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September 16, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Out of the Woods Robert Karlsson, golf's designated seeker of truth and winner of last week's European Masters, has taken a New Age route to success

By John Garrity

Twisted Humor Neal Lancaster, the Tour's resident comedian, played some funny golf on the final hole in Canada, allowing John Rollins to have the last laugh

By Seth Davis

The Week

Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Neal Lancaster's Canadian Open calamity was caused by a crisis of confidence, a problem that afflicts all levels of pros, even Ryder Cuppers

By Mark Wood Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Bottom Lines

By Sal Johnson Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Q+A Cristie Kerr

By Cristie Kerr Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Catching Up With...

George Frenn, Hammer Thrower JULY 6, 1970

By Bill Syken

The Ecstasy of Defeat

By Steve Rushin


American Beauty

During a grueling five-game, five-day, 5,520-mile odyssey, the author discovered how football has rekindled a nation's spirit

By Michael Silver


Collision Course The A's and Angels, baseball's two hottest teams, steamed into a September showdown that will decide who rules the West

By Daniel G. Habib David Sabino


A Grand Occasion While Serena Williams blitzed the women's field, Pete Sampras won his fifth U.S. Open and left no doubt that he's the greatest men's player ever

By S.L. Price


Dissing Match (These guys hate each other. No, really.)

By Richard Hoffer

College Football

Pressure's On Coming off back surgery and an agonizing decision not to go to the NFL, Maryland linebacker E.J. HENDERSON must prove himself all over again

By Tim Layden

Faces In The Crowd

For the Love Of the Game Since last Sept. 11 the traditional sporting virtues of courage, strength and endurance have meant more than ever. Here are the stories of 10 Americans who in that span have overcome personal adversity, physical limitations and th

By Albert Chen; Pete McEntegart; Kristin Green Morse; Gene Menez; Lars Anderson


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King; Jeffri Chadiha

King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Basketball

Inside Basketball

By Ian Thomsen

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel; Austin Murphy

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

No Man's Land

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Tom Verducci; Chris Ballard; John O'Keefe Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Karch Kiraly

By Richard Deitsch; Karch Kiraly Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel