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August 26, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Si Adventure

Next Wave She's not a champion--yet--but seven years after taking up the sport, the irrepressible Holly Beck has become the poster girl for the surfer-chick tsunami

By Michael Bamberger

Galen Rowell 1940-2002 For three decades he combined his singular skills as a photographer and mountaineer to produce many of adventuring's enduring images

By Craig Vetter

You're Meat, Pardner Welcome to Cowboy Christmas, a frenzied week of rodeos and stampedes in which pro riders get plenty banged for their bucks

By Austin Murphy


By Pete McEntegart

Indoor Adventure Bumming that Summer X is over? No need. You can stage your own extreme sports blowout, without leaving the comfort of your couch, with these new video game releases

By Mark Bechtel

Heaven Can Wait

By Austin Murphy

Golf Plus

Blown Away The major theme of 2002? Crummy weather. This time it was howling winds that separated the men from the boys

By John Garrity

Life of the Party Fred Funk had a ball at Hazeltine, and the crowds loved it

By Gary Van Sickle

Mixed Returns Minnesota felt like home for Tom Lehman, a 1990s stalwart whose recent struggles have put him at a career crossroads

By Seth Davis

Down to His Last Strike

By Steve Rushin

The Week

Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Rich Beem beat Tiger Woods at the PGA by doing what Woods usually does to win majors--dominating the par-5s with power and accuracy

By Carl Lohren Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Bottom Lines

By Sal Johnson Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Q+A Don Berry

By Don Berry Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Revisionist History

By Gary Van Sickle

Catching Up With...

Leon Durham, First Baseman JUNE 11, 1984

By Richard Deitsch


Baseball Beware

By Tom Verducci

He's Arrived For the Yankees' Alfonso Soriano it's been a breakout year (no matter how long it lasts) after taking a wildly unlikely road to the Show

By Jeff Pearlman


The Cup to the Rescue With floods ravaging the Czech Republic, four Red Wings players turned a visit by the Stanley Cup into a relief mission

By Alexander Wolff

Pro Football

Shop Right In the first decade of NFL free agency, teams have learned that it's a hit-or-miss affair--and that you don't have to spend big to win

By Peter King


Tiger Tamer Rich Beem came out of nowhere to stare down golf's dominant player and win the PGA, the most exciting major of the year

By Michael Bamberger


When the terror began Thirty years later, the hostage drama that left 11 Israeli Olympians dead seems even more chilling and offers grim reminders to today's security experts

By Alexander Wolff Additional Reporting by Don Yaeger

The American Cleveland-born and-bred, David Berger followed his Olympic dream to Israel, and death in Munich

By Brian Cazeneuve

The Mastermind Thirty years after he helped plan the terror strike, Abu Daoud remains in hiding--and unrepentant

By Alexander Wolff

Striking Back No one has stood trial for the Munich massacre, but Israel's revenge operation brought lethal justice

By Alexander Wolff

A Painful Visit On a recent trip to Munich, victims' relatives endured a cold welcome and wrenching emotions

By Don Yaeger


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella; David Sabino

Inside Track And Field

Inside Track and Field

By Merrell Noden

Demolition Experts

By Rick Reilly


A Character Guy

Strike talk have you down? Then watch the Marlins' wacky Kevin Millar, who keeps everybody laughing

By Jeff Pearlman

Showstoppers Dad may be a lounge act, but San Jose goalie Joe Cannon headlines a band of talented brothers

By Grant Wahl

Leading Off



By Franz Lidz; Jeffri Chadiha Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

John Walsh As ESPN's SportsCenter, which debuted in 1979, gets ready to celebrate its 25,000th show, we quiz the executive editor who's been its creative force since '88.

By Richard Deitsch; John Walsh 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

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch