AUGUST 29, 2005
VOLUME 103, NO. 8
34 Unfinished Business
Haunted by their Super Bowl loss in 2004, the Panthers are intent on winning it all--now
by Peter King
40 Georgia's New Peach
Jeff Francoeur leads a rookie pack that has Atlanta closing in on yet another division title
by Michael Farber
48 The Cruelest Season
Booted out of the Big East, Temple adds injury to insult by playing a punishing schedule
by Franz Lidz
52 Survivor: New York
For a brutal test of endurance and a motley cast, no reality series beats the U.S. Open
by L. Jon Wertheim
56 Stars of David
Two Arabs are heroes of Israel's surprising team, which could all but clinch a World Cup berth next Saturday
by Grant Wahl
4 Leading Off
15 Air and Space
Baseball for brunch, Monday Night Football before bedtime--love that Pacific time zone by Steve Rushin
• New player in TV sports: OLN
• 49ers lineman dies after game
• UConn basketball arrests
27 Faces in the Crowd
72 The Life of Reilly
A high school wideout is booked for robbery and ... plays on by Rick Reilly
68 College Football
• Cal's standout freshman receiver
69 The NFL
• Pennington impressive in return
• Will injuries hold back Cards?
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Jake Delhomme leads the Panthers into battle (page 34).
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