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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure

Going It ALONE

AMONG SOLO SAILORS, NO ONE STANDS TALLER THAN THE DIMINUTIVE ELLEN MACARTHUR

By Franz Lidz

Inside Out

NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Fast Track

David Horton beats birds and blisters to set a speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

IN OUT

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

EXTREME Q+A

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

The Spot: NANGA PARBAT, PAKISTAN

After 35 years a climber clears his name in the death of his brother on Killer Mountain

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Books: Useful Skills

By Bill Syken

DVDs: Block Party

By Yi-Wyn Yen

THE 411

The drowning deaths of four adventure seekers in a Utah cave illustrate the dangers awaiting the unprepared who venture underground

By Richard O'Brien

Still Riding

Facing the toughest climb of his life, Davis Phinney, the winningest U.S. cyclist, wages a brave battle against Parkinson's disease

By Austin Murphy

CATCHING UP WITH

Stan Waterman, Diver

JANUARY 6, 1958

By Andrea Woo

LETTERS

LETTERS

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Terry McDonell

AIR AND SPACE

Still on His Hoss

By Steve Rushin

Call to Action

The Falcons' running back, who has lived through his own triumphs and tragedy in Louisiana, asks NFL players to help rebuild a region that has touched them all

By Warrick Dunn

Leaders in Assists

Many in the sports world have been quick off the mark with money and supplies for Katrina's victims

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

LANDON DONOVAN

L.A. Galaxy and U.S. forward

As told to Grant Wahl

SI Players

WHO's Hot / WHO's Not

By Editor Kostya Kennedy

The Questions with John Lynch

Broncos Safety

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Finding His Rhythm

A Red Sox starter rocks for a Desperate Housewife

By Lisa Altobelli

THE POP CULTURE GRID

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Steel the One

Falcons All-Pro Keith Brooking gets back to basics

By Bill Syken

College Football

COLUMBUS DAY

With No. 2 Texas coming to town, Ohio State stands fast and fires up Ted Ginn Jr.'s engine for a battle that has national title implications

By Austin Murphy

DOWN GOES OKLAHOMA

TCU's defense is much-improved. Just ask Adrian Peterson

By Tim Layden

NOTRE DAME ON THE MOVE

Charlie Weis works his magic with another quarterback named Brady as the Irish whip Pitt

By Phil Taylor

FIRST-WEEK LESSONS

USC's onslaught, Texas and Georgia impress, another Vick dazzles, vulnerable contenders

By Stewart Mandel

Baseball

Ready for Anything

No other playoff contender has a strategic weapon like the Angels' Chone Figgins, who can switch-hit, steal a base and--best of all--play solid defense at six positions

By Daniel G. Habib

Special Report: Hurricane Katrina

Dark Days

Nothing will ever be the same—New Orleans, the Superdome, how we think about sports. And there are no small stories

By Gary Smith

Lesser Saints

The fate of New Orleans's NFL team took a backseat to scenes of despair

By Michael Silver

IMPACT ON SPORTS

Cutting a swath 250 miles wide, the hurricane wiped out games, seasons, facilities and future revenue. Never before has a storm so dramatically reshaped the athletic landscape

By Gene Menez

A NEW HOME

A displaced high school football player gets to have his senior season after all

By Tim Layden

NO GIVING UP

Louisiana-Lafayette endured a wrenching week--then faced Texas

By George Dohrmann

TEAM LIMBO

Though school has been canceled, the Tulane women's soccer squad plays on

By Lars Anderson

Inside

Inside

The Week In Sports

Inside Soccer

No Problem

The U.S. beat Mexico and, thanks to the leadership of Landon Donovan, qualified for the World Cup with ease

By Grant Wahl

Inside Baseball

Vintage Junior

Healthy again and happy to be playing in September, Ken Griffey Jr. is putting up numbers like it's 1999

By Albert Chen

Inside The NFL

Heavy Duty

With Ricky Williams suspended, Miami's untested Ronnie Brown has to show he can be a full-time back

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Volleyball

Hello, Chicago

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh continued to dominate the AVP with a series-winning title in the Windy City

By Kelli Anderson

Inside Tennis

A New Man

After a year of physical and emotional tribulations, James Blake returned to the U.S. Open playing better than ever

By S.L. Price

LIFE OF REILLY

LSU to the Rescue

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel

After the Rain

A Florida high school team returns to a field ravaged by Hurricane Charley

By Chris Mannix

ANKIEL WATCH

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Taking a Pass

At 42, Jerry Rice picks retirement over a bit part in the Broncos' offense

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Togs Wild

How are the men at the U.S. Open doing? Just dandy

By S.L. Price

Q+A: Billie Joe Armstrong

The singer and his band, Green Day, will perform at Gillette Stadium before the Sept. 8 Patriots-Raiders game

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Amanda Cherrin

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel