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August 29, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Questions For Tiger Woods

The world's No. 1 golfer stuck around to win for the fourth time in nine tries at Firestone and clinch Player of the Year

By Gary Van Sickle and ASAP Sports

A List

What golfers are talking about

By Jim Gorant


With his fifth win--including two majors--Tiger has all but locked up Player of the Year, but he hasn't outplayed his two closest rivals by that much. Here's the season breakdown.

By Jim Gorant

2¢ with TOM LEHMAN

By Tom Lehman

BIG PLAY with Mark Wood

By Mark Wood


Jacques Gatera and his family cheated death in Africa. No wonder Jacques isn't sweating playing with the pros

By John Garrity

My Shot

I can't buy a beer, but I can--and have--helped Kenny Perry win on Tour

By Matt Killen

STIK: Life and Times On The PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulus


Go West, Young Fan

By Steve Rushin


Faces in the Crowd

In the tradition of SI's Sportsman of the Year, we periodically pay tribute in this space to men and women who represent the ideals of sportsmanship.

By Mark Bechtel

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Muhsin Muhammad, New Bears Wide Receiver

By Elizabeth Newman


Music to Close By

Like boxers, these relievers insist on marching out to special tunes


The Questions with Joe Horn

Saints Receiver

Making a Fit Stop

To change four tires in a flash, a crew must be in top shape

By Lars Anderson

Pro Football

Unfinished Business

Haunted by their Super Bowl loss of two seasons ago and eager to prove that last year's struggles were an injury-driven fluke, Jake Delhomme and the Panthers are intent on winning it all--now

By Peter King

Let's Play 17

After missing the playoffs in 2004, these three teams also could rebound this year and get back into the postseason

By Paul Zimmerman


Georgia's New Peach

Swinging and singing, Atlanta's homegrown Jeff Francoeur leads a pack of precocious rookies who have the Braves tasting yet another division title

By Michael Farber


The Cruelest

After getting booted out of the Big East, Temple is adding injury to insult by playing a backbreaking schedule that ensures yet another losing record

By Franz Lidz


By Mark Beech


Survivor: NewYork

For a brutal test of endurance with fiendish plot twists and a motley cast of characters, no reality series beats the U.S. Open, which is about to face the cameras in the wilds of Flushing Meadows

By L. Jon Wertheim

Israeli Soccer

Stars of David

Even in the shadow of recent violence, two Arabs have become heroes of Israel's surprising soccer team. Next Saturday, in Switzerland, Israel could all but clinch a World Cup berth in the nation's most important sporting event in three decades

By Grant Wahl



The Week In Sports

Inside College Football

Catching On

Cal receiver DeSean Jackson is one of several standout freshmen expected to give their teams immediate help

By Phil Taylor

Inside The NFL

Test Flight

Chad Pennington of the Jets impressed in his preseason debut, but it was his one misfire that most fired up his coach

By Jeffri Chadiha

Inside Baseball

House of Cards

St. Louis is romping--again--but an epidemic of injuries threatens to undermine its World Series chances

By Albert Chen

They're Ready For the Show


By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci


Here's the Real Crime

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

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Cable Ready

OLN--once the Outdoor Life Network--wants to woo viewers from the glitzy "Worldwide Leader" with a macho lineup that looks a lot like ... the original ESPN

By Stephen Cannella

Suddenly, Silence

Days after Thomas Herrion led the 49ers in his college fight song, the big rookie offensive lineman was gone

By Chris Ballard

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Tough Sledding

Two player arrests cap a chaotic off-season for the UConn Huskies

By Seth Davis

The Passing Game

Former Houston players allege they were forced to pursue less challenging majors

By George Dohrmann

Q+A Lisa Marie Presley

The singer (Now What) will be the grand marshal of the Busch Series Sam's Town 250 on Oct. 22 in Memphis

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Gene Menez