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December 1, 2003 Table Of Contents

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A Cup Halved Full How could a major international competition be allowed to end in a tie? Because it was the right thing to do

By John Garrity

Liftoff for the LPGA It was all Annika all the time during a great year for women's golf. Here's our take on her highs and lows, plus all the other subplots

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Nobody at an intense Presidents Cup was more nervous than Davis Love III, whose chunked-chip on the last hole cost the U.S. a victory

By Mitchell Spearman

Pebble's New Senior Moment

Golf It helps to be a golfer to understand what's funny about this quirky Off Broadway musical comedy

By Farrell Evans

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

Scorecard Extra

Man of Steel Former powerlifting champion Shane Hamman has become a medal contender in weightlifting

By Brian Cazeneuve

Poet in the Paint Wizards sixth man extraordinaire Etan Thomas makes rhymes when not dominating the boards

By Franz Lidz

Golf Plus

So Long, PGA Tour Disturbed by the toll his travels have taken on his family life, the author decided to hang up his sticks after 18 years as a pro

By Brandel Chamblee As told to Gary Van Sickle

Catching Up With...

Joe Washington, Running Back OCTOBER 10, 1983

By Andrea Woo

Air And Space

Post-Pattern Prima Donnas

By Steve Rushin

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Quackin' Good Every Thanksgiving, competitors and mallard mavens fly south to Stuttgart and the world's most resounding DUCK CALLING contest

By E.M. Swift

Black + White = Red A novelist tells how he became a color-blind cheerleader for the Hogs

By E. Lynn Harris

The Poll Arkansans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken


Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

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

Compiled by Bill Syken

College Football

Bigger Than Ever The sport's greatest rivalry again lived up to its billing, as Michigan knocked Ohio State out of the national title picture and won a Rose Bowl berth

By Austin Murphy

A Rivalry Turned Into A Rout A slew of USC greats turned out to see the Trojans steamroll UCLA and solidify their claim on a Sugar Bowl berth

By Phil Taylor

Danger: Tigers Lurking Ole Miss had scores to settle and a Manning at quarterback, but in the end LSU made its case in the SEC--and beyond

By Kelley King

Endgame Scenarios An Oklahoma-USC Sugar Bowl? Only the computer knows for sure

By Tim Layden

Pro Football

Up And Running Following the lead of coach Andy Reid, the Eagles didn't panic after they dropped their first two games. Now no one in the NFC has a better record

By Peter King

Hockey Outdoors

Cold Comfort With the on-ice presence of immortals generating warmth, the NHL's venture into the great outdoors made for the hottest ticket in Edmonton

By Michael Farber


Here Comes Little Matsui Diminutive shortstop Kazuo Matsui--Japan's A-Rod--is bringing his superb all-around game to the U.S., and teams are lining up to sign him

By Franz Lidz

Pro Basketball

Will The West Rule Forever? With shorter centers and cheaper owners, the NBA's East can't close the competitive gap--and next year's realignment makes it worse

By Ian Thomsen


Born Again and Again and Again From nasty heavyweight champ to humble preacher to jolly heavyweight champ to zillionaire pitchman, George Foreman is a miracle of reinvention

By Richard Hoffer


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NFL

Major Roadblock The Seahawks must figure out how to win away from home if they expect to push their way into the playoffs

By Josh Elliott

Wideout Must Lower Price Keyshawn's Future

By Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King

Trading E-Mail With ... Jaguars QB Mark Brunell, who lost his job to rookie Byron Leftwich after having surgery to reduce swelling in his throwing elbow

By Peter King; Mark Brunell

Browns Want to Help, but Can't William Green's Suspension

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Soccer

Best for Last A rare goal by an unsung midfielder lifted San Jose to the MLS title

By George Dohrmann

Southern Exposure

By George Dohrmann

Inside The NBA

Revival Coach Tim Floyd has enhanced the Hornets' attack--and his reputation

By Chris Ballard

Scout's Take

Ready Freddy

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Happy Trails An expert on office politics explains why getting fired in sports is a game of its own

By Stanley Bing Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Bad News Brewers The president's out, the stars may follow: the team that made Milwaukee furious

By Daniel G. Habib Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

For The Record Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

A Brother's Memories KEN BRETT | 1948-2003

By George Brett Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Q+A Alana Beard

By Alana Beard; Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Week Ahead What To Watch And Watch For

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Under Review

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch