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November 11, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Great PretenderChris Smith claims to be a man of many interests, but he mainly just wants to have fun

By Chris Lewis

New WaveVijay Singh won the Tour Championship, but all the fresh faces were the talk of the tournament

By Gary Van Sickle

Always on Sundays

By Steve Rushin

The Week

Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Bottom Lines

By Sal JohnsonEdited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play The belly putter helped Vijay Singh, who holed this 82footer at East Lake, turn the flat stick from a weakness into something he can stomach

By Jim SuttieEdited By Alan Shipnuck

Q+A Michael MurphyThe celebrated author of Golf in the Kingdom waxes philosophic on the 30th anniversary of his mystical--and occasionally mystifying--novel about the game

By Michael MurphyEdited By Alan Shipnuck

The One and Only

By Cameron Morfit

Catching Up With...

Tom Cousineau, LinebackerAUGUST 30, 1982

By Bill Syken

NFL Midseason Report

These Kids Can Play With Tom Brady of the Patriots showing the way, a new generation of explosive young quarterbacks is lighting up the NFL

By Peter King

Detroit's Darling Rookie Joey Harrington has all the tools--the talent, the toughness and the moxie--to bring real hope to the fans of the long-lost Lions

By Michael Silver

Champs or Chumps? Realignment's worst nightmare: An 8--8 division winner could go to the playoffs while a 10--6 wild card stays home

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast Working overtime is just one of the factors going against the Raiders in Denver

By Paul Zimmerman

Horse Racing

The $3 Million Sure thingOne horseplayer defied astronomical odds to hit the Pick Six jackpot on Breeders' Cup day. Was he unbelievably lucky--or did he pull off a scam?

By L. Jon WertheimSpecial Reporting by Mark Beech

College Football

Upset Saturday Four unbeatens were toppled last weekend--more evidence that the gap between the top teams and the rest of the pack has narrowed

By Austin Murphy


Sweet SorrowGordie Howe, one of his sport's fiercest warriors, can only watch and grieve as his wife--the smarts behind Mr. Hockey--slowly succumbs to a rare brain disorder

By Allen Abel

Pro Basketball

Hello, New Orleans! The NBA returned to the Big Easy after a 23year absence, but how long is the buzz about the Hornets likely to last?

By Jack McCallum

Demolition Derby

Crash Courses For nasty rivalries, earsplitting noise and bone-rattling collisions, nothing beats the mud-caked, low-staked, high-speed, steel-and-horsepower free-for-alls of demolition derby

By Kevin Conley


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Football

Back in VogueIn a year of spread offenses, the running back has reemerged as the most important position on the field

By Ivan Maisel

Inside The NHL

Inside the NHL

By Daniel G. Habib

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Robbing Darren to Pay Paul

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Christina Asquith, Alan ShipnuckEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

By Bridgette Wilson-Sampras; Richard Deltsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deltsch

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deltsch

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deltsch

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch