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Up Off the Mat Athens hopeful Daniel Cormier carries on after his young daughter's tragic death in a car accident

By Brian Cazeneuve

Natural Hat Trick Minnesota has the talent to become the first Division I team in 51 years to three-peat

By Stephen Cannella

The Big Woe A pent-up anger over racist behavior is unleashed in this autobiography by one of the NBA's greatest

By Stu Hackel

First Strike Tales about running the NFL union save the former tight end's lazy work

By Bill Syken

Cut Time

By Bill Syken

Monster Of The Midway

By Stu Hackel

In The Paint

By Stu Hackel

Hustler Days

By Stu Hackel

Pigskin Party The season's four biggest football entries have new playing features--and the games all rock

By Mark Bechtel

Unlikely Journey Junior middleweight Kassim Ouma of Uganda has gone from child soldier to title contender

By Franz Lidz

Catching Up With...

Rocky Bleier, Running Back JANUARY 29, 1979

By Andrea Woo

The Ethical Coaches Society

By Steve Rushin

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Grit And Bear It The IRONMAN TRIATHLON proved again that it is the world's foremost test of athletic endurance

By Kenny Moore

A Perfect (Hang) 10 For this champion there was no better way to grow up than on a surfboard

By Andy Irons

The Poll

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

Numbers

Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken

Alltime Best For Hawaii's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50

Compiled by Bill Syken

World Series

Old School With a 72-year-old manager making his World Series debut and a time-tested style of play (but no curses, jinxes or hexes to speak of), the Marlins stood up to those perennials of the postseason, the Yankees, in the Fall Classic

By Tom Verducci

Unanswered Prayers The Cubs and the Red Sox again fell victim to cruel fate

By Steve Rushin

Pro Football

Ride 'Em, Cowboy In a stunning turnaround, Quincy Carter has taken the reins in Dallas and won five straight

By Jeffri Chadiha

Bust-Out Seasons

By Peter King

College Football

Dawgs' Best Friends There's no tighter duo in the nation than Georgia's David Greene and David Pollack, who've been teammates since the age of six

By Kelley King

Horse Racing

Hollywood Ending After a star turn in Seabiscuit and a real-life brush with death, Gary Stevens is riding high again

By Tim Layden

NBA Preview 2003-04

You Gotta Carry That Weight

Can an 18-year-old shoulder the burden of a league, a city and a few corporations?

By Jack McCallum

How To: Plan A Life After Basketball The Raptors' MICHAEL CURRY does it by working around the clock now

By Chris Ballard

How To: Be A Wild Man And Keep Your NBA Job There's more to it, says the Pacers' SCOT POLLARD, than painting your nails and dressing as a Samurai

By Chris Ballard

How To: Get Love From Your Teammates Try this: You get all the rebounds and let them get all the baskets, a la BEN WALLACE

By David Sabino

How To...Own Your Own Country After his star turn with the Spurs, MANU GINOBILI is all the rage in Argentina

By Jack McCallum

How To: Leave On Your Own Terms Amid friends and on a fabled franchise, SCOTTIE PIPPEN finishes up where he started in 1987

By Chris Ballard

How To: Be More Attractive By weighing in at 15 pounds less, ANTOINE WALKER made the Mavs want him more

By Ian Thomsen

How To...Beef Up And Be A Bully No one pushes around the Warriors' TROY MURPHY anymore

By Ian Thomsen

How To: Lose $7 Million STEPHEN JACKSON let his ego be his agent--and paid a very high price for it

By Jack McCallum

How To...Teach a 7'6" Center If You're a Mere 7-foot Coach You can be sure that PATRICK EWING has YAO MING's ear

By Jack McCallum

How To...Coach Against Your Own Son It's a paternity predicament when the Clippers' MIKE DUNLEAVY SR. faces MIKE JR.

By L. Jon Wertheim

How To: Become Really, Really Valuable Make most of your shots in crunch time, like the Bucks' MICHAEL REDD, and you are gold

By L. Jon Wertheim

Hayseed In A Hip-Hop World New Kings center Brad Miller knows how to have a good time. Just give him an ATV and a soybean field to play in

By Chris Ballard

11 Golden State Warriors One volunteer is eager--and able--to pick up the scoring slack

By Ian Thomsen David Sabino

4 New Orleans Hornets A star's newly chiseled body gives the team a healthy outlook

By Chris Ballard David Sabino

8 Chicago Bulls Will a hot finish from last year be the start of something big now?

By Chris Ballard David Sabino

9 Boston Celtics The rebuilding begins. To wit: A bargain free agent starts at point

By Ian Thomsen David Sabino

10 Toronto Raptors New coach Kevin O'Neill has many worries, but in Vince he trusts

By Chris Ballard David Sabino

11 Cleveland Cavaliers On a team of explosive young talent, an old standby is the fuse

By Jack McCallum David Sabino

12 New York Knicks Trying to replace Latrell Sprewell won't be a walk in the Garden

By Chris Ballard David Sabino

13 Washington Wizards The franchise forward is still getting bigger, but is he any better?

By Jack McCallum David Sabino

14 Atlanta Hawks One man's happiness: getting to play out of position on a bad team

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

NBA Preview 2003-04: Scouting Reports

Scouting Reports HOW WE RANK THEM

By Projected Lineups, Fast Facts And PVRs Compiled By David Sabino

1 Sacramento Kings A jokester forward can make a serious impact on this contender

By Chris Ballard David Sabino

2 San Antonio Spurs A still-developing Slovenian newcomer is the center of attention

By Jack McCallum David Sabino

3 Los Angeles Lakers At 40, a superstar begins a new adventure with an uncertain role

By Jack McCallum David Sabino

4 Dallas Mavericks Will adding two more big-time scorers make this a dream team?

By Jack McCallum David Sabino

5 Minnesota Timberwolves The brash new guard says he can take this team to the next level

By Chris Ballard David Sabino

6 Phoenix Suns For this rising young team, a journeyman banger will be pivotal

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

7 Houston Rockets A tough little coach will put this club back on the playoff track

By Jack McCallum David Sabino

8 Portland Trail Blazers There may be new management, but old habits are hard to break

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

9 Memphis Grizzlies Memo to a deep but callow team aiming to move up: Be like Mike

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

10 Seattle Supersonics The season hasn't started and already the backup plan is in effect

By Ian Thomsen David Sabino

12 Denver Nuggets Can feeding hungry shooters cure a point guard's Clipperitis?

By Ian Thomsen David Sabino

13 Los Angeles Clippers The money is (finally) flowing, but it won't pay dividends this year

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

14 Utah Jazz With a legend gone, a talent-starved team has a new point to make

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

1 New Jersey Nets A bullish center in a finesse offense? A change for the better

By Chris Ballard David Sabino

2 Detroit Pistons A scrawny swingman must pick up where he left off in the playoffs

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

3 Indiana Pacers Will a shotgun marriage of coach and players lead to playoff bliss?

By Chris Ballard David Sabino

5 Orlando Magic Inside help came relatively cheap, but it could be worth a lot

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

6 Philadelphia 76ers The Answer has a new playmate. The question is, Will they share?

By Jack McCallum David Sabino

7 Miami Heat Rebounding will be a tall order for this height-challenged club

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

15 Milwaukee Bucks Not even the artist in the lineup can make a pretty picture out of this

By L. Jon Wertheim David Sabino

Inside

Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Football

Defense of Troy USC's title hopes have been boosted by a sack-happy, ball-hawking D modeled on the Super Bowl champs'

By Mark Beech

Head to Head This Week Purdue QB Kyle Orton versus Michigan CB Markus Curry

By Mark Beech

A Red Raider's Record Run B.J. Symons' Stat Assault

By Phil Taylor

Kids in Play This season college football is full of prominent sons of NFL fathers

By Mark Beech

Phil Taylor's Sidelines

By Phil Taylor

Inside The NFL

Trial by Fire For better or worse, the Ravens are sticking with rookie Kyle Boller

By Peter King

Niners Line Gets Pushy with Bucs New Reliance on Rushing

By Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King

Trading E-Mail With ... Bucs quarterback Brad Johnson

By Peter King; Brad Johnson

Vinny Has a Win To Remember Dispatches

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside The NHL

Flyers Friction Jeremy Roenick takes exception to coach Ken Hitchcock's tactics

By Stephen Cannella

Positive Signs After a Tragedy Atlanta's Surprising Start

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

War Games

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

There Is Crying in Baseball ... and the Yankees Do Most of It

By Kostya Kennedy Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

A Spreading Scandal Will track's latest drug bust taint Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi?

By Tim Layden Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Who Is ... Mark Weinberg

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Deep Story

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Cuba Gooding Jr. The 35-year-old Oscar-winning actor (Jerry Maguire) stars as the title character in Radio, which opens on Oct. 24.

By Cuba Gooding Jr.; Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Week Ahead WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Under Review

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Freshman Class

By David Sabino Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel