6 Leading Off
Outed: Rick Reilly, metrosexual
18 Catching Up With ...
21 Air and Space
For prima donnas, opera's got nothing on sports
by Steve Rushin
--Coaches, fired to be hired
--Brewers slash payroll, president
--The Show: NBA asks for a vowel
--We dish, Alana Beard dishes back
32 Faces in the Crowd
94 The Life of Reilly
Freddy Adu is rich and famous at 14, just like I was (right)
by Rick Reilly
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34 Quackin' Good
Competitors and mallard mavens fly south to Arkansas' famed duck
by E.M. Swift
44 Bigger Than Ever
In the sport's top rivalry, Michigan knocked Ohio State out of
the title picture and won a Rose Bowl berth
by Austin Murphy
--Rivalry Becomes a Rout
USC greats turned out to see the Trojans steamroll UCLA
--Danger: Tigers Lurking
Beating Ole Miss, LSU made its case in the SEC--and beyond
An Oklahoma-USC Sugar Bowl? Ask the computer
54 Off and Running
Following the lead of coach Andy Reid, the Eagles have the NFC's
by Peter King
58 Cold Comfort
As immortals warmed the ice, the NHL ventured into the great
by Michael Farber
62 Here Comes Little Matsui
Japanese shortstop Kazuo Matsui is bringing his superb skills to
by Franz Lidz
66 Will the West Rule Forever?
With shorter centers and cheaper owners, the NBA's East can't
by Ian Thomsen
70 Born Again and Again
From nasty champ to humble preacher to jolly champ to rich
pitchman, George Foreman is a miracle of reinvention
by Richard Hoffer
85 The NFL
--Why can't Seattle win on road?
--Who wants Keyshawn?
--San Jose wins second MLS Cup
92 The NBA
--Hornets, coach creating buzz
--Scout's take on the Bulls
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