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July 29, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Devaluing Euros Though they made a lot of noise, the Europeans once again failed to produce an Open winner

By John Garrity

Rain Dead Wicked weather in a wild third round killed a crop of contenders

By Gary Van Sickle

National Pastime The game was on last week in the tiny Scottish town of Gullane, but then again, it almost always is

Summery Judgment

By Steve Rushin

Muirfield Revisited Ten years after a galling second-place finish, John Cook returned to the site of his greatest disappointment to confront his ghosts

By Gary Van Sickle

Going In Style Been there, done that on the auld sod? Check out Lake Como, a sensuous mix of glamour and golf in the Italian Alps

By Alan Shipnuck

She Means Business A letter asking Augusta National to admit women set off the boss of the Masters, and a firestorm that continues to burn

By Michael Bamberger

The Week

Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Bottom Lines

By Sal Johnson Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Using a special shot called the lowie, Ernie Els had a career round during the hellacious day when many players were blown out of the Open

By Carl Lohren Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Q+A Jean Bartholomew

By Jean Bartholomew Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Not So Fast The golfing gods had a message for Tiger, and for us, straight from the black Scottish night.

By Michael Bamberger

Pro Football

Monday Evening Quarterback John Madden (BAM!) is coming (BOOM!) to Monday Night Football (POW!), and he's got a plan (OUCH!) to save ABC's bacon

By Michael Silver

A Question Of Life And Death A year after star lineman KOREY STRINGER succumbed to heatstroke, the Vikings open camp facing new scrutiny over how they handled his on-field collapse

By Jack McCallum With Reporting by Lester Munson


British Open Battling Muirfield's elements, self-doubt and three playoff foes, Ernie Els came back from the brink of calamity to win the claret jug

By Steve Rushin


The Heat Is On As mounting pressure--and losses--sparked rumors of his departure, Expos manager Frank Robinson started to show that familiar fire

By Phil Taylor

The Ball (An American Story)

By Gary Smith


A Different Kind of Champion By beating Shane Mosley to defend his welterweight title, Vernon Forrest joined boxing's elite. But he's already the greatest to a special group of men back home

By L. Jon Wertheim


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Inside Track And Field

Inside Track and Field

By Brian Cazeneuve

It's an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World

By Rick Reilly


American Beauty After a frustrating stint in Germany, Taylor Twellman has returned home to tear up Major League Soccer

By Mark Bechtel

Duel in the Pool Aaron Peirsol and Lenny Krayzelburg, the current and former backstroke kings, finally faced off

By Grant Wahl

Leading Off

Job Hunting Khalid El-Amin, who led UConn to the NCAA title in 1999, is taking another shot at making it in the NBA

By Ian Thomsen



By Lester Munson; Mark Beech; Pete McEntegart Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Q+A Hank Aaron Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Jim Gray caught up with home run king and Braves senior V.P. Hank Aaron, 68, and asked him about the state of the game.

By Hank Aaron; Jim Gray Edited By Kostya Kennedy

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited By Kostya Kennedy

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Faces in the Crowd