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Si Adventure

The El Capitan Climbing War The Two speed demons have turned the most famous big wall of all into a vertical racetrack, but as they rush to glory, their peers wonder: How long before a spectacular--and lethal--crash?

By Yi-Wyn Yen

The Prodigy Teen wakeboarder Emily Copeland is expected to have fans flipping out and foes drinking her whitewash at the X Games.

Reversal Of Fortune The inaugural Primal Quest adventure race featured the usual blackouts and sleep deprivation, but for its competitors, long accustomed to suffering unrewarded, there was this blessed balm: serious cash

By Chris Ballard


By Albert Chen

Wired on Lance

By Austin Murphy

Golf Plus

A Site For Sore Eyes Got a bone to pick with a course architect? Join the crowd at

By Jeff Silverman

Team Effort With a jarring void suddenly open in the U.S. ranks, the LPGA's best players scrambled for the remaining Solheim Cup points

By Yi-Wyn Yen

It's a Bear out There

By Steve Rushin

The Week

Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Dave Hill

By Dave Hill Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play A confident J.P. Hayes won the Deere by making a series of excellent decisions, including a positively perfect pitch on the 71st hole

By Patti McGowan

Bottom Lines

By Sal Johnson Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Catching Up With...

Jeff Mullins, Guard-Forward MARCH 31, 1969

By Mark Beech


King of the Hill On a route that could easily have stymied him, facing rivals who thought him vulnerable, Lance Armstrong became the first American to win the Tour de France four straight times

By Kelli Anderson


Let's Make A Deal Sorting out baseball's labor mess is easier than you think. Here's SI's simple plan, based on the owners' and players' latest proposals, to avoid a strike

By Tom Verducci

And While We're At It ... Achieving labor peace is only the first step. Here are 14 other ways to help get the game back on track

By Stephen Cannella, Albert Chen, Daniel G. Habib and Tom Verducci


Invitation Only For a handpicked group of the nation's top high school quarterbacks, the Elite 11 camp offered a taste of the big time--and a whiff of controversy

By George Dohrmann


Revenge of the Words The yak attacks of Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on ESPN's 'Pardon the Interruption' prove that friends make the best arguments

By Stephanie Mansfield


Fast Times in The WNBA What's life like in a league that has no charter flights or million-dollar salaries? After following the Cleveland Rockers for a week, we'd say it's a lot of fun

By L. Jon Wertheim


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

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By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Frank Deford; Seth Davis; Mark Beech; Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Q+A Pat Sajak

By Pat Sajak; Pete McEntegart Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Faces in the Crowd