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January 17, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Image Conscious

PGA Tour rookie Paul Casey hopes U.S. fans can forgive his jingoistic remarks at the World Cup

By Alan Shipnuck

Fairy-Tale Start

Injured and sweating out the birth of his first child, Stuart Appleby wasn't given much of a chance to defend his title at the Mercedes

By Stuart Appleby

Air and Space

Cold Comfort

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field


Patriots Kicker

As told to Amanda Cherrin

SI Players



Based on a survey of 354 players

The Shock Of the New

By Devin Harris

My Locked Out Life...

Darren McCarty, Red Wings Forward

By Andrea Woo

Gotta Know How to Hold 'em

Is holding for a field goal as easy as it looks? A writer tries to find out

By Michael Grant Jaffe

The Questions with Santana Moss

Jets Receiver

By Santana Moss

Falcon's Lair

When the dust settles, will Vick or Bulger be gone with the wind?

By Adam Duerson

NFL Playoffs

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

The wild-card round had its moments, but a Colts-Patriots rematch highlights the NFL's best weekend

By Paul Zimmerman

Strong-Arm Tactics

Chad Pennington showed he can still go deep in leading the Jets to an upset of the Chargers

By Michael Silver

Faith Restored

After last year's playoff debacle, Marc Bulger rewarded the Rams' trust in him with his first postseason win

By Josh Elliott

Bad Moon Rising

The Vikings finally beat the Packers for coach Mike Tice, who again had to deal with Randy Moss's antics

By Peter King

Hot Connection

Clicking with Peyton Manning, Colts wideout Reggie Wayne ran wild through Denver's defense

By Jeffri Chadiha

College Basketball

Hoops Renaissance

More returning stars. Sharper play. Juicier matchups. Packed arenas. And umpteen title contenders. It all adds up to the best college basketball in years

By Grant Wahl

New Faces

The women's balance of power has shifted as teams like Baylor and Rutgers rock the elite

By Kelli Anderson


Super Sidekick

In just his second season, versatile guard Dwyane Wade (a.k.a. Flash) has turned Miami into the team to beat in the East, while helping Shaq to forget you-know-who

By Jack McCallum


He Stands Alone

It's not surprising that Roger Federer's fans put him on a pedestal. What is shocking is how many of those fans are his fellow competitors, who feel that Federer has taken his game--and their sport--to a higher level

By S.L. Price



The Week in Sports

Inside The NBA

Hive Flier?

A hot property as the trade deadline approaches, Baron Davis says he won't bail out on the woeful Hornets

By Ian Thomsen

Bruiser with a Soft Touch


By Ian Thomsen

And 1 Gig Helps Sonics' Scout


By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

Inside Baseball

Costly Rehabs

In hopes of reversing their fortunes, the Mets, Diamondbacks and Mariners are spending a fortune

By Albert Chen

Life of Reilly

Face Value

By Rick Reilly


Smacked Back to Reality

Florida A&M paid a heavy price for its disastrous, short-lived attempt to become a Division I-A program

By Farrell Evans

City of Big Purses

Once casino owners saw how many high rollers a fight brought in, Las Vegas became home to the big bouts

By Richard Hoffer

The Summer of the Sixth

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Leading Off


OD'ing on OT

The men who run NFL teams often work to the point of exhaustion and illness. But that's fine with fans, who like their coaches deeply fried

By Charles Leerhsen

Time to Serve

Writing from Chennai, India, Thailand's most popular athlete says he is eager to return to his tsunami-ravaged homeland

By Paradorn Srichaphan

For the Record

Go Figure

Go East, Old Man

Unwanted major league vets are finding lucrative lifelines in Japan

Money Ball

The Red Sox and their first baseman squabble over a World Series keepsake

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q+A Ashanti

The singer, 24, makes her acting debut opposite Samuel L. Jackson in Coach Carter, opening nationwide on Jan. 14

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Lisa Altobelli

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill

Under Review

By Mark Bechtel

The Week in College Basketball

The Poll Position

By Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd