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2003 Women's World Cup Preview For three weeks beginning on Saturday, the U.S. will play host to the biggest event in women's soccer. Can the Mia Hamm-led Americans recapture the glory of 1999, or will a rival power like China, Norway or Germany unseat th

By Grant Wahl

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Wonder Woman Capping a metamorphic season, Annika Sorenstam did it all while leading Europe to a decisive victory over the U.S. in the Solheim Cup

By John Garrity

A Cup For All A new event will include players left out of the Solheim

By John Garrity

Rookie On Tour PART SIX: An injury brings James McLean's year to an inglorious end

By John Garrity

Why Johnny Can't Win The Presidents Cup is the U.S.'s last chance to take a team event in '03

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Laura Diaz rushed a critical four-footer in the key match of the Solheim Cup, giving the Europeans the momentum that carried them to victory

By Jerry Mowld

Teeing Off Against ALS

By Alan Shipnuck

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

Q + A: Gen. Tommy Franks The leader of the U.S. invasion of Iraq talks about golf, retirement and the game's military uses

By Tommy Franks

Catching Up With...

Charley Johnson, Quarterback DEC. 14, 1964, AND NOV. 1, 1965

By Melissa Segura

No Handicapping This Field

By Steve Rushin

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Cliff Hanger Will West Virginia's residents make peace with the ADVENTURE SPORTS fanatics?

By Chris Ballard

A Hard Life Growing up as a coal miner's son shaped the famously rugged linebacker

By Sam Huff

Who & Where

By Richard Deitsch

Enemy Of The State

Compiled by Richard Deitsch

The Poll West Virginians weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Richard Deitsch

Greatest Moment

By Richard Deitsch


By Richard Deitsch

Memorable Quote

By Richard Deitsch

Alltime Best For West Virginia's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to

By Richard Deitsch

Pro Football

The James Gang Edgerrin James showed some new muscle and his teammates shed their image as softies as the Colts whipped their old nemesis, the Titans

By Michael Silver

The Record Breaker Baltimore's Jamal Lewis proved he's healthy again by smashing the single-game rushing mark

By Jeffri Chadiha


Houston, We Have Liftoff With a weekend sweep of the Cardinals, the Astros took command in the NL Central and gave a football town reason to believe in its baseball team

By Tom Verducci


A Super Lightweight Conspiracy Theory Oscar De La Hoya lost his long-awaited rematch with Shane Mosley, then made wild charges that suggest he might have also lost his mind

By Richard Hoffer

College Football

Michigan Makes Its Move Behind the power running of Chris Perry, the Wolverines demolished Notre Dame and bulled their way into the national-title picture

By Austin Murphy

Don't Call 'em Upsets The early-season "surprises" only point up how little anyone knows going into September

By Tim Layden


The Prime-Timing OF Texas Hold 'em That's right, Jack--get yourself in a high-stakes poker tournament, be a TV star and rake in a bundle of money. It's all right there on the table

By Richard Hoffer


The Secret Life of Mia Hamm

In the divided soul of the world's greatest female soccer player, the shy, self-critical athlete is locked in mortal combat with the relentlessly driven superstar

By Gary Smith


Inside The Week In Sports

Inside College Football

D As In Dominant Invigorated by a new coordinator, Nebraska's defense showed its old form in shutting down Penn State

By Kelley King

Head to Head Georgia DE David Pollack versus LSU T Andrew Whitworth

By Kelley King

New Faces, Similar Results Surprising Washington State

By Phil Taylor

Rebels' Defense Sacks Badgers UNLV Shocks Wisconsin

By Mark Beech

Phil Taylor's Sidelinesq

By Phil Taylor

Inside The NFL

Revival In Seattle Thanks to an aggressive, hard-hitting defense, coach Mike Holmgren could have his best Seahawks team

By Peter King

A Rivalry Is Born Carolina's Shocker

By Josh Elliott

King's Corner

By Peter King

Trading E-Mail With... Bucs All-Pro defensive tackle and part-time tight end Warren Sapp

By Peter King; Warren Sapp

Eagles' McNabb Off the Mark Dispatches

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Baseball

Hit Or Miss The Dodgers' postseason hopes are riding on a recent batting tear

By George Dohrmann

Trying To Avoid Another Collapse Seattle's Playoff Push

By Albert Chen

Team Effort

By David Sabino

Who Is This Guy?

By Albert Chen

Lights Out And Injury-free Brewers Closer Danny Kolb

By Tom Verducci

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

The Fat of the Land

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


The Vanderbilt Experiment In the face of NCAA scandals, one school eliminates its athletic department--and hopes to become a model for a system in need of reform

By Mark Bechtel Edited by Hank Hersch

Are You Experienced? Two SI writers debate whether Hideki Matsui should be considered a rookie

By Daniel G. Habib; Tom Verducci Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

Motown Rising

By Kelli Anderson Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

Miranda's Right

By Brian Cazeneuve Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

Q+A: Spike Lee The 46-year-old filmmaker--and Knicks superfan--is directing a series of commercials for TNT's new NBA marketing campaign. The ads will feature Jason Kidd, LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal.

By Spike Lee; Richard Deitsch Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

The Week In Television

Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

Under Review Guerrero's Gaffes--Clemson Legend Dies--Celebrating the Deuce

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel

Trivial Matters

Edited by Hank Hersch and Mark Bechtel