8 Leading Off
16 Catching Up With ...
We just met a girl named Maria
21 Air and Space
What sports knuckleheads can teach you by Steve Rushin
--Surprise witness in Kobe case?
--Steelers re-sign Cowher
--Smarty Jones retires
--Grilling Viggo Mortensen
38 Faces in the Crowd
94 The Life of Reilly
This promoter makes a strange bedfellow by Rick Reilly
--Evaluating the deadline trades
--Mark McGwire's new swing
--Freddy Adu plays against hype
--That pleasant surprise in K.C.
43 Joe Namath: Revealed
The life of the Jets quarterback has taken unlikely turns since
football. An excerpt from a new biography
by Mark Kriegel
62 Heady Stuff
As remarkable as it is to win 300 games, Greg Maddux's real feat
has been to finesse wins in a power era
by Tom Verducci
72 Bottomed Out
Mike Tyson's comeback--and perhaps his career--ended with a
knockout by a handpicked foe
by Richard Hoffer
76 Weekend Wrecker
Tony Stewart's temper may still spin out of control, but his
season hasn't, despite his rash of crashes
by Lars Anderson
78 Master and Commander
Applying principles he learned from his dad, a Navy coach, Bill
Belichick has made New England shipshape
by Peter King
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