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November 3, 2003 Table Of Contents

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Friendly Fire The thrill of a tight match between pals Tom Watson and Jim Thorpe to end the senior season was topped only by what happened next

By Michael Bamberger

Suffering In Silence There are some things, like his dismal season, that Phil Mickelson would rather not discuss

By John Garrity

Vijay's On The Money Winning the title isn't about cash, it's about taking down Tiger

By Rick Lipsey; John Garrity

Big Play Vijay Singh's 40-footer at 12 on Sunday, one of many terrific putts during a career week on the greens, highlighted the dramatic improvement he has made with the flat stick

By Michael Breed

A New Queen For The King

By Rick Lipsey

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

Who Said It?

By Rick Lipsey

The Fish That Ate Gotham

By Steve Rushin

Scorecard Extra

Back to Back? The U.S. baseball team, which won gold in Sydney, must survive a qualifier to defend its title in 2004

By Kelli Anderson

NFL Expansion With an old ESPN hand at the controls, the league launches an all-football, all-the-time TV network

By John O'Keefe

Big Brothers Huge tackles Brad and Cory Lekkerkerker help clear the way for UC Davis en route to the NFL

By Ron Fimrite

Catching Up With...

Thurl Bailey, Forward APRIL 11, 1983

By Luis Fernando Llosa

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Hell On Wheels At the TOP GUN MOTOCROSS SHOWDOWN, dirt bikers aged four to 69 tried to dust each other

By E.M. Swift

Three-Part Harmony The Lady Vols coach sings the praises of her state's trio of distinct regions

By Pat Summitt

The Poll Tennesseans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

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

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken


Compiled by Bill Syken

World Series

Youth Is Served Bucking the odds and conventional wisdom, an old hand guided the upstart Marlins to a World Series triumph

By Tom Verducci

In New York, The Future Is Always Now Nothing short of a championship satisfies the Boss, so expect rumblings in the Bronx

By Daniel G. Habib

Pro Football

Beyond Repair The Falcons are in such disarray that not even the return of the electric Michael Vick--whenever that may happen--can save their season

By Michael Silver

College Football

Number 9 Is Feeling Fine Jeff Smoker nearly threw it all away. Now the gifted Michigan State quarterback has the Spartans battling for the Big Ten championship

By Tim Layden

Payton Finds His Place Miami tailback Jarrett Payton has stepped out of some pretty big shadows to shine

By Phil Taylor

Shakeout, Part II Five Saturday games will help clear up the bowl picture

By Tim Layden


"All My Exes Wear Rolexes" The life (loony) and times (lately) of JOHN DALY. Not a role model

By John Garrity and Seth Davis Additional Reporting By Don Yaeger

I Do, I Don't.... I Do, I Don't....

By Yi-Wyn Yen

High School Football

Football In Paradise Thousands of miles removed from Friday-night lights, on a tiny rock in the South Pacific, young boys are bred to play America's game. How Samoa has become an Eden for recruiters

By Bill Syken


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Football

MAC Daddy Bowling Green's Josh Harris is his conference's biggest star--and a quarterback to be reckoned with

By Kelley King

Head to Head This Week USC WR Mike Williams versus Washington State CB Jason David

By Kelley King

Going Overtime

By Kelley King

A Bear Like His Father, Otis West Virginia's Quincy Wilson

By Kelley King

Phil Taylor's Sidelines

By Phil Taylor

Inside The NBA

Miami Exit Pat Riley quit as Heat coach, but will he return to the bench elsewhere?

By Jack McCallum

Scout's Take

Inside The NFL

Center of Attention With Dan Koppen and several other rookies playing prominent roles, the Patriots stay atop the AFC East

By Peter King

Backup Sparks Win Over Seattle Beware the Bengals

By Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King

Trading E-Mail With ... Vikings safety Brian Russell, the NFL interceptions coleader

By Brian Russell; Peter King

Steelers' Maddox Loses Magic Dispatches

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Horse Racing

Lady's Day A Breeders' Cup win continued Julie Krone's fairytale comeback

By Richard Hoffer

Inside The NHL

Joltin' Jeff With a flurry of goals, Jeff Jillson gives the Bruins' blue line punch

By Stephen Cannella

Scoring Down, Shutouts Up Defense Reigns Supreme

By Stephen Cannella

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

What About Bob?

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Rodman Redux Wild living and a motorcycle spill may have dashed Dennis Rodman's comeback hopes, but the larger question remains: Can the Worm turn himself around?

By Michael Silver Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Mineral Man A controversial nutritionist says he didn't give athletes an illegal edge

By George Dohrmann Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Drag Queen Departs A woman who whipped the good ol' boys retires--for her husband

By Mark Bechtel Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Sean (P. Diddy) Combs

By Sean (P. Diddy) Combs; Yi-Wyn Yen 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

Irvin's Influence

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Real News

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Trivial Matters

By David Sabino Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel