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September 30, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Sunday Punch The U.S. reclaimed the Solheim Cup by once again dominating singles

By John Garrity

Ryder Ready Based on their play in Ireland, Tiger Woods and his U.S. teammates should be in fine form at the Belfry

By Gary Van Sickle

The Week

Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Whether it was Tiger Woods at the American Express Championship or the U.S. team at the Solheim Cup, the key to victory was great putting

By Dave Phillips Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Bottom Lines

By Sal Johnson Edited By Alan Shipnuck

David Lee

By David Lee Edited By Alan Shipnuck

College Football

The Savior of South Bend When Tyrone Willingham first applied for the Notre Dame coaching job, the school told him he wasn't rah-rah enough. Look who's cheering now

By S.L. Price

A Loss, But With A Gain Michigan State's star wide receiver, Charles Rogers, boosted his Heisman chances and his NFL stature

By Kelley King

School Ties, Continued Next up for Willingham and the Irish: Stanford, the school that gave him his first head coaching job

By Kelley King


Value Judgment Should A-Rod win the AL MVP? Who deserves the NL Cy Young Award, Schilling or Johnson? Can a Rockies pitcher really be Rookie of the Year? Answers below

By Tom Verducci

Our MRP Awards Honoring the Most Ridiculous Performances of the 2002 season

By Stephen Cannella

Pro Football

Saints Alive New Orleans moved to the top of the NFC with its third consecutive victory over a Super Bowl contender

By Jeffri Chadiha

Who Let The Cats Out?

By Peter King

Bob Hayes (1942-2002) He brought Olympian speed to the NFL, and it changed the face of defensive football, but there were demons in life that he couldn't outrun

By Paul Zimmerman

Pro Basketball

The Mysterious Case of Bison Dele The eccentric, thrill-seeking former NBA center set sail in the South Pacific with his girlfriend and his brother, then disappeared. What happened?

By Grant Wahl With Special Reporting By John Ed Bradley and George Dohrmann


The Bomb Squad To the thickly muscled pros who will hit golf balls freakish distances at next month's World Long Drive Championship, length is all that matters

By Austin Murphy


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Split Personalities

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Winning Teams

Summer Fun In The NBA

By Steve Rushin


By Mark Beech; Bill Syken Edited by Richard O'Brien and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Jimmy Johnson

By Jimmy Johnson; Pete McEntegart Edited by Richard O'Brien and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Richard O'Brien and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Richard O'Brien and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Richard O'Brien and Mark Bechtel