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July 7, 2003 Table Of Contents

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Double Ripper

At 16 Shaun White rules snowboarding; now the red-hot redhead is launching himself into big-time skateboarding, too

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Their Time Is Now Bigger waves, bigger air, whiter water: Meet three teen athletes who are redefining the shredding edge of their sports

By Trisha Blackmar; Mark Beech

Indoor Adventure A history of falling offers high-concept reading; IMAX sizes up risk takers on the big screen; and a surfing-film director follows in his father's cinematic curl

By Kostya Kennedy; Bill Syken

What It Takes A surfing star needs more than a sweet board to get through an endless summer of travel

By Andy Irons

Trail of Tears

By Austin Murphy

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

A Cut Above Better known for his slice than for his play in the majors, Bruce Lietzke was nonetheless a perfect Senior Open champ

By Josh Elliott

Hinkle Tree II Twenty-four years later, a special spruce and the man who made it an overnight sensation meet again

By Josh Elliott

Bible Or Bull? First published 34 years ago, 'The Golfing Machine' remains the most controversial instruction book ever

By Rick Lipsey

Rookie On Tour PART FIVE: A person as adventurous as James McLean finds that learning to be patient can be kind of a drag

By John Garrity

Worth Celebrating A charmed year for women's golf continues at the Open

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Bruce Lietzke's loopy swing looks weird, but it helped him master Inverness's rough and pull off shots like the eight-iron that cinched his win

By Mitchell Spearman

Justin's New Guru (Again)

By Alan Shipnuck

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

Q+A: Ernie Johnson After 12 years as TNT's NBA studio host, the hip hoopster takes his game to the British Open

By Ernie Johnson

Catching Up With...

Jorge Velasquez, Jockey JUNE 19, 1978

By Mark Beech

Si Adventure

Booty Call The treasure hunt is back, stoked by fresh advances in deep-sea technology and an old-fashioned lust for loot

By Jack McCallum

Take a Whiff

By Steve Rushin

The Five-Timers' Club When the Tour de France starts on Saturday, Lance Armstrong will be seeking to join a very select fraternite, that of five-time champions. Here's what the three living members (Jacques Anquetil died in 1987) of cycling's Mount Rushmo

By Miguel Indurain; Bernard Hinault; Eddy Merckx Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Runningman Robert Garside comes full circle

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Long-running Summer Hits

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Dude, Where's Your Life Vest?

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen


Next Stop: U.S. Open With a near-perfect swing that can crank the ball 300 yards, Michelle Wie will try this week to light up the biggest event in women's golf. Then it's on to ninth grade

By Michael Bamberger

NBA Draft

Out Of The Wreckage After Jay Williams's motorcycle crash, the Bulls' new G.M. John Paxson had to make some hard choices. He started by drafting a point guard from Kansas

By Ian Thomsen

It's Hard To Keep A 7'3" Secret By taking Nedzad Sinanovic, Portland foiled a plot

By Ian Thomsen

Baseball Midseason Report

Turning It Up A Notch From the historic to the horrendous, the first half had its moments. Now the stage is set for some heated division races

By Tom Verducci

Double Whammy

The surprising Cubs are banking on Mark Prior and Kerry Wood to end their championship drought

By Daniel G. Habib

Aces In The Hole The Cubs' farm system is well-stocked with pitchers who throw hard and rack up strikeouts

By Daniel G. Habib

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2003 Player Survey Who's the best manager? The worst umpire? The best-dressed player? Should Pete Rose be in the Hall? We wondered what the players think, so we went right to the source*


The African-American baseball player is vanishing. Does he have a future?

By Tom Verducci


Inside The Week In Sports

Inside Soccer

Razov's Edge What will it take for the red-hot Ante Razov to make the U.S. team?

By Grant Wahl

Inside Tennis

Youth Movement

Maria Sharapova was the latest 16-year-old to take Wimbledon by storm. But where will she be in a few years?

By S.L. Price

Passing Shots

By S.L. Price

Planned Boycott Would Backfire ATP's $50 Million Threat

By S.L. Price

No Ordinary Joe

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

A Big League Task


Antiques Sideshow So Barry Bonds's 73rd homer ball sold for $450,000. Ho-hum. The memorabilia market has yielded far more fascinating items, some of which you can even afford

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

End of the Line? A Super Bowl hero faces jail

By Lester Munson and Jeffri Chadiha Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Changing Canes

By Kelley King Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Lisa Guerrero Monday Night Football's new sideline reporter, Guerrero, 39, makes her debut on Aug. 4 at the Hall of Fame Game.

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Week In Television

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Under Review OTL's Big Switch--Courageous Coach

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel