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October 7, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Hot Seat Hoping to redeem his Ryder Cup disaster of '95, Curtis Strange instead ended the week as the subject of more second-guessing

By Michael Bamberger

Imperfect 10 A classic match-play hole, the 10th at the Belfry was turned into a Euro-friendly pitch-and-putt, sadly diminishing the drama of the Ryder Cup

By John Garrity

Match Makers One was sassy, the other stoic, but Sergio Garcia and David Toms had the same winning effect on their partners

By Gary Van Sickle

The Week

By John O'Keefe Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Bottom Lines

By Sal Johnson Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play The Europeans demoralized the Americans at the Ryder Cup by topping clutch U.S. shots with better ones of their own--with one exception

By Peter Krause Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Unrequited Love

By Michael Bamberger

Catching Up With...

Brian Kingman, Pitcher APRIL 27, 1981

By Glenn Kaplan


Sunday Punch With the mighty U.S. team saving its heavy hitters until it was too late, the Europeans came out swinging and landed a match-play haymaker to win the Ryder Cup

By Steve Rushin


Truth Be Told Beware conventional wisdom. Here are 10 myths of these October playoffs, and our expert is happy to dispel them

By Tom Verducci

The Uncommon Life of Hank McGraw

While his little brother Tug won fame and fortune and two World Series, a former bonus baby chose a path without compromise or material rewards

By Gary Smith

Pro Football

Curtains With the Rams off to an 0-4 start and Kurt Warner sidelined with a broken finger, the Greatest Show on Turf might have finished its run

By Michael Silver

Special Report

America's Best Sports Colleges In SI's ranking of all 324 Division I athletic programs, Stanford and Texas battled for the top

By Phil Taylor; George Dohrmann; Scott Cacciola; Brian Cazeneuve; Cara O'Reilly; Glenn Kaplan Ratings Compiled by Craig Neff, Andrea Woo, Martin Bell, Scott Cacciola, Emily Cadei, Andre Carter, Jill Inkrott, Glenn Kaplan, Cara O'Reilly and Amy Potter.


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King; Josh Elliott

King's Corner

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

Uneasy Ryder

By Rick Reilly


Second Coming Like his dad, Joe, a former NFL All-Pro, Temple lineman Dan Klecko is giving passers headaches

By Lars Anderson

College Hockey Preview

By Brian Cazeneuve Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Leading Off


The Sound of Musing

By Steve Rushin


By Franz Lidz; Michael Farber; Paul Zimmerman Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Steve Largent

By Richard Deitsch; Steve Largent 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