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February 23, 2004 Table Of Contents

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The El Rollo Rocks Oahu Think bodysurfing is just playing in the waves? Well, check out the Pipeline Classic, where the action in the curl is off the boards

By Bill Syken

Crashing the Party A bone-breaking wipeout at the Winter X Games made Brian Deegan the poster boy of a new group that wants a say on extreme athletes' rights

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Indoor Adventure Director Spike Jonze shows skateboard savvy in a new DVD that captures the freewheeling spirit of the sport

By Pete McEntegart Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Out There Britton Keeshan, 22, is a peak away from becoming the youngest climber to conquer the Seven Summits

By Mark Beech Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen


Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

One Life Saved, 80,000 to Go

By Austin Murphy

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

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24 Hours Up before dawn. A cross-country flight. Three Tour pros waiting for advice. Welcome to a day in a swing coach's life

By John Garrity

Love Story Saying troubles are behind them, John and Sherrie Daly come out smelling like a rose

By John Garrity Jim Gorant

Big Play With Mike Perpich

By Mike Perpich Jim Gorant

Heard on the Range

By Jim Gorant and Farrell Evans

Top 100 Poll

By Jim Gorant

Sal Stats

By Sal Johnson Jim Gorant


By Gorjus George Lucas* Jim Gorant

2¢ With Kevin Stadler

By Kevin Stadler Jim Gorant

Two Tough Roles

By Jim Gorant

Amens and Amaretto

By Steve Rushin

Lexicon of the Links

By Gary Van Sickle

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Play Ball! The reporting of pitchers and catchers is a sign that spring is near, and nobody does spring training like the folks at Dodgertown

By Tom Verducci

Advantage, Florida The tennis great says her home state helped shape her--on and off the court

By Chris Evert

The Poll Floridians weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

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

Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken


Compiled by Bill Syken


Hello, New York

By agreeing to move to third base, Alex Rodriguez got out of Texas and into pinstripes as the Yankees pulled off another blockbuster

By Tom Verducci

The Home Team Returning to their Houston roots, inseparable pals Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte want to share the fun of pitching the Astros to a title

By Tom Verducci


Junior Wins One For Dad In the race that meant everything to his father, Dale Earnhardt Jr. charged to an emotional victory

By Lars Anderson

Pro Basketball

The Unexpected All-Star Milwaukee's sharpshooting guard Michael Redd slipped quietly into L.A., then showed he belonged

By Chris Ballard


The Importance Of Ice It's the most basic element in hockey, but its maintenance is one of the biggest headaches in sports. Herewith the cold facts on how to make good ice, what the NHL is doing to fix the sorry state of rink surfaces--and what Britney Sp

By Michael Farber

No Day At The Beach At arenas in Florida, keeping the humidity down and the ice in playable condition is a tricky proposition

By Stephen Cannella

Secrets Of The Zamboni Driver It sure looks like a fun job, but to Detroit's Al Sobotka his life's work is serious business

By Stephen Cannella

Special Report: University Of Colorado Recruiting Scandal

Out Of Control? The release of some 20 depositions in lawsuits filed by three women who allege they were raped on a night they partied with Colorado football players and recruits has raised questions about coach Gary Barnett's program and shed light on ta

By Kelli Anderson; George Dohrmann

A National Issue Colorado isn't the only school at which sex and recruiting have been linked in recent years


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NBA

Who's Laughing Now? Underrated in the 2002 draft and embarrassed in last year's rookie game, Carlos Boozer is turning heads

By Ian Thomsen

Scout's Take

Inside The NHL

Undaunted Though rocked by injuries and dizzy from trades, the Flyers keep winning

By Stephen Cannella

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside College Basketball

Boys To Men Stacked with juniors and seniors, Oklahoma State is on top of the Big 12

By Seth Davis

Three Points

By Seth Davis

Gamecocks Show Their True Grit Surprising South Carolina

By Seth Davis

The Seed Report

By Seth Davis

Another Victim at Colorado

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Spitz Take U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps could win more medals in Athens than some guy named Mark--if he can just decide which of his many strokes to unleash

By Brian Cazeneuve Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Comeback Kids A quarterback, a boxer and a Newfy chip off the rust

By Albert Chen Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Hot Hand John Daly smoked 'em at the Buick

By John Garrity 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

Varsity Blues

By Daniel G. Habib Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Meg Ryan

By Meg Ryan; 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

Network News

By Daniel G. Habib Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Hall Call

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Philly's Phab Phive

By David Sabino Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel