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January 31, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Just Say No

On Jan. 11 San Diego city councilman Michael Zucchet led a 9--0 vote to block plans for a $3 million Rees Jones redesign of the North course at city-owned Torrey Pines. Torrey's South course, redone by Jones in 2001, will host the '08 U.S. Open.

By Michael Zucchet

This Head Coach Is Hot

By combining the methods of two distinct, and warring, schools of sports psychology, Gio Valiante has become the shrink du jour on the PGA Tour

By Chris Lewis

SI Adventure

Soaring in the Slush

Despite days of torrential downpours, the Snowboard World Championships in British Columbia were a feast of 720s, 1080s and, to quote Jaymo, tweakarama

By Austin Murphy




The Best Medicine

By Steve Rushin



Eagles Defensive End

By Jevon Kearse

SI Players

Who's Hot/Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy


Edited by Kostya Kennedy

It's Raining Men

Strange things happen at the bottom of a pile. The report from down under

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Questions with Eddy Curry

Bulls Center

By Eddy Curry

The Parents Come to Big D


By Devin Harris

Women, Art And Bow Ties

Dhani Jones, Eagles Linebacker

By Sarah Thurmond


Super Effort

With a strong game by Donovan McNabb and a defense that defused Michael Vick, the Eagles got over the NFC championship hump and into the title game with the Pats

By Peter King

Healing As Fast As He Can

Injured wideout Terrell Owens says he'll play in the Super Bowl

By Jeffri Chadiha

So Good, He's Sick

An ailing Tom Brady added to his big-game legend with a two-touchdown, no-turnover night in the Patriots' AFC title-game victory over the Steelers

By Michael Silver

Dr. Z's Forecast

How can I pick against a Pats team that can beat you in so many ways?

By Paul Zimmerman


Back to the Future

With his new swing finally under control, Tiger Woods ended an 11-month drought and hinted that another stretch of dominance has only just begun

By Alan Shipnuck


What Would You Do?

That's what Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal asks those who rip him for his actions during the brawl in Detroit. His detractors would be wise not to judge him too quickly

By S.L. Price


Daddy's Girl

Stanford's freshman sensation, guard Candice Wiggins, displays the same spark and drive as her late father, Alan, whom she never got the chance to know

By Kelli Anderson


One Tough Baby

It may be the most troubled of sports, but boxing still packs a punch in Hollywood. The latest fight film, Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby, just may be the greatest ever

By John Schulian

Lights, Camera, Come Out Punching!

The boxing movie has been a staple of Hollywood for more than a century. Here are some of the genre's champs and palookas

By Franz Lidz

The Ring of Truth

No movie can top the outsized drama of real boxing

By Richard Hoffer

The Making of a Gladiator

Hollywood called in the best to teach Russell Crowe the ropes

By Richard O'Brien



The Week In Sports

Inside College Basketball

New Heights

Illinois, Duke and ... Boston College? Thanks to a trio of Californians, the Eagles are the unlikeliest of unbeatens

By Andrew Lawrence


By Seth Davis

Inside The NBA

Sub Standard

Two young reserves who thrive under fourth-quarter pressure have put Chicago on its first post-Jordan roll

Inside Tennis

What a Racket

Are personal coaches really necessary on tour? And if they are, why can't they coach when players need them most?

By L. Jon Wertheim

Pocket Rochus

By L. Jon Wertheim


Fear Factor

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

He Hate Me

Just because there's an NHL lockout doesn't mean fans have to go without fights. Your guide to the sports world's most fiery feuds

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Feuds for the Ages

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Late in the Game

Johnny Carson often had sports on his mind--and major players on his couch

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Oil Be Seein' Ya

Eighties ace Dennis (Oil Can) Boyd wants to menace batters again

Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q+A Ben Crenshaw

The two-time Masters winner attended the inauguration of fellow Texan and longtime friend George W. Bush

By Ben Crenshaw

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Amanda Cherrin

Under Review

By Nancy Ramsey

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Beat

By Lisa Altobelli