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July 26, 2004 Table Of Contents

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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Si Adventure

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Uphill Battle Longer and steeper than the Tour de France's L'Alpe d'Huez (and don't forget the wind, the sleet and the fog), a race up Mount Washington takes exhausted cyclists above the clouds

By Brion O'Connor

Way, Way Up There On a colossal ramp in California's high desert, Danny Way is launching skateboarding's next generation

Gorging On Action The Gorge Games' return put the spotlight on Hood River, Oregon's adventure-sports smorgasbord

By Mark Beech Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

My Spot With Dan Gavere, Pro kayaker One happy resident gives the lowdown on action in his Hood

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Open Water Paralyzed six years ago, Jason Pipoly is back in the swim and setting long-distance records

By Ericka Blount Danois Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Out There

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen


Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Indoor Adventure A new DVD follows surfers up the Amazon. No, they're not lost--they're stalking a wild river wave

By Bill Syken Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

What It Takes A big wheel in off-road triathlon gears up for an all-out Olympic adventure in Athens

Le Magical Mystery Tour

By Austin Murphy

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

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First Up

Bet On It Armed with £1,000 of someone else's money and what he thought was inside information, the author spent Open week trying to beat the odds

By Alan Shipnuck

Suddenly Sympathetic Slumping on the course and miserable off it, normally peevish Colin Montgomerie was a changed man upon his return to Troon

By John Garrity

Tally Ho With skill, poise and a few subtle tricks, a first-time scoreboard carrier makes history at Royal Troon

By Clive Agran

Up & Down Cinderella stories, stupid holes and Monty. The highs and lows of the British Open

By Jim Gorant

Big Play With Eric Alpenfels

By Eric Alpenfels

Heard on the Range

By Jim Gorant; Farrell Evans

Golf Plus/Si.Com Poll Voting hours at 7 p.m. ET Sunday to 3 p.m. ET Monday

Sal Stats

By Sal Johnson

The Hole Story Brown Deer

By Gorjus George Lucas*

By Ia--Poulter

One-Round Wonders

Pro Basketball

The End

By trading Shaquille O'Neal and keeping Kobe Bryant, the Lakers dropped the curtain on the NBA's most riveting soap opera. (Can you hear the applause all over the West?)

By Jack McCallum


A Horse For The Gorse With a game ideal for Royal Troon, if not the PGA Tour, journeyman Todd Hamilton beat the world's best to win the British Open

By Michael Bamberger

Pro Football

Here Comes the NFL With training camps opening, it's time to get the answers to some big questions

By Jeffri Chadiha


Hooks And Splatters With a series of bloody, crowd-pleasing brawls, Arturo Gatti has left his mark on boxing. And boxing has left its marks on him

By Franz Lidz; Arturo Gatti


Jason Schmidt Has Got To Be Kidding Every fifth day, the Giants' ace and Cy Young front-runner mows down batters. The rest of the time he's the league leader in practical jokes

By Daniel G. Habib


A Star (Who Happens To Be A Gorgeous 6-Foot Blonde With Blistering Strokes) Is Born

As soon as Maria Sharapova claimed her Wimbledon title, agents, tour reps, p.r. people and TV bookers swung into action

By L. Jon Wertheim

Olympic Sports

Walking His Life Away

For race walker Albert Heppner, making the 2004 U.S. Olympic team was all-important—perhaps, in the end, too important

By Gary Smith


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Olympics

Pool Powerhouse The U.S. trials produced a world-record-setting lineup to take to Athens

By Brian Cazeneuve

Wariner Sprints To the Forefront New 400 Star

By Tim Layden

Webb Lives Up To His Potential Next Great U.S. Miler

By Tim Layden

Inside Baseball

Last Ditch After free agents and trades didn't help, the Astros change managers

By Albert Chen

Three Up Three Down

By Albert Chen

Mariners' Call-up Is Hammerin' Renovation in Seattle

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Jack Nicholson's Diary

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


More Fun Than a Barrel of Montys

By Steve Rushin

Speed For Sale Elite sprinters hire him to fine-tune their strides. But with many clients facing drug suspensions, Trevor Graham has become coach of the year for all the wrong reasons

By Tim Layden Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Lance Legstrong As the going got steep in the Tour de France, the man from Texas got going

By Austin Murphy Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

For The Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

True Confession

By Stephen Cannella Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Q+A Patrick Rafter

By Patrick Rafter; Richard Deitsch Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Sports Beat

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

The Week Ahead What To Watch And Watch For

By Julia Morrill Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

In The Opening

By Yi-Wyn Yen Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Playing In

By Lisa Altobelli Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Trivial Matters

By David Sabino Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Tom Verducci's Mailbag

By Tom Verducci Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

The Poll Position

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Truth + Rumors

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella