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SCORECARD

Quite a Splashdown

Riding the wave of his Athens success, Michael Phelps went on a 15-city victory tour that surprised even him

By Brian Cazeneuve

The Cult of the Cowboy

The pride of Okanogan County, Washington State linebacker Will Derting has talent as big as all outdoors

By Kelli Anderson

Well, There's Still Fighting

NHL referee Dave Jackson, locked out of his regular job, has his hands full as a substitute teacher

By Michael Farber

Money and Cher

One NHL team is working OT to fill its venue and make ends meet

By Andrea Woo

Faces in the Crowd

Trivial Matters

By David Sabino

LETTERS

LETTERS

CATCHING UP WITH

Duane Thomas, Running Back

JANUARY 24, 1972

By Andrew Lawrence

AIR AND SPACE

Broken but Blessed

By Steve Rushin

SI Players

KEYSHAWN JOHNSON

By Peter King

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

SI PLAYERS POLL

Based on a survey of 354 players

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Fasting and Playing

By Amanda Cherrin

Taking It to the House

... or the Senate or the governor's mansion. Would you vote for men who wear skintight pants and dance in the end zone?

By Andrew Lawrence

The Questions with Randy McMichael

Dolphins Tight End

By Randy McMichael

No Place like Dome

In the fourth quarter or French Quarter, the Saints are a good reason to drink

By Adam Duerson

Study Break

SI PLAYERS

My Best Friend

... IN ANOTHER SPORT

By Sarah Thurmond

Video Matchup

RAMS VS. BUCCANEERS 

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Baseball Playoffs

They're At It AGAIN

After a season of sparring, the free-spirited Red Sox and the never-say-die Yankees were set for another epic confrontation

By Tom Verducci

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

POWER Play

Though not firing on all cylinders, the Cardinals still had little trouble slugging their way past the Dodgers and into an LCS matchup with the resilient Astros

By Daniel G. Habib

College Football

Nothing Com es Easy

Though USC remains No. 1 in the polls, the Trojans struggled against high-flying Cal (No. 8). How much longer can they live on the edge?

By Austin Murphy

Red River Shutout

After yet another disheartening loss to their biggest rivals, the Longhorns were left grasping for answers

By Kelley King

Any Given Saturday

The depth of talent and the intensity of the fans have made the always-wild SEC more unpredictable than ever

PRO FOOTBALL

A League of Their Own

The Patriots marched to an NFL-record 19th straight win by overwhelming the Dolphins in a classic display of the brand of football that makes Bill Belichick's team so special

By Peter King

Pro Football

Perfect Argument

A member of the undefeated '72 Dolphins gives the Pats their due but reminds us that his team was special too

By Jim Mandich

Three Days, One Life

The Patriots' All-Pro defensive tackle, Richard Seymour, followed the beacon of football from high school to college to the NFL. In one weekend of games you can learn a lot about the man

By CHARLES P. PIERCE

Inside

Inside

The Week In Sports

Inside College Football

State Secret

That other Oklahoma school has a star tailback too--Vernand Morancy, who's merely the nation's leading rusher

By Mark Beech

Three and Out

By Stewart Mandel

Badgering With Defense

WISCONSIN'S FORMULA

By Mark Beech

A Freshman Front-runner

HEISMAN WATCH

By Mark Beech

Phil Taylor's Sidelines

By Phil Taylor

Inside The NFL

A Leader Again

Having regained his passing touch, Kurt Warner has the surprising Giants off to their fastest start since 1993

By Jeffri Chadiha

Healthy Stokley Hurting Foes

COLTS' THIRD WIDEOUT

By Jeffri Chadiha

Career Game For Droughns

BRONCOS' BREAKOUT

By Jeffri Chadiha

King's Corner

By Peter King

Lions Stiffen Against the Run

By Jeffri Chadiha

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

LIFE OF REILLY

Sooners Get Last Laugh

By Rick Reilly

Departments

For the Record

By Tom Verducci

Go Figure

Sidekick Supreme

Though eclipsed by MJ in their shared primes, Scottie Pippen had few peers

By Jack McCallum

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q+A William Shatner

By William Shatner

The Beat

By Lisa Altobelli

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill

Under Review

By Nancy Ramsey

Stewart Mandel's Top Five Reset

With the national rankings up for grabs, college football heads for another explosive weekend

By Stewart Mandel

The Poll Position

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