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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS

ED VIESTURS, THE FIRST AMERICAN TO CONQUER THE WORLD'S 14 TALLEST PEAKS, COMES DOWN TO EARTH

By Yi-Wyn Yen

The X Games Ramp It Up in Los Angeles

By Brian MacPherson

Gap Girl

Lyn-z Adams Hawkins makes another great leap forward for female skaters

By Erika Kelsey

A Decade of X-Cellence

These are the moments that have stood out most in 10 years of over-the-top competition

By Brian MacPherson

The Spot

ANNAPOLIS, MD.

By Brian MacPherson

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

Inside Cover

Questions For Tom Watson

It took three extra holes, but Tom Watson beat Des Smyth to win his second Senior British Open in Scotland

By Jim Gorant

A List

What golfers are talking about

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Tom Patri

By Tom Patri

TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

By Tom Patri

QUIGLEY'S HOLIDAY

By Tom Patri

2¢ with ROCCO MEDIATE

DAY JOB

For a name-brand celebrity golfer like David Feherty, schmoozing corporate clients is simply part of the business, but he's made it something of an art form

By Franz Lidz

My Shot

I was a hit in my Tour debut, and next time I hope it will be because of my golf

By Kevin Hall

STIK: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos

Catching Up With

Steve Blass, All-Star Pitcher

JULY 3, 1972

By Andrea Woo

LETTERS

LETTERS

AIR AND SPACE

Endangered Freebies

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On And Off The Field

Sizing Up Sidney

At 17, hockey prodigy Sidney Crosby must measure up to lofty expectations

SI Players

WHO'S Hot/WHO'S Not

SI PLAYERS POLL

The Questions with Sean Casey

Reds First Baseman

Making Fast Work

Philly's Billy Wagner isn't built for speed, but he can bring the heat

By Ben Reiter

THE POP CULTURE GRID

Moving Stories

Getting traded isn't easy. Take it from the tradees

Settling In

Tour de France

A GRAND FINALE

Lance Armstrong added to his legacy as the greatest cyclist ever with his seventh straight victory in the Tour de France. What lies ahead for him--and his sport?

By Austin Murphy

PRO FOOTBALL

A Question of Value

Talented young backs abound in the NFL. That means that few teams want to invest anymore in a big-money, long-term contract for a top rusher. Even if it's Edgerrin James

By Michael Silver

Pro Football

Talk Is Cheap

After seeing how the Eagles do business, unhappy Terrell Owens says he'll report to camp on time

By Peter King

Baseball

A Good Time in the Big City

The new face of the franchise, Pedro Martinez, is making the Mets matter again in New York, and he's having fun doing it

By Tom Verducci

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Mike Veeck, the wizard of the minor leagues, has passed on his love of baseball and penchant for comic spectacle to his teenage daughter, Rebecca. She has taught him a few things too

By Gary Smith

Television

Stephen A., As In . . .

... ambitious? ... aggressive? ... asinine? Stephen A. Smith, the lightning-rod NBA commentator who now has his own show on ESPN, has been called much worse. But maybe all those haters--and there are millions of them--aren't seeing the whole picture

By Karl Taro Greenfeld

Inside

Inside

The Week In Sports

Inside Baseball

First Priority

Injured Jim Thome's extended absence opened the door for rookie slugger Ryan Howard. Will the Phils keep both?

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside Swimming

Only Human

Michael Phelps fizzled in his first event at the world championships but didn't waste any time bouncing back

By Brian Cazeneuve

Tower Surge

By Brian Cazeneuve

LIFE OF REILLY

Cardinal Sin

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Dr. Feelgood

With his hoops savvy and flair for the dramatic, Larry Brown is just the coach to bring the moribund Knicks back to life. What happens after that is anyone's guess

By Jack McCallum

Back in the Swing

With the BALCO scandal behind him, a healthy Jason Giambi is slugging--and smiling--again

By Stephen Cannella

For the Record

Go Figure

Miami Twice

After finding himself, Ricky Williams finds himself back with the Dolphins

Bear Essentials

It's both saltier and safer, but the new Bad News Bears doesn't stray far from its roots

By Mark Bechtel

VIEWPOINTS

Q+A Pelé

The 64-year-old is the subject of Pelé Eterno, which made its U.S. premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in July.

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Amanda Cherrin

Faces in the Crowd