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Supersized Showdown In the finale of the new supermoto series, motocrossers and road racers head to Las Vegas next week to determine who really is two-wheel king

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Who Is Nels Rosaasen?

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Roger Daltrey Out In The Field

By Roger Daltrey Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

First Ride

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Next Up

By Julia Morrill Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

What It Takes For this skater boy, being king of the street means a chance to load up on sick bling

Out of the Way, Fellas

By Austin Murphy

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Even Money With one mission already accomplished, no-nonsense Vijay Singh could be about to land another blow to Tiger by ending his reign as player of the year

By Gary Van Sickle

A Nearly Great Year There were thrills aplenty, but 2003 lacked a single defining performance

By Alan Shipnuck

Ancestral Links In Belmullet, the Irish town from which his forebears fled the Great Famine, the author found a hidden gem

By John Garrity

Plain And Simply Good Vanilla Chad Campbell starred at a tasty Tour Championship

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play A wedge at 13 was one of many iron shots Chad Campbell stiffed with an old-school swing that's a carbon copy of a fellow Texan's

By Patti McGowan

A Toast Turns Into A Roast

By Alan Shipnuck

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

My Shot: Marco Dawson My playing partner made an illegal drop, and I reported it--so why am I the one in trouble?

By Marco Dawson

Scorecard Extra

Uncovered Gem It's only by accident that Grambling State star quarterback Bruce Eugene is even playing football

By Lars Anderson

She's A Kick With the brilliant (yet sometimes absentminded) Vanessa Pruzinsky, Notre Dame shoots for a title

By Chris Ballard

The Polish Prince The Islanders' Mariusz Czerkawski is reaching Jordan-like levels of adoration in his native land

By Andrea Woo

Full Of Spice The world's most famous athlete has few insights into his game but many into his personal life

By Stu Hackel

Gridiron Duel A revealing look at the biggest high school football game ever played

By Bill Syken

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Shooting Stars Pals Murray Wais and Steve Winter survived tragedy to make Matchstick Productions the leader in ski films

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Catching Up With...

Sonny Sixkiller, Quarterback October 4, 1971

By Grant Wahl

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Water World The Evergreen State boasts an unmatched ROWING tradition 100 years in the making

By Grant Wahl

Vintage Rivalry The former Cougars quarterback savored his showdowns with the Huskies

By Drew Bledsoe

The Poll Washingtonians weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken

Numbers

Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

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

Compiled by Bill Syken

College Football

Just Don't Call Him Coach The unorthodox leader of the nation's most unusual college football program sets the alltime record for wins. (His players call him John)

By Austin Murphy

NFL Midseason Report

Can Anyone Stop The Chiefs? In a year filled with superb coaching jobs, Dick Vermeil is working his magic again with undefeated Kansas City

By Peter King

You Can Get Good Help These Days They're not household names, but they've done some of the best coaching in the NFL this season. Here are five top assistants who have made a difference.

By Peter King

Tough Customer

Playing with courage and unwavering confidence, Titans quarterback Steve McNair is making a case that he's the league's MVP

By Michael Silver

Midseason All-Pro Team

By Michael Silver

The Race to XXXVIII

By Paul Zimmerman

Week 11 No team's really that good anymore, and upsets have become commonplace, so this looks like a good week to give the Bengals--yes, the Bengals--the nod

By Paul Zimmerman

Breaking Out

Golden Nugget

The arrival of dazzling rookie Carmelo Anthony has Denver looking to double last year's win total and build itself into a championship contender

By Ian Thomsen

Leak Unleashed Behind the quiet confidence of gifted freshman quarterback Chris Leak, once floundering Florida is the hottest team in the Sunshine State

By Kelley King

Mr. Excitement Devastated by a preseason tragedy, the Thrashers have responded to the uplifting performance of high-scoring, showboating Ilya Kovalchuk

By Michael Farber

College Basketball

The Return Of The Native Even during 15 glorious seasons at Kansas, Roy Williams was never very far from Chapel Hill or his mentor, Dean Smith. Now--and not without regrets--Williams has gone home to restore luster to the tarnished Tar Heels

By Grant Wahl

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Inside College Football

The Other Star While Pitt's Larry Fitzgerald gets all the hype, it's Rod Rutherford who is throwing him the ball

By Mark Beech

Head to Head This Week Ohio State DE Will Smith versus Purdue T Mike Otto

By Mark Beech

Son Finally Beats Father Clemson Shocks Florida State

By Phil Taylor

Double Trouble

By Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor's Sidelines

By Phil Taylor

Inside Boxing

Only Human Roy Jones regained a championship belt but lost his aura of invincibility

By Richard Hoffer

A Conscience Decision

By Rick Reilly

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Letters

Irish Stew After a year in football heaven, Notre Dame's Tyrone Willingham is feeling the heat

By Phil Taylor Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Baseball's Bummer Olympics The U.S. exits; the sport reels

By Brian Cazeneuve 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

Cut Down

By George Dohrmann Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Mark Messier

By Mark Messier; Kostya Kennedy Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The NHL, From Eh to Zed

By Steve Rushin

The Week Ahead What To Watch And Watch For

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

College Try

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

True Kobe

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Mitt Honors

By David Sabino Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel