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LETTERS

LETTERS

LETTERS

CONTRIBUTORS

Players Entrance

SCORECARD

Swept Away by the Tide

One man's season spent reveling in--and coming to terms with--his passion for Alabama football

By Charles Hirshberg

Love 'em or Hate 'em

Why the Miami Hurricanes continue to stir the emotions of a football nation

By Charles Hirshberg

Faces in the Crowd

CATCHING UP WITH

Will Wolford, Offensive Lineman

SEPTEMBER 5, 1994

By Andrew Lawrence

AIR AND SPACE

Football Connverts

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

EDGERRIN JAMES

Colts Running Back

As told to Michael Silver

Who's Hot Who's Not

Tuesdays with ...Cory (Schlesinger)

LIONS RUNNING BACK

By Amanda Cherrin

My Best Friend ... IN ANOTHER SPORT

MONDAY-NIGHT MADDEN

Who'll win the Eagles-Vikings game on Monday night? In a video-game rehearsal, Eagles defensive end Jerome McDougle battled Vikings tackle Bryant McKinnie in EA Sports Madden 2005 on Xbox Live

Ty to Be Fit

How the Pats' Ty Law builds speed

By Lisa Altobelli

The Questions with Shaun Alexander

Seahawks Running Back

By Shaun Alexander

Packerland

... where football and cheese go together like sports and dairy products

By Map Reporter: Adam Duerson

Last Look

Pro Football

How's This for Starters?

Electrifying quarterback Michael Vick showed flashes of his former self and silenced skeptics as the new-look Falcons held off the 49ers

By Michael Silver

A Daunte-ing Passer

Daunte Culpepper threw for a career-high five touchdowns and spread the wealth around

By Jeffri Chadiha

Steelers' New Ride

The Bus made the short trips, but Duce Staley drove the offense in a win over the Raiders

By Josh Elliott

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Beware Of the Bears

Exciting things are afoot in Berkeley, where high-scoring Cal is in the Pac-10 hunt thanks to quarterback Aaron Rodgers and brilliant young coach Jeff Tedford

By Austin Murphy

BASEBALL

The Prodigy Arrives

Only a year ago, the L.A. brass was losing patience with gifted young third baseman Adrian Beltre. Now he leads the majors in homers and might just be the league's MVP

By Alan Shipnuck

Teams Gone Wild!

In the National League, the wild-card scheme is proving its value as five clubs are keeping their hopes alive

By Tom Verducci

NASCAR: CHASE FOR THE CUP PREVIEW

Two for the Road

The Chase is on and very fast friends Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are the drivers to beat in the brand new 10-race showdown

By Lars Anderson

TENNIS

Swat Team

At the U.S. Open, Roger Federer confirmed his hegemony over the men and Svetlana Kuznetsova consolidated the Russian revolution in the women's game

By L. Jon Wertheim

POLO

The Ride of Their Lives

Thanks to one woman's fervent mission, African-American kids in Philadelphia have found a refuge from violence and despair in the least likely sport of all

By Gary Smith

Inside

Inside

The Week In Sports

Inside College Football

Show Stopper

In his first college game, running back Darius Walker powered Notre Dame to a stunning upset of No. 8 Michigan

By Stewart Mandel

Three and Out

By Stewart Mandel

Rolle Is Miami's Latest Stud

Defensive Back U

By Kelley King

Peterson Soars With the Eagles

BC's Electric Quarterback

By Mark Beech

Phil Taylor's Sidelines

By Phil Taylor

Inside Baseball

Head First

With better thinking at the plate, the A's Eric Chavez has solved lefthanded pitchers and made his game whole

By Phil Taylor

Three Up Three down

By Phil Taylor

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside The NFL

Backup Plan

The Ravens think Deion Sanders can help get them to the Super Bowl, even in the role of part-time nickelback

By Peter King

Woody's Winning Ways Rub Off

NEW ATTITUDE IN DETROIT

By Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King

Hard Work Pays Off for Brees

DISPATCHES

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

LIFE OF REILLY

The Goods On Barry

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

The Mora the Merrier

At home and on the field Melvin Mora has become one of the game's most prolific players

By Franz Lidz

Grinding Toward Germany

The World Cup finals are still two years off, but the global battle to reach them is well under way

By Grant Wahl

Unlike Mike

On Saturday, Bernard Hopkins tries to cement his status as an alltime great. But one legacy is secure: He's the most penny-pinching pugilist around

By L. Jon Wertheim

What Kobe Said

Why do Bryant's lawyers want his statement to police sealed? Because he admits to a further infidelity and says another player paid women hush money

By Jeff Benedict

World-class Send-off

The last great hockey we're likely to see for some time left a lasting impression

By Michael Farber

Go Figure

Tossing in Their Sleep

As the Guinness Book investigates, two bowlers wait on pins and needles

For the Record

Rarin' to Throw

Three years after his last big league homer, a slugger takes up pitching

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q+A Jon Favreau

The actor-director-writer (Swingers) plays a sports agent in Wimbledon, which opens on Friday.

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill

Under Review

Peter King's Five Things I Think I Think

The Poll Position

Truth+Rumors