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September 13, 2004 Table Of Contents

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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure

Chocolate Thunder

Danelle Ballengee, the world's greatest female adventure racer, runs--and paddles, pedals, climbs and snowshoes--on candy power

By Franz Lidz

Toil and Trouble on Mount Thor

An attempt to set a world-record rappel down a fearsome rock face near the Arctic Circle plunged an ambitious team into a struggle against nature--and each other

By Michael Ray Taylor

The Perfect Storms

Extreme weather conditions send surfers around the world chasing some of the biggest waves of the summer

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Indoor Adventure

A paragliding DVD offers a new view of the Himalayas

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

What's Next

The Month Ahead

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Minors Allowed

Look out, Cleveland! From Sept. 15 to 19 the city will play host to the Gravity Games. Of the 170 skaters, BMX and freestyle motoX riders, nearly 25% will be in their teens. Here's the scoop on seven rising stars.

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

What It Takes

In cyclocross--a gritty, gonzo cousin of road racing--it's not all about the bike

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

A Reservoir of Wonders Revealed

By Austin Murphy

The Lineup

The Lineup


Bump Wills, Second Baseman

MARCH 28, 1977

By Andrew Lawrence


Love That Bob!

By Steve Rushin

College Football


College football's first full weekend answered some burning questions and raised a few new ones. Can Colorado recover from last winter's recruiting scandal?

By Kelley King

Can Darren Sproles win the Heisman?

By Phil Taylor

Who's going to quarterback LSU?

By Mark Beech

What team is ready for a breakout year?

By Mark Beech

Which coaches are on the hot seat?

By Lars Anderson

Can Notre Dame turn it around this season?

By Austin Murphy

Pro Football

Hello, Rookie

When a passionate response is needed, Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. is more than happy to answer the call

By Jeffri Chadiha

Class of the Underclass

Here are five rookies who don't have first-round buzz but will still make noise

By Peter King


Jump Starter

No Nomar? No problem! The arrival of defensive whiz Orlando Cabrera helped jolt the Red Sox back to life--and put them on the tail of the suddenly shaky Yankees

By Tom Verducci

Mound of Trouble

Even before Kevin Brown's punch-out, the reeling Yanks had a degenerating rotation

By Tom Verducci

Army Salvation

Why would 67-year-old Bobby Ross leave a life of leisure to take over the worst team in college football?

By John Ed Bradley



The Week In Sports

Hitting It Big

Ichiro Suzuki and Barry Bonds are showing no signs of letting up as they close in on league batting titles

By Albert Chen

Three Up Three Down

By Albert Chen

From a Footnote To an Ace

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Crash Course

The Dolphins traded for wide receiver Marty Booker just 22 days before the opener. Here's what he's had to learn

By Peter King


By Peter King

Hitting the Ground Running

By Peter King

Funny Money

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Tennis

Left Out

Where have all the southpaws gone? Once a major force in tennis, they were barely in evidence at the U.S. Open

By L. Jon Wertheim

Finally, Signs Of a Comeback


By L. Jon Wertheim

Queens Isn't Quite Athens, but....


By Kristin Green Morse

Personal Ads

These young players made their talent known in Week I of the Open

By L. Jon Wertheim


This Is a No-Brainer

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Ice and Easy

Ending hockey's labor woes isn't difficult--if the NHL and the players can agree on the one move that will give the league a chance to survive

By Michael Farber

Endorsement Check

Kobe's clean in the eyes of the law, but that doesn't mean he has a fresh slate with advertisers and the customers they covet. Would you buy a retro jersey from this man?

The Poll Position

Down from Olympus

Days after returning from Athens, a silver medalist is involved in a fatal crash

By Jack McCallum

Go Figure


A teenager's fat lip has Red Sox fans believing their World Series hex is over

For the Record

Under Control

Four years after wildness derailed his career, Rick Ankiel is back in the bigs

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q+A William L. Petersen

The 51-year-old native of Evanston, Ill., and die-hard Chicago sports fan, is the star of the CBS drama CSI.

By William L. Petersen

The Beat

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill

Under Review

By Nancy Ramsey

Faces in the Crowd