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September 9, 2002 Table Of Contents

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The Lone Ranger Everyone knows Alex Rodriguez is baseball's highest-paid player, but unless you're a die-hard fan of last-place Texas, you might not realize he's the best player in the game

By Tom Verducci David Sabino

Pro Football

Coach Chucky

The Buccaneers' Jon Gruden has all the qualities of the perfect NFL coach: He's tireless, hypercritical and, occasionally, scary as hell

By S.L. Price


Going, Going... The U.S. Open may soon say farewell to two great champions, Monica Seles and Pete Sampras

By S.L. Price


Life of the Party Success already spoiled Rich Beem once, but his post-PGA celebration last week in El Paso showed how far he's come since then

By Alan Shipnuck

Pro Basketball

That Old L.A. Magic With a cast that resembled the champion Lakers of the 1980s--and a Showtime coach to lead them--the Sparks seized a second straight WNBA title

By Kelli Anderson


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Mark Bechtel

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; Albert Chen

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Fear Strikes Out Again

By Rick Reilly


Champaign Wishes The Bears will find out this year if their home field advantage extends 150 miles south of Chicago

By Marty Burns

Leading Off

Fresh Hires More and more NHL teams are bringing in head coaches with little experience in the league

By Daniel G. Habib

Man of the Worlds High-flying NBA-bound guard Emanuel Ginobili had Argentina shooting for an upset of the U.S.

By Ian Thomsen


The Tennisy Waltz

By Steve Rushin


By Phil Taylor; Mark Beech; John O'Keefe Edited by Richard Deitsch and B.J. Schecter

Q+A Jon Bon Jovi

By Jon Bon Jovi; Richard Deitsch Edited by Richard Deitsch and B.J. Schecter

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Richard Deitsch and B.J. Schecter

Sports Beat

Edited by Richard Deitsch and B.J. Schecter

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Richard Deitsch and B.J. Schecter