer

He's Got Game ShowThe Survivor winner talks celebrity

By Josh Wolk; Ethan Zohn

GearGear is in the Army now! Here's a look at some of theequipment that U.S. troops are using, courtesy of somepopular outdoor manufacturers

By Mark Beech

Giving It Up for the ProsA pair of standout quarterbacks start over at new positionsand get mixed results

By Ivan Maisel

Leading Off

Ali Unplugged

On a chilly Sunday in 1974, photographer Bill Peronneau visited Muhammad Ali's training camp in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania. The images he shot that day, never before published, provide a rare glimpse into the private life of this most public sports figure.

From X's & O's To R&BAfter more than 30 years, Auburn coach Cliff Ellis returnsto his musical roots

By Jack McCallum



By Tim Layden; Kostya Kennedy; Stephen CannellaEdited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Faces In The Crowd