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Si Adventure

A World of Hurt Skating a fine line, Tony Hawk protege and 'Jackass' cocreator Bam Margera has parlayed pain into gains, first on TV and now at the box office

By Daniel G. Habib

Game On California has 15 summits of more than 14,000 feet. For peak freaks such as Russ McBride (left), a wild race is on to catch Jack McBroom (right), who bagged the Fourteeners in a record 4 1/2 days

By Chris Ballard

How Does He Do That? From leaping off rooftops and rock crops to riding down a 1,000-meter waterfall, extreme mountain biker Hans (No Way) Rey performs stunts that others haven't even dreamed of

By Craig Vetter

Inside Out NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS

By Dimity McDowell; Mark Beech; Kostya Kennedy; Yi-Wyn Yen

Muddy Good Fun

By Austin Murphy

Catching Up With...

Dennis Gaubatz, Linebacker NOVEMBER 29, 1965

By Bill Syken

Dome Sweet Dome

By Steve Rushin

Baseball

Upset Specials The underdogs are having their day in October, setting the stage for two unexpected matchups in the League Championship Series

By Tom Verducci; Jeff Pearlman

Scouting The Final Four

SI asked major league scouts who closely followed the Division Series to analyze the four teams in the League Championship Series. The scouts were promised anonymity in exchange for their candor. Here's what they revealed. (Players listed with 2002 regular-season stats.)

Pro Football

Raider Family Values The team is 4-0. The star receiver is 40. The owner is ornery. And then there's Amy Trask, the most powerful woman in the NFL

By Michael Silver

The Big Four-Oh He May Be Celebrating A Milestone Birthday On Sunday, But Jerry Rice's Act Never Gets Old

By Michael Silver

Raider Of The Lost Art Bill Callahan Isn't Afraid To Pile Up The Points

By Michael Silver

College Football

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Them Chris Simms and the Longhorns are primed to prove--to their fans, their critics and Oklahoma--that they can win the big one

By Austin Murphy

Track And Field

Going That Extra Mile Running more on grit than natural gifts, Paula Radcliffe is poised for the race of her life--and a run at the marathon record--this Sunday in Chicago

By Tim Layden

NHL Preview 2002

Rules of the Road Playing on the road is more difficult in hockey than in any other sport, thanks largely to rulesl that give the advantage to the home team. Some players take to the road much better than others and are quicker to learn the tricks of the

The Invaders It's a special breed that plays harder, tougher and smarter in enemy arenas, melting the home-ice advantage

By Kostya Kennedy

Unwelcome Visitor Hurricanes winger Jeff O'Neill is a more dangerous player when he's on the road, a clear sign that he's joined the NHL's elite

By Daniel G. Habib

Scouting Reports

1 Colorado Avalanche Having Peter Forsberg for a full season makes a formidable team Cup-worthy

By Daniel G. Habib; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

2 San Jose Sharks A maturing team prepares to make a bona fide run at the Stanley Cup

By Daniel G. Habib; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

4 Philadelphia Flyers A change behind the bench provides the jolt these underachievers need

By Daniel G. Habib; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

3 Detroit Red Wings New coach (Dave Lewis), new goalie (Curtis Joseph), same goal: the Cup

By Daniel G. Habib; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

6 Los Angeles Kings Keeping up with Western strongboys is the challenge for this solid club

By L. Jon Wertheim; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

5 Dallas Stars High-priced imports should bring the offense--and the team-- back to life

By L. Jon Wertheim; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

7 New Jersey Devils A new coach and a new mix up front sharpen a perennial Eastern power

By Pete McEntegart; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

8 Ottawa Senators They're young and dynamic, but they can't get over a postseason hump

By Mark Beech; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

9 Vancouver Canucks Few changes for a young team that was overpowering down the stretch

By Andrea Woo; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

10 Washington Capitals The new coach has talented players, but can he get them playing as a unit?

By Pete McEntegart; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

12 St. Louis Blues It doesn't appear that this will be the season that the team steps up in class

By Mark Bechtel; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

11 Carolina Hurricanes The surprise Cup finalists return intact, ready to prove last year was no fluke

By Daniel G. Habib; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

13 Phoenix Coyotes Will the signing of star Tony Amonte lead to success in the postseason?

By Brian Cazeneuve; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

14 New York Rangers Another off-season spending spree, but this time they bought the right stuff

By Pete McEntegart; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

15 Toronto Maple Leafs A frustrating summer in the free-agent market doesn't bode well for the season

By Michael Farber; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

16 Edmonton Oilers A young, hungry and defensive-minded club on the brink of making the playoffs

By Brian Cazeneuve; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

18 Chicago Blackhawks A need for goals overrides the concerns about signing the volatile Theo Fleury

By Mark Beech; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

17 New York Islanders On a team in search of star power, Brad Isbister is ready for his close-up

By Pete McEntegart; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

20 Montreal Canadiens Thanks to Jose Theodore, the storied franchise has playoff potential again

By Michael Farber; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

19 Anaheim Mighty Ducks An organizational overhaul results in help--finally--for star wing Paul Kariya

By Mark Bechtel; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

21 Boston Bruins What happens when a team loses two important free agents? Wait and see

By Daniel G. Habib; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

22 Pittsburgh Penguins Murphy's law is the rule for a team that gets a lot of breaks--all of them bad

By Brian Cazeneuve; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

24 Calgary Flames To end a playoff drought, the young team has to learn to sustain its focus

By Mark Bechtel; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

23 Minnesota Wild Patience is a virtue for a promising club playing in a hockey-mad state

By Daniel G. Habib; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

26 Florida Panthers This talent-poor team is hurting even when it's healthy--which isn't often

By Mark Bechtel; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

25 Nashville Predators Here's a guarantee: This undermanned club won't make the postseason

By Pete McEntegart; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

27 Columbus Blue Jackets G.M. Doug MacLean reels in the young talent needed for future success

By Richard Deitsch; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

28 Buffalo Sabres The Expos of hockey face an uphill battle to fix their tarnished franchise

By Andrea Woo; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

30 Tampa Bay Lightning Is this the season that ultratalented Vincent Lecavalier finally breaks out?

By Richard Deitsch; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

29 Atlanta Thrashers Last year's worst team has a pair of young cornerstones to build upon

By Brian Cazeneuve; David Sabino; Pierre McGuire

Inside

Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maiselp; Kelley King

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Josh Elliott; Peter King; Jeffri Chadiha

King's Corner

By Peter King; Kevin Donnalley

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Ten Years After

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Goal-Oriented Behind Guatemalan scoring sensation Carlos Ruiz, the Galaxy is looking to ring up its first MLS title

By Kelli Anderson

Leading Off

Letters

A First-rate Line

By Gene Menez

Scorecard

By Josh Elliott; Richard Hoffer; Pete McEntegart; Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Alice Cooper The 54-year-old shock rocker and restaurateur--he owns Alice Cooper'stown sports bars in Phoenix and Cleveland--contemplates the Hall of Fame, Little League baseball and his hometown Phoenix Suns.

By Alice Cooper; Richard Deitsch 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