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December 30, 2002 Table Of Contents

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One Great Year How it was for us in 2002

By Terry McDonell/Managing Editor

Scorecard Extra

On a Fast Track He grew up in Africa and didn't play hoops until 14, but Romain Sato has come a long way at Xavier

By John O'Keefe

So Far, So Good Detroit's Dave Lewis has made a seamless transition replacing storied Scotty Bowman behind the bench

Picture Perfect Combining his favorite photos and memories, SI photographer Walter Iooss has created a work of art

By Charles Hirshberg

Floor-Burn Leader Not blessed with big-time talent, Nuggets forward Ryan Bowen survives in the NBA on all-out desire

By L. Jon Wertheim

Catching Up With...

Chuck Foreman, Running Back OCTOBER 18, 1976

By Albert Chen

2002 In Review

Stories Of The Year After a thrilling Super Bowl (no, that's not an oxymoron) and an Olympic fix, this year of Angels and steroids, Ty and Tiger, Lance and Serena, Yao and Hootie, had only just begun

Farewell A cliche in sports is that there's always another game, but some losses stay with us forever. On these pages we remember the stars who passed on this year

Tomorrow's News Today!!! With unerring insight and uncanny foresight, BRUCE MCCALL unveils the stories we're sure to see soon

By Bruce McCall

Pictures Of The Year A Dolphin flew, Marilyn Monroe popped up in Paris, and America gasped at a tiny Giant in jeopardy. No way, you say? Check out these artfully frozen moments

The Stuff You Can't Make Up Beauty, power, courage: Sure, those things have their place in the sports pages--usually way ahead of the bizarre, moronic and embarrassing stories our writer has been clipping all year

By Steve Rushin


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jack McCallum

Inside The NFL

Inside the NFL

By Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King; Paul Tagliabue

Dr. Z's All-Pro Team

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Tim Layden

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Daniel G. Habib

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Vision of Happiness

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

The Year-Enders


Sleeping Sickness

By Steve Rushin


By Richard Deitsch; Tim Layden; Melissa Segura; Ian ThomsenEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Q+A Gabrielle Reece

By Richard Deitsch; Gabrielle ReeceEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Show

By Bill ScheftEdited 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